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Algarve: The most beautiful experiences

Written on : 17 January 2022
By : Leah Psaromatis
Algarve: The most beautiful experiences

Algarve: The most beautiful experiences

Portugal is a popular destination at any time of the year. You can enjoy a mild climate, cities with a rich cultural past and incredible gastronomy. Let's discover together the unusual and unique activities you can do during your stay in southern Portugal, in the beautiful Algarve region.

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Visit the caves

The entire Algarve coast is incredibly beautiful and has been eroded over the years, creating breathtaking sea caves. Some of them are accessible from the sea, such as the Benagil Cave, Zorreira Cave or the Captain's Cave. The Benagil cave is undoubtedly one of the most famous and beautiful. Although it is not very far from the village beach, it is not advisable to swim there as there are strong currents to get there. It is therefore preferable to go by boat, kayak or stand-up paddle to make the most of the experience.

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Try a wine tasting tour

Wine from Portugal is gaining increasing recognition, particularly thanks to its many awards around the world. Port is the most famous wine, coming from the region of the same name in the north of Portugal. Nevertheless, there are many very good wines in the Algarve as well! Discover their excellent wines on a wine tasting tour, where you will have a truly authentic experience learning about the history of wine production in the Algarve, while also having the opportunity to explore its fantastic landscape. Some tours also include a delicious meal made from local produce to enhance your experience! 

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Explore the coast on a kayak

Explore the coast on a kayak

A kayak tour is the best way to have a magical experience discovering the breathtaking coasts of Algarve. Whether you are alone or with family, this activity will certainly be a memorable one that is worth trying considering the exceptional waters and landscape of the Algarve coast. Other than kayaking, you can also enjoy other activities such as canoeing, windsurfing, pedal boating and more. Make sure you book in advance so that you don’t miss out!

 

Play golf at some of the top courses in Europe

If golf is one of your hobbies, you have come to one of the best places in Europe for golf! With excellent weather, the Algarve is a great place to spend a fun day in a beautiful setting playing golf with your friends! From Espiche Golf in Lagos to Pine Cliffs Golf Course in Albufeira, there are numerous golf courses around the Algarve, so whether you are a beginner or advanced player, you can decide in what stunning setting you would like to spend your day.  From scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean to marvellous views of the Portugues terrain, you will have plenty of choice!

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Visit the Capela do Ossos

Visit the Capela do Ossos

If you are looking for an unusual visit, visit the Capela do Ossos in Evora. These are Franciscan monks, who in the 17th century found the solution to the overflowing cemeteries. The walls and columns are lined with bones and skulls belonging to no less than 5000 people. The way they have been laid offers a whole of terrifying beauty. The ceilings are made of brick with paintings on the theme of death. Even if this visit is not for sensitive souls, this chapel represents the way people at that time looked at these beliefs.  

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Bathing in the freshwater of Pego do Inferno

This secret waterfall hidden in the Asseca valley in the Algarve is becoming increasingly popular as it is one of the only waterfalls in the region. The Pego do Inferno, meaning the abyss of hell, is located in Tavira. It is a series of three waterfalls that flow into an emerald lagoon. Access to this small waterfall is quite difficult, mainly due to the lack of road signs. After having parked, you will walk about 100 meters until you reach a wooden stairway where you will descend for another 300 to 400m to finally reach the impressive waterfall of the Pego do Inferno. This path does not discourage the many tourists, so think of going to this magical place at the beginning of the day to enjoy the place to the maximum. 

Visit the Silves Castle

Visit the Silves Castle

Situated overlooking the town below, this red castle is one of the best preserved Moorish castles in Portugal. The castle was built as a defensive system during the Almohade period of Muslim rule, and was part of the city walls that surrounded the town. Beyond the intriguing history and impressive architecture of Silves Castle, the site also offers one of the best viewpoints for looking out over the city and the region, with scenic views that every visitor must see.

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