With its mild climate, 3000 hours of sunshine per year and around 850 kms of golden beaches stretching along the Atlantic Ocean coastline, Portugal presents a perfect holiday destination choice throughout most of the year. Coupled with a unique cultural heritage, a variety of traditions, plenty of sports and leisure activities, superb cuisine, fine wines and friendly, welcoming people, Portugal features in one of the top choices for tourists in Europe.
The Algarve region in particular is a favourite for those seeking year round warmth with beautiful stretches of beaches fringed with unique rock formations, small coves and mostly calm seas with their distinctive blue shades, ideal for swimming and a variety of Watersports and boat trips, parasailing, scuba diving, hang gliding or abseiling.
Inland, you will find splendid landscapes, mountains, nature reserves (such as the Ria Formosa, a maze of channels separated from the sea by a strip of sand), small villages and towns such as Faro, Lagos, Silves and Tavira showcasing the regions fascinating history with traditional architecture and historic centres, quaint markets and charming restaurants and cafes. Portimao, Vilamoura and Albufeira are bustling towns by night and day for more lively entertainment.
For relaxation, various treatments are offer in the spas and thalassotherapy centres including the famous Monchique Thermal Baths.
The Algarve is particularly famous for its stunning championship standard golf courses in the regions such as Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo. Within these areas, Worldwide Dream Villas offers a hand-picked collection of luxury private villas ranging from 2 to 9 bedroom that are available for weekly rental.
We showcase a number of villas on our website but are constantly expanding on our portfolio. We offer a personalised, tailor-made service by discussing your requirements in detail, checking availability and making suitable suggestions for the perfect villa choice for your family and friends. Do call or e-mail us and we would be delighted to discuss our services with you and assist you with the arrangements for an ideal villa retreat.
Fast Facts - Portugal
Travelling to Portugal : The gateway to The Algarve is to Faro and there are multiple airlines that fly from a choice of UK airports. The average flight time is 2 hours 45 minutes.
Local Currency : Euro
Time Zone : Winter time GMT + 1 hour. Summer time is GMT time (same time as the UK)
Entry requirements : Your passport should be valid for up to 3 months after the end of your stay in Portugal. For all villa rentals, each guest is required to provide their full passport information prior to arrival.
Electricity : The electric current in Portugal is 230/400 volts at a frequency of 50 hertz and sockets comply with European standards.
You will need a 230 volt transformer and an adaptor to use American-style flat-prong plugs
Climate : One of the sunniest countries in Europe with a short rainy season in November and December. Temperatures are mild throughout the year, especially the Algarve region, ranging from 17 C to 26 C.
Local Language : Official Language is Portuguese and English is widely spoken, especially in the popular tourist areas.