Algarve is the southernmost region in Portugal. This region has become one of the most popular places in Portugal and one of the most toured places in all of Europe. The region has many beaches, bays, grottoes and limestone caves to explore. The region has a rich fishing and agricultural production as well with specialty in seafood, figs and almonds. As a result it is the richest region in Portugal and third in the entire European Union. Come visit one of the most popular and loved places in Europe and see what has so many people grab last minute family holidays to this region.
Praia da Marinha
This is perhaps the most iconic and beautiful of the beaches in Portugal and part of what makes this region so popular. Even the Michelin Guide says it one of the top 10 most beautiful in all of Europe. With cliffs, beaches and some of the most sparkling ocean water around this beach is used in commercials and ads around the world. If you are visiting the Algarve region a stop here is a must even if you only look out over the water, come see for yourself why this beach has enraptured so many.
Armacao de Pera
This has become a popular tourist town, catering to travelers with a wide variety of beaches, hotels, and fine restaurants. The village started out as a simple fishing village and has now grown to one of the biggest tourist hubs in Algarve. The village has an amazing selection of seafood and restaurants having had a history with the product. The beaches are some of the most notable in the region, and the village has many family friendly resorts, an ideal location to take a family and get away from the usual travel and party crowd but still have options for fine dining and relaxation.
Caldas de Monchique
The spa town of the Algarve, if you want to relax and unwind and get away from it all this is the town to do it in. This town is nested up in the Monchique Mountains, feed by natural spring waters. This site has been famous for the healing properties of waters here, and has been since ancient times. The Romans where the first to build a spa for rejuvenation here and it has been a popular for it ever since. I quite mountain get away, to wash the worries of the world away.
Hopeful this look at some of the most popular sites of this most popular region in Portugal will give you glimpse of why so many have fallen in love with the Algarve. Don’t just stick to these sites though the region has much to offer and little exploration and research will go a very long way, with as focused on tourism as the region is almost anywhere you look you will find something to suite what you are looking for, budget and style. This region is safe, and has a taste of the Mediterranean to it.