First the blue sea, with soft waves. Then the powdered gold sands framed by cliffs and rocks. The cosmopolitan atmosphere of tourist centers. This is the Algarve for holidays, sun and beach. Portimão and its municipality have more to offer.
History lived in monuments. The eternal beauty of Nature in the Ria de Alvor. The charm of the cultivated fields, the hills covered with pine trees and wild flowers climbing up the hills, giving a new dimension to the days lived in the Algarve.
The Algarve. Known for the sun that shines all year round, paradisiacal beaches, swimming pools, bars and lively evenings. For nature lovers, the Algarve offers a variety of options, from wildlife to bird watching in Vilamoura or on the Vicentina Coast, natural areas such as the Reserva Natural do Sapal de Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António or the diversity of the Barrocal landscapes.
The south coast, mild and attractive, is made of colourful cliffs framed by pine forests and miles of beaches with varied shades of blue, which invite you to an unforgettable vacation. For lovers of sports and adventure, there are several places to practice diving and canoeing, rafting sports such as mountain biking, hiking, safaris by the mountains or climbing. If you prefer to fly, then opt for a balloon ride in the skies of the Algarve in a hot air balloon.
The culture and tradition are landmarks throughout the national territory and in the Algarve, several are the testimonies of the past (Capela de São Lourenço de Matos, Castle of Silves, Ruins of Milreu, are some examples). The Algarve Gastronomy is very rich as well as its sweet and spirits wines.
A typical Algarve day is full of emotions. Especially for the younger ones, there are some water parks and Zoomarine. The night is hot and rich. Try an evening at the Casino or a Jazz night in Loulé in the height of summer.