When people mention The Algarve thoughts automatically turn to the fantastic beaches & famous golf courses, however there is so much more to offer- it literally has something for everyone!.
So whether you are looking for a family holiday, a relaxing break or an activity filled stay we can help make your holiday just that extra bit special.
The Algarve is also open all year ! Our popular winter long stay programme with options to stay between 1 & 6 month attracts more and more couples each year looking to swap grey skies for blue.
If it is your first visit to Portugal & the Algarve region read on to find your perfect holiday location & accomodation. The fanstastic beaches , sunshine & great restaurants apply to all resorts!
The Eastern Algarve coast
Stretching from the Spanish border along to the capital town of Faro, this coastline hosts the more traditional villages away from the busy tourist resorts. Here you can soak up the local culture and visit the Roman town of Tavira , Moorish area of Olhão and head out to the lagoons and sandbanks of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserves. This is where you will find the resort of Fuseta -if the locals holiday here you know you are onto a good thing !
We have some excellent spacious 2 bedroom apartments in the Formosa Village complex overlooking the Ria Formosa.
The resort lies a short 30 minute drive from Faro airport and has it's own little train station so you can easily get out & about to visit the neighbouring towns of Tavira , Olhão & Faro.
It has miles of unspoilt beaches based around the Ria Formosa protected natural park and is full of local life and typical charming fishing villages and the landscape is wonderful for bird watching. It has all the amenities you may require with shops, markets, cafes and traditional Portuguese restaurants.
Fuseta has two beaches. The first, which the locals call “Praia dos Tesos” is a small beach on the mainland. Families with small children will appreciate it as being in the lagoon there are no waves so great for paddling and swimming. Fuseta's other beach is on Ilha de Armona, the small island separating the lagoon from the Atlantic Ocean. You can also swim here on the lagoon side without waves. However, the 'real' Fuseta beach is on the Atlantic side. Children love the exitement of going over on the ferry boat which runs regularly over to the islands.
Fuseta offers a great base for your holiday and as it is not a traditional tourist resort your euros will go much further especially in the fantastic restaurants where a full meal for two with wine would be in the region of 25 euros.
There is a train station in the village so you can venture to the nearby Roman town of Tavira or Faro the capital of the Algarve . As Fuseta lies close to the Spanish border a highly recommended day out is to the fantastic city of Seville .
The Central Algarve is known for the popular Tourist resorts such as Vilamoura & Albufeira and hosts the brilliant Aquashow Water Park & Zoomarine Park.
Nestled in between is the charming village of Olhos de Agua with pine cliff beaches and where you can still see the fishermen bringing in their catch to the seafront restaurants. Luso Living offices are also based here along with our main selection of great apartments & villas .
Olhos de Agua
Olhos d'Agua has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing holiday in the sun. By day, there are plenty of beaches to explore, and by night there is a variety of local restaurants to enjoy.
For those wishing to venture further afield, there are a number of theme parks and zoos to be enjoyed by all the family, not to mention the array of world class golf courses within easy driving distance, so you can make your holiday as active or peaceful as you wish.
The heart and soul of the award winning resort of Vilamoura is based around the Marina . During the day its a popular place to shop, stroll or cycle along the boardwalk or enjoy lunch watching the world go by .
There is plenty to do & explore with two large beaches , seven great golf courses & a Casino plus an abundance of water sports and restaurantes.
For those seeking something more active you can take advantage of the many scenic boat trips, dolphin watching, sea fishing, parasailing, jet ski or scuba diving tours on your doorstep. There are two beaches to choose from one each side of the Marina and a family Crazy Golf park to keep the kids entertained (several top class golf courses for the pro's too!).
At night Vilamoura comes to life with bars and restaurants, it's a great place to enjoy a glass of wine on the decking and dream of owning one of the state of the art luxury yachts moored nearby or for people watching -you can even try celebrity spotting as well know footballers such as Ronaldo & Figo are regular visitors. There is a Casino with live shows and gaming rooms with Roulette, Portuguese Dice ,American Roulette & Black Jack & Poker tables.
The Western Algarve coast
Further along to the Western coast and as far as you can get on mainland Europe lies the picturesque & historical town of Lagos. Old with new merges here with a modern Marina alongside the castle walls and Golden Church of St Anthony.
Chances are the beach photos you will have seen advertised for The Algarve will have been from this area as the rock formations are second to none making boat trips a must in this area.
Inland and not to be forgotten are the beautiful areas of Monchique & Silves both steeped in history and host to fantastic restaurants where you can savour the famous Portuguese cuisine and wines. Silves hosts a spectacular Medieval Festival each August starting at the castle and spreading along the cobbled streets.
The great thing about Lagos is that it has something for everyone, from the historical quarter with its castle walls & fortress to the modern Marina with its fantastic yachts and watersports.
The atmosphere in the Square on an evening is perfect while dining , enjoying a coffee or simply strolling through the cobbled streets.
This historical town is famous for its association with Portugal's 15th-century Golden Age of Discovery. It was here that Henry the Navigator had his vessels built for the voyages of exploration along the coast of West Africa which utimately led to the discovery of the sea route past the Cape of Good Hope to India. The Golden Church of St Anthony and the old slave market are reminders of this historic era.
The cobbled streets of Lagos all lead to the the central square which is a great spot for people watching and there are ample restaurants and bars for all budgets. The more modern area of the Marina is also a great place for dining out or an afternoon stroll and just behind lies the train station should you wish to explore a little further afield.
The beaches along the West coastline are some of the best in the Algarve so a boat trip to the caves and grottoes are a must. Lagos centre hosts two beaches - the 4km long Meia Praia, which you can also reach by water taxi and Praia da Batata by the Fortress in the old town. If you have a car then it's definitely worth visiting the nearby postcard beaches of Dona Ana, Camilo and Ponte de Piedade -chances are these are the beaches you will have seen advertised on any postcards or glossy brochures on the Algarve.
Porto do Mos
On the outskirts of Lagos lies Porto do Mos which has it's own fantastic beach and is approx a 20 minute walk or 5 minute taxi ride from Lagos centre.
It's the perfect base for those looking for a relaxing break in great accomodation and where you will find the breathtaking picture postcard rock formations.