The Algarve is the southernmost region of Portugal, on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. It is Portugal’s most popular holiday destination due to the approximately 200 km of clean beaches, the cool, unpolluted water, and the facts that it is relatively cheap, very safe, and overall welcoming.
The cities of the Algarve are traditionally grouped into Barlavento and Sotovento, the western and eastern halves, respectively.
- 1 Albufeira
- 1 Alvor
- 1 Lagoa
- 1 Lagos – narrow, winding streets, quaint shops and wonderful restaurants, with an old inner city inside the remnants of a protective wall
- 1 Monchique the inland Algarve, superb food, nature and views.
- 1 Portimão
- 1 Praia da Luz
- 1 Sagres – near Europe’s southwesternmost point
- 1 Salema
- 1 Silves – first capital of the Algarve which has a Moorish red stone castle