The Algarve is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Portugal, and it has been one of the most visited places in Europe for years. Besides its beautiful beaches, warm weather and enchanting villages being the perfect destination for vacation, it is also the ideal place for staying long-term.

If you are planning a long vacation in the Algarve or even testing out a possible move, you will want to plan it properly. You want to make sure that you are getting the most out of your trip and that you are staying somewhere that has all you will need during your long stay. If you want to find the right place to stay, you will want to read this article.



Choosing the right accommodation

One of the most crucial factors to think about when preparing for a long stay abroad is your accommodation. You’ll need to find a  place that is secure, cozy,  and reasonably priced. There are many different kinds of hotels,  hostels, and private accommodations in the Algarve, and they each have their own advantages and disadvantages. If you are planning a long-term stay, then it is important that you find an apartment or villa that has all of the amenities that you need, like a kitchen and a washing machine, among others.

Once you’ve found somewhere you like, don’t hesitate to book it. Accommodation can get booked up quickly in the Algarve, especially during peak season.



Having fun in the Algarve

This area of Portugal offers a wide variety of activities and attractions for tourists, from sandy beaches to rocky cliffs and lush green forests to even numerous hiking trails along the coast and through the mountains. For those who like to explore the land when on vacation, the Algarve offers many opportunities with trails that lead to ancient ruins, historical villages with amazing views, culture and gastronomy to discover as well as a diverse nightlife and shopping.

Along with the large cities, many small villages offer a more traditional Portuguese lifestyle. In these villages, tourists can experience a more simple way of life while still enjoying all of the modern conveniences. The Algarve region also offers many opportunities for sports, including golf, tennis and horseback riding. There is also great fishing in the Algarve region.

Get the best of both worlds

Join fun and accommodation at Quinta dos Vales – an Algarvian Wine Estate that offers a unique setting for both short and long-term vacations.


This article was originally published in Portugal Resident