The Algarve, magic and beauty in southern Portugal

It is a really beautiful region on the coast of Portugal that is worth visiting on your next vacation. With beaches of fine golden sand, transparent waters and beautiful villages, the Algarve is charming, Look where you look. There is much to see and do in this region, we show you what you should not miss.

The Algarve, where the sun sets

Algarve comes from Arabic and means "the land where the sun sets". A beautiful land in southern Portugal that has already become the sun and beach destination for many tourists. If you have decided to meet him, these are places to visit:

1. Ponta da Piedade (Lagos)

Ponta da Piedade - M.V. Photography

The landscape of Ponta da Piedade seems taken from a story. Its cliffs and turquoise sea create one of the best known images of the Algarve. A somewhat complicated place of access, but whose beauty makes any effort be taken for granted.

You can enjoy boat trips to reach caves, arches and natural caves carved into the rocks. Or simply sit and spend hours watching the sea from a privileged place.

2. Port of Olhao

Olhao - Mauro Rodrigues

You can spend an unforgettable day in this fishing port. Just 10 kilometers from Faro, you can learn a lot about the customs and traditions of this beautiful place. Also from Olhao you will access an island with wonderful beaches.

Its market, its fishing village and its sailors neighborhood are the must-see here. Do not forget to enjoy a delicious lunch with Moorish influence!

3. Cabo de San Vicente

Cape of Saint Vincent - Peter Raymond Llewellyn

It is located 3 kilometers from Sagrés and is another of the impressive natural panoramic points of Algarve. This site is ideal to enjoy the sunset as a couple (or with whomever you want).

Watch the magnificent cliffs and how the waves break strongly on them, It is spectacular. And enjoy the breeze, the song of the birds and the aroma of salt ... all that and more awaits you at the end of San Vicente.

4. Portimao

It is one of the best places to eat seafood in the entire Algarve. It is the second largest city in the region. It was founded by the Phoenicians and since then it is a fishing center par excellence.

5. The Guadiana

Cacela Velha - F8 studio

The Guadiana River separates the Algarve from Spain. This natural border is really beautiful. In its surroundings we find beautiful fishing villages, excellent cuisine, thousands of birds flying and an unforgettable beach.

From Tavira you can make excursions to this less traveled area. Do not miss the Vila Real de Santo Antonio, the Fluvial Praia de Alcoutim and the Natural Reserve do Sapal de Castro Marin.

6. Praia da Rocha

Praia da Rocha - Krzyzak

A few kilometers from Portimao, this beautiful set of cliffs will blow you away. Its famous golden arch formed by two rocks allows us to see how the sea is losing itself on the horizon. The small beach has become a paradise for those looking for something different in their travels.

«Nature never rushes. Atom by atom, little by little he gets his job. »

-Ralph Waldo Emerson-

7. Via Algarviana

To enjoy the wonderful landscapes in the interior of the Algarve, nothing better than doing this trail on foot. You can complete the entire path (300 kilometers) or some parts. Among the prominent sites is Monchique, among the highest peaks in the region, where you can enjoy breathtaking views.

8. Praia da Marinha

Praia da Marinha - Mauro Rodrigues

It is close to Carvoeiro and is characterized by its crystalline waters, its rock formations (which appear to have been carved by man) and an original distribution. Definitely, It is one of the most beautiful beaches not only in Algarve, but also throughout Europe.

9. Serra do Caldeirao

It is very close to the coast but what most attracts the attention of this region in the middle of Algarve are its small villages north of Loulé. Here you can learn about the traditions of southern Portuguese, between fields and orchards. A beautiful destination for hiking, bird watching and different excursions.

Alte is a beautiful town full of flowers, fountains and mills. A place you can choose for lunch time, as well as little Sarnadas, with its mountain cuisine.

Video: Lisbon and the Algarve (November 2019).