Why Visit The Algarve?
For many travellers, the ultimate travel destination tends to include exotic sights, perfect weather, fun activities and delicious local dishes. But, one thing which many people tend to forget is that you also need to relax and get away from it all and this is the Algarve in a nutshell. This southern region of Portugal is a paradise filled with both amenities and history and has something to offer everyone. If you’re looking for your next travel destination, here are some reasons why you should visit the Algarve.
Year-Round Good Weather
Southern and central Portugal enjoy warm, sunny days all year round, with air temperatures remaining mild. Even in the midst of winter, it is rare for the air temperature to dip below 10ºc and, thanks to the cool Atlantic Ocean breeze, the hottest of summer days can feel much more bearable. Thanks to the southern location, the Algarve is where you will find some of Portugal’s best weather, so if you’re looking for a holiday location which comes with the promise of almost-perfect year-round weather, then the Algarve is a must-visit.
Thanks to its position on the coast, the Algarve is renowned for its fresh seafood and fish. Fish markets are not hard to find and in certain locations, you’ll find restaurants who serve dishes featuring fish and seafood which was caught that very same day – you can’t get much fresher than that! When visiting the Algarve, you should also try traditional meals such as the famous cataplana or amêijoas à bulhão pato, which is clams, white wine, butter and garlic sauce.
In Western Algarve, you will find some of the wildest and most dramatic cliffsides and coastlines in Europe. Sagres, in particular, is known for its stunning coastline whereas Lagos is famed for its rocky cliff exposures which wrap themselves around beautiful beaches and crystal-blue ocean. When you visit the Algarve, be sure to spend a day or two at least on the beach to make the most of this wonderful part of nature.
Beautiful Golf Courses
There are plenty of golf courses dotted around the Algarve, many of which are sure to please even the pickiest of golfers. Many of the courses feature the Atlantic Coast as the backdrop and are world-famous, attracting golfers from all over the world. From smaller nine-hole courses to day-long 18-courses, there is a wide range of difficulty levels, added extras and course features to choose from across the Algarve. If you are planning on visiting the Algarve and taking to a golf course or two during your holiday, be sure to contact us for our range of golf-focused concierge services to make your round of golf all that more relaxed.
Adventures For Everyone
In the Algarve, there is bound to be something which appeals to everyone, from sun-seekers to culture fans. If you’re looking for a little adventure during your holiday, then there is plenty to see and do whilst you are here. Whether you want to go and explore the caves and cliffsides, visit one of the many cathedrals and castles that the Algarve has to offer or even go surfing, you’re sure to find something during your visit to the Algarve.