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Do you want to have an amazing vacation with lots of sun, beautiful beaches, and a friendly attitude? Then you have come to the right place with our last minute offer in Algarve.

The southernmost point in Portugal is famous for its crystal clear water and beautiful beaches, great cuisine, great choice of activities, and wonderful attitude. One of the most surprising, hospitable, and special countries in itself, Portugal can offer everything - beautiful nature, preserved beaches, interesting history and architecture, and great food (especially if you are a fan of fish and seafood). There is enough exoticism and national identity to surprise and excite. The Algarve region is famous for tourism, the production of oranges, olives, and almonds, as well as for its unique confectionery. It is one of the most developed provinces in Portugal. It is blessed with a superb coastline and some of the country's loveliest beaches, the province enjoys hot, dry summers and short, mild winters. Warm sea temperatures and gentle winds add to its allure which you can enjoy with the last minute offers on our website.

Nature and animal species in Algarve

The Algarve's landscape is beautifully colored each year by an impressive variety of wildflowers. Spring begins early in southern Portugal, and the rocks bloom from January. Typical of southern Portugal are fig and almond trees, orange trees, and carob trees. On the subtropical coast of the Algarve, you can see beautifully blooming oleanders and camellias. You will find eucalyptus forests all along the west coast and often inland. The fact that the hinterland of the Algarve is so green is not because of the rain that falls, but because of the many rivers and streams that flow from the mountains to the lower regions. This makes the Algarve attractive to all types of plants and animals. Many birds come to rest temporarily in the Algarve when migrating to or from Africa or choose this area as a summer residence or wintering place.

Spring, which in the interior of the Algarve means the period between mid-March and mid-May, is the period with the most abundant growth of plants and birds come to look for a place to breed during this period. The fields are overgrown with all kinds of wild plants and the birds fly in the air in large groups. Bee-eaters with their merry "quail quails" come in large numbers to build their nests on the steep banks of streams and rivers. Suddenly, a large canary drink flashes among the greenery again: the oriole. And don't forget the nightingales. They can be heard both during the day and at night. This bird festival lasts until about mid-July. Then most birds will give up because of the heat and only the true collectors remain. In the morning and at the end of the day you will meet them: the blue magpies, the hoopoe, the slave, the sparrows and larks, the fishermen, but also the bigger ones like big herons, storks, herons and the (red partridge).

In addition to the rich list of birds in the region, many other animal species can be seen, butterflies flock to the blooming flowers. In the Algarve, you will find many special species. From August to November, dragonflies in all colors of the rainbow also fly everywhere. In addition, many hedgehogs and lizards can be seen in the Algarve. The lynx was a loyal inhabitant of the Algarve but disappeared due to habitat loss and declining rat populations. Now the Portuguese are trying to protect the lynx with a special program. In rivers and streams, you will find otters, Mediterranean turtles, water snakes, and salamanders.

The variety of attractions

The Algarve is a land of contrast, and there's plenty of things to do. More than fifty percent of all visitors to Portugal spend their holidays here. The popular and more developed central region offers lively coastal resorts, first-rate tourist amenities, and some of Portugal's best golf courses. Farther east, a string of sandbar islands and lagoons form part of a beautiful and protected natural park, and a distinctly Spanish atmosphere pervades the border towns and villages. Over to the west, a very different Algarve beckons. Wilder and more remote, this is a place to escape the crowds and where surfers seek communion with the restless Atlantic Ocean. Named as a nature park, the Ria Formosa Lagoon consists of a series of sand barriers between the coast and the open ocean. Near Phare, these 45,000 acres of marshes and canals are a vital nesting site for many migratory birds, visited by hundreds of different species each year. It is not uncommon to notice flamingos, cranes, Egyptians, and many more.

As this is a predominantly beach destination, you wouldn't expect the Algarve to have much in the way of good hiking trails. In reality, however, there is plenty of good walking in the area, for all fitness levels. The said GR trail, Via Algarviana, crosses the Algarve from Cabo de Sao Vicente at the southwestern end of the country, to Alutim on the border with Spain. Walking largely in the mountain interior, the total route covers about 180 miles, but shorter sections can be easily overcome as day hikes. The recorded history of the Algarve goes back thousands of years and traces of Neolithic dwellings have been created. More recently, Moorish art and architecture dominated several cities in the region after an eighth-class invasion that forced them to remain in Portugal for more than five hundred years. The Romans had a great influence on the region, and the easiest way to taste what they left was at the Faro Municipal Museum. Here you will find high-quality mosaics, busts of various emperors, and many other works of everyday life.

The weather in Algarve

The Algarve has a very special climate: it is located on the south and west sides of the sea, and in the north, it is protected by three low mountain ranges: Serra de Monchique, Serra do Caldeirão, and Serra Espinhaço de Cão. The highest peak is Foya in Serra de Monchique with 902 meters. Due to this protected location, the climate in the Algarve is warm and dry with more than 300 Sundays a year. Winter days in the Algarve are usually sunny with daytime temperatures that range from 15 degrees to even 25 degrees, depending on the amount of wind. But in winter it can also freeze by a few degrees at night. The warmer it is during the day, the colder it often gets at night. Enjoy your last minute offer!