Discover the best of Algarve with its golden beaches, scalloped bays, and cliffs that take your breath away. What are the other things the island can offer? Let’s find out.
Algarve in Brief
Algarve serves as the premier holiday destination of Portugal. Visitors refer to it as a drop in the ocean with flower-covered and cork-tree hillsides, historic villages as well as castle towns.
What to Do on the Island
Algarve’s over 150 golden shores make its beaches the biggest draw of visitors. Craggy caves and rock cliffs border these beaches giving your snaps an exceptional photogenic effect. Surf the abundant, friendly waves of surfers’ sweet spot Aljezur. Make your way to Lagoan Praia da Marinha for the quintessential crescent sand.
Enjoy viewing the sunset while sipping your favorite drinks at the Skybar of Tivoli Carvoeiro Algarve Resort. Fashion blogger Carolina Braedt just spent some time here.
Have a one-of-a-kind hiking and wildlife spotting with the sand dunes, marshes, islands, mudflats, and lagoons at Ria Formosa nature park just like actress Zined Obeid who came here in September. Use the cycle trails and footpaths to learn about the whole region like the Vicentine Route and the Algarve Way inland along with the preserved coastal stretches. Another ecological way to learn about the island’s fauna and flora are through its boat rides. Get some relaxation after a whole-day exploration at the different thalassotherapy centers, spas, and in the Monchique Thermal Baths.
What’s at the Table?
Take delight in the fresh seafood and fish cooked in a casserole or grill. Their divine flavors will surely make your beach or restaurant dining experience enjoyable. Chefs here turn traditional cuisine into new versions. Fresh vegetables, herbs, and fruits grow with excellence around the region. Get a lot of native-grown goodness at the new Anantara Vilamoura resort where actor Pedro Teixeira was once spotted.
Another culinary star of the region is seafood cooked in sea-bass fillets, grilled fish, and clams bathed in garlic and oil. Octopus is an Algarvian treat sought-after by many.
Enjoy Relative Obscurity
Many restaurants pop up along the region’s coastline with the glittering resorts all over. Here you will get a delicious wine you will not find anywhere else. This is not the case anymore these days. And this is far from the reality of equality to its Mediterranean neighbours St. Tropez and Majorca in terms of beauty.
When Best to Go
If you are in search for the best time to travel to Algarve to sunbathe and surf, it’s best to visit between April and June if you are planning to walk around or do cycling. Hot summer days are to be treasured at a country farmhouse with a shaded woodland and pool from July to August. Algarve must be your next-to-visit destination considering their sunny and mild climate all year round. Come, enjoy, and tell us your story.