The Algarve is known for being one of the top beach break destinations in Europe, with miles of sandy shores, quaint fishing villages and family-friendly resorts to choose from. But during the last weeks of July, lovers of jazz music from all over the world will join traditional holidaymakers in flocking to the region in southern Portugal for the annual Algarve Jazz Music Festival. Situated in the Loule area, and run by the Casa da Cultura (House of Culture), the festival has been hosting outstanding musicians since 1995 and continues to thrill audiences in 2012. With intimate gigs in bars and historic sites, and huge, open-air concerts in parks and pavilions, there is an eclectic mix of blues, funk and jazz music for all to enjoy.
The Loule area of the Algarve is set back slightly from the coast, with plenty of accommodation available in surrounding villages and resorts for those wishing to enjoy the festival. Premier Holidays have a wide catalogue of beautiful Algarve holiday villas in nearby areas such as Vilamoura, Faro and Vale de Lobo, perfectly situated for music fans who want to be near the action of the annual event.
The Lagomare Algarve Holiday Apartments are in a prime location to enjoy both the jazz festival and everything else the Algarve has to offer. With cafes, restaurants, beaches, water parks, nightlife and historical sites all within easy access, it is the perfect holiday home for a short, jazz-filled getaway. The apartments have two bedrooms, both furnished to a high standard, and a beautifully appointed open plan living and kitchen area. A garden and private pool are also available to residents, to unwind after a night of jazz riffs and licks.
The Vilamoura area is home to some of the more spacious villas in Premier Holidays’ extensive portfolio; the beautiful Algarve Holiday Villa Oraya can sleep up to eighteen people, with seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms and leather sofas seating sixteen in an expansive living area. Perfect for a getaway with a group of jazz-loving friends, the villa has a south-facing pool and is set in beautifully manicured gardens, with outdoor eating areas for al fresco dining and even a private terrace with breathtaking views for those lucky enough to procure the master bedroom. The villa is just a short drive away from festival in Loule, as well as from some of the most beautiful beaches and towns in Portugal.