At Responsible Travel, we think the best people to advise our travelers are often... other travelers. They always return from our tours with packing tips, weather reports, ideas about what to do - and opinions about what not to.
We have selected some of the most useful Algarve travel tips that our guests have provided over the years to help you make the very most of your vacation - and the space inside your suitcase.
“In March, be prepared for weather to be unpredictable. Bring a fairly heavy rain poncho and a warm hat that covers the ears - it can also get windy at the coast – or come in April when the sun is more common.” – Kathy House
“Explore the local villages in the hills especially Alte which is very pretty and has amazing views. Eat at small places where the locals are - food is cheap and delicious – the 6 euro plate of the day for lunch was always fantastic value.” – Anne Flemming
“The coast of the Western Algarve is absolutely beautiful and the self guided walks we had meant that we got the chance to see a lot of it - the beach at Odeceixe has to be one of the most beautiful we've ever seen, and the whole of the Parque Nacional is really worth a visit.” – Pam Barmby on a self guided walking vacation
“Definitely need a car to explore the region. Wonderful crashing surf beaches on the west coast with the finest sand underfoot at Praia do Amado. Best places to eat wonderful seafood, check out little restaurants tucked away from the harbourside in Ferragudo.” – Sara Hellberg