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Algarve - Superb leisure facilities & culinary delights

The Algarve is renowned for its stunning climate, unlimited leisure facilities and kind-hearted hospitality. Gorgeous beaches line the coast, from secluded coves with amazing cliffs to vast stretches of golden sand, or head for the hills to discover quaint villages, pine forests and vineyards. Acres of lush green golf courses and chic yachting marinas add a cosmopolitan air to a region steeped in tradition and family-oriented culture - making it as warm and welcoming as the year-round sun.

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Vilamoura

Stylish and contemporary Vilamoura has been designed purely for pleasure. You’ll find a fantastic range of sport and leisure facilities, including four championship golf courses, a casino, beautiful gardens, golden beaches and a wide range of watersports. The stunning marina has a wealth of restaurants, bars and shops – and offers the perfect place to relax over a cool drink and admire the smart yachts moored in neat rows.

  • 30mins fromFaro

Carvoeiro

The pretty, family-friendly resort of Carvoeiro has a beautiful golden beach sheltered by stunning cliffs. When the beach gets a little crowded in peak season, boat trips can take you to quieter coves along the coast or to see the amazing caves and rock formations at Algar Seco Natural Park. This bustling town has plenty of shops and restaurants to keep you entertained after the beach.

  • 1hr 10mins fromFaro

Gale

With a golden sandy beach stretching for five kilometres and edged with a backdrop of rugged cliffs, the small resort of Gale has become increasingly popular over the past few years. A number of beachside bars and cafes are dotted along the coastline, ideal for a spot of lunch while you listen to the sound of waves. Most of our villas here are in quiet residential areas, with more restaurants, mini-markets and bars as well as a large supermarket. Shoppers will love the proximity to the Algarve Shopping mall, while those looking for something a bit livelier will find the bustling larger resort of Albufeira is only a few kilometres away.

  • 45mins fromFaro

Albufeira

Albufeira is perhaps the biggest and best-loved resort in the Algarve. Golden sands and brightly coloured fishing boats, lively nightlife and a wide range of restaurants and bars – Albufeira truly has something for everyone. The winding cobbled streets and steep alleyways of the old town, with its terracotta-roofed houses and bustling market add a touch of tradition – whilst nearby, a marina infuses cosmopolitan style. Most of our villas in Albufeira are situated in residential areas, a short drive from the main town centre. Here you’ll find a wonderful selection of beaches from the pretty golden sands at Galé to intimate little coves, rock pools and gentle sands at Castelo, Coelha and Sao Rafael. A short drive inland is the tranquil haven of Vale de Parra and Cerro d’Aguia, and the charming village of Guia - famed for its chicken piri-piri restaurants, and also nearby is Zoo-Marine and ocean life theme park.

  • 45mins fromFaro

Pine Cliffs Resort

The exceptional Pine Cliffs resort occupies a truly enviable location, extending some 72 acres across the cliff tops above the soft white sands of Falésia Beach. A fabulous array of sports and leisure facilities have been thoughtfully designed and positioned to make the most of the outstanding sea views and embrace the naturally beautiful landscape. Fully deserving of its five star reputation, Pine Cliffs provides first class service and outstanding accommodation, with activities to suit guests of all ages. For those looking for action, there’s a stunning golf course, tennis academy, watersports and well-loved kids' clubs, while superb restaurants, bars and an exquisite spa are on hand for some delightful holiday indulgence. Outside the resort the traditional Portuguese towns of Açoteias and Olhos d’Agua offer further dining options, while bustling Albufeira is also within easy reach.

  • 40mins fromFaro

Santo Antonio Resort

Situated in the Western Algarve, Santo Antonio Resort, formerly known as Parque da Floresta Golf and Leisure Resort, is a superb all-round holiday destination, packed with all things fun, sporty and relaxing. Whether you wish to enjoy a great game of golf, brush up on your tennis skills, or relax and revitalise in the resort spa, Santo Antonio Resort offers something to suit a range of tastes. Children staying at the resort can enjoy the kids club, offering great entertainment. At the end of the day, you can sit back and enjoy a meal or a drink in one of the restaurants or bars – or simply return to the space and privacy of your own private accommodation.

  • 1hr 10mins fromFaro

Estoi

Estoi is an unspoilt, quaint little hilltop town, nestled in the foothills of the Serra do Caldeirão. Narrow, cobbled streets wind through this charming resort to the central town square, where you will find the impressive town church and a handful of cafes where you can enjoy a coffee and a cake. On the second Sunday of each month a market is held on the outskirts of Estoi, where a variety of clothing and handmade crafts as well as fruit and vegetables can be picked up. Estoi also boasts two architectural gems, one is the Palacio de Estoi, known as the Pink Palace, and the other is the Milreu Roman ruins, one of the first villas built in the Algarve by the Romans.

  • 25mins fromFaro

Quinta do Lago

Set amid acres of lush green pine forests in the Rio Formosa Natural Park, the exclusive resort of Quinta do Lago has much to offer for discerning travellers, including glorious sandy beaches, championship golf courses and other sporting activities. A wealth of chic nightlife and an exciting array of restaurants serving fresh local cuisine are also waiting to be discovered. Those looking for retail therapy will love the Quinta Shopping Centre with its choice of exclusive designer boutiques and fine restaurants. The 3 kilometre golden sandy beach at Quinta do Lago is reached by a wooden bridge over the estuary and benefits from a selection of beachfront restaurants and bars. Nature lovers will enjoy walking trails and bird watching amongst the pine forests and beautiful lakes within the Natural Park. Three fabulous golf courses, Quinta do Lago North, Quinta do Lago South and San Lorenzo, are available for budding golfers, along with other sporting facilities including tennis and horse riding. Quinta do Lago truly does have something for everyone!

  • 20mins fromFaro

Guia

Guia is a lovely little village, located about five kilometres to the west of Albufeira and ideally located for exploring the rest of the Algarve. Albufeira provides a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants and is famed for its ‘piri-piri’ chicken dishes. ‘Zoomarine’ aqua park is just five minutes' drive away from Guia, whilst ‘Algarve Shopping’ a large commercial centre with fashion stores, a hypermarket and multi-screen cinema is also just a few minutes 'drive away.

  • 45mins fromFaro

Vale de Parra

Vale de Parra is a smaller resort ideal for those looking for the quieter side of the Algarve but still close to the action; the lively resort of Albufeira is just 6 miles away. Some of the Algarve’s finest beaches are within easy reach of Vale de Parra, and there are a number of good restaurants in the area. The popular Zoomarine theme park is around ten minutes drive from Vale de Parra, while those looking to play golf will find the Salgados Golf Course is not too far away.

  • 45mins fromFaro

Vale do Lobo

Famous for its two championship golf courses, The Royal and The Ocean, the exclusive resort of Vale do Lobo has a picturesque setting amongst pine forests which lead to the sea. Other sporting facilities are plentiful in Vale do Lobo, and include tennis and horse riding. Those looking for a more laid-back holiday will love the two kilometres of glorious sandy beach, as well as the fine dining options available in the many restaurants in Vale do Lobo. The nearby resort of Quinta da Lago can be reached within a five minute drive.

  • 20mins fromFaro

Amendoeira Golf Resort

Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, this striking resort takes full advantage of its elevated position with breathtaking views over lush valleys of almond, olive and carob trees and the magnificent Monchique mountains beyond. The blush pink Moorish architecture, with its elegant arches and shady terraces, contrasts beautifully with the vibrant greens and emerald fairways of no less than two thrilling championship golf courses. The peaceful surroundings and impressive range of additional sport and leisure facilities within the resort make this an ideal choice for both a relaxing, peaceful holiday.

  • 40mins fromFaro

Boliqueime

Boliqueime is a typical Portuguese village dating back to the 12th century. This colourful village is set in a peaceful, countryside location and offers a small number of cafes. The coastal resorts of Vilamoura, Olhos d’Agua and Albufeira, are within easy reach. If you’re looking for a quiet and relaxing holiday, Boliqueime offers this and more.

  • 30mins fromFaro

Castelo

Located west of Albufeira within a 10 minute drive of the lively resort centre, Castelo boasts a picturesque sandy beach and choice of several shops and restaurants. Most of our villas in Castelo are located within walking distance or a short drive from the local amenities. Castelo beach is surrounded by impressive cliffs and rock formations, and a beach bar serving drinks and snacks provides a spot to enjoy a break from sunbathing.

  • 45mins fromFaro

Almancil

Almancil is a bustling town offering a fine selection of shops and restaurants. Close by are Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago - exclusive holiday resorts offering glorious sandy beaches as well as championship golf courses and other sporting activities. On the outskirts of Almancil, the Church of São Lourenco is well worth a visit. The 18th Century church is covered inside with beautiful ceramic tiles. The São Lourenco Cultural Centre hosts regular art exhibitions and musical events.

  • 20mins fromFaro

Lagos

The 16th century walls of this delightful seafaring town keep the modern world firmly at bay. Inside, you can explore the antique shops and boutiques that line the maze of cobbled streets. Why not indulge in a ‘bica’ strong coffee and a scrumptious cake at a pavement café as you watch the world go by. There is also an intriguing museum, an incredible gilded church, an attractive marina, and a fort. If you enjoy the beach, you'll love the five kilometres of wonderful golden sands.

  • 1hr 30mins fromFaro

Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

Set in the unspoilt countryside, in between the Serra do Caldeirão mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, close to the Roman town of Tavira, lies one of the most exclusive and luxurious resorts. Featuring two unique, championship Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses, set in over 1,000 acres of glorious countryside in Portugal’s Eastern Algarve, Monte Rei Golf & Country Club offers an enviable location. With a 5 star reputation, Monte Rei Golf & Country Club provides service and leisure facilities of the highest calibre, providing guests with a truly memorable experience. For those looking for an active holiday, try the golf, tennis or gym, whilst for those who are looking to relax and indulge there is the spa and the stunning restaurant. With superbly designed villas, all equipped to the highest standard, Monte Rei Golf & Country Club is truly world class.

  • 55mins fromFaro

Sao Rafael

This laid back resort offers an ideal choice for those wanting a relaxing beach holiday, as it boasts a beautiful sandy beach complemented by beachside bar and restaurant. Secluded and protected, the waters are generally calm at Sao Rafael beach, making it a great destination for families. For a wider range of amenities and lively nightlife, the popular resort of Albufeira is just a short drive away.

  • 45mins fromFaro

Baia da Luz

Set in a wonderful position close to the Blue Flag beach of Praia da Luz, this lovely resort offers a wide range of leisure facilities for adults and children alike. Landscaped gardens, complete with cypress, olive and palm trees, bordered with fragrant lavender, are dotted around the Moorish-style resort village, its graceful arches and decorative columns adding a traditional touch in contrast to the accommodation’s sleek, modern interiors. The atmospheric little town of Luz is within easy walking distance and has an array of cafés, restaurants, market stalls and shops. Enjoy a stroll along the palm-fringed promenade that overlooks the beautiful sandy beach, sheltered at one end by the dramatic Rocha Negra headland and perfect for families and watersports enthusiasts. The superb combination of great on site facilities and an unbeatable location makes Baia da Luz a particularly great base for families.

  • 1hr 5mins fromFaro

Bordeira

The tiny rural hamlet of Bordeira has a few local shops, small bars and simple country restaurants offering traditional Portuguese cuisine. In Bordeira you’ll be able to enjoy picturesque countryside views as well as sea views to the coastal area of Faro, which is a short drive away for anyone missing the beach. For a wider range of amenities, the towns of Loule and Sao Bras are not far away.

  • 25mins fromFaro

Clube Atlantico

Clube Atlantico enjoys a quiet, cliff top location to the east of the former fishing village of Carvoeiro, where you’ll find friendly cafés and bars and a huge selection of restaurants clustered around the little town beach. The delightful beaches of Marinha, Paraíso and Vale de Centeanes are a short drive away while the glorious Praia do Carvalho, is within walking distance of the resort. Clube Atlantico is ideal for families, with an array of facilities on hand including tennis courts, playground and communal pool. It is also well placed to visit the thrilling waterparks at Lagoa and Alcantarilha and a sea life park at Guia. Those looking for some retail therapy should head to the town of Portimão or the Algarve Shopping mall, both around 15 minutes away by car, while the golf courses along this stretch of coast will exceed the expectations of even the keenest of players.

  • 50mins fromFaro

Quinta do Paraiso

Quinta do Paraíso’s pristine white Moorish-style buildings are set amongst beautiful mature gardens laden with fig, almond and olive trees and vibrant bougainvillea. Staff at this friendly resort are dedicated to creating a fun, relaxing holiday environment for children and adults alike. Daytime activities range from tennis and beach volleyball to mini golf and boules, while in the evenings the entertainment includes dinner shows, open-air parties and live music. It’s only a 15 minute walk or a short shuttle bus ride to the picturesque fishing village of Carvoeiro where shops, cafés, bars and restaurants surround the golden beach. A little further along the coast you’ll find a wide choice of secluded sandy coves while the waterparks at Lagoa and Alcantarilha are well worth a day trip.

  • 50mins fromFaro

Armacao de Pera

Armacao de Pera is a real mix of a modern resort and a traditional fishing town. Here you can sample Portuguese specialities in the restaurants in the old town, and superb seafood along the promenade overlooking the magnificent sandy beach.

  • 1hr fromFaro

Monte Santo

The perfect family holiday destination, Monte Santo resort offers great accommodation and a range of activities, just minutes away from the golden beaches and crystal clear waters of the Algarve coast and within a short drive of Carvoeiro. Within the resort, you can enjoy a few games of tennis or make the most of the sunshine in the outdoor fitness centre. The facilities and accommodation at Monte Santo are set amid attractive green spaces, offering a great location to really relax. If you wish to get out and explore the area, you’ll find a beautiful landscape, picturesque villages, bustling resorts and beautiful beaches – all within easy access courtesy of the resort's free shuttle bus service!

  • 45mins fromFaro

Olhos d'Agua

The popular resort of Olhos d’Agua was traditionally a fishing village where boats would pull up and fishermen mend their nets, and today the cobbled streets are lined with a superb selection of restaurants serving international cuisine and, of course, many fish specialities. Evenings are laid back in Olhos d’Agua, so those looking for something a bit livelier can head to Albufeira which is only a few kilometres away. The freshwater springs “Eyes of Water” which give the resort its name can be viewed among the rocks at low tide, while there are plenty of other activities available on the beach to keep you occupied, including snorkelling among the nearby coves.

  • 40mins fromFaro

VidaMar Algarve Resort

The Vidamar Resort is a wonderful, private self-contained holiday resort that is located extremely close to the Salgados beach and golf course, as well as being within a ten minute drive of Albufeira. Situated in the heart of a holiday village, clients staying in the private villa also gain access to the sublime spa, the active gym and fitness classes as well as the modern restaurant in the 5 star hotel close by! The contemporary styled villas are spacious and offer sought after amenities. With the fully interactive kids' club on-site, this resort is perfect for families and couples alike, promoting fun in a safe and secure environment. The resort offers an array of facilities and amenities, which will leave you wanting for nothing whilst on holiday!

  • 40mins fromFaro

Cascade Wellness and Lifestyle Resort

An impressive and well-presented resort set in a unique cliff top location overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle Resort offers a fantastic range of swimming pools, including one with a natural sand bottom entrance. The sports theme is also key at the resort, with top quality football facilities on-site, a driving range for golf lovers, two tennis courts and a gym led by AXN Club 100 - a team of body transformation experts who is on-site to help you stay fit and improve your health. As well as the incredible sports facilities Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle Resort is also home to a wonderful spa and kids club, making it an ideal choice for families, groups and couples alike.

  • 1hr fromFaro

Eden Resort

Eden Resort is set in a wonderful location in the heart of the Algarve. Surrounded by 20 acres of nature, the resort is in a great location. Eden resort is positioned within a 20 minute walk of the beaches at Albufeira, also offering a free daily shuttle bus to the old town of Albufeira. Its historic centre and entertaining night life just a short distance away. If you didn’t want to venture far Eden resort offers its own onsite restaurant along with a pool bar where you can get a light snack whilst chilling by the pool. Ideal for families, groups of friends, couples and sport lovers alike there is plenty to keep everyone entertained at Eden resort. Two outdoor communal pools are the perfect place to relax and enjoy the Algarve sun, or spend some time at the Adam & Eve spa, with its own indoor pool for a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The interactive animation team and a kids' club is plenty to keep the kids entertained and everyone can take advantage of the sports centre offering tennis, a multi-purpose court, games room and plenty more to keep you active. All accommodation at Eden resort, Algarve, has great self-catering facilities and the resort offers its own Mini-market, perfect making your own means and relaxing in privacy. If you chose to stay in one of the four private villas you can also benefit from your own private pool with plenty of outdoor space ideal for alfresco dining.

  • 40mins fromFaro

Silves

This fascinating historical town is situated on the banks of the River Arde, dominated by the ruins of an ancient castle still bearing the scars of battle against Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans and Moors. The surrounding countryside is masked with picturesque houses set into hillsides which boast stunning views over lush citrus groves.

  • 1hr 20mins fromFaro

The Residences at Victoria

Located a few kilometres from Vilamoura, The Residences at Victoria is the perfect setting for a family holiday, combining the independence of a self catering property, with the facilities and services of a hotel. The Residences at Victoria are a private complex, offering superb facilities on site and a short stroll away, guests can also enjoy all of the facilities at the Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort Hotel. With the Residences being located in between a multitude of golf courses, clients can benefit from super discounts on rounds of golf, whilst the beach and the marina at Vilamoura can be reached via a complimentary shuttle bus from the resort! Children are well catered for at the resort too, with fun available at T/Kids and communal pools ideal for meeting new playmates! With all that this resort has to offer, it will provide the ideal setting for a holiday for families, friends or couples!

  • 25mins fromFaro

Castro Marim Golfe & Country Club

Located in a spectacular, elevated position in the less developed eastern Algarve, Castro Marim Golfe enjoys 360 degree views, including the shimmering waters of the Atlantic to the south and the hills forming the border with Spain to the north. From the quaint little town of Castro Marim, with its simple white houses and terracotta roofs, medieval castle and ancient fort, it’s just a short drive across the Guadiana River road bridge to Spain, and only 140 kms to magnificent Seville. Also close by are the attractive port city of Vila Real de Santo António and seaside town of Monte Gordo, great spots to indulge in a little retail therapy or to watch the world go by over a glass of Portuguese wine. With three superb 9-hole courses at the resort and dozens of others within easy reach both along the Algarve and over the Spanish border, golfing enthusiasts are spoilt for choice here while families with older children or groups of friends will find it a perfect location for a relaxing break.

  • 40mins fromFaro

Jardim da Meia Praia

Jardim da Meia Praia’s elegant, Moorish-style townhouses in soft shades of pink, sand and ochre are set amid beautiful landscaped gardens with exotic palms, cool fountains and lush green lawns. The dramatic peaks of the Monchique mountain range behind provide a wonderful backdrop to a peaceful location that appeals particularly to families and those looking for a quiet base from which to explore the area. Only five minutes’ drive away is the bustling centre of historical Lagos with its lively bars, restaurants, shops and markets, not to mention the vast choice of fabulous golf courses within easy reach. Nearby Meia Praia is the longest beach on Lagos bay, stretching for some 4 kms and offering a wide range of watersports, while the sandy coves sheltered by some of the Algarve’s most iconic rock formations are found just a little further along this stunning coastline.

  • 1hr fromFaro

Loule

Ancient Arabic walls weave between the houses in this bustling town with its Moorish-style covered market place (a market takes place Monday to Saturday, and a fascinating gypsy market is held on Saturdays). Stroll along the back streets between the market and the castle ruins to see traditional craftsmen working in copper and brass, leather and wood.

  • 20mins fromFaro

Sao Bras

Located in the hills north of Faro, Sao Bras offers a taste of typical Portuguese country living, attracting visitors with its beautiful landscapes and laid-back lifestyle. A traditional market town, Sao Bras is also famous for producing corks used in some of the finest wines of the world as well as its delicious almond confectionary.

  • 25mins fromFaro

St. Barbara De Nexe

Rich in history, St Barbara de Nexe is a quiet village built on the site of a Bronze Age hill fort with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and down to the coast. The central point of the village is the 400 year old white-walled church which can be found on the main street. Here and at nearby Estoi, the villagers still make traditional baskets and hats from plaited palm leaves. St Barbara de Nexe has a number of good restaurants, cafes and bars for those looking for a relaxed holiday.

  • 20mins fromFaro

Alvor

Alvor is a quiet coastal resort popular amongst families and boasting an extensive sandy beach. Evenings can be spent enjoying the colourful sunsets over the lagoon, silhouetting the many fishing boats and yachts which are moored here. Take a wander through the narrow cobbled streets of the old village and enjoy fantastic fresh fish in local restaurants, caught daily by the local fishermen.

  • 1hr 30mins fromFaro

Monchique

Nestled in the densely wooded Monchique mountains, this pretty market town is steeped in history and charm. Flanked by whitewashed buildings with coloured borders around their doors and windows, the narrow cobbled streets of Monchique wind their way into a beautiful square dotted with pavement cafes and pastelarias. Enjoying the afternoon sun with a coffee and one of the delicious, local pastries as you watch the rest of the world go by is an absolute must! Anyone in search of stronger-tasting refreshments will not be disappointed here as Monchique is famous for its production of Medronho – this famous Portuguese liquer is made from the fruits of the arbutus trees which grow abundantly in the surrounding hills. Spectacular views can be enjoyed on the road down from the mountains where the famous Caldas de Monchique can be found. Built by the Romans to take advantage of the natural spring waters produced by the mountains, these thermal waters are still in use today inside the thermal treatment centre. A good selection of traditional, Portuguese restaurants are available to those wishing to dine out and the Algarve’s beautiful beaches can be reached within a 20 minute drive.

  • 1hr 5mins fromFaro

Paderne

The traditional village of Paderne is quite the hidden gem for history and culture. Paderne Castle still features on the Portuguese flag today and the remains of the 12th Century Moorish Castle is certainly worth a visit. In the village centre, the Corte Real art gallery displays the work of a small group of international artists and is recognised as one of the Algarve’s most innovative and friendly galleries. The village is also home to one or two popular typically Portuguese restaurants and a small number of shops including a minimarket and chemist, while Albufeira and its wide choice of shops, bars and restaurants can be reached within a 20 minute drive.

  • 45mins fromFaro

Your Algarve Villa holiday

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On the beach in Algarve

The Algarve boasts some of the best beaches in Portugal. Its combination of golden sands and hot weather attracts visitors year after year to this stunning stretch of coastline.

More than 100 miles of golden sand is on offer for sun-worshippers. Beaches are lapped by the fresh, clear Atlantic Ocean waves – which offer a very cooling dip when the sun gets too hot. The beaches west of Faro are a succession of small coves and sweeping bays, fringed with wonderful rock formations at their most impressive around Lagos.

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Retail therapy in Algarve

Two large shopping centres and a retail park can be found in Guia and Faro, offering a wide range of shops, restaurants, cinemas and a ten pin bowling alley.

Lively markets are held weekly in many resorts and villages with colourful stalls laden with leather shoes, bags, handcrafted ceramics, copper and silver jewellery. Hand woven baskets and decorative tiles can also be found in the region. Local markets are a great way to buy fresh produce, from almonds and olives to oranges.

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Fun-packed days in Algarve

When you’ve had enough of sun, sand and surf, you can visit one of the Algarve’s many tourist attractions dotted throughout the region. Water parks are an extremely popular way to cool off in the sunshine. An aquatic centre also has live shows and performances by seals, dolphins and parrots.

Taking the train for an impromptu sightseeing tour is a terrific and inexpensive way to see the countryside. Starting at Lagos, heading inland and stopping at Faro, you’ll get a real taste of Portuguese living.

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Outdoor pursuits in Algarve

Outdoor sports and leisure activities are in abundance in the Algarve - thanks to its fantastic sunny climate and array of purpose-built facilities. Golfers are literally in paradise with a vast selection of beautiful, challenging and world-class courses to choose from. A wide variety of fishing and boat trips are available from most resorts. Watersports, tennis and fishing are also popular on this coastline – alongside swimming and snorkelling.

Inland, you’ll discover unspoilt rural countryside perfect for hiking, cycling and horse riding.

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Not to be missed...

  • Visit Zoo-Marine, the sea life centre theme park, to swim with dolphins or enjoy one of the fantastic aquatic shows.
  • For more fun, head to one of four water parks along the coast – Slide and Splash in Lagoa has rides for all ages.
  • Shop for pottery at Porches, a picture-postcard village near to Lagoa.
  • Walk the ramparts of the 12th Century citadel in the ancient Moorish capital Silves.
  • Head into the Monchique mountains and sample the crystal clear waters of an historical Roman spa.
  • Take a boat trip to the rock sculptures and grottoes of Ponta da Piedade in the west, or the Vilamoura marina and sea caves to the east.
  • Watch the sunset at ‘Fim do Mundo’ - Portugal’s own Lands End at Cape St Vincent.
  • Shop until you drop at Forum Algarve shopping centre in Faro or Algarve Shopping in Guia.
  • Visit one of many restaurants in Guia and sample the famous Portuguese dish chicken Piri-Piri or grilled sardines.

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