Favorite thing: This is me jumping in the ocean waves at Olhos de Agua Beach. This is real fun - no swims only jumps!
Here are names of some other beaches nearby:
* PRAIA DA MARINHA
* PRAIA GRANDE
This long wide beach can be found opposite Portimao harbor. The southern end is more scenic.
* PRAIA DA ROCHA
One of the Algarve's most famous cosmopolitan beaches.
* PRAIA DA OURA
* PRAIA DA GALE/PRAIA DO CASTELO
* ARMACAO DE PERA
* PRAIA DA DONA ANA
A surprisingly long beach with a smaller cove to the west (only accessible at low tide) this is one of the most pleasant beaches in the Lagos area.
* PRAIA DA LUZ
* PRAIA DO BURGAU
Favorite thing: All villages in Algarve are more or less resorts like this small *fisherman's resort* where I stayed. Small, quiet, no lager louts, no discos, but plenty of places to eat within walking distance of all accommodation.
A lovely town beach and the bigger Falesia beach is just next door.
Favorite thing: And if you get enough of jumping in waves or lying on the beach, you can explore the wonders of sealife: try find mussels or wash an octopussy with sand (?)!!