What sea is in the Algarve?

So, what sea is in the Algarve? Although technically the Algarve is only touched by the Atlantic Ocean, it is exposed to a mix of water from two different Oceans: The Atlantic Ocean, coming from the South, and the Mediterranean Ocean coming from the East. If we want to be precise, the two Oceans actually meet at the Gibraltar Strait, where the sea is narrowed by the European and the African continents. Because the two Oceans have different … [Read more...]

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. 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 … [Read more...]

Algarve among top 45 places to go in 2012

The New York Times just published an article featuring the 45 places to go in 2012 and Algarve is on the 29th position on the list, between exotic places like Antarctica, Paraty (Brazil), the Maldives, among others. According to Alexander Lobrano, the author of the Algarve profile featured on the article, Algarve is the "Portuguese Riviera" and although it has been a prime tourist destination for quite some time, the region is working … [Read more...]

10 Reasons to Visit the Algarve

When one thinks about the Algarve, it's inevitable thinking of beautiful images of gorgeous white sand beaches and warm clear waters... The sunshine and clear blue sky, whitewashed houses with their terraces and chimneys. Algarve is the southmost region of Portugal, washed by the Atlantic Ocean, and it's all about sunshine all year round and top quality sandy beaches preserved by Nature. Algarve is a perfect holiday or vacation … [Read more...]

Algarve holidays, when, where and how

The Algarve region is certainly Portugals’ most popular tourism destination; it’s like a post-card picture attracting families, couples and golfers to its fabulous beaches, picturesque and cosy villages, quality hotels and first-class golf facilities. Located on the South-most of the country looking into the Atlantic Ocean with a Mediterranean breeze, the Algarve boasts a wonderful climate and weather conditions, offering hot dry Summers and warm … [Read more...]