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The best fleet of motorhomes and campervans for rent in Algarve

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Motorhome Hire Algarve

The Algarve is a region in the south of Portugal, made up of 16 municipalities, each with its own characteristics. It is considered a Portuguese paradise, due to its warm climate and splendid beaches, resulting from its geographical location, within reach of the warm African breezes and settled against the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south. In addition to the beach, it has a mountainous inland region, with an emphasis on the Serra de Monchique.

It is a region with great Arab influence, full of natural and vibrant spots, which can be discovered in a motorhome rental in the Algarve.

Survival Guide

How to say hello = Hello - Olá

How to say thank you = Thank you - Obrigado/a

Price of a meal for two: From €25.

Price of a beer and how to order one: A glass of beer is called an imperial (0.25cl) and costs between €1 and €4, depending on the place.

The Algarvians have their own way to express disapproval: “má que jête!”

One of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal belongs to the Algarve: the Ria Formosa, home to some rare species and some flamingos.


When you rent a campervan in the Algarve, take the opportunity to discover the typical gastronomy of the area. Algarve’s cuisine is heavily based on fish, with the ocean directly on the doorstep. Whereas, in the inland region it is based more on meat, especially sausages.

Some of the most popular dishes are the Algarve Cataplana, barnacles, grilled sardines, tuna Estupeta, fish soups and cowries with beans. In the inland region, chicken and chickpea stew. 

The best-known drinks in the Algarve are Amarguinha (bitter almond liqueur), Aguardente de Medronho (strawberry tree brandy/firewater) and Monchique alkaline water.

Annual Events in the Algarve

When you hire a motorhome in the Algarve, note that these are the events taking place there. 

  • Loulé Carnival: Between February and March, the biggest Carnival party in southern Portugal is held.
  • International Sand Sculpture Festival or Festival Internacional de Esculturas em Areia (FIESA): This is the largest exhibition of sand sculptures in the world, currently held in Lagoa, between June and November.
  • MotoGP and Formula 1 Grand Prix: In recent years, Portimão has been home to one of the MotoGP and Formula 1 stages, in April and May, respectively. It is expected to remain in the region until at least 2023.

Camping in the Algarve

When hiring a motorhome in the Algarve, we recommend looking for a campground before setting off for the day. 

  • Camping Albufeira: Campsite close to the beach, ideal for those looking for an active holiday. From €11 per night for two people.
  • Yelloh! Village Turiscampo Algarve: five kilometres from Lagos, it offers several services and activities for everyone. From €21 per night for two people.
  • Salema Eco Camp: Campsite suitable for lovers of nature, tranquillity, and surfing in Faro. From €12 per night for two people.

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