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ALGARVE – PORTUGAL

22 Jan

Marinha Cove

 

The Algarve is a region in the south of Portugal. The ocean on the south and west borders it, and the sun shines most of the year (an average of 3000 hours of sunshine).

It must be recognized that the coast cut cliffs and long sandy beaches (more than 200 km), offers magnificent views.

Moreover, if we look closer, we see that the Algarve does not necessarily limit its coastline. The hinterland has quieter charms that are worth that you mention. Fig orchards, orange and almond trees extend out of sight, while the Serra de Monchique offers the opportunity to discover a more rustic face of the Algarve with its Roman archaeological site, for example.

Speaking of its geographical diversity and its multiples strengths, there are many things to see in the Algarve.

 

Beaches

The beaches of the Algarve are generally beautiful. Sunlit they offer a wide range of entertainment and sporting activities for the energetic visitor.

Many beaches on the south coast have facilities such as canoeing, water skiing, jet skiing, kite surfing, diving, sailing, paragliding, speed-boat rides, hire pedalos or rides tourist boats.

You can also find live jazz concert, workshops sushi or outdoor cinemas.

Surfers and body-boarders most assiduous can compete with the powerful waves of the beaches of the west coast of Amado, Vale Figueiras, Ponta Ruiva and many others.

 

The essentials

Portimao – The most important fishing port on the coast is also a beautiful tourist center. This is where we find Praia da Rocha beach with amazing rock sculpted by erosion arising from the ocean. The beautiful landscape offered by Praia da Rocha is most representative of the Algarve.

Praia-da-Rocha

Lagos –┬áThe atmosphere young and cosmopolitan is pleasant. Facing the marina, there is a multitude of cafes, terraces and shops. Take a walk through the narrow streets of the old town and discover the houses painted in pastel colors.

 

Carvoeiro – If you want to stay in a more peaceful place, choose Carvoerio, one of the most beautiful resorts on the coast. Beaches in hidden coves seduce fail. Some are accessible only by steps cut in the rocks. Carvoeiro offers spectacular scenery from the top of its many cliffs.

Beach-Carvoeiro-Algarve-Portugal

 

Albufeira – This is the most popular region of the coast. With its bars and nightclubs, people call her the St Tropez of the Algarve.

Close to Lagos are sites of exceptional beauty for relaxation. Praia Dona Ana and Praia do Camilo are beautiful beaches with turquoise waters nestled under the cliffs and surrounded by towering rocks. Boat trips are available departing from Praia Ana to navigate inside the sea caves.

The Algarve also has thirty golf courses, and some are among the best in Europe. They are suitable for amateurs as well as professionals.

 

This area is rich in history and beautiful beach is undoubtedly a superb destination to spend your holidays with family or friends.

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