Algarve Beaches among best in Europe

Acording to TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2011 Algarve has 3 beaches of the top 25 beaches in Europe. Albufeira, Alvor and Lagos are among the preferred beaches for tourists and editors.

Albufeira beach is one of the best beaches in the world
photo by Sberla_

The choices made reflect the views of users of TripAdvisor where the Travellers’ Choice Awards named the 25 best beaches in Europe, a list dominated by Mediterranean beaches and led by the resort town of Ayia Napa in Cyprus.

All the Portuguese beaches represented in the “top 25” are from the Algarve coast. “Amazing cliffs of various shades” (Albufeira), “reserved bays” (Alvor) and a “succession of beautiful coastal beaches” (Lagos) enchanted tourists from around the world.

Here’s TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2011 score:

  1. Ayia Napa, Cyprus
  2. Skiathos, Greece
  3. Protaras, Cyprus
  4. Mykonos, Greece
  5. Oludeniz, Turkey
  6. St. Ives, United Kingdom
  7. Alcudia, Spain
  8. San Vito lo Capo, Italy
  9. Calvia, Spain
  10. Villasimius, Italy
  11. Newquay, United Kingdom
  12. Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  13. Icmeler, Turkey
  14. Albufeira, Portugal
  15. Belek, Turkey
  16. Dalyan, Turkey
  17. Lindos, Greece
  18. Stalis, Greece
  19. Side, Turkey
  20. Playa del Ingles, Spain
  21. Alvor, Portugal
  22. Corralejo, Spain
  23. Ios, Greece
  24. Antalya, Turkey
  25. Lagos, Portugal