With all these grey clouds hovering about, one can’t help but daydream about a few days soaking some sun and lounging around! That is a somewhat difficult task to achieve in this beloved British island of ours but there are places in the world where the Sun seems to mercifully shine all year long.
I speak out of no jealousy whatsoever. Who likes sun, anyway? The Portuguese must be seriously tired of it by now; I could go there to ease them of that burden, oh so easily. Gather some friends, schedule a trip and after landing at Faro Airport, travel in a Portugal hire car around the Algarve, whose southern shores always seem blessed by the golden rays!
Enjoy faro with a car hire from Auto Europe
Between Faro and Albufeira you can lavish your senses on a few charming beaches. Close to the airport lies Faro beach, an islet big enough to include a substantial offer of shops, restaurants and bars, not to mention accommodation for all budgets!
The water welcomes a relaxing swim in the lagoon and the only problem with parking your hire car at Faro beach comes not from the space available but from the flock of people, especially in the summer. We’ll take that advice into consideration and hit the sand bright and early in the morning!
The sunbeds below look comfy enough, don’t they? When you spend most of your vacation days under the sun, you’re bound to get scalding red before that gorgeous tan you’re so trying to accomplish. That’s the whole point of the trip, isn’t it? To bring that whole Mediterranean look back home. Oh well, we can certainly try
Relax in Albufeira with a car hire from Auto Europe
The Oura beach, in Albufeira, has many sunbeds and shades for hire, ideal for taking a nap with no worries about getting skin-boiling hot! There is also a number of water sport activities available, from parasailing, pedal and banana boat rides to windsurfing… But surely the most interesting one would be to feast your eyes on the fellow beach-goers that prance about.
If you’re into a pleasant promenade along the coast, leave your Albufeira car hire parked and go on a 2.5 km walk that will take you to the beach of Olhos d’Agua, meaning Eyes of the Water due to the freshwater springs that run below the sand and whose secluded coves and rock pools make fun play areas for the kids. These two suggestions are great alternatives to Praia dos Pescadores (Fishermen’s beach), which holds great popularity among tourists as it is the closest beach to most of Albufeira’s hotels.
All this talk left me parched – want to join me for a cocktail by the seaside? A toast with a summer feel, compliments from Auto Europe!