The Most Popular Resorts In The Algarve

13 May 2014
The Algarve has long been one of the main tourist areas in Portugal, with over two hundred kilometers of stunning golden beaches and a variety of welcoming and pleasant resorts. While the clean waters are great for swimming, those who enjoy the outdoors will find that there are some wonderful hiking trails in the area, along with over thirty golf courses in the region for those who enjoy taking their clubs on holiday. There are several popular resorts in the Algarve, and with many people speaking English, it is an ideal destination for English speakers looking for a nice beach holiday.


Having once been a small fishing village on the coast, Albufeira grew to be an important tourist city in this region of Portugal during the twentieth century, and is known for being a very popular destinations. With two wonderful beaches enjoying clear water that is great for swimming, daytime in Albufeira is a great place to relax. However, the lively town comes to life at night, with the 'Strip' being a popular area that is filled with bars and restaurants, and is a good place to enjoy some of the best night life to be enjoyed in the region.
Albufeira Resort
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The stunning town of Lagos is an absolute gem for those who want to combine a beach holiday with wonderful historic attractions to explore. The beach is a lovely area where there is plenty of space to spread out and relax, while there are also plenty of activities such as sea kayaking and swimming, while those with an interest in nature can take a boat tour out to enjoy seeing dolphins. The town also has a series of old historic buildings and an impressive old town which is protected by some remarkable stone walls that were built during the town's role as an important military sea port between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries.
Lagos Resort
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The regional capital is where many visitors will land when they are flying into the Algarve, and flying to Faro is also one of the most interesting places to explore. There is a lovely beach which is large enough to be spacious even at the height of summer, while the Old City is a wonderful place to explore the eighteenth century architecture which has barely been changed over recent years. Nearby is the lovely Rio Formosa, a nature reserve which runs along the Portuguese coast towards Spain.

Praia da Luz

This resort is one that can get particularly busy during the summer season, with a stretch of beach running between the cliffs at both ends of the beach, with the sea being a good area for swimming. There are windsurfing and scuba diving schools there to cater to those wanting to get a more adventurous taste for the water, while the town also has a good night life with some good restaurants too. The town also has a historic church and a small Roman ruin where fish used to be processed and salted at the height of the Roman Empire.
 Praia da Luz Resort
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