The Algarve is a region rich in sunshine, but also exceptional places to visit with family or friends. A few kilometres from your luxury villa, you will find authentic places where you can soak up the warm atmosphere of Portugal.
Right next to Cape Saint-Vincent, a must visit during a stay in the Algarve, the city of Sagres is also a must see! Here you can do lots of activities such as surfing, hiking, or enjoy a stroll along the coast to admire the cliffs. Sagres is the perfect place if you want a bit of tranquility away from the tourist waves.
To enjoy a day on the beach, do not hesitate to visit the beaches of Praia da Mareta, Praia do Tonel or Praia da Baleeira. You can practice surfing there, which is the popular sport in Sagres. Do not miss the visit to the fortress of Sagres, for a moment rich in discovery and history.
Explore the narrow streets of this charming historic centre. Far from the hustle and bustle of the tourist resorts of the region, Faro is the perfect opportunity for you to take a leisurely stroll and learn more about the history of the Algarve region. It is impossible not to soak up this atmospheric city, capital of the region.
Although many visitors only pass through this sublime place, Faro has a lot to offer to those who bother to visit its enclosures. Do not miss the cathedral Sé de Faro, the most important monument in the city. A veritable mosaic of style, Sé de Faro is located in a single building with Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance influences.
This port city is a real treasure of the Algarve region! This charming place runs along a quiet river, which gives it a peaceful atmosphere. With its historic centre, Tavira has a lot to offer its visitors with its churches and small cobbled streets that represent the quintessence of Portugal. To soak up the atmosphere of Tavira, you must absolutely eat in one of the city's seafood restaurants and taste one of the local wines. Far from the hordes of tourists, a visit to Tavira will give you an authentic and unforgettable experience of Portugal.
Although Lagos is a tourist town in the Algarve region, it is nevertheless picturesque. This small authentic area offers many places to visit, such as the fort of Ponta da Bandeira or the slave market! Lose yourself in the narrow streets of the historic centre and admire the charm of the Mercado Municipal, the central square of the city. Do not forget to visit the port, which illustrates the close relationship between this charming city and the sea, as evidenced by the many trawlers on the horizon.
Stop at one of the city's restaurants to enjoy fish and seafood dishes, which are caught fresh in the morning. A perfect family day out discovering a city full of charm, which you will remember for a long time.
Close to the capital of the Algarve, Albufeira is known for its beautiful beaches and lively nightlife. Families, couples and groups of friends come here to look for the lively and electric atmosphere! You will also be able to enjoy the sublime beaches which are very prized as they offer families space for both games and relaxation. For those who prefer cultural visits rather than lazy days, visit the old town to admire the typical charm of the Algarve's cities.
Olhao is a very charming fishing port, bathed in Moorish style. Its architecture so special for a city in Southern Portugal comes from its former trade relations with Northern Africa. Come to admire the cubic houses in white and walk along the port. You must eat in one of the fish and seafood restaurants to taste one of the delicious dishes cooked with the fish of the day.
For a unique experience, you can also visit the fish and vegetable market which is held on Saturday morning on Avenida 5 de Outubro. Ideal to buy something to make an excellent meal in your luxury villa or simply to soak up this busy atmosphere.
The ancient capital of the Algarve region is extremely important especially because of its Cathedral. Tourists from around the world come to enjoy the warm and sunny atmosphere of the city, so plan a visit to Silves to admire this authentic landscape.
If the Algarve was a crown, Salir and Alte would be the two most brilliant jewels, proudly reigning on their sparkling crown. Indeed these two cities are considered the most typical of the region, with their whitewashed houses and their coloured facades. This landscape is familiar to you? This is normal because it is often used to illustrate the authentic landscapes of the Algarve, as the view is beautiful. During a stop in Salir do not forget to visit the sublime church dating from the 12th century.