The Algarve: Explore its secrets and discover its history
The Algarve is continental Portugal’s southernmost region. It meets the Atlantic sea at its western and southern limits. In the mid-1400s, Prince Dom Henrique “The Navigator” took advantage of the promontory of Sagres to launch the Portuguese Age of Maritime Discoveries.
A distinct and varied coastline
The Algarve is best known for its soft climate and plenty of Sun throughout the year. Therefore allows you to discover its coastline formed by soaring cliffs, sandy coves, sea caves and scattered little islands.
The excellent quality of the beaches makes them hard to resist. For example, some beaches you'll find have out of sight sand extensions! The ocean is almost always calm and warm, inviting you for a long swim or to try some nautical sports. That is to say, the Algarve’s extensive coastline attracts surfers from all over the world!
You can discover trails like Via Algarviana and Rota Vicentina. Or visit the humble fisher villages contrasting with the tall buildings, villas, hotels, bars and restaurants in the major cities. The Golf enthusiasts have world-renowned golf courses. For instance, Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago, in Vilamoura.
Serra de Monchique to explore and relax
In the Algarve’s more rugged interior people live in harmony with the environment and keep some of the ancient traditions.
Explore the mountains of Serra de Monchique to find an Algarve involved in a peaceful and quiet environment. For instance, in one of its valleys, you'll find the “Caldas de Monchique” spa for relaxing your body and mind.
Historical and vibrant cities
Silves conserves several traces from before the Algarve was Portuguese territory. In addition, Sagres and Lagos are closely related to the Portuguese Age of Maritime Discoveries. Tavira is a showcase of traditional architecture.
On the other hand, Portimão and Albufeira are more cosmopolitan cities, so you’ll find a richer nightlife there. Finally, Faro is the Algarve’s capital city and its airport serves as the gateway into the region for most of the 4 million tourists that travel there each year.
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