Welcome 2 Algarve
About Algarve

 

With some of the most beautiful beaches in Southern Europe, the Algarve has over 150km of south-facing coastline stretching from Cape St Vincent in the west to the Spanish border in the east. Along the coast are a number of well developed tourist hotspots as well as quiet little villages overlooking the ocean. Further inland you will find charming little pockets of unspoilt countryside and places which seem untouched by time.

 

Albufeira

Albufeira is a popular resort located almost exactly in the middle of the Algarvian coast. Amongst other things the area is renowned for its fabulous beach with the city surrounding it like an amphitheatre and a great night-life.

Nearby Vilamoura is better known for its many golf courses, the Marina and Casino.

   

Olhos d'Água

Once a tiny fishing village, this is now itself a popular destination for tourists from both overseas and from the rest of Portugal.  Here you will find a true mixture of the old and the new - charming little cottages, fishing boats pulled up on the beach –  the newly developed seafront esplanade with smart restaurants – the local bar where you´ll be greeted as an old friend (on your second visit!) – the karaoke bar selling exotic cocktails.  All of this in a small resort which has a little of everything and is only minutes from the centre of Albufeira and Vilamoura.

   

Beaches

Europe's most beautiful beaches, from where you can admire the rocky coastline and the playful shadows they cast on the sand.


Activities: Boat trips/ Diving/ Sailing/ Canoeing/ Water skiing/ Jet skiing/ Windsurf/ Kite surf/ Surf/ Body board

   

Sport and Adventure

Worth recommending is the range of outdoor sports that are available. The warm climate of southern Portugal means that most of these can be enjoyed during many months of the year.
Activities: Biking/ Horse Riding/ Paragliding/ Caving/ Tennis/ Safaris/ Go Karting/ Footpaths / Aquatic Parks/ Zoo

   

Golf

A fabulous destination for golfers, the Algarve provides the facilities and the weather for players almost throughout the year – and especially in Spring and Autumn.
The Algarve has over 30 golf courses (most of which are Championship class, also a few designed with the beginner in mind).  Wherever you decide to stay you will never be far from a course and, in just the Albufeira and Vilamoura area, there are 16 to choose from.

   
 

Food and Drinks

Discover the aromas and flavours of the traditional Algarve cuisine.

Suggestions: Fish/ Shellfish/ Cataplana/ Chicken Piri Piri/ Deserts with almond, figs or carob/ Oranges/ Red-White-Rosé Wine/Green wine/ Port Wine/ Medronho/ Algarvian food Festivals

   

Algarve by night

The choice of activities is as varied by night as it is by day - the possibilities are almost endless.
Relax with an after dinner drink whilst watching the moon rise above the ocean, or dance until dawn at one of the Algarves many popular clubs and discos.
Hot summer nights, with a sometimes very welcome sea breeze, invite everyone to enjoy their time here. Even during spring and autumn the evenings are often mild and balmy.
Suggestions :  Sunset cruises, Beach Parties, Casinos, Karaoke Bars, Concerts, Live Music, Nightclubs.
   

Culture and Tradition

The region's history, with Moorish and other influences, has left an interesting and varied architectural styles which can be seen throughout the Algarve.

Suggestions: The architecture of the whitewashed houses / Pottery/ Lace Work/ Cork Museum Fabrica Inglesa/ Castelo Silves/ Churches

   

Nature and Landscape

With a Mediterranean climate, marked by the smell of the sea at low tide and the scent of wild flowers.

Suggestions: The natural parks ofRia Formosa and Costa Vicentina / Almond trees in blossom/ Ponte da Piedade, Cliffs, caves and grottos along the length of the coastline.Underwater arterial springs which spout fresh water out from under the sea and on the beach itself – known as “Olhos de Agua”, literally eyes of water.

   

Good Living

Everything you need to relax and pamper yourself whilst on holiday!

Suggestions: Spas/ Yoga/ Meditation Centres/ Thermal Spa of Monchique/ Open air markets/ Souvenir shops/ Shopping Malls/ Fado Nights/ Jazz Nights/ Live Music/ Casinos/ Bars and Discotheques/ Carnival