Algarve & South extends from Lisbon to the South of Portugal with the first stop being Alentejo, a region starting close to the Tagus river and descending towards the Algarve. The vastness of the landscape is dotted with cork oaks and olive trees that withstand time.
The flat land makes hiking and cycling easy, though horses are also part of the landscape. In the Alentejo the power of the land marks the time and cities like Elvas and Évora, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO.
Which is certainly a big attraction for visitors, both in the summer for a few days on the beach and in winter to relax or engage in a variety of activities. The beaches of fine white sand are the hallmark of the region stretching as far as the eye can see, bound by golden cliffs in small bays nestling between rocks, provide many stunning backdrops for unforgettable holidays.
There are around 200 km of coastline that are perfect for all kinds of water sports, including sailing, surfing and windsurfing. Yachting enthusiasts are guaranteed to find great support infrastructures in the modern marinas spread along the Algarve coast.
Golf has brought the Algarve many international awards and the region has more than once been voted the best golfing destination in the world. The Algarve has about forty courses with excellent conditions for both experienced players and those taking up the sport for the first time. Nature is at its best in three protected areas such as the Vicentina Coast which is the best preserved stretch of coast in Europe or the Ria Formosa.
Footpaths, cycle trails and boat rides are perfect to get to know the region’s natural beauty, flora and fauna and will help you keep fit during vacations. Enjoy unforgettable healthy fresh fish and seafood, either at a simple beach terrace or in the most refined Michelin-starred restaurants. Voted Europe’s Leading Beach Destination 2015, Europe’s Leading Golf Destination 2013. Source: VisitPortugal