Algarve – Europe’s best kept secret

There is no doubt that Algarve is one of the most beautiful places in Europe. It is among the top tourist destinations for people who want to go on holiday in Europe. Located in southern Portugal, Algarve has spectacular scenery and beautiful beaches that will make your vacation a perfect get away. Get to enjoy the central area that is popular with most vacationers while taking advantage of the many affordable villas to rent in Algarve. People come from all over the world to witness the magic of resorts, beaches and nightlife in Albufeira, Lagos and Vilamoura, among other areas in the central Algarve region.

Photo Credit: Creative CommonsWestern Algarve

This area is not overcrowded and is ideal for people who seek to have a quiet holiday. It is full of deserted beaches and beautiful scenery. It is also home to the Costa Vicentina natural park. One can go on excursions and watch both animals and birds in this area. If one is looking for an adventure filled vacation with lots of physical activity, then the western region will be the perfect place to go. This includes places like Portimao and Sagres. The uncrowded atmosphere will be both relaxing and conducive for the holidaying person who wants to get away from the bother and noise of towns.

Eastern Algarve

This is probably the least developed part of Algarve and has only been opened recently to tourists. It stretches to the Castro Malim near the Spanish border. People yearning for a new touristic experience can explore this area.

Photo Credit: Creative CommonsThe mountain range of Monchique

This is the highest point in Algarve with over two thousand feet above sea level. The highest point is the Foia within the mountain. Eucalyptus, pine and acacia forests cover the slopes of this mountain where one can also enjoy the geothermal springs that are there in plenty.

The city of Silves and the medieval castle

During the Moorish rule, Silves was the capital of the Algarve kingdom. This is where the medieval castle of Silves is located. One can enjoy the scenery there and also get to see the beautiful city of Silves, which is quite populous.

The Ria Formosa Lagoon

Nature lovers and bird watchers will definitely fall in love with this area that is a stopping spot for many birds in migration. It is also a nature reserve that is expansive at 170 square kilometres. It is a system of several barrier islands connected to the sea by six inlets.

Lagos coastline

This area is notable because of the limestone caves and the grottos that make for spectacular views. Tours to the area are arranged and it is easy to get there with a good powerboat. While there, one may also enjoy the beautiful beaches and fishing.

Photo Credit: Creative CommonsThe Marinha Beach/Praia de Marinha

This is one of the most popular destination and especially for European tourists. This is because vacationing in Algarve and especially in this area is relatively cheap and also enjoyable. The beach is among the most beautiful beaches in Europe and it has spectacular scenery.

Whichever area you choose to visit, there will be beautiful attractions to see and fun things to do. So next time you make plans on visiting Europe, consider Algarve for the best experience that will leave everyone in awe!