Algarve is situated to the south of Portugal and is famous for its year round sunshine, beautiful beaches and the various activities on offer. One of the most popular activities, which helps attract many visitors, is golf. Indeed, most resorts in the region have world-class golf courses, many of which are open to both professional and amateur golfers. The spectacular beaches are also a huge draw to the region, whether one is looking to sunbathe or to enjoy the many water sports offered in the various resorts. Algarve is also home to the Ria Formosa Natural Park that is popular with nature lovers. For a real Portuguese experience, Silves is the place to go, with its cobbled streets and medieval architecture. There are also many restaurants and cafés where one can sample authentic Portuguese cuisine and Portuguese wines, while some resorts such as Lagos and Albufeira are famous for their exciting nightlife. Shoppers’ needs are also catered for by the large variety of shops and boutiques.
Things to do on Algarve luxury holidays
There are so many things one can do in Algarve, from golfing to water sports such as surfing, snorkelling and scuba diving. Other activities are horse-riding, tennis, motor racing and off-road safaris. For those looking for a more relaxed holiday, there is always the opportunity to sunbathe and swim in the region’s clear waters, on unspoilt beaches. There are also marine parks such as Zoomarine near Albufeira where the whole family can go to see marine life. Travellers can also visit the many historic landmarks found in the various towns in the region.
Algarve is the perfect destination for tourists looking for sun, sand and excitement. The region offers all of this and more.
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