What if you could see everything in Algarve and still have time to relax on the beach and enjoy a worry-free vacation?

Good news! You absolutely can!

But what if you are...

Being overwhelmed with the planning process. You probably don't even know where to start. What are the “must-sees” spots in Algarve? How to see them? Can I see them on my own or should I pay for tours? Where should I stay? Spend more time in Sagres or Faro? Should I include Olhao too?

Feeling like you want to see everything, but not knowing how to fit it in. You’re coming a long way to get to Algarve, Portugal. Of course, you want to see as much as possible, but you also want to feel like you’ve had a vacation when you get back home. How are you supposed to do it all?

Not being sure how to go about planning each day. How to make the most of my time without feeling exhausted? How many things can I really see? What can I skip? What are the things that I should see first? Planning an itinerary is stressful.

Want to skip the stressful part and just start dreaming of...

Spend time on Algarve's best beaches. Find the very best ones for photography, relaxing or spectacular cliffs.

Only go on Algarve's very best excursions. Don’t waste your money or time on tours and activities that aren’t absolutely amazing.

Dine at some of Algarve's most fabulous restaurants. From local gems to fine dining, don’t waste your money at tourist traps.

Don't spend your time driving all day. You'll actually enjoy Algarve without spending more time in the car than on the beach.

Sounds like a dream? It isn't!

"Algarve Like a Local" is a custom made Algarve itinerary so that you can enjoy your vacation stress-free.

Whether you have 3, 7 or 10 days to spend in Algarve, this travel planner helps you see the very best of Algarve while still having plenty of time to enjoy its natural wonders.

All attractions and sight are hand-picked according to my experience as a travel planner in Portugal. I used the same itineraries when having friends over or when my family asked me to plan their Algarve vacation.

On over 12 pages, I break down the best things to see on every day and how to make the most of your time so that you can still enjoy the relaxed vibe of the Algarve.

I'll also share valuable tips on where to get the best skip-the-line tickets, the best hotels and must-eat food in Algarve.

The itinerary comes with all the resources and tools you need in order to go on your own pace.

What's inside?

Highlights of Algarve

What are the things that you must see on your Algarve holiday? What can you skip? Plan the perfect Algarve getaway with this customizable itinerary.

I've got plenty of tips and a list of my favorite restaurants sorted by city and area.

algarve beach
Where should I stay?

Where are the best hotels in Faro? And what if I want to stay in a boutique hotel with beach views in Albufeira?

Find a selection of hand-picked, beautiful hotels and the best restaurants close by.

How to save money?

Spend your money only for the best tours and activities. Avoid tourist traps and find out where to get the best skip-the-line tickets.

Traveling on a budget? Get access to the best things to do for free in Algarve!

Hola, I’m Paulina

​Now, who is this Algarve fan? I'm Paulina and I write at the travel blog paulinaontheroad.com.

I worked for several years as a travel agent and was in charge of preparing taylor-made travel itineraries to the Algarve, Portugal. That's how I got to know the best and most beautiful corners of southern Portugal. Even now that I don't call Algarve my "work place" anymore, I still visit as often as I can.

With my articles about Algarve on the blog, I helped tens of thousands of readers to plan their trip to Faro or Sagres. As a former professional travel planner, I love sharing my Algarve vacation planning expertise with people.​

When people are planning their Algarve holiday, they often don't know where to start. The region is not very big, but extremely diverse. Distances are not large but the roads can be very winding. Thus it's important to plan your getaway wisely. 

If you only have limited time, it's important to know that you don't need to see it ALL. From my years of visiting Algarve, I've seen and done pretty much everything, so I've already filtered the sights for you. You don't actually need to see everything. You only need to see the best!

I'll let you know what you HAVE to do, what you can skip, and the best order to do things in. So, leave your planning worries behind and enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of Algarve.