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Vila Real de Santo António
AlbufeiraAlbufeira is the ultimate family holiday destination as well as the best place in the Algarve to party. The town is divided into the old town and the Strip. The old town is a beautiful white city with cobbled streets, where you can find over 100 family-focused restaurants. The Strip is renowned for its nightlife full of clubs, pubs and bars that stay open till early morning. Albufeira is located near the beach and is a 35-minute drive from Faro Airport.
Algar SecoJust above the Atlantic Ocean, right on your doorstep, you will find Algar Seco, the impressive rock formations. The natural monument Algar Seco caves exists in Carvoeiro, in the Algarve. This true wonder of nature consists of a series of rocks and rugged caves, sculpted for hundreds of years by the wind, and with natural pools of incredibly blue water. The holes in the rocks give them the appearance of windows and balconies.
AlmancilAlmancil - the heart of the Golden Triangle. The town is probably as well known as the two very exclusive resorts of Algarve just because of its location and its closeness to them. Both Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago have located just 10km from the town of Almancil and both resorts are a haven for golfers. In the neighboring village of São Lourenço, the church is well worth a visit. This church dates back to 1730 and its walls are decorated with the characteristic blue tiles (azulejos) which tell the story of its patron saint. There are many excellent beaches near Almancil and the Ria Formosa Natural Park begins its stretch to the East here.
Armona IslandArmona Island is part of the natural park of Ria Formosa, near the coast of Olhão. The island is 9 kilometers in length and up to 1 kilometer wide. There are about 50 people who live on the Island permanently. They live mainly from fishing and tourism. Armona Island attracts quite a few visitors, due to its paradise beach. There are no cars on the island and the beach is very clean. You can also find many shells on the beach. The seawater is very clean and almost transparent. It is a wonderful place to swim. When you are on this Island, make sure to stay for the sunset as well, which is beautiful here.
Cacela VelhaCacela Velha is a tiny village located on a hill at the eastern end of the Ria Formosa. It’s a delightful day trip from anywhere in the Algarve and avoids much of the overcrowding that happens elsewhere on the coast. It’s famous for several things, the incredible views it offers, its expansive sandy beach, and its idyllic village protected by a small walled fortress.
CarvoeiroCarvoeiro is a village in the municipality of Lagoa, in the Algarve, where you can find some of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal and throughout Europe. This destination has become one of the most important tourist areas in the Algarve, sought after by national and foreign tourists for its natural beauty. The biggest attraction of Carvoeiro are its beaches full of yellowish rock formations that assume various shapes by the sea. But the most famous attraction is the Gruta do Benagil, where a small beach forms inside the cave that has two entrances. Another well-known place is the harmonious set of cliffs at Algar Seco, with its walkways and beautiful landscapes. In addition there are also some historical attractions and landscapes in general.
Castro MarimOn top of a hill, the castle; in another, the star-shaped fort. Between the two, the white houses of Castro Marim, with colorful platbands, roof terraces and lacy chimneys, sprawl. All around, the dark brown of the views, refreshed by the blue of the river and the horizons of the sea. The serene landscape of the banks of the Guadiana, where orchards and vegetable gardens thrive.
EstoiSituated less than 10 km from Faro and the coast is the charming little town of Estoi. It is well worth a visit if you are staying on the coast although it probably doesn't constitute a day trip in its own right.The village is the usual Algarve mix of cobbled streets, whitewashed houses and terracotta roofs. However, being just a few kilometres inland makes it a very different, much more relaxed world than the nearby coast.Pleasant as the village is, most visitors tend to come to Estoi for its two major attractions; the Palácio de Estoi and the Roman Villa of Milreu.
FaroFaro is the capital of the Algarve and the city of arrival for millions of tourists that visit the Algarve. The city is well worth the visit due to its history, entertainment, shopping and local cuisine. If you want to relax, you can enjoy your holiday on one of the beaches nearby or in the natural park of Ria Formosa. During the summer season, there are also many free events and concerts in Faro.
FerragudoThe attractive fishing village of Ferragudo has done a good job of avoiding the wholesale development that has affected much of this part of the Algarve. This is even more impressive considering its location at the mouth of the Rio Arade estuary, right across the water from the tourist hotspots of Portimão and Praia da Rocha. It is something of a wonder how the village has retained much of its traditional charm given its sprawling neighbours and prime location.
GuiaGuia is located in the center of the Algarve, in the southernmost region of Portugal. It is known as the capital of Frango (chicken) due to the numerous restaurants specializing in Piri Piri chicken, spicy chicken, grilled on charcoal - a gastronomic heritage of Mozambique. The parish of Guia has a historical and cultural heritage that represents the spirit and strength of a people who believe in the power of Faith as an essential value. In representation of this, we can find physical traces of such a way of life.
LagosIn Lagos, everything seems to invite the beach and simple pleasures. But there is also a history of navigators and pirates, the result of complicity with the sea that persists in the colorful trawlers that bring the fish to the auction, or in the Marina where yachts from all over the world rock.
LouléLoulé is the ideal town in the Algarve to explore for a day trip. In this historically interesting town, you can discover a real taste of Portuguese culture. The town has a beautiful center and a magnificent market hall. The narrow streets take you to important churches and you can discover the ruins of a 13th-century castle. When you are visiting the Algarve in August, then the Noite Branca (White Night) is one popular party not to be missed.
MonchiqueNear the village of Monchique, you can find a famous spa, called Caldas de Monchique. It is one of the most beautiful places in the region and it is absolutely the best water in the Algarve. The warm spa water has a temperature of around 31 degrees Celsius when it streams downwards from the mountain. It is said that this water is very healthy for the human body, is used for relaxation, but also for the treatment of rheumatism and some respiratory illnesses. The healing properties of this mountain spring water were already discovered by the Romans.
OlhãoOlhão is the largest fishing port of the Algarve. The town is only 10 minutes from Faro by car or train. To be fair, Olhão isn’t the most stunning town of the Algarve. However, Olhão is the gateway to some of the most beautiful islands of Portugal. It is also a great starting point to discover the natural park of Ria Formosa. Furthermore, you can enjoy delicious and traditional food in the town. Whether you are staying for several weeks or just for a day trip, Olhão surely has something nice to offer you.
PorchesSince 1968, Porches Pottery has become a unique and famous institution in what is now a well-loved corner of Europe. This working pottery creates the most distinctive ceramics to be found in Algarve. Porches Pottery has proved that it is possible for hand-crafted works to survive on their own merit. To this day, many of the artisans are here continuing a tradition that is thousands of years in the making.
SagresWith origin before the Roman conquest, it was in the century. XV that Sagres gained great importance. The frequent presence of Infante D. Henrique, during the beginning of the Atlantic navigation forever associated this simple fishing port with the Discoveries. At Ponta de Sagres, a gigantic stone finger pointing towards the ocean, some buildings still evoke the past of this place that is part of the history of the world, remembering Vila do Infante and the fortress that protected it, founded by Infante D. Henrique. Nearby, in the extreme southwest of the European continent, is Cabo de S. Vicente, where a vast horizon of sky and sea opens up.
SilvesSilves is the perfect town in the Algarve to explore for a day trip. Walking in this unique town with its cobbled streets makes you believe that time has stopped. The town is famous for having the most well preserved castle of the Algarve. Silves was once the capital of the Algarve and the town stands out because of its Arabic architecture. Every year during summer, the town hosts a famous medieval festival and attracts a lot of visitors. The center of Silves consists of many beautiful cobbled streets. The Castle of Silves is a castle from the Moorish era. The castle is situated on the highest part of the town and was used to defend the whole population of Silves in wartime. Inside the castle, there is a beautiful garden, and also a cafe. From the castle, you can enjoy the beautiful panoramic views over Silves and its surroundings.
TaviraTavira is a beloved holiday destination that combines breathtaking beaches with Portuguese culture. Regarded as one of the most beautiful towns of the Algarve, you will find a unique mix of traditional architecture with Moorish influences. It is sometimes also called the Venice of the Algarve. This historic town with picturesque plazas and cobbled streets have everything you need for a great holiday. Tavira lies along the slow-flowing Gilão River. Concealed within the labyrinth of cobbled streets are traditionally tiled houses, family-run restaurants and a myriad of decorative churches.
Vila Real de Santo AntónioA hill rises over flat land where, tradition says, there was once a pond. At the top, a church tower, a maze of streets where white predominates. This is the Lagoon where Manueline portals, blue-cut windows and the lookout tower of a convent stop time, evoking forgotten ways of living. The turquoise blue of the sea. The green of the pine trees. Color brush strokes seduce the eyes and express the beauties of Vila Real de Santo António.