Holidays in
Altura

A sunkissed, laid-back Algarve spot

Offering sun, sea and sand, it’s no wonder holidaymakers flock to the Algarve – and Altura holidays offer the best that the area has to offer. This low-key seaside resort is a little quieter than some, making it ideal if you want to unwind and catch some rays in a calmer beach spot. And while the scope for sunbathing and beach lazing at pretty Praia da Alagoa is spectacular, days can be spent strolling along the seafront or exploring the nearby coastal lagoon.

If you fancy something more active, there are masses of water sports to try, including snorkelling, scuba diving and windsurfing, as well as some great golf courses. Or you can just potter around Altura’s cute farmers’ market. Evenings on holidays to Altura are best spent at one of the bars and restaurants that line the beach, enjoying supper, cocktails and excellent sunsets. Things don’t get much more blissful than this.

Your Altura questions, answered

Located in the south of Portugal along the Algarve’s southeast coast, Altura is 40 kilometres east of Faro, and just under 10 kilometres from the Spanish border.

Altura has hot, sunny summers and mild winters, meaning it’s a great year-round destination. During summer, the sea temperature is among the warmest in the Algarve.

Make the most of the coast by tucking into some tasty sardines. Typically, they’ll be served grilled, with a side of boiled potatoes and salad.

Best things to do in Altura

Go to the beach

Spend a day at the expansive dunes of Altura’s Praia da Alagoa. There are restaurants to duck into, and a number of places to try water sports.

Spend time in nature

Don’t miss the scenic Ria Formosa Nature Park, a coastal lagoon that contains a number of wildlife habitats including islands, sand dunes, marshes and woodlands.

Play some golf

The Algarve is a hotspot for golfers, and there are a number of courses close to Altura where you can get in a round or two.