The western part of the Algarveis internationally renowned for its rocky landscape and isolated bays. Visitlively resorts such as Albufeiraand Lagosfor fun in the sun, or explore the quaint fishing villages of Burgauand Salemafor a quiet getaway. Go to the south-western corner of the region and explorethe historical peninsula of Sagres, or hit up Carrapateira and Odeceixe on thewild west coast, where you can enjoy windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Farois the capital of the region a former Roman settlement, it’s full of historyand culture. Enjoy the beautiful gardens and the lively nightlife in the walledOld City. For a bit of tranquillity, why not experience the natural beauty ofthe Parque Natural da Ria Formosa, a protected area on the east coast of Faroand its unspoilt frontier islands, a natural habitat for local birds.
Move inland and you’ll find a pleasing mix ofscenic landscapes, history and relaxation. Admire the Roman ruins of Milreunear Estoi and the Moorish architecture of Silves, stroll through the charmingstreets of Loulé or spend an afternoon relaxing in the thermal baths of Caldasde Monchique. Bike or walk the Via Algarviana, a 300-kilometer route throughthe flower-covered mountains of the Serra de Monchique and the Serra doCaldeirão.
And how can we forget the golf? The Algarveis famous for its golf the world over and has more than 35 beautiful golfcourses scattered throughout the 155 kilometre long coastline of the region.
Sample the delicious cuisine of the region. The regionprides itself on its fresh local ingredients, such as fish, almonds, grapes,oranges and figs. Enjoy traditional cuisine like açorda de mariscos, a seafoodstew and bread that is truly to die for.
The easiest way to reach the Algarveis via a flight to Faro Airport. Once you’ve arrived, it’s easy to explore thearea by car, via the extensive network of buses or even by bike. With onaverage 300 sunny days a year, the Algarve is apopular year-round destination for everyone from honeymooners to families, fromfood lovers to sports enthusiasts. There’s something for everyone.