When searching for some winter sun, southern Europe may well be top of your list of destinations. Promising mild year-round temperatures and activities for all tastes, the Algarve is a popular winter holiday destination for a range of reasons. Keep reading to discover why southern Portugal is the place to be this winter, whether you’re seeking sunshine, adventure, relaxation, or a winter break to remember.

Go in search of some winter sun

When you think of the winter sun, what do you see? Do you picture walks along striking cliffs, dipping your toes in the sea? Wandering through the hills and stopping for a hearty meal? If so, the Western Algarve awaits, the glistening waters of the Atlantic sparkling as you explore the coastline.


Make the most of your winter holidays 2022 to explore Portugal

Speaking of exploring, if Portugal’s been on your to-visit list for a while, there’s no better time to visit than in winter. Especially if you want to stay for a bit longer. The perfect time to avoid summer crowds, queues, and traffic jams, you’ll find the Algarve in winter provides peace, quiet, and untouched scenery. That and the benefit of you only needing a light coat at most as you set off on your adventure.

Turn your December holidays 2022 into an outdoor adventure

Then there are endless options when it comes to activities for adrenaline-seekers. From hiking to cycling and jeep safaris, go-karting and boat trips, there are endless days out to be had around Lagos, sure to fill a week or three with excitement.
Want to pick up a skill? You also have the option of choppier winter waves perfect for surfing or even diving courses to take you down into the deep. If staying on dry land is more your thing, you also have the choice of over 40 golf courses across the Algarve, which regularly wins prizes as a leading golfing destination.

Stand up paddle boarding around the stunning coastline

Or choose between a cultural break and total relaxation

If being in town is more your style, central Lagos may just provide the culture and cuisine you seek. All bathed in warm light and a friendly atmosphere as you walk around its winding streets. Then there’s the “relaxation” option, with people flocking to the Algarve’s spas and retreats, seeking to switch off and get away from it all. Winter deals on everything from accommodation to experiences may just sway you to enjoy a bit of both worlds, but we’ll leave the planning up to you!

Convinced that southern Portugal is right for your winter holidays 2022? Then why not browse Destination Algarve’s website for a great selection of properties, personalised service, exclusive offers, and special rates to make this winter one to remember?