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Key Facts

The Algarve is Portugal’s southernmost region, bordered West and South by the Atlantic Ocean, North by the Alentejo region, and East by the Spanish province of Andalucía.

It covers an area of 5.412 square kilometres with a permanent population of around 450,000 inhabitants, spread throughout 16 municipalities.

  • Easy access

    A little over two hours’ flying time from most European cities, a wide choice of airlines and departure points, as well as fast transfers from Faro airport to  the Algarve’s major hotels, towns and resort complexes.

  • Superb weather

    With mild winters, hot summers tempered by Atlantic breezes and warm and sunny shoulder seasons, the south of Portugal is a perfect year-round location for business and pleasure.

  • Quality accommodation

    From five-star luxury accommodation, courtesy of leading local and international brands, to world-renowned golfing resorts, and from chic boutique hotels and historic inns (Pousadas), the Algarve is capable of matching any event requirement or budget.

  • Meeting and exhibition facilities

    In addition to its hotels, the region also boasts a wide range of top-class venues for conferences, conventions, business meetings, workshops, exhibitions, product launches, awards ceremonies, sporting events and cultural gatherings.

  • Activities and incentive ideas

    From golf, tennis and a host of water sports, hot air ballooning, aquatic shows, vineyard tours, outdoor activities, jeep safaris to craftmanship, there will always be something to keep your delegates occupied outside of the meeting room. With over a hundred kilometres of superb beaches and more than 5,000 square kilometres of diverse landscape to choose from.

  • History and culture

    For social activities, convention add-ons or partner programmes, the Algarve has bustling, atmospheric towns and picturesque villages, Moorish castles and Baroque mansions, and a lively and thriving arts and entertainment scene, from museums and galleries to restaurants, casinos and a vibrant nightlife.

  • Modern infrastructure

    Motorways and an excellent network of local roads makes it easy to get around this region. Trains, boats and planes are other transport options, from yachts and cruise ships to helicopters and light aircrafts.

  • Professional assistance

    Experienced and inventive destination management companies and other business service providers, from audio-visual suppliers to ground handling companies, will ensure your event goes off without a hitch.

  • Value for money

    Portugal is one of the most inexpensive countries in Western Europe, ensuring budgets covering every aspect of your event, from hotel accommodation and conference room hire to food and drink, will stretch a long way, without compromising quality.