Planning for your next vacation getaway? Then look no further than Algarve in Portugal. This place has 16 municipalities and is found in the southernmost region of the country. When you think of Portugal, Lisbon is probably the first city that entered your mind. But Algarve is also very popular with tourists.
If you’re looking for the best beaches and food without having to break the bank, make Algarve your destination of choice. It’s got the perfect climate for tourists and the area is very safe. If you are not a fan of beaches, there are still areas you can explore in the city where you will surely enjoy.
Check out some of the must-see tourist destinations in Algarve below and plan your vacation today.
1. Albufeira – out of all the resort towns in Algarve, Albufeira is the largest. There are two tourist areas, the Old Town and the Strip. Go to the latter if you want cheap drinks as the place is filled with bar and restaurants. The area has a very lively nightlife and is very popular with the younger crowd. Old Town, meanwhile, is perfect for the older generation and those traveling with children. It is right on the seafront and larger in area than the Strip.
2. Lagos – if you want to add a little bit of history to your vacation, head on over to Lagos, where you can have a bit of everything. It boasts not only of beautiful beaches such as Meia Praia and Praia da Dona Ana, but there are also lots of historical monuments in the area. They have monuments representing Neolithic history such as the Menhir of Cabeço do Rochedo. If you want to know more about their history, you can check out the Regional Museum of Lagos to soak some history and culture during your stay.
3. Praia Da Luz – for the ultimate relaxing vacation, there’s no better place than Praia Da Luz. If you are traveling to Algarve with your special someone or even your family, you need to visit this place. This charming resort town does not only have beautiful beaches but great bars and restaurants plus other activities that they can do. If you’re tired of lounging around on the beach, you can try surfing instead. Or, you can go on a boat tour and search for dolphins or simply go on a fishing trip with your family. For the perfect stay, check out your options for Praia da Luz holiday villa accommodation.
There are many more places you can go to in Algarve. There’s Tavira, a traditional town with a relaxing atmosphere. You can visit the Gilao River and the Ria Formosa Natural Park should you want to take a day trip in that area. If you’re more into hiking, head on over to Sagres where you will find rugged beaches perfect for a coastal hike.
No matter where you decide to go in Algarve, you will be sure to bring back with you memories that will stay with you forever.
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