The Algarve is the main tourist destination of Portugal which became popular with the arrival of air transit.
It has calm seas and sandy south facing beaches often with dramatic rock formations. For most of the year the weather is hot and sunny.
In recent years, many golf courses have been built in the region and over the border in Spain.
Since the Algarve has very few manor houses, workers cottages are very limited in the region. Most cottages of this type are found in the north of Portugal.
All the properties have a kitchen or kitchenette for those wanting self catering accommodation.
The self catering cottages listed here share the swimming pool (when described) and other facilities with other guests. The villas have their own swimming pool.