Algarve Travel Information

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Algarve Scene The Algarve's sunny shores offer perfect escapes for all types, from those seeking the hot nightlife of flashy, energetic Lagos to those desiring secluded stays in rambling Sagres. Portugal's most southerly region offers historical attractions in former Moorish capital Silves and fascinating Tavira, great golf, fabulous beaches from Praia da Luz to Armacao de Pera, thermal springs at Caldas de Monchique, and miles of limestone caves and grottoes, cliffs and bays along its rugged coastline.

Things to do in Algarve: Ponta da Piedade • Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos • Praia dos Tres Irmaos • Carvoeiro Boardwalk • Algar de Benagil • Zoomarine Algarve

Highly rated hotels in Algarve: Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa • Conrad Algarve • Onyria Palmares Beach House Hotel • Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa • Bela Vista Hotel & Spa • Vilalara Thalassa Resort • EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel • Dunas Douradas Beach Club • Wyndham Grand Algarve • Tivoli Marina Vilamoura • Vale do Lobo • Pine Cliffs Hotel, A Luxury Collection Resort • Monchique Resort & Spa • Blue & Green The Lake Spa Resort • Cascade Wellness Resort • Suites Alba Resort & Spa • Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort • Jupiter Albufeira Hotel • Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa • Crowne Plaza Vilamoura - Algarve • Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort and Spa • Real Marina Hotel & Spa • Monte Santo Resort • VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve



Portugal's electricity is 230V 50Hz and uses plug types C & F
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Great Circle Distance between Heathrow and Faro Airport is 1,064 miles, with a flight time of approx 2.5 hrs. Algarve's IATA airport code is FAO.


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Climate: The climate of Portugal is temperate and influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. In the far south, the region of Algarve has a dry and sunny microclimate. Here, the climate is Mediterranean, though the summer is not as sultry as in the real Mediterranean areas. The climate here is similar to that of Lisbon but a little less rainy, in fact the yearly rainfall is around 500mm. Summer is sunny, and there are often lively breezes; in addition, there may be some days a bit cool, with highs below 25°C, especially in June and in the first half of July. The best months to visit the cities of Portugal are May, June and September, since in July and August, it can sometimes be hot. Winter is mild, and Summer is generally not too hot, except during the short periods when the wind blows from Africa and the temperature can exceed 35°C.

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BA Tier Points Earned

Route 1LON‑FAO
(BA) ba



TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy20 2040
WTP
Business40 4080
First
 

Economy Tier Points shown are based on fully flexible fares. 'Low' Economy earns 50% of the shown amount. 'Lowest' Economy fares earn 25% of shown amount.

When journey is booked in World Traveler Plus or First and those cabins don't exist on particular legs, the next cabin down will be used on those legs for points collection.

When booking with BA, tier points can be earned on the following Oneworld Oneworld Alliance ® airlines:
asAlaska Airlines, aaAmerican Airlines, baBritish Airways, cxCathay Pacific, ayFinnair, ibIberia, jlJapan Airlines, mhMalaysia Airlines, qfQantas, qrQatar Airways, atRoyal Air Maroc, rjRoyal Jordanian, s7S7 Airlines, ulSriLankan Airlines



Avios Required (per leg) for BA Redemption Flight from London to Faro, (Zone 2, 651-1,150 miles)

Cabin Off Peak TravelPeak Travel
Economy7,2508,250
Club13,50015,750


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