Algarve Beach Holiday

Summer Sunshine

Dreaming of an Algarve beach holiday? The Algarve is full of great beaches. Some of the most undiscovered are in or near the Ria Formosa Natural Park, which contains a series of sandy barrier islands. These islands protect the coastline and shelter amazingly diverse aquatic wildlife. They also provide broad, smooth beaches with moderate surf.

Of the islands, our favorite is Armona. Here, the kilometers of coastline and tiny population mean you can find room to stretch out. Or even discover your own deserted bit of beach, if you’re willing to walk. Plus, the ferry ride from Olhão means that you’re only 15 minutes from the center of town. Yet you feel far, far away from any worrys or cares…

And of course, we think our charming beach cottage, Casa Armona, would be perfect for your Algarve beach holiday.


For more tips on enjoying your time in the Eastern Algarve, please see the Algarve section of our Trip Planning Blog.


Casa Armona

Island Beach Cottage
2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2-5, from 70€/night

This remodeled fisherman’s cottage is one of the original houses on Armona Island. Surrounded by the Ria Formosa Natural Reserve, the pedestrian-only island is just a 15 minute ferry ride from Olhão…

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