As a holiday destination, the Algarve in the very south of Portugal, offers a perfect place for a family holiday that includes sun, sea and sand. Home to Portugal’s most visited tourist resorts, the Algarve is packed with activities for all the family to enjoy amidst beautiful scenery of picturesque cliffs and verdant farmlands. We offer one campsite in the Algarve, Camping Turiscampo.
Located on the south-western corner of Portugal, the Algarve marks the south west tip of mainland Europe. Visit the towering 75m high cliffs at Cape St. Vincent and see the marvellous lighthouse that warns seafarers of dangers from 60 miles away. While the main city of the Algarve is Faro, Lagos is a more attractive place to visit and has a fantastic bay for safe bathing and water sports.
A little known and often overlooked feature of the Algarve area is its fascinating landscape; for example the protected lagoon between Faro and Tavira showcases remnants of the past, including shipwrecks, within the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. The region is an area of outstanding natural beauty and is home to many campsites in the Algarve.
The Algarve boasts one of Portugal’s leading water parks, Aqualand. Just north of Albufeira, this amazing water park cover 6 hectares with rides such as the Anaconda, the Kamikaze and Banzai Boggan, an exciting day out for adults and children alike. Further attractions include Omega Wildlife Conservative Park, a safari park that works to conserve endangered species and offers breathtaking views of the Algarve countryside.
Most visitors from the UK get to the Algarve via Faro Airport, served by daily flights from across the UK and Europe at reasonable prices. The airport is located just 4km from Faro centre where local transport options leave for most resorts within the Algarve, including Lagos. The journey between Faro Airport and Lagos is around 90km and takes approximately one hour by road.