The Algarve

The Algarve Attractions

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Alcoutim

Alcoutim is a hillside town of cobbled streets, small squares and a paved promenade, situated along the banks of the Guadina river, about 40 km (24 mi). This ...  Read more

Almancil

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

A tranquil alternative to the bustling resorts further along the coast, the small market town of Almancil is worth a detour if only to marvel at its landmark ...  Read more

Alvor

A traditional fishing village set between the Alvor River estuary and the sun-soaked Atlantic coast, Alvor offers a peaceful escape from neighboring ...  Read more

Aquashow Park

Lying northwest of Faro on the Algarve’s Mediterranean coast, Aquashow Park is one of the biggest and best-equipped water parks in Portugal. With 16 rides ...  Read more

Armacao de Pera Beach

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

When it comes to beaches, Armacao de Pera has something for everyone. The beach, which stretches out in front of the fishermen’s village-meets resort town of ...  Read more

Falesia Beach

Stretching for 6km between the villages of Vilamoura and Olhos do Agua, Falésia Beach is one of Portugal’s longest beaches and it’s a serene spot, with ...  Read more

Faro

3 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

Faro is home to about 55,000 people, but despite its relatively small size, it is the administrative center of the Algarve region. Prior to its modern ...  Read more

Ferragudo

On the opposite bank of the Arade River to Portimão and linked to the city by bridge, the small seaside resort of Ferragudo is a world away from the ...  Read more

Lagos

3 star rating: Worth doing 9 Reviews

Originally named Lacobriga by the Romans and then Zawaia by the Moors, Lagos was settled prior to the Roman’s conquest of Iberia, due to its natural river ...  Read more

Monchique

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

When you arrive in Monchique, you may get the idea that you’ve fallen into the picture on a postcard, as this rustic little town of 10,000 people has remained ...  Read more

Mt Fóia

Looming 902 meters over the colorful spa town of Caldas de Monchique below, Mt Fóia is the Algarve’s highest peak and makes a scenic day trip from nearby ...  Read more

Olhão

The Algarve’s biggest fishing port is a lively place to be in the morning, when a busy fish market takes over the seafront, and fittingly, Olhao is full of ...  Read more

Portimão

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

As the Algarve’s most populous city and commercial center, the maritime town of Portimão makes a lively hub from which to explore the beaches, fishing ...  Read more

Praia da Rocha

Portimão’s main beach ranks among the Algarve’s most popular holiday resorts, and its easy to see why, with its stretch of golden sand, scenic promenade ...  Read more

Praia de Faro

Endless beaches seem to become reality at Praia de Faro, a near circular strip of sand that surrounds the island-like Faro peninsula, also called Ilha de ...  Read more

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