If like me, you have a love for traveling, and really want to know the local culture, you will need to develop some saving savvy so that you can enjoy a holiday away from home on a fairly regular basis, and the Algarve offers visitors many opportunities to enjoy its beauty without breaking your bank balance.
All you have to do is to research what is on offer and plan, plan, plan. The first thing that you will need to do, it is to identify the airlines that are offering cheap flights to Faro, or good travel discounts.
We recommend that you check the airlines websites on a regular basis. Another thing to keep in mind is to travel outside the traditional local high season (June to September).
From Faro, you can either pick up a rented car, or you can take a bus to Lagos, Portimão, Aljezur, Tavira or Olhão. You have a vast choice of destinations, in fact you are spoiled for choice!.
If you not “locked in” on a departure date, often a day or two either way, can equal to savings that you can apply to your holiday budget. Another thing that you can do is to monitor the various local hotels and accommodation websites.
Dealing directly with a supplier often results in savings. Flights and accommodation are priced according to supply and demand - and this supply and demand follows a certain pattern.
Once you know the situations where supply exceeds demand, and you know the right time to buy, you can save big time. Regarding car-rentals, by dealing directly with a local car rental company, you can avail yourself of excellent deals.
In addition, look out for the special offers of the various merchants. The Algarve offers you many things to enjoy without costing you an arm and a leg. All in all, all it takes is proper planning … and the Algarve has plenty to offer you, even if you are on a shoestring budget.