Salgados Palm Village
The swanky all-inclusive resort of Salgados Palm Village offers so many perks, you might find it difficult to leave. Ten pools, six for adults and four for kids, are dotted around the seemingly endless outdoor area. They’re edged by comfy sun loungers where you can kick back and enjoy a refreshing cocktail from one of the two bars on site. When evening rolls around, you have three excellent restaurants, one of which turns the art of cooking into a show to keep you entertained until your food is ready. Rooms here are fresh and contemporary with tasteful furniture and all the home comforts you could want. Every room enjoys WiFi, air conditioning, a TV and balcony or terrace.
Overview of the Algarve, Portugal
The Algarve is a beautiful coastal region at the southernmost tip of Portugal, revered for its golden beaches, rugged landscape and warm climate. The coast is popular with surfers and water sports enthusiasts, as well as sun seekers looking for a peaceful spot to set up camp for the day. The scalloped bays and enchanting villages of the Algarve are enough to capture the hearts of all who visit. If you head inland, you’ll also discover a world of historic castles and breathtaking countryside, home to olive and almond trees, as well as the fabulous native hoopoe bird.
Things to do in the Algarve, Portugal
Once you arrive in the Algarve, it’s time to get in the water. Take a relaxing dip in the hotel pool, an invigorating swim in the sea or a visit to one of the numerous waterparks in the region. There’s also plenty of day-trips that will fast fill up your itinerary. The natural paradise of Rio Formosa, a coastal lagoon made up of a number of small islands, is a highlight of the Algarve and not to be missed. In fact, it’s only a short walk from Salgados Palm Village. The protected area is home to barrier-islands, tidal flats, woodlands and more. It also boasts fascinating and endangered species, from the chameleon to the seahorse. For the hustle and bustle of village life, it’s only a 20-minute drive to the centre of Albufeira, where you can enjoy some shopping, stop off at one of the many cafés or restaurants and explore the local area. Embrace the laid-back atmosphere of the Algarve, hopping from beach to bar or exploring the great outdoors. Whatever it is you want from your holiday to Portugal, you’ll leave this beautiful coastal region feeling revitalised.