We’ve all got our holiday favourites. For some, there’s no place better than the Algarve in Portugal; and it’s not hard to see why.

Bathed in sunshine throughout the summer months and offering a refreshing yet warm climate during the winter, Algarve holidays certainly put a tick in the ‘sun’ box. It’s got sea and sand catered for too, thanks to its long golden beaches, gently lapping shore and steep rocky cliffs that add a dramatic twist to this beautiful spectacle.

Keen golfers will get their fix in one of the dozens of different courses that pepper the Algarve region – some are sprawling 27-hole courses fit for the pros, while others are smaller affairs offering 9 or 18 holes with plenty of challenges thrown in. For families, the Algarve is well geared up and offers all manners of different activities for tots, teenagers and adults. From kids’ clubs to glass-bottomed boat trips, pedaloes to surfing lessons, you’ll find plenty going on here for all ages.

For older teens, couples or those that come here looking for a quick getaway with a decent nightlife, the Algarve has a number of resorts such as lively Albufeira that should suit you down to the ground. Or, why not inject a little culture into the mix by heading off to beautiful Lisbon for a day or two? It’s a good 3 hour drive from Faro but you can often find organised coach trips that will take you there and give you plenty of time to explore the city. Or you can combine your visit with an overnight stay to experience the bubbly nightlife too.

Whatever you fancy, you’ll find plenty of choice by booking through a tour operator. The likes of Direct Holidays are usually not just reliable but one of the cheapest too. You can book cheap holidays from Ireland with Direct Holidays to many different destinations – among them the Algarve – and benefit from affordable prices along with the package promise of return flights, quality accommodation, resort transfers and ATOL protection. It takes the stress out of holidays which means all you have to do is turn up and enjoy yourself!

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Traveling has always been her passion. Ruby wants to share her travels, adventures and personal experiences in Europe and maybe from around the world. The reason why Europe Travel Pad was created. Discover Europe virtually through this blog and travel with her as the journey goes on.

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