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What do you know about Portugal?

 

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Portugal is the hidden gem of Europe and the Algarve is the hidden gem of Portugal. We know by now, the Algarve has a breath-taking coastline, best beaches of Europe, best golf courses of Europe… but what do you actually know of this beautiful country?

You have made the decision to spend your holidays to Portugal, or maybe even a longer period, or you live in Portugal?

Algarve Housing has put some social and geographical facts of Portugal, for you in a row.

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Things to do in the Algarve in August

Algarve and August

August in the Algarve, is a month full of entertainment, so many things to do in the Algarve. The Algarve is alive and kicking! Most beaches are crowded, you see the children’s air castles popping up everywhere, the nets to play ball games, massages at the beach, live music, happy, laughing and dancing people everywhere. Gin tonics and ‘sex’ on the beach….That is the Algarve in August!

Some highlights of entertainment in the Algarve in August not to be missed and minor detail (wink, wink) a nice private holiday villa!

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 What To Pack For A Family Holiday to Portugal?

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5 Things You Absolutely Need for a Holiday to Portugal

When you are planning a holiday to Portugal, the first thing that strikes you is the tiring task of packing. If you have older kids with you they can manage their own packing. With toddlers and infants, there arises a confusion of what is important to carry and what is not.

There are a lot of things to pack apart from clothes which can get really hectic. You also have to keep in mind not to burden yourself or anybody else who is travelling with you to carry extra luggage. While on holiday in Portugal it is obvious you will carry with you souvenirs while coming back home. Hence the best tip is to travel light. For example, there is no need to carry 2 flip flops or 5 pairs of tees. I have listed below 5 important and most necessary items needed to pack for your holiday to the Algarve.

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What time can we arrive at our Holiday Villa in the Algarve?

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What time can we arrive at our Holiday Villa in the Algarve?

This is a question we very often get, and I do understand why. Weeks, if not months, you are looking forward to your holiday to the Algarve, and finally you arrive at Faro airport, but the villa you have booked is not ready yet! Or you are with a large group, the whole family from grandparents to baby’s, and you arrive 9am at the airport and the villa is not ready till late in the afternoon! WHAT A BUMMER!!! It is hot, sweaty weather in the Algarve, and the baby is crying, and need changing, granddad really need his afternoon nap!!!

What to do???

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Things to do in September in the Algarve

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Things to do in the Algarve

We survived the busy summer!  Gosh it was busy! Busy in many ways, but with September ahead, we can look back at a successful summer in the Algarve. Personally, I really like September in the Algarve, why?

Because:

  • It is after August
  • The temperatures are still nice, very nice!!!
  • The beaches are less crowded
  • Roads are much less crowded, ideal for a road trip
  • Airline tickets are cheaper
  • Villa rentals are cheaper
  • Amazing sunsets
  • And nice things to do!

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