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Post Christmas getaways – why retired tourists are choosing the Algarve

Everyone knows the January Blues. After the anticipation of Christmas, the festive season is over in a flash. However, there has been a growing demand from retired tourists who are kicking off their new year with an exciting getaway.

At SandyBlue, we are seeing many guests in this demographic looking to spend this time in the Algarve. We are unsurprised – the Algarve offers a sense of belonging, thanks to the welcoming local communities and thriving expat networks.

Furthermore, the historical and cultural richness paired with a focus on wellbeing means the Algarve is the perfect location for retired tourists looking for their next adventure.

Why a January getaway is the perfect time

With year-round sunshine, retired tourists are drawn to the region as it provides the perfect backdrop for leisurely strolls along golden beaches and outdoor activities. Of course, the temperatures won’t reach the heights of the summer months, but this is a beneficial holiday perk for this demographic.

Speaking of activities, the Algarve is steeped in history and culture. In particular, a day out in Faro, Loulé or Silves will offer plenty for those seeking places of historical importance. The old, cobbled streets, shops and markets really offer a unique charm like no other place!

For those who love cuisine, the start of the year is a great time to sample the many delights. With restaurants less busy without the summer footfall, we find that retired tourists prefer this atmosphere as it provides the relaxation and privacy they want.

Tourists get to focus on themselves

While big family getaways are of course a joy, retired tourists use this time of the year to focus on themselves. The Algarve offers a range of recreational activities, from golf courses to hiking trails, promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. The many spa offerings also help promote relaxation and give tourists a great way to recharge.

If guests really want to relax, our guest services team can help them do just that. With in-villa experiences, guests can bring the spa experience to their rental property. From massages to yoga sessions, wellness never felt so good. In-house chefs also offer a wonderful dining experience in complete privacy. Guests have the option to go to the market with a chef, buy the food and come back to the villa to prep, cook and eat.

Making memories all year round

No matter the time of year, SandyBlue strives to provide unforgettable experiences for all guests.

By SandyBlue Team
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SandyBlue – Algarve villa rental specialists.
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