It was here that, in the 15th century, the Portuguese set off on the epic journey that led them to discover other peoples and cultures.
In the Algarve that we cheerfully welcome many of our visitors. Even the climate is mild and sunny all year round!
There’s no shortage of high quality beaches either.
Sandy stretches as far as the eye can see, framed by golden cliffs, virtually deserted islands marking the boundary between Ria Formosa and the sea, and small coves sheltered by the rocks.
The ocean, in every shade of blue and mostly calm and warm, invites you for long swims and to indulge in water sports.
There are also the mountains, where people live in harmony with nature and maintain traditions that they love to share.
The cities. Silves preserves traces of its Arab past and Lagos from the time of the Discoveries.
More cosmopolitan Portimão and Albufeira are bustling towns by night and day.