Subject: re: Long term vacations in the Algarve

Being based in the UK, these winter breaks are readily available at most UK travel agents. I can't see any reason why a UK agent wouldn't accept your booking. I try avoid these firms.... but a winter in the Algarve certainly has its attractions. Try searching for Thomas Cook, Lunn Poly, Hayes and Jarvis.

My personal recommendation would be to find an property owner. And deal direct with them, as this is likely to produce the keenest deals. Then all you would need to do is arrange the flights, car hire, and insurance

You may find these pages a useful starting point.

Andrew Mercer