The Algarve is Portugal’s most southern region. Its known for its Mediterranean beaches and golf resorts. Between Lagos and Faro there are many whitewashed fishing villages along the central coastline. The resort has a choice of villas, hotels, bars and restaurants.
Beautiful beaches include the Praia da Marinha with its dramatic sea stacks. Amado beach a remote surfing and fishing paradise. The Tavira Island is popular with sun worshipers. It also features the lagoon refuge of Ria Formosa Natural Park.
Activities include Scuba diving, sailing and dolphin watching expeditions. Boats depart regularly from points along the southern coast. The Via Algarviana hiking trail, traverses the province, winding its way through olive groves. Discover the beautiful cork oak forests and idyllic market towns. The Silves’ Moorish castle and 16th century fortress at Cape St. Vincent are both historic sites. they are at Europe’s most south western point. Clams with coriander and almond pastries are regional specialties.