Algarve: Portugal most famous region - All About Portugal
Algarve Portugal’s south-most region and probably the most famed one, has a lot to offer besides the dazzling beaches of white sand.
Algarve, Portugal’s most famous region, is known by the amazing beaches of white sand and warm waters as well as by the exciting movida. However the south most region of Portugal has much more waiting for you. An extraordinary gastronomy that combines the best the sea has to offer with the rural flavors of the mountain, perfect golf courses and a history full of Moorish influences.
Algarve, Portugal’s favorite beach region
When summer arrives we, locals, headed to the Algarve, mainly due to the region’s amazing beaches. The Algarve coast is characterized both by beaches of imposing cliffs forming bays and coves of a breathtaking beauty and by wide sandy beaches protected by dunes comprising unique ecosystems.
Albufeira, Portimao, Lagos or Tavira offer some of the most beautiful and renowned beaches of the Algarve, being, therefore a great holiday’s destination. If you like you may check my favourite top 10 Algarve beaches
Faro: Portugal’s southern biggest city
Faro, Portugal, is the capital of the Algarve region. The city’s ex-libris is the Old Town, the historic centre that dates back to Moorish times and also offers traces of the medieval age.
Faro Island, also known as Faro beach, is ideal for those who like to practice nautical sports such as windsurf or surf. It is also a great spot to enjoy the gastronomy of Faro due to the many bars and restaurants serving local recipes. You can check my list of favorite restaurants in Faro.
Faro Island is characterized by its amazing dunes and the many fishermen’s houses and boats that provide colourful scenery.
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Lagos: Portugal’s landmark for discoveries
Lagos is one of the most famed cities of the Algarve. It played an crucial role during the Portuguese Discoveries as it was the home of Prince Henry the Navegator and the harbour from where many of the Portuguese expeditions departed during the 15th and 16th centuries.
Lagos is also famed for its beaches such as Meia Praia, Camilo Beach or Dona Ana.
Not to miss is a boat trip to discover the hidden coves and caves of Ponta da Piedade.
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