One of the most popular destinations for winter motorhome holidays is the Algarve. Every year, more Britons are packing up and driving to Europe for sun and sea in favour of the UK winter weather. With the temperatures already dropping as we move into September, it is the perfect time to start planning your Portugese winter trip.
The Algarve offers a warme winter climate for motorhome holidaymakers. Its fabulous temperatures make it extremely popular with travellers and as a result there is a wide selection of suitable locations for motorhome and campervan parking. The temperatures remain high during the day, and the evenings offer a cooler but comfortable climate.
The Algarve offers a range of activities and attractions which makes it the perfect location for people of all ages. The little town of Tavira has rugged charm and a relaxed and friendly vibe. Sitting on the Gilao river that flows into the Atlantic ocean, the town is surrounded by golden beaches that can be easily accessed from any location. As it is situated on the edge of the Ria Formosa, it is ideally located for the exploration of the exquisite wetlands that are protected from the ocean by beautiful barrier islands.
Olhao is just s short drive from Tavira and is the largest fishing port on the Algarve coast. Offering beautiful buildings and scenery as well as the charming elements of a working port, its huge fish market is a must see for holidaymakesrs looking for fresh fish for a delicious camp supper. Faro is a bustling and busy town with an exciting and vibrant nightlife and even more glorious Algarve beaches. Turlscampo is one of the best places to set up your motorhome. It is close to the golden beaches of Luz, offers sandy coves, a rocky coastline and is fantastic for rockpooling. Cape St Vincent at the south-western tip of Portugal is widely known for its breathtaking views of the Atlantic and is very popular with visitors to the Algarve.
If you want to give Christmas in the UK a miss entirely this year, the Algarve is the perfect place to visit. If you still want the taste of a traditional festive dinner, there are a few places that offer this service but it may be advisable to book in advance. The Portugese usually have their main Christmas gatherings on the 24th and Boxing Day is not a holiday in the country so all amenities will be open for business as usual.
If you are looking for winter motorhome sunshine the Algarve has everything you need with several of the campsites staying open all year round. Use our simple online motorhome search facility to find the perfect motorhome hire deal for you.