The Algarve region of Portugal is a popular vacation destination for tourists from all over. English is one of the more commonly heard languages in the area followed by Portuguese, French and German. This is representative of the other travelers you can expect to run into at any point. By no means is this an undiscovered region of Portugal but that doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate the natural beauty, fantastic food and great hospitality this area has to offer!
Whether you’re after a peaceful retreat, a crazy night or a cultural learning, the Algarve has you covered.
1. Be blown away in Lagos
If epic natural beauty is something that sounds interesting to you, you must visit Lagos. I recommend hiring one of the numerous boat tours operating in the area to get the best views. Notable viewpoints include Ponta da Piedade, Dona Ana Beach or Camilo Beach.
2. Explore Old Town Albufeira
The historic center and downtown of Albufeira, the old town in Albufeira is now a food, dining and leisure destination for travelers. There’s a plethora of dining and drink options lining the winding streets of the old town. If that’s not your thing then there are also several nice scenic viewpoints if you can brave the massive hills and steps leading to the top! The town still retains its charm through the buildings and some of the dining options available.
3. Reflect at the Capela dos Ossos
The Capela dos Ossos, or Bone Chapel, at the Carmo Church in Faro is a creepy reminder of your own mortality. Comprised of the bones more than 1000 monks, it’s definitely a sight to see.
4. Golf in Vilamoura
If you fancy a game of golf then Vilamoura is where you want to be. With a host of first class golf courses beautiful environment and hotels and resorts dedicated to golf you have your pick.
5. Relax on the Praia dos Alemães
Further from the busy beaches such as the Praia da Marinha or Praia do Camilo is the less crowded Praia dos Alemaes.The Praia dos Alemães gives you the luxury of enjoying a beach while having scenic views of Old Town Albufeira to your right or some nice looking natural rock formations to your left.
Let’s Hear It!
Have you been to any of the towns in the Algarve? What did you think? Anything you would recommend we add?