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Flights to Algarve

Algarve

Beach, Culture, Nature

The alluring coastline of southern Portugal is one of the most popular places to visit in Europe.  Known for its stunning beaches, world class golf and rugged landscapes.

Feature/Location:

Portugals Southernmost Region

Currency

Euro

Weather:

Mediterranean Climate

Time Zone:

UTC – GMT (00:00)

Rugged high cliffs, beautifully coloured sea caves, stunning beaches and awe inspiring mountains are only part of what attracts people to the Algarve. A paradise for sun worshippers, a sports haven for Golfers, hikers and climbers. With plenty of resorts on offer from the charming villages of Tavira and Olhao to the lively resorts of Albufeira or Praia da Rocha there's something on offer for everyone.

  • Beach
  • Culture
  • Nature

Beach

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Praia da Beliche

Praia da Beliche is the Algarve's best beach for Surfing thanks to the powerful Atlantic Waves. Just south of the Cabo Sao Vicente cliffs which gives spectacular views but, also provides a shelter from the winds. Due to its location around 3km away from Sarges its usually less crowded in the summer than other beaches. The beach isn't great for those with limited mobility and can only be accessed via 100 steps down a cliff.

Praia da IIha Deserta

A deserted, remote, and unspoilt picturesque 6km beach Praia da IIha Deserta is what paradise looks like. Thanks to its beautiful location within the Parque National da Ria Formosa on the south-eastern part of IIha Deserta one of the sandbar Islands to get there is an adventure via water taxi.

Praia da Marinha

One of the most stunning beaches in the world, popular Praia da Marinha should be visited by everyone. The beach is snuggled at the bottom of jagged cliffs giving a picturesque back drop, crystal clear turquoise waters are usually calm and tranquil but, can on some days have some small but, fun waves. Due to the cliffs the beach is generally hot and sunny with very little wind. If you only have time to spend the day on one beach throughout your stay then this is it! A must to add to your Algarve things to do list!

Culture

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Church of São Lourenço

Visit the beautiful charming 18th century Baroque Church. The Church of São Lourenço in Loulé has traditional blue azulejos tin-glazed ceramic tiles that date back to the 1730s covering the walls and ceiling, an impressive sight. With a perfect skyline as a back drop to the church this makes for a perfect picture moment.

Lagos Old Town

Once the capital of the Algarve between the 16th and 18th century this beautiful charming historic town is a great place to explore. The city is surrounded by pieces of the old walls and mosaic tiled and cobbled streets with whitewashed traditional Portuguese and some historic buildings including the 15th century slave market. The towns museum is filled with artifacts found over² hundreds of years including coins from the 4th century. A must to add to your Algarve things to do list!

Monchique

In the Inland Region of the Algarve you will find the most picturesque mountain range of Serra de Monchique. The mountain range with the tallest mountain sitting at over 900 metres sits between the Algarve and Alentejo in the North of Portugal. Monchique is a great place to spend time enjoying walks around the cool hillside or venture to the ruins of a 17th century Convent.

Nature

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Bengali Sea Caves

The most famous sea caves and most photographed in the Algarve is Bengali. Bengali Sea Caves are literally a mesmerising picturesque sight. Once you stand inside the cave with the beautiful sand between your toes and surrounded by azore crystal clear waters you are surrounded by beautifully coloured rock with its very own natural skylight. The only way to get to the caves safely is via boat so a boat tour is always recommended as a good way to get there. A one to add to your Algarve things to do list!

Cape St. Vincent

Calling all nature lovers and those who just love beautiful places, Cape St. Vincent is the place to visit. Jaw dropping 75 metre cliffs that shadow the ocean. The nature reserve is home to some of the most beautiful species such as Great Spotted Cuckooherons, sea otters and Bonelli's eagles. Historically people used to think that Cape St. Vincent was ''the end of the world'' it has long been considered sacred ground. It’s the perfect place to have a walk whilst you become one with nature, feel the breeze in your hair and enjoy the wild majestic nature. There's a beautiful lighthouse to admire and It's said to be one of the most magical places on earth. A one to add to your Algarve things to do list!

Ria Formosa Natural Park

18,000 hectares and 60km in length the Ria Formosa Natural Park has been a natural reserve since 1978 and a park since 1987. A nature lovers paradise thanks to the amazing biodiversity of the area. Birdwatchers, walkers and cyclists adore this well protected area. A great place to visit whilst on the island.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Algarve

What language do they speak in the Algarve?

The language spoken in the Algarve is Portugese.

Is the Algarve part of Portugal?

Yes, The Algarve is the Southernmost part of Portugal.

What is the capital of the Algarve?

The capital is Faro.

What Currency do they use in the Algarve?

The currency is Euro.

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