Algarve is a region of exceptional natural heritage.
Hot and dry summers and mild winters attract thousands of tourists, both Portuguese and foreign, throughout the year. The coast bathed by warm and calm waters that invite for a swim. Breathtaking landscapes, make this region the most visited in the country.
However Algarve is not only beach … The historical and gastronomic heritages are also very rich.
There is much to visit and so much to see, but I’ll focus on the most wanted: the beaches of the Algarve.
Algarve´s coast has beautiful beaches, small and large, well-known or unknown. Sometimes the best thing to do is ask the locals or the fishermen what are the most beautiful places to visit.
This is the city of one of the Algarve’s most famous beaches: Praia da Rocha. It owes its name to the rocks that lie between the sand and the sea. Walking through the sand to the west you will find the beach of the Three Castles, Praia do Vau and Praia do Alemão. In Vau it´s possible climb the cliffs and hike the tracks that provide us a fantastic view over the sea.
Overlooking the beaches of Portimão (37°07’3.3″ -8°34’0.6″)
Overlooking the Praia dos Três Cavalos (37°07’5.2″ -8°32’49.3″)
In the city of Lagoa is the iconic Praia da Marinha with its impressive arches over the sea. Considered one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in Europe and one of the 100 most beautiful in the world by the Michelin Guide. From here for the more adventurous, it´s possible go track that lead us to Benagil beach where we can marvel at the Algar Benagil.
Lagos is a must see. Know the famous Praia Dona Ana, considered the most beautiful beach in the world by the prestigious Spanish magazine ‘Conde Nast Traveller’, then follow the trail to the cliffs beautiful Praia do Camilo and give a little jump to the Ponta da Piedade.
Albufeira is the Algarve fun city, but it also has beautiful beaches.
The Algarve or any other region is only discovered by exploring, talking to local people, walking around …