Algarve, sun and beaches
Algarve is the southernmost region of Portugal.
Some of the best and most beautiful beaches in the entire world are to be found in the Algarve. But Algarve is also one of the finest golfing destinations in Europe. Vale de Lobo, Quinta do Lago and Vilamoura are famous for their golf courses, luxury villas and golden beaches.
More than just magnificent beaches and a blessed climate, the Algarve offers a rich folk heritage which is worth appreciating along with the pleasures of the sun and the sea.
Devote some time to discovering it because there are old customs, living traditions and heritage buildings which can be enjoyed throughout the year.
The Algarve’s natural diversity is undoubtedly one of its greatest riches. From coastal regions to the Algarvian Mountains, there is a whole world of diversity to be explored.
If you are looking for a quieter time, you can opt for the refinement of thalassotherapy centres and spas, healthy breaks at thermal water centres or the peace of relaxation farms.
And don’t forget: trying out the Algarve’s regional cooking is a must for any visitor to the region. Rich in flavour yet simply prepared, its cuisine, like everything in this region, has its origins in distant times and customs and has absorbed various influences.