The southern part of Portugal is known as the Algarve, a name that has been passed down since the Arab occupation of the area many centuries ago. The region is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, due to a wonderful blend of absolutely stunning good weather all year-round as well as wonderful beaches for the entire length of the coastline and it is best visited with the help of Algarve car hire services.
It’s a pretty fast region, and most visitors tend to stay to just one place, their resort town or city, however in order to best appreciate this place one should see as much of it as possible, and this can be done very easily with the help of Algarve car hire services. Even if renting a car isn’t exactly your idea of what makes a holiday great, rest assured that once you land at Faro airport and get your first view of what the place has in store for you, you’ll want a car at your disposal.
Since the region has been in more or less a constant tourist boom since about the ’70s, this has meant that most of its major settlements are linked by roads and there are a few major motorways that can make the option of Algarve car hire services, that much more of a plausible consideration.
The region is rather diverse once you understand that it is not only made up of coastline, however the coastline is its main pull, thanks to the wonderful fine sandy beaches, nature-sculpted cliffs, inlets, bays and just all around great weather. However not even this isn’t as simple as that since you could easily make a trip out of visiting the many lighthouses that strewn the coastline.
Odds are that if you’re planning a visit to the Algarve from anywhere outside the country, you’ll most likely be getting here by plane, and this means that you’ll be landing at the Faro airport. Faro is the capital of the region, and the city considered by many as the gateway to the Algarve, because pretty much everyone who comes here, will land here and this is where they’ll get their first contact with the region.