Useful touristic information about Algarve

Tourism in Algarve. What to visit?

Algarve is divided into three regions Western, Central and Eastern. The Western side is the wildest one and the integration of nature and human is perfect. We recommend our visitors to rent a car and visit as many parts of Algarve as you can; each part of Algarve has an interesting side. Nevertheless, here you can find the best places to visit:

 

- Saint Vincent’s Cape:

The Cape Saint Vicents is the southwesternmost point in Portugal and Iberian peninsula. The cliffs rise nearly vertically from the Atlantic to a height of 75 meters. The cape is located at six kilometers from the village of Sagres, the cape is a landmark for a ship traveling to or from the Mediterranean.

- Vila do Bispo: Partially set in the Natural Park of the South-west Alentejano and Vicentine Coast, the Vila do Bispo council is one of the few places in the Algarve where the wild nature, together with a rich historical-cultural patrimony, remains untouched..

- Church Santa Maria do Castelo: This church located in Tavira dated from XIII century was built over an old mosque, has preserved its Gothic facade. It contains the tomb of the Seven Knights of the order of Santiago whose assassination by the Moors unleashed the reconquest of the town. You will see the ribbed vault of the chapel on the left of the entrance and the azulejos from the 18C. The church is opposite the largo da Graça, a pretty sloping square which is full of flowers and very shady.

- Portimão: Portimão is a pretty city with a modern structure. It has almost anything a party crowd could ask for: beach and disco! There are two things that always come to the mind of people thinking of Portimão: Praia da Rocha (Rocha beach) and the Katedral disco.

- Lagos: Lagos oozes life. A vibrant, sunny town, its pretty cobbled streets bristle with cafes, restaurants and bars. It's a magnet for backpackers and surf dudes, who swing between its clubs and nearby sweeping beaches and striking coastal coves. Lagos also has historical clout, having launched many naval excursions during Portugal's Age of Discoveries


Algarve tourist sites

Official Algarve Tourism
Non-official online guide

Beaches

The rocky coastline of Algarve is full of amazing beaches, some of them ideal to practice surf.

In Algarve you can find several types of beaches, from windy and wild beaches to popular ones.

Here we suggest some beaches that you could visit during your stay.

- Praia da Rocha

- Praia da Bordeira

- Meia Praia

- Praia do Martinhal

- Praia da Falésia

- Praia da Galé

- Ilha da Tavira

- Praia da Armona