At the 2016 World Travel Awards, the Algarve region of Portugal was named as the best beach destination in Europe. Boasting over 100 miles of dramatic coastline, it’s not hard to see why. Portugal also offers holidaymakers nearly year round sun and some of the most beautiful Nature Reserves. The Algarve is home to award winning golf resorts and exclusive resorts – a perfect luxury holiday destination.
Best Time to Visit
As aforementioned, Portugal offers near round-the-year sun with over 300 days of sunshine a year. This means you can go at virtually any time of year. The warmest months are from May-September where temperatures can hit around 30°C on the sunniest of days.
With the main airport at Faro, the most popular tourist resorts include Sagres, Albufeira, Vilamoura, Lagos, Quinta do Lago, Praia da Luz, Praia da Rocha and Praia da Dona Ana.
Portugal’s cuisine is famous for it traditionally unique style. The country is home to some of the world’s leading Michelin star restaurants and some of the most pleasant seafood dishes in Europe.
History and Culture
Traditional crafts including leather goods, cork and pottery are found in most local areas across Portugal. Visitors can take tours of the production of these good or take a hands on course for themselves. Portugal is rich in history with many historical sites and museums available to visit.
Things to Do
- Relax on one of Portugal’s award winning beaches.
- Enjoy Michelin Star restaurants.
- Explore the cliffs of the Portuguese coast.
- Take a hands on tour of local pottery and leather production.