Make The Most Out Of Your Holidays And Book Your Algarve Car Rental today

Tourism to the Algarve, in southern Portugal, has grown steadily since the 1960s when British holidaymakers first started to head there in numbers. Most visitors to the region will arrive via the international airport at the region's capital, Faro. Many tourists venture little further than the lively city which has a delightful old town or, as it is known locally, Cidade Velha. Yet, the Algarve has so much more to offer visitors and the best way of exploring the region is by car.

Algarve car rental is simple and you can leave it until you arrive at the airport, which offers a number of well known operators. Travel comparison websites such as Dealchecker also include options for that much needed Algarve car rental. However, booking in advance from the UK is also highly advisable as you are much more likely to get the sort of vehicle that suits your needs. On arrival, it can be a real headache to queue with one rental operator, only to find they don't have the size of vehicle suitable for your party. If you book, you will be able to specify the things you need, including things like child seats. By using price comparison sites such as Dealchecker that are specialists on Algarve car rental, you'll also have peace of mind that you have shopped around for the best deal.

Once you have struck a car hire deal, it is time for the holiday to being in earnest and to begin exploring the area. From Faro Airport, head out on the N125-10. Turn right at the first intersection to follow the coast road to Faro, Olhão and the charming city of Tavira, which has some wonderful architecture. Alternatively, follow the N125 north until it reaches the main A22 route, which gives access to the western part of the Algarve.

Many British visitors will be familiar with the western resort of Albufeira, which is about a 45 minute drive from Faro. Albufeira is well known for its lively nightlife which centres on a number of bars and clubs which lie on 'The Strip'. There is a modern marina and two superb golden beaches. Even if you are based in Faro, take a drive to the resort to enjoy a day there.

Continuing further to the west, beyond Lagos, the Algarve's coastline turns sharply to the north. At this extreme tip of Portugal, you will find a national park, an area of stunning beauty. You can only really discover this part of the Algarve by taking the smaller roads that head down towards the sea. Without a rental car you would miss out on this undiscovered area of Portugal, famed for its local cuisine which is based around seafood. So, book in advance and enjoy a great holiday in a one of the most charming parts of Europe.

by on Monday 19 November 2012

 The weather could not have been better! I was very well looked after by Katie, Chris and Flaivo!  

Janet Scrace, www.icomia.com

 On behalf of Andrew and myself, thankyou very much indeed for such a wonderful day of sailing on Friday.  

Terry, www.tdi-ltd.co.uk