Algarve Travel Guide

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Albufeira

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363,685,200

Lagos

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246,639,107

Tavira

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208,433,37

Faro

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233,773,46

Alvor

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131,373,22

Portimão

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66,243,53

Praia da Rocha

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31,70,24

Carvoeiro

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25,63,28

Sagres

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119,382,13

Silves

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111,316,4

Quarteira

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24,67,19

Olhão

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30,146,4

Vila Real de Santo António

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52,127,3

Ferragudo

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20,74,6

Armação de Pêra

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21,60,14

Monte Gordo

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20,49,5

Olhos de Água

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19,31,1

Loulé

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19,84,8

Oura

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13,24,0

Alcoutim

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29,70,2

Aljezur

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21,62,1

Estói

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5,21,0

Porches

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2,21,10

Castro Marim

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26,127,0

Querença

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5,25,0

Burgau

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6,34,2

Almancil

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10,31,20

Raposeira

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4,19,0

Cabanas

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9,34,0

Odeceixe

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3,5,0

Lagoa

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9,24,0

Monchique

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10,17,8

Foia

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4,36,0

São Brás de Alportel

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6,36,1

Salema

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2,6,0

Cacela

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7,25,0

Fuzeta

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1,9,0

Algoz

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3,8,0

Altura

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0,2,3

Albufeira

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  • Old Town

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Albufeira Things to Do

    Albufeira is a charming town with very mixed architecture. The old town is great. You can sit with a coffee and a port wine in the square enjoying people and the whole atmosphere - there is something to look at in every direction, you can walk about in the small cobbled streets and around every corner you are surprised by new views. The beach is...

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  • Sheraton Algarve Hotel at Pine Cliffs...

    Albufeira Hotels

    I stayed two nights here in December 2004. The pools & garden are very nice. There is a indoor pool,...

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  • "Reveillon"

    Albufeira Off The Beaten Path

    Most people gather in Albufeira for New Year's eve. Some of them prefer to stay in the hotels. That´s what we did, in Hotel Paraíso de Albufeira. Several options, several levels of price, but no one stays at home in that night.

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Lagos

See all 246 Lagos Tips
  • Grottos

    Lagos Things to Do

    If this is your first visit to Lagos, you simply must take a "grotto tour". Step into a small fishing boat, let your local fisherman be your guide, and witness from the water, the distinctive and magnificent cliffs that surround the Lagos area. It is truly a sight unseen! Your guide will navigate around and under the intriguing rock formations,...

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  • Tivoli Lagos

    Lagos Hotels

    The Tivoli hotel in Lagos is a nice 4 star hotel with good facilities such as a couple of...

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  • Ponta da Piedade

    Lagos Things to Do

    This is my favorite point in Algarve. After a long walk, or a short ride by car, you are at a beautiful natural point, 5 Km from town. Naturism is still possible in Pinheirinhos, one of its secluded beaches.

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Tavira

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  • The Castle

    Tavira Things to Do

    A worthwhile stroll is to make your way to the top of the hill to Tavira's castle. The castle itself was built sometime in the 12th Century and was destroyed by an earthquake in 1755. The ruins aren't particularly remarkable, but the views from the walls are excellent. There are also lovely flowers and trees in the courtyard, making for a nice...

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  • Hotel Eurotel Tavira

    Tavira Hotels

    an hotel so-so about average with some charm and well atendant staff. not very modern building but...

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  • Carmo church

    Tavira Things to Do

    Built between 1744 and 1792 near Carmo's convent this church has a Baroque facade, but in its six chapels the dominating style is Rococo.

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Faro

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  • Old Town

    Faro Things to Do

    Faro's Old Town is, to use that hackneyed phrase, a little gem. It's small, quiet and wonderfully atmospheric. You enter through the 18th century Arco da Vila ( main photo on the Introduction page) walk uphill through impeccably cobbled streets framed by elegantly balconied houses ( photo 2) and arrive at the Largo da Se.Further on is the Praca...

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  • Tivoli Carvoeiro

    Faro Hotels

    Rooms are in need of a makeover - ours was noisey especially in the evening in the form of...

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  • Swim

    Faro Things to Do

    A desert beach in Algarve is something from the 19th century, but the beach in Ilha de Faro, has long sections with few people, giving you the sensation of freedom, impossible in the generally overcrowded beaches.

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Alvor

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  • Great Little Indian

    Alvor Restaurants

    Although only small The Indian Hut II (Indian Hut I is around the corner and much bigger) serves up some really nice food. We had a lovely meal here on our last night, We ordered Chicken Chat and shish Kebab to start followed by a Lamb Karahi and Chicken Pasanda with Pilau Rice and Garlic and Chilli Nan. It was all really tasty, service was quick...

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  • Pestana Alvor Park Hotel

    Alvor Hotels

    The hotel is part of The Pestana group of hotels and resorts, one of 5 in Alvor. beautifully...

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  • The Best Food In Town

    Alvor Restaurants

    This Restaurant certainly serves the best food in town, I love it. The food is Fantastic and it has a real local traditional family run atmosphere. As soon as you walk in the door you will know that you are on to something special, The Traditional Fishermans house type decor really gives it atmosphere and indeed the Owner of the Restaurant used to...

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Portimão

See all 66 Portimão Tips
  • Alvor

    Portimão Things to Do

    Portimão is not only a town, but the background of several beaches, each one of them with its own village or tourist structure. One of the best beaches is Alvor, with a wide sandy coast, and good infrastructures, not far from the city.

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  • Tivoli Marina Portimao

    Portimão Hotels

    I got an awesome deal (40 euros a night for a four star) for through expedia to stay here in...

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  • Coastal Trip in AlgarveSol

    Portimão Things to Do

    It's a good idea to take a boat and follow the coast, watching the marvelous caves and natural sculptures made by sea and wind. We made it from Portimão, and we had a great day, with a sardine barbecue in a beach only accessible from the sea. We strongly recommend it. But Portimão is not my favorite area in Algarve. The link to AlgarveSol trips is...

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Praia da Rocha

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  • Great for watching sports

    Praia da Rocha Restaurants

    Bacchus Bar is a great place to watch sports and have a good inexpensive meal. The menu is eclectic, consisting mainly of pub type food but you can get anything from fish and chips to chicken piri piri. Artur and his son, Artur, are great hosts and make you feel very welcome. The outdoor area is the best - surrounded by greenery, complete with a...

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  • Bela Vista

    Praia da Rocha Hotels

    Av. Tomas Cabreira, Praia da Rocha, 8500-802, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Best view in Rocha

    Praia da Rocha Nightlife

    The best view and ambiance in Rocha. Truly something out of the ordinary for this resort area packed with dingy Irish bars and 6.70 euro tourist menus. Off the beaten path, this white stucco building with bright blue trim was such a find. Located on the cliffs, this place has the most breathtaking views and the owners are just lovely. I can't speak...

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Carvoeiro

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  • The best kept secret in Carvoiero

    Carvoeiro Restaurants

    Villa Nova restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside, as the restaurant of the Villa Nova apartment complex, but don't let it's looks fool you! Lurking beside the complex pool you expect it to be serving up fast food or the average "Portuguese" fare that a lot of restaurants are guilty of, but don't be fooled! Annibal and his team will...

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  • Pestana Palm Gardens

    Carvoeiro Hotels

    Set out like a village of town houses this is a fantastic place to stop, There are no hotel rooms...

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  • Algar Seco

    Carvoeiro Things to Do

    The most beautiful spot around Carvoeiro is this strange rock formation, used to shelter a bar. Erosion is dictating its laws, (with men's help), but it's still possible to see some odd formations.One doubt: Is it still there the panther that I caught in a 1975's photo? Since I had no answer I must go there and check! Maybe this summer...

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Sagres

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  • Check Program

    Sagres Things to Do

    Sagres is full of history and empty of interesting details. To justify the visit, it is used in some cultural activities that give life to the place. It´s a good idea, before going, to try to find out what is going on and its scheduling.

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  • Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel

    Sagres Hotels

    Urbanizacao Quinta do Martinhal, Apartado 54, Sagres, 8650-908, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • History

    Sagres Favorites

    Sagres occupies a special place in Portuguese history - it was the nest of the discoveries. A few signs still remain, but it is more important the symbolic references than the site itself. "The end of the western world" in the antiquity, became the starting point for the new one. The (today) empty space shouldn't be that empty, and it is easy to...

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Silves

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  • Laranja = Orange = Portugal

    Silves Things to Do

    The Portuguese were one of the first people in the world to actively globalize tastes and export plants from one area of the world to others. The largest producer in the world, Brazil, saw the plants being introduced by the Portuguese.To Europe, South America and Africa they brought the sweet oranges. Until than unknown in the Western World. For...

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  • Hotel Colina Dos Mouros

    Silves Hotels

    Silves, Algarve, 8300, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Cathedral

    Silves Things to Do

    The details about the foundation and building of the cathedral are unclear.In the process of the Reconquista,Moorish Silves was conquered in 1189 by Sancho I of Portugal,but since the city was retaken by the Moors in 1191,it is unlikely that a cathedral was built at this time.Only in 1242 was Silves definitely reconquered by Christian Knights...

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Quarteira

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  • Quarteira beach and sand

    Quarteira Things to Do

    quarteira has the largest sunny beach never seen, where you can take your sun bath, sea bath and relax from the life activity.you can enjoy just a weekend or a full week, walking, cicling or other way of travel. is a nice place and have also night life, with discos and frendly bars.is recommended because ir unic.

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  • Dom Jose Hotel

    Quarteira Hotels

    Avda Infante Sagres 143, Quarteira, Algarve, 8125-157, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Relax with a massage or acupunctura

    Quarteira Things to Do

    There is a new health center in Quarteira, with cheap prices. I tried a massage for 15€ and in a another time I have done acupuncture and I loved it. Just try after a walk in the beach...

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Olhão

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  • The market halls in Olhao.

    Olhão Shopping

    The market halls in Olhao are in many ways the nerve of the town.It's located right by the seafront and is bustling with life 6 days a week (closed on sunday).This is not a tourist market, but a market where you can buy local produce, mainly fruit, vegetables and fish.There are a few little coffee places connected to the two market halss where the...

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  • Quinta Dos Poetas - Hotel Rural

    Olhão Hotels

    Pech�£o - Olh�£o - Algarve, Olhao, 8701-905, p

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • islands

    Olhão Things to Do

    Armona is about 30 minutes with the boat.In the port of the Island there is some restaurants and supermarkts.Armona is smaller ,nog cars,you can walk to the other side of the Island where are the nice and wide islands; there is also a bar/restaurant near the beaches.You can walk for about one of two hours around.there is also a bungalow camping in...

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Vila Real de Santo António

  • River Influence

    Vila Real de Santo António Favorites

    In a province dominate by the sea, this city is different - the proximity to Spain gives the river a stronger importance, allowing the city to turn its back to the sea. The bridge built near Castro Marim diverted most of the international traffic, but the river remains as the most important element to Vila Real de Santo António.

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  • Hotel Apolo

    Vila Real de Santo António Hotels

    Avenida Dos Bombeiros Portugueses, Vila Real de Santo Antonio, 8900-209, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Commerce with Spanish

    Vila Real de Santo António Local Customs

    Taking advantage of its location by the border, this city has a lively commerce aimed to Spanish, that also attracts locals and the many tourists of the nearby beaches. The straight streets are a sequence of small and varied shops for all needs and tastes.

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Ferragudo

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  • ICONE BAR FERRAGUDO

    Ferragudo Things to Do

    HELLO! there is a bar in ferragudo that shows all the football international matches like champions league & Europa league , European cup , WORLD CUP etc,LIVE & in HD, surround system. All the big leagues, and all the others sports like rugby, golf, cricket, racing etc... this bar has SEVERAL TVs and transmits different games simultaneously. MANY...

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  • Vitor's Village Resort

    Ferragudo Hotels

    Sitio da Passagem, Apartado 88, Ferragudo, 8400, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • COCKTAIL & LOUNGE BAR

    Ferragudo Things to Do

    COCKTAIL, PREMIUM GINS, SPIRITS, PORTUGUESE BEER, and IMPORTED BEER.GREAT MUSIC, SPORT CHANNELS including GOLF channels. Covered Out door seating area.ICONE BAR is a NO SMOKING BAR, but has smoking area.GREAT FOR FAMILIES and GROUPS. MUST VISIT.

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Armação de Pêra

  • East end

    Armação de Pêra Things to Do

    The eastern end of the town (not of the beach, that continues for several kilometers until Galé) is the best to families with small kids. There are no stairs to reach the beach, that is shallow and quiet. Some private houses to rent in this area of town make it easier to kids, and I used it several times, when the kids were small.

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  • Vila Vita Parc

    Armação de Pêra Hotels

    A grassy area for sunbathing overlooks the Atlantic from atop the cliff with great panoramas. At a...

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  • West end

    Armação de Pêra Things to Do

    The western end of the beach is its most beautiful area. The wild rocks compose strange formations and become a sort of amusement park for kids. The only problem is being a little far from town, so, in the heat of the day, you'd better take your car, but parking is the usual nightmare.

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    Jun 9, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    The route of wines of the Algarve has open up, the first route is call the Ruta Gil Eanes, following the steps of the navigator who made it past the Cape Bojador in the northern western Sahara. Gil Eanes was a native of Lagos. Then, it will be the Ruta do Arade ,Ruta by the Arab history of the region, and then the Ruta de los Acantilados . More here in English, http://www.rotadosvinhosdoalgarve.pt/

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