“Best Summer Destination” is the most recent prize awarded to the region by the travel and tourism industry, with the Irish Travel Agents Association announcing the accolade at the Irish Travel Industry Awards 2020.
In 2019, the Algarve was once again voted Best European Beach Destination at the World Travel Awards, the ‘Oscars’ of tourism, a prize which the region had previously won in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Individually, Falésia Beach in Albufeira was the only Portuguese beach to feature in the ranking of the World’s 25 best beaches in TripAdvisor’s 2019 Traveller’s Choice awards, where it took 11th place. And the world’s biggest travel website listed six other Algarve beaches in Portugal’s Top 10: Falésia (Albufeira), Rocha and Três Irmãos (Portimão), Camilo (Lagos), Marinha (Carvoeiro) and Amoreira (Aljezur).
The more general but nevertheless highly influential international website, the ‘Huffington Post’ went so far as to refer to the Ponta da Piedade area in Lagos as being “probably the world’s prettiest beach.” And these are just a few of the many awards that the Algarve’s beaches alone have won in recent years.
The Algarve has also been acknowledged as Europe’s Best Golf destination in 2014, 2016 and 2020 by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO), as the Best Value Golf Destination in Continental Europe in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2018 by “Today’s Golfer” magazine and also as the Best Golf Destination in Continental Europe in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 by “Today’s Golfer” magazine.
With so many awards and international recognition from the travel industry visitors may expect to pay a premium to visit this stunning corner of Europe however a long winter stay at Prado Villas demonstrates just how affordable the region is.
At Prado Villas guests are able to enjoy self catering villas in the heart of the Algarve, offering everything you need to make a winter long stay in the region safe, comfortable and pleasurable.
The exclusive collection of 18 spacious, contemporary-styled, air-conditioned linked villas nestling comfortably amongst tropical landscaped gardens assures you a relaxing break. Each villa offers two double bedrooms, two bathrooms and large, comfortable living and dining areas, a well-equipped kitchen and private terrace.
Prado Villas offers you the best of both worlds… a calm, friendly and relaxing environment with a natural sense of intimacy but with the attractions of a resort all within easy reach.
Stay in the Algarve this winter for as little as €750 a month – including free high speed WiFi, electricity and water.