The Algarve is one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations but don’t let that put you off – it has this reputation with good reason. Alongside its miles of sandy beaches and championship golf courses, there are still unspoiled fishing villages, market towns with extraordinary architecture and a rich countryside of fabulous flora and fauna. Take time to explore it and experience authentic moments of Portugal’s southernmost corner.
You might want to enjoy a beachside holiday on one of the 150 spectacular sandy coastline resorts and watch the kids revel in watersports from paddle-boarding to paragliding. Or take a trip to taste some freshly caught sardines, or other local specialties like clam and octopus. Choose from a small familial restaurant or Michelin-star cuisine. Take a boat out into the Atlantic to look for dolphin from Lagos or Alvor or indulge in the expanse of ocean from the fort at the End of the World near Sagres.