Ready to plan your trip to southern Portugal but not quite sure where exactly to start? No worries, as there are plenty of resources available to help you plan a vacation you won't soon forget.

General information about the region, calendar of events, and travel information are available on the Portugal website run by the government. Algarve.org provides a wealth of information about accommodation options, including villa rental, weather, maps, and a travel guide to the Algarve region. Along the same lines, Visit Portugal has a plethora of information on where to stay, where to eat, events, and itineraries.

If you arrive in Faro and still aren't sure what to do first, make sure to hit up one of the tourist offices located in Faro. If you fly into Faro, stop off at the tourist bureau in the airport. Otherwise, plan to visit a second location found at Rua da Misiricordia 8-12. At either office you can find information on accommodation, what to see, and what's going on around town.