This is the southernmost region of Portugal, blessed with incredible sandy beaches, picturesque fishing towns and a glorious climate.
The Algarve is the only Portuguese region facing south and the seas that also bathe African nations, exposed to the influence of the Sahara. It comprises of gentle hills and the renowned unique coastline.Traditionally, algarvians would descend from the mountains to sell their produce such as coal and liquors -arbutus brandy. In the coastline they would buy fish, figs and almonds, hard to grow uphill. Along this coastline an intersperse of cultures such as carob, almond and fig and palm trees lend its exotic character to this land, where we now find some of the best golf courses and hotels in Europe. Its beaches are varied and exquisite. From vast sandplains in the east, rich in seafood, through the jagged cliffs of the center, ending in the Atlantic breezes of the west.