The Algarve is rustic Portugal at its best, complete with whitewashed towns flanked by giant plateaus tumbling into azure sea. And while the southwestern coast has its drawbacks—the backpacker scene takes over many of the beaches—the legendary region still has the charm of one of the world’s undiscovered gems.

  • Perfect for
    Adventurers | Families | Foodies | Romantics
  • When to go
    March-May | June-August | September-November
  • Ideal length of stay
    1-2 Nights

Designing Your Journey

Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.

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    Courtesy Algarve Promotion Bureau, Elio Ramos

    3 Days: Essential Algarve

    Indagare can customize an itinerary in the Algarve—home to both beautiful beaches and charming towns—to suit your interests. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.

    • Day One: Algarve Beaches

      Covering over 100 miles, this stunning coast has a wealth of surf towns and sandy beaches. Family-friendly resorts dot the coast and boast gorgeous ocean views. Spend your first day soaking in the sun and scenery over local Sagres beers, taking a walk through one of the nearby towns and enjoying the amenities that your resort has to offer.

    • Day Two: Historic Algarve

      Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the Algarve with a private guide who can show you such monuments as the Silves Moorish Castle, which dates back to the 10th century, and the Sao Lourenco Church, a gorgeous monument to typical azulejo decoration. In the afternoon, unwind after touring with a long seaside dinner.

    • Day Three: Algarve Activities

      Whether you choose to venture to a local spot or stay based at your resort, the Algarve is ideal for outdoor and water activities. Enjoy the nice weather while surfing, hiking, biking or playing at one of the coast’s elite golf courses. Indagare can also arrange a cooking class or artisanal workshop.

  • Member Stories

    “O Pescador Benagil near Villa Vita Parc was a find! Fun, casual, comfortable and good food, all without the touristy hype of the area. That evening, the entertainer saw my teenage daughter singing along and invited her up on stage for a duet. It was a highlight of the trip.”
    W. D. R., member since 2010
Indagare's Colin Heinrich
"Being in the Algarve feels like being at the end of the earth—especially standing on those stark white cliffs with nothing in front of you but violent ocean. It makes you think about just how large the world is."
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