Algarve Adds Even More Value For Visitors

30 April 2019

A stay in the Algarve will stretch those holiday euros further than anywhere else – on and off the golf course – according to the latest Post Office survey.

The Post Office Travel Money Holiday Costs Barometer 2019 (98kb PDF) assesses the cost of nine tourist essentials on their travels including: lunch and evening meals, drinks, suncream and insect repellent.

A selection of 20 of the most popular holiday regions were judged on their value to give British holidaymakers a useful indication on how to stretch their pounds as far as possible.

And the Algarve is flying the flag as the least expensive in the entire Eurozone – with a price fall of 16.2 per cent across the whole survey compared with 2018 figures.

The sun-drenched Portuguese golfing hotspot, with 43 fabulous courses along the coastline, continues to remain a popular destination, both for golfers and other UK visitors – and it’s easy to see why.

Among the headline figures to emerge from the survey, a three-course evening meal for two (including a bottle of house wine) will set you back just £29.38, while a two-course lunch for two people (no drinks) costs a mere £14.03. Reassuringly, prices for liquid refreshments are especially reasonable with a bottle of local beer (£1.05) and a glass of wine (£1.64) ensuring visitors will never go thirsty on a trip to the Algarve.

Maria Manuel Delgado e Silva, Algarve tourism golf product manager, said: “We believe the Algarve has so many reasons for visiting us: the weather, the people, the beaches, the hotels and accommodation and of course, the golf.

“But it also exceptional value for money – and it’s fantastic to see us perform so well in the latest Post Office Travel Money Holiday Costs Barometer.

“We hope this will persuade even more of our UK friends to consider paying us a visit in 2019.”


About the Algarve, Europe’s number 1 Golf Destination
It’s hard to imagine the Algarve without thinking of golf, yet golf wasn’t born on this sunshine coastal area until 1966, when Henry Cotton first laid out the Championship course at Penina.

Fast-forward half a century and our alluring region has not only become one of Europe’s premier holiday spots, but also an award-winning golf destination.

With a staggering 43 nine or 18-hole layouts that can be played all-year-round, it’s no wonder the Algarve draws hundreds of thousands of golfers to its fairways each year.

The Algarve is the southernmost region of mainland Portugal, and more than half of its courses decorate the 150-mile coastline, which also boasts spectacular beaches, picturesque rocky coves, quaint fishing villages and a rich cultural heritage.

The Algarve is the perfect destination golfers of all ages and abilities, with something to suit every taste and budget.

Associação Turismo do Algarve (Algarve Tourism Association) is the official entity, appointed by the Portuguese Tourism Board, responsible for defining strategies and to promote the Algarve abroad. ATA is a non-profitable association, a joint-venture between the public and private sector.


Steve Wilson - Editorial Manager
Algarve Tourism Bureau c/o The Azalea Group
Tel: +44 1730 711 920