Wintering Algarve, Portugal – The elderly in Portugal

A Long Winter Holiday in the Algarve, Portugal

Wintering in the Algarve, Portugal by the elderly in Portugal.  Some big holiday resorts like Albufeira, Lagos, Portimão are preferred areas to stay in Algarve in winter. Some arfe looking for Apartments in Alvor to rent, some are looking for winter rentals. But, wherever you book your apartment, to spend the winter in your flat or villa in Portugal, or wintering in the Algarve, it is very much appreciated by many seniors.

The Algarve in Portugal is one of the sunniest places to visit in Europe during the winter.The climate makes the elderly want to escape the Northern winter months in order to enjoy the winter sun in the Algarve. The accommodation costs and costs of living are not too high. Portugal is still a cheap country for English, Scottish, and Irish people. That is a pleasant side effect for the pensioners. Pets are allowed, dogs welcome, all is pet-dog friendly.

Vila Maria is a holiday home with a charging station for your electric car.

Very complete holiday homes/flats/accommodations for winter holiday/vacation in the Algarve.

Anyone going abroad for a short or longer period of time to the winter sun would like to know what to expect at the holiday destination. We are all used to having everything to hand, even on holiday. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. And that is the motto for the holiday accommodations at www.Algarve.NU our main rental website. The flats and villa are fully equipped. So that staying there feels like coming home. Even your towels, bath towels, and linen do not have to be brought along. They are provided, free of charge, and are changed weekly by the maid.

Algarve Elderly Wintering

The elderly in Portugal

Some older people spend the winter in Albufeira or Monte Gordo. These places are often busier and the surroundings less picturesque than Praia do Carvoeiro. Carvoeiro and Benagil are in the boroughs of Lagoa and Portimão. The gently rolling hills and green character of this area and the villages with their sandy beaches are popular for older visitors. They seek both activity, relaxation, and rest. Facilities for the older visitor are good.

For those who are less mobile, there are more and more initiatives to make the municipality attractive. Portimão, for example, has a recently built path for the disabled that was recently constructed. The 6 km Rota Acessível de Portimão. The wheelchair accessible path runs through the town, past shops, and amenities, including the police station and the library. Moreover, the path is easily accessible from our flat Vila Arade.


Lagoa, which also includes Carvoeiro and Benagil, is a municipality in the Algarve where the villages have largely kept their authentic character. The municipality organises all kinds of events. Such as the famous Fatacil, the annual fair where Portuguese old crafts, wines, and delicacies are presented in around 300 stands. Music and folklore accompany the fair and it is a must for anyone who wants to find out what Portugal has to offer. For those who want to immerse themselves in artistic activities, there is a cultural centre in Lagoa. And why not visit one of the gypsy markets, a flea market or a car boot sale event in the Lagoa area.


Here the musical, theatrical, and art performances are held every month. They are open to everyone. And for the keen swimmer, who finds the sea in the Portuguese winter months might a little too chilly, there is an indoor swimming pool in Lagoa. Also, medical care is well available in this part of the Algarve. Pharmacies and English spoken doctors are easily accessible. There is a health centre in Lagoa where you can go for doctor consultations and minor surgery. In all of our flats and in our Vila Maria in the Vale d’El Rei near Praia de Benagil, this and other practical and medical information is conveniently bundled in the house book. And of course, hostess Johanna is always available to answer any questions our wintger gueats may have.


From July 30th to August 22nd, Silves hosts the Silves Medieval event. The city is dressed in the colours and decorations of the past. The historic centre is decorated and medieval sounds and displays/shows create a unique atmosphere.