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Birdwatching in the Algarve from the Holiday Inn Algarve QQQQ

Albufeira, Portugal

  • Sagres peninsula
  • Alentejo
  • Lagoon of Salgados
2 passengers
  • All inclusive All Inclusive
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Raptors, flamingos, shorebirds and more…

Discover the birds of the Algarve on this exciting birdwatching holiday, designed to introduce you to some of the area's important birding sites including wetlands and steppe. The Algarve lies at Portugal's southernmost tip, overlooking the Atlantic and has been described as one of Europe's 'best kept secrets' in terms of the bird species that can be found here. You'll be accompanied by your expert host who will be there to guide you on four full-day, and one half-day included birdwatching visits. Watch for the glossy ibis at the lagoon of dos Selgados, scan the sky for raptors in Sagres, and pass grasslands and oak woods amidst the steppe of Alentejo as you keep your eye out for the elusive bustard. There will be a packed lunch to keep you going on your full-day visits, until you return to your comfortable hotel in time for dinner and some relaxation, perhaps discussing sightings with your fellow guests. The vibrant town of Albufiera is accessible via the Saga shuttle bus or local bus.

Alternatively just enjoy relaxing around the swimming pools or take a stroll along the beaches for which the Algarve is justly famous. The Algarve has the highest incidence of rare birds (from northern Europe, North America and Africa) in Portugal, some 40% of the region is protected and is home to ten 'important bird areas'. With so much on offer, it's a 'spot' not to be missed!


Plus, this hotel features:

  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • Five birdwatching excursions
  • Direct transfers
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities


Holiday Inn Algarve, Avenida Marginal, 8365-909 Armação da Pêra, Portugal


Join those in the know at this long-established and much sought-after hotel on the sun-kissed Algarve.


There are 186 rooms. For a supplement you can upgrade to a sea-view twin room, subject to availability. These rooms have a bath with shower and a balcony where you can catch some sun.

Tea coffee making facilities

Food and Drink

Meals are served in the hotel's main buffet-style restaurant. There are also two seasonal restaurants: an on-site Indian restaurant where you can dine for an extra charge (open between Mar-Nov); and the new a la carte beachfront Palm Beach restaurant (open Mar-Oct) where you can dine for an extra charge on local seafood dishes (open from midday to 11pm). The free bar, included in the all-inclusive package, is open 10 hours a day.


During your stay, enjoy the following programme of activities and entertainment. Some activities may be at an extra charge and activities may change from time to time.

  • Portuguese language lessons
  • Live entertainment twice a week
  • Golf, tennis and horse riding are available nearby (please ask in resort for details and prices)

Other Hotel Information

The hotel boasts a hairdresser and beauty salon which are available for an extra charge. The outdoor swimming pool is heated when necessary while the pool bar, beach bar and Indian restaurant on site are only open seasonally, and use is at an extra charge.

Pool and beach towels are available for a refundable deposit of €10. There are two ways to access the swimming pool: one way includes 12 steps from the hotel to the pool, the other has 21 steps from the hotel to the pool. There are 24 steps leading down from the pool area to the beach.



Birdwatching in the Algarve from the Holiday Inn Algarve QQQQ

Albufeira, Portugal

2 passengers
2 passengers