Top Travel Spots in the Algarve

The Algarve is located in the southernmost region of mainland Portugal. Over the years it has emerged as an attractive tourist spot and the best tourist destination in Portugal. It is among the top popular places to visit in Europe. At an average, around 10 million people visit Algarve annually thus making it one of the third richest regions in Portugal. Beautiful beaches, amazing golf courses, appropriate climate conditions and superb coastline makes it one of the most sought after destinations for tourism.

Algarve mountain beach view

1. Faro

Faro is the capital of Algarve. It is a cluster of various industries and manufacturing units. Famous place to visit here is Old Town, off shore beaches, an excellent museum, number of cafes and restaurants, artisan workshops, lagoons, natural parks and much more.

2. Vila Real de Santo Antonio

Beautiful shops and market is the shopper’s attraction here. It is a hub of orange trees, cafes and restaurants. River Guadiana is also very famous here, including Reserva Natural do Sapal Nature Park.

3. Alcoutim

Here one can find the 14th century castle. River Guadiana also catches the visitor’s eye here, due to its natural beauty.

4. Tavira

Located near the eastern Algarve, this is a very beautiful town. River Gilao covers this beautiful town, coupled with a castle in the area. Total 21 churches can be found here, which takes anybody to a completely different world of architecture. Nearby market remains full of people. Ria Formosa is a beautiful natural park here.

5. Olhao

One of the major and busiest fishing zones in the Algarve. Best seafood can be found here. Places to visit here are Parque Natural da Ria Formosa, wildlife parks, sandbar islands of Armona, Culatra and Farol lies in this region

6. Loule

Loule is a busy market town, famous for fruits and vegetables. It is a commercial spot. One can find here the 12th century castle, a small museum, Alte village located in the foothills of mountain range covered with garden full of flowers.

7. Vilamoura

Extremely famous for its golf courses and largest marina facility. It is famous for its designer boutiques and posh restaurants. Adventure seekers love this place for water sports and kids also love this place as many activities are lined up for them here.

8. Albufeira

It is the central location in the Algarve. Things to view here are sandstone cliffs, fishing village, cottages, church. Very famous for its beaches.

9. Silves

Famous for the spectacular orange groves, olive trees and vineyards. It has a 11th century castle . The town itself is a visual delight to watch with amazing riverfront.

10. Portimao

Famous for cannery industry and beach resorts. It is the second largest city in the Algarve. River Arade’s serene beauty is the major attraction. One can also find here museum, theatre complex, artificial reef, Formula 1 racetracks, Praia da Rocha stretch, marina set and many more attractive spots.

Thus above mentioned are some of the famous tourist spots which are a must visit while having a tour at The Algarve.

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  1. Daniel

    Jul 05. 2016

    Great post and beautiful photos. I arrived at Faro airport and went to Lagos with a transfers company. Very good price and friendly driver. I love Algarve

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