Where nature has prepared to welcome you
It was from the South that the Portuguese first left to meet other peoples and it’s from the South that many fall in love with this country.
The ocean, in all shades of blue, invites to long baths and water sports.
The almost deserted islands mark the limits between the Ria Formosa and the sea.
The small bays create almost private beaches. And the mountains, crowned by almond trees, oranges and fig trees, whet the appetite.
Live in a Dream
With more than three thousand sunshine hours per year, the Algarve has a mild climate during the twelve months. Moreover, its 200 kilometres of coast offer excellent conditions for water sports, which is very attractive to those who want to live in a different country.
Thanks to this sport, the Algarve has been granted many prizes and international distinctions, and it has more than once been considered the World’s Top Golf Destination. In the Algarve alone, there are close to 40 golf courses, all with excellent conditions, both for experts and beginners.
This region is part of the Natural Park which constitutes the largest extension of Portuguese coastal area under protection. The beaches, with never-ending sands or huge limestone and schist cliffs, are varied. The restless sea produces a natural symphony, the perfect soundtrack for long walks.
Cities with Heritage
Sagres and Lagos had a huge role in the Discoveries Era. Silves was the capital of the Arab Kingdom. Tavira is a living display of traditional architecture. Faro stands out for the beauty of its “ria”. These are just some of the cities that make the Algarve even more loveable.
The Ria Formosa and the Sapal
The Ria Formosa and the Sapal of Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António are two protected areas, both unique in the world. The green of the vegetation blends with the blue of the waters, in contrast with the whiteness of the salt pans and the pink shades of the Flamingos’ feathers. These images will be hard to forget!
Days of fun are not only about sunbathing, swims in the sea or sports activities. The Algarve is the ideal place to host. There are activities for all tastes and all ages. Here you can live peacefully or party. You choose!
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