From 1985 onwards, the Borough...
Favorite thing: From 1985 onwards, the Borough of Carvoeiro therefore became one of the five boroughs within the Lagoa Municipality, part of the Faro District, and it borders on the Estômbar and Lagoa boroughs to the west, north and east, with the Atlantic Ocean to the south. The borough area is 12.8 square kilometers, which is 13.7 % of the Lagoa municipal territory. Forty percent of the municipal coastline is in the borough, and its excellent cliffside beaches with scenic landscapes triggered the tourist influx, especially from the U.K., at the beginning, during the sixties. After that , visitors of other nationalities such as Germans discovered the attractions of the area.
However, in centuries gone by the Carvoeiro coast was coveted by other civilisations, especially in the view of its connections with the sea -fishing and coastal defense. The fact that archaeological relics have been found of the shore at Praia do Carvoeiro, such as a lead Roman anchor stock and a 13th century iron anchor, prove this point.
Located in the center of the...
Favorite thing: Located in the center of the Algarve in Portugal’s southernmost region, Albufeira is the seat of the county and belongs to the administrative district of Faro which is located 39 Km. away.
Totaling an area of 14,800 hectares, and with a population of approximately 40,000 residents, this county is divided into five parishes: Albufeira, Ferreiras, Guia, Olhos d'Água and Paderne.
Enjoy the night life in...
Favorite thing: Enjoy the night life in Albufeira. Lots of bars and discos open until morning.
Enjoy the gold sandy beaches. Some are small surrounded by beautiful rocks and others are long where you can get more privacy. Water sports are available in almost all beaches.
Fondest memory: Visit the centre of Albufeira (the old town). You should walk and 'get lost' in the narrow, picturesque streets.
Go West young man!(or woman;...
Favorite thing: Go West young man!(or woman; any age!). Visit Sagres at 'The End Of The World'. This is a small, quiet fishing harbour. Close by is Cape St. Vincent, the most SouthWesterly point in Europe - the last land seen by the great Portuguese explorers as they set out to discover 'The New World'. Situated on the coast between the Cape and Sagres is the fort where Henry the Navigator planned his expeditions.
An excellent retaurant - especially the seafood - is 'A Tasca', which is situated halfway down a set of steps leading down from the main street to the harbour. If the weather is clement you can sit on the outside terrace overlooking the harbour.
Fondest memory: I have TWO fond memories of Sagres (pronounced Sa-gresh); the first is sitting on the clifftops less than five minutes walk from the main street, alone in the warm sun with nothing to be heard but the buzz of the bees, and the songs of the birds - perfect peace! The second is the delight of eating 'Prawns A Tasca' (Prawns cooked in a garlic sauce, which one eats with ones fingers - a finger bowl and napkin are essential) accompanied by half a bottle of Vino Verde - sheer bliss!
You do not go to the Algarve...
Favorite thing: You do not go to the Algarve to check out monuments or study local culture.
It is to relaxed for that.
Fondest memory: Get some sun, do some diving, SEE THE CAVES / ROCKS, have sunset cocktails on the beach, get rid of stress.
Here is a map. When you are in...
Favorite thing: Here is a map. When you are in the Via do Infant road, somewhere between Faro and Tavira, you go out from this road in the direction of Moncarapacho. After 2 Km you are in Fuzeta.
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Fondest memory: Foia
The highest point of the Algarve, spectacular views on a clear day from the Spanish border to the East, as far as Lisbon to the North-West!
Watch the sunset from 902 meters.
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