Algarve adds even more value for visitors

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 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.”