Sand, sun, historical sites, and exotic architectural designs with many of Europe's best beaches, a number of the continent's leading golf courses, spectacular fantastic grottoes, cliff scenery, and a warm year round climate, it had been unavoidable that Algarve, Portugal's most southern province, might become the nation's most popular traveling destination. Almost completely ruined from the 1755 earthquake, it's got less cultural sight-seeing opportunities than other areas of the country, nevertheless its picturesque beauty a lot greater than accounts for it, and it also has excellent facilities for all.
Most tourists to Portugal visit the Algarve, and some of them do not abandon their own resorts to discover numerous area of the country. The reasons would be the beaches and sights of amazing beauty, the year-around sunshine, and its particular leisure and sports activities. However, there's also traditional towns such as Faro, Sagres (also known "the ends of the world" prior to the Age of Discovery), and Lagos, all worthy of exploring. The beaches happen to be among the cleanest and best in Europe, Albufeira beach without any fewer than 30 of the nation's 100-plus European Union "Blue Flag" beachfronts.
Central Algarve or even the coastline amongst Lagos and Faro can get easily crowded during summer, however even there, one of the hotels, villas, and sports complexes, it's still possible to discover vestiges of old fashioned Portugal from the narrow whitewashed pavement and relative quiet and peace in the cave beaches. Many of the most unique options that come with of Algarve are pointers of their existence, in the latticed chimneys, for the white domed structures, to the Prunus dulcis trees, to position names starting with "Al" -- Algarve originates from Al Gharb, which means "The West". The Algarve region of Portugal is actually situated mainly along the southern coast and it has a micro climate and really fantastic locations to stay in whilst on holiday.
The people are very friendly and the actual coast is quite rugged with many excellent beaches and small sandy coves. If you are a keen fisherman you will also see a lot of the locals stood on craggy rocks fishing perhaps for their suppers and knowing how friendly these people are they may even offer you their catches to eat. The Algarve really is a special place to visit and it also offers its many tourists great Portuguese accommodation. Don't just take my word for it, why not book a beautiful Algarve villa and see for yourself. You will love it.