The Algarve

The south of Portugal

The Algarve coast of Portugal had garnered wide spread attention from tourists and travel writers alike. A coastline with magnanimous beaches;  a calm beckoning ocean and a wonderfully serene and warm climate is what makes Algarve a vacation destination par excellence.

Then, there are the numerous fishing villages dotting its coastline along with a myriad of holiday villages all of which lend to the inimitable charm of region. Complete with luxurious vacation resorts, and sleepy coastal towns that bespeak of tranquility like the Santa Luzia and the tiny port of Sagres, Algarve certainly merits a visit if you are looking for an idyllic and peaceful vacation.

The most notable attraction of Algarve is undeniably its mammoth 150 kilometer coastline, with soft squishy, white sand and sparkling turquoise water, it is no wonder that visitors spend the majority of their time on the seashore enjoying the bounties of nature. In fact, Algarve has the distinction of being the home of some of the most celebrated beaches in Europe and the world over. From stretches of sand that are forever bustling with beachgoers to hidden coastal retreats that are perfect for people who guard their privacy Algarve has them all.  There are even beaches that are specifically dedicated to the pursuit of water sports. Booking your Faro airport well in advance is highly recommended if you want to visit some of the remote beaches.

One of the most extraordinary features of the Algarve coastline is the topography, with its secluded desert islands to its unyielding rocky outcrops and from the small coves to the large sandy stretches. Together these make Algarve the ideal destination for a family vacation or a romantic sojourn and more. Tourists are known to relish swimming in the warm waters leading to the Ria Formosa and the cool breeze granted by the Costa Vincentina.  The cosmopolitan environment of these beaches coupled with the numerous restaurants and amenities make them a huge hit with people of all ages. Almost all Algarve beaches have lifeguards on duty and yellow, red and blue flags that indicate the condition of the water. The local lifeguards will be more than happy to offer you information about Faro or any other holiday resort on the Algarve.

The coastline is also known for its assortment of golf courses. The 30 greens located in various resorts and towns are perfect for golfing enthusiasts with varying skill sets. Add the friendly local populace to this heady mixture of fun and excitement and it is easy to understand why thousands visit the Algarve coastline each year.

All in all, Algarve delivers on the promise of being one of the most happening and exciting vacation destinations on the Portuguese coastline. So, if you are ever visiting the southern parts of the country, take a break for a day or two and enjoy a taste of world class luxury, nature lands and fabulous beaches in Algarve.

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