The mild climate all year round, the coastline full of magnificent beaches bathed by the Atlantic, nightlife and sports make this place a perfect destination for families. You can visit the picturesque fishing villages or the hills of the interior where the mountains and culture live in harmony with nature and keep the traditions of always.
The Algarve. Known for the sun that shines all year round, paradisiacal beaches, swimming pools, bars and lively evenings. For nature lovers, the Algarve offers a variety of options, from wildlife to bird watching in Vilamoura or on the Vicentina Coast, natural areas such as the Reserva Natural do Sapal de Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António or the diversity of the Barrocal landscapes.
The south coast, mild and attractive, is made of colourful cliffs framed by pine forests and miles of beaches with varied shades of blue, which invite you to an unforgettable vacation. For lovers of sports and adventure, there are several places to practice diving and canoeing, rafting sports such as mountain biking, hiking, safaris by the mountains or climbing. If you prefer to fly, then opt for a balloon ride in the skies of the Algarve in a hot air balloon.
The culture and tradition are landmarks throughout the national territory and in the Algarve, several are the testimonies of the past (Capela de São Lourenço de Matos, Castle of Silves, Ruins of Milreu, are some examples). The Algarve Gastronomy is very rich as well as its sweet and spirits wines.
A typical Algarve day is full of emotions. Especially for the younger ones, there are some water parks and Zoomarine. The night is hot and rich. Try an evening at the Casino or a Jazz night in Loulé in the height of summer.
Vilamoura is the tourist resort by excellence. Portugal’s largest private tourist development includes golf courses, a wide range of sports and an incredible marina with all kinds of facilities and entertainment from restaurants with decks, shops, bars and an extensive pedestrian walkway. Very sought after by various sports such as deep-sea fishing, windsurfing, jet-skiing, diving, among others. Several cruises and boat trips depart daily. From the tourist perspective you should know that if there is something to do, you can do it in Vilamoura. Close by, the Casino of Vilamoura allows you to try your luck at one of the “slot machines” or the most demanding gaming tables.
The cosmopolitan life of a large tourist center. Tennis court, horse riding, casino and marina are some of the proposals for a lively vacation. But also the silence of nature.
You can also explore the Roman Ruins of Cerro da Vila, or the 200 hectares of the protected area of the Vilamoura Environmental Park classified as Agricultural Reserve and National Ecological Reserve.
For a different and lively day, a visit to the Aquashow water park promises to be the best way to cool off under the intense heat of the Algarve or perhaps on the extensive sandy beach of Vilamoura, which stretches to Quarteira and is endowed with easy access. Vilamoura is still a destination for golf lovers, as the city has extraordinary golf courses that have been receiving numerous international awards. With more than 40 golf courses, the Algarve region offers an integrated tourism experience that has earned the recognition of the most demanding professionals of this sport.