The Algarve in Portugal
The Algarve is the beautiful southern coastline of Portugal. It is a region blessed with stunning beaches, picturesque fishing towns and a glorious climate, all of which combine to create the perfect holiday destination. The Algarve is wonderfully varied, able to appeal to a wide cross-section of tourists; there are pristine beaches for families, waterparks for teenagers, buzzing nightlife for young couples and historic towns for a cultural tour.
The Algarve provides excellent value for money, especially when compared to many of the other established European holiday destinations, while as a people the Portuguese are welcoming, hospitable and progressive. Southern Portugal is a hassle-free destination; hotels are of a high standard, there are comparatively short flights, English is universally spoken and the extensive selection of restaurants means that every cuisine or dietary requirement is catered for. This guide has been written as an introduction to the Algarve, primarily designed for tourist who is planning a holiday to the region.
The coast of the Algarve in southern Portugal is a seemingly endless series of some of Europe’s finest beaches. They are seriously spectacular stretches of sand: the climate and atmosphere are the Mediterranean, but this is the Atlantic so good waves and watersports are available alongside more sedate, family-oriented paddling zones. There are more than 150 beaches to choose from but we’ve done the hard yards to bring you our favorites.