For an Algarve holiday where the pace is a little more restrained, try the resort of Alvor on a package holiday or all-inclusive holiday from The Co-operative Travel.
Alvor is a very pretty port, whose cobbled streets offer a rare taste of the region's history and especially its fishing heritage.
Its success as a resort has been founded on appealing to the more active holidaymaker, with excellent sporting facilities on offer, including golf, horse-riding and watersports, all not far from some spectacular beaches.
Unbroken sunshine is usually the order of the day anywhere in the Algarve during the summer, making those beaches a magnet for tourists and locals alike.
Accommodation in Alvor covers the whole range, from five-star luxury, to mid-range and budget hotels, and self-catering options. So there's plenty of scope for you to find an option that's just right for you.
As you're in an active fishing port, you really shouldn't miss out on sampling the local catch in one of the low-key restaurants close to the harbour. But you can also sample the local delicacies on an all-inclusive Alvor holiday, as well as a package holiday.
Alvor mirrors the rest of the Algarve in offering almost constant 30 degree daytime temperatures through the summer - ideal for just lazing on those lovely beaches!
The weather, the beaches and the nightlife are, and will always remain, what draws holidaymakers, but Alvor offers the promise of a little extra. Find out about any late deals and last-minute holiday offers available from The Co-operative Travel, and enjoy that little extra for yourself.