The Algarve is famous principally for its picture-perfect beaches and year round fine weather, but there`s much more to the scenic region than just beach breaks. With a rich history, fascinating architecture, diverse natural landscape and a wealth of opportunity for outdoor adventure activities and adventure sports, alongside a world famous golf scene, the Algarve region of Portugal offers something for everyone. Choosing the right hotel is vital to making the most of your holiday, and it`s important to bear in mind the type of holiday you are looking for when booking a hotel. Perhaps the most important element to take into consideration when making your decision is location. Those looking for a beach holiday will naturally want to base themselves along the coast, but it is also important to consider whether you are looking for a family-friendly location, a party resort, or tranquil get-away-from-it-all escape to the sun. The town of Albufeira is perhaps the liveliest resort in the Algarve, and is home to any number of high rise hotels and large resorts. Many of these are family-friendly, and there are good beaches with watersports activities for children, teenagers and adults alike. Those looking for lively nightlife will find plenty of opportunity to party in Albufeira`s New Town, while holidaymakers looking for rest and relaxation will find a number of quiet resorts in tranquil locations on the outskirts of the town. Watersports enthusiasts would be wise to choose a hotel in or close to a major beach resort, as equipment hire, lessons and organized trips to remote beaches will be easier to arrange. Accomplished surfers, scuba divers etc may want to get further off the beaten track and hunt out quieter locations with good conditions for their chosen sport.

The Algarve is world famous as a top destination for golf, and there are hundreds of excellent courses dotted around the region. Many of the best courses are set within the grounds of luxury hotels, some good deals can be found on accomodation and golfing deals. Those looking to explore the region`s diverse architecture and experience a taste of the `real` Algarve may want to head for a quiet fishing village, or venture inland to a remote guesthouse surround by fruit groves and lush vegetation.

Families and travellers on a budget should consider apartment-hotels, which are equipped with kitchens and therefore allow for self-catering. Look at a number of online reviews before you book, and consider whether your hotel is recommended for partiers, families, couples or business travellers. To begin your search for the perfect hotel, visit Cheap Algarve Holidays.