A sun-seeker’s paradise
For over four decades, visitors from all over the world have flocked to the Algarve beaches in search of sun, fun and adventure. Golf courses, marinas, lush sands and coves are all dotted around the shore, while historic towns offer you chances to immerse yourself in the Algarve resorts' local culture.
In the swing of things
Towards the coast, water sports are a big deal, particularly around Lagos where kite surfing and water-skiing are popular with everyone. In Vilamoura, you’ll find some tours offering lessons in sailing and surfing, so you might have conquered the waves of the Algarve beaches by tea time.
The biggest city of the Algarve resorts is Faro, which has a charming Old Town district. The city’s cathedral and museums are among its highlights, while it’s also a good place to shop. History buffs will enjoy exploring the various kinds of exhibits around this visually pleasing Portuguese part.