The Algarve: Cheap holidays and great beaches

The Algarve's beaches are now safer and cleaner than ever before, recently the beaches of the Algarve have been awarded 69 Blue Flags by the safety body Blue Flag. Earning the Algarve region the highest number of flags in Portugal. This once again renforces the Algarve's reputation as the premier set of beach resorts in Portugal with clean, stunning stretches of sand and coves. UK families holidaying on a cheap holiday to the Algarve can be assured that the many and varied beaches within the Algarve are family friendly.

The area has been awarded 15 more flags than in it managed in 2009 and is pleased to have broken a record in Portugal. Across the region the popular cheap holiday resort of Albufeira has maintained and increased it's lead with 19 Blue Flags of its own, while Vila do Bispo now has nine, Loulé has seven and popular resorts of Faro, Lagoa, Tavira, Vila Real de Santo António all have four apiece.
The resort of Albufeira has long been a UK favourite attracting the young, young at heart and family holiday makers. A hugely popular spot for family holidays, Albufeira enjoys a fantastic range of not only great beaches for all the family to enjoy but a great choice of restaurants, bars and shops to suit all tastes.

While all the Algarve's Blue Flag beaches are family orientated, some also offer water sports, there are schools at the beaches of Ancão and Quinta do Lago in Loulé and Galé, and Santa Eulália in Albufeira among many others.

Portugal, The Algave and Albufeira in particular are great value for money cheap holiday destinations.




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