Travelling to the Algarve on holiday offers you spectacular scenery, great weather and plenty of stunning areas to visit.
We have compiled a list of local towns and marinas you can easily visit whilst staying on the Algarve.
A former fishing village in the southern Algarve, is a major tourist destination. It is a lively and popular resort town with stunning beaches.
Aljezur isn’t a costal town, but that doesn’t mean you should rule it out as a holiday destination.
Set slightly inland on the Alvor River (Rio Alvor), between Lagos and Portimão is the fishing village of Alvor.
This whitewashed fishing village set into the cliffs has become a tourist hotspot.
Faro is often overlooked by visitors to the Algarve, assuming that this is purely the location of the airport and nothing more. But the cobbled streets of Faro’s town centre actually offer far more intrigue and culture…
Things to do in Faro
Whether you are interested in heading to the beach for surfing and watersports or learning more about the cultural history of the Algarve, Faro has a fantastic range of varied things to do.
Situated in the western Algarve, 6 km inland from the pretty beach at Carvoeiro, is Lagoa, a market town primarily known for its wine. Lagoa is set on a hill overlooking flatlands.
Situated on the western end of the Algarve coastline, Lagos is a historic and lively city with a buzzing nightlife, fabulous beaches, and a charming and picturesque old town centre.
Home to the biggest fishing port in the Algarve, the sleepy town of Olhão has been transformed in recent years into a major beach resort.
The biggest city in the western province of the Algarve, Portimão, is a major tourist destination set on the broad estuary of the river Arade (Rio Arade).
Praia de Luz
Praia de Luz is a popular and attractive beach resort in the western Algarve. The town has a welcoming feel about it and there are lots of tourist facilities, restaurants and bars, as well as a wonderful beach.
Sagres is unlike any other destination in the Algarve. This laid-back, isolated village is situated at the extreme western tip of the Algarve and…
Silves is a delightful and traditional Portuguese town of historical importance…
Set 3 km inland, either side of the Gilão river, Tavira is perhaps one of the most charming towns of the Algarve. With its relaxed atmosphere, Tavira is a great location for couples, families and those seeking a peaceful holiday destination.
Vilamoura is the crème de la crème of the Algarve. It’s the ‘Marbella’ of the Algarve. Just as Spain’s Marbella attracts the wealthy, the yachtsmen, golfers and celebrities to Spain.