It’s welcoming tourists to its safe sandy beaches, simple seafood restaurants and alluring natural wonders, and this Portuguese paradise is just a two-hour, 40-minute flight away, with no time difference.
Drink cocktails in a bar on the seafront, soak up the sun at a cove, or ride the waves along the wild west coast.
It is a great place to play golf, with 31 A-grade golf courses. Vilamoura is considered the “King of Swingers” with 13 world-class venues.
Albufeira is the Algarve’s most popular holiday destination, boasting a thriving strip of open-air bars, an old town with cobbled streets, market stalls, and alfresco dining.
There are many options for accommodation from elegant beachfront apartments to luxurious resort hotels. You can also find direct flights from UK airports so you have plenty of last-minute bargains.
This is a great choice for Britons who want to save money on holidays. It was recently named the most affordable destination in the Eurozone by the Post Office Holiday Money Report.
There are many must-see experiences for those who visit the Algarve, including favourite spots and off-the-beaten track locations.
Its standout beaches should be your first destination. You can choose from award winning beaches like Dona Ana and Camilo as well as Meia and Marinha.
Amazing coastlines like the Algarve also have a lot of natural beauty spots. You should definitely add the Benagil Cave to your bucket list. This stunning cave is where the sun streams in through the natural openings.
To see it from the top, you can hike on the Seven Hanging Valleys Trail close to Lagoa.
You can also see Ponta da Piedade, which is a rock formation and cave created by the elements over thousands years, as you head towards Lagos. It’s Portugal’s equivalent of the Twelve Apostles in Australia.
Take a boat ride around Ria Formosa Natural Park. This unique lagoon is one of Seven Natural Wonders of Portugal.
You can take a ferry to Olhao and then go onwards to Armona Island. Here you will enjoy tranquil shoreline walks, peaceful sea swimming, or just relax at one of the many beach bars while your feet are in the sand.
It is possible to sail also from Faro, Portugal to Deserta Island. There are no boardwalks or birdwatching on this island.
Cape St. Vincent, which is located on the southeast edge of mainland Europe at sunset, can be seen from the shores.
You can head north to take in the views on scenic drives or hikes up the Vicentine coast, Portugal’s most beautiful coastal area. If you’re looking for a peek into Portuguese culture, Alte (an inland village with whitewashed buildings) and Alvor (a beachfront community), offer glimpses into rural and coastal life.
The Castelo de Silves National Monument reveals the Moorish influence in the area, and the Church of Sao Lourenco is a stunning interior of blue-white azulejo tiled tiles.
For an authentic taste of Portugal, try a platter of fresh seafood or sardines in Portimao.
You can get a complete taste of local life by taking a bicycle tour on the Ecovia Trail. This route takes you to the Alvor Estuary’s birdwatching area, Sagres point’s majestic cliffs, and Salema and Burgau fishing villages.
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