The Algarve is the holiday destination of choice for most tourists in Portugal. There are a number of reasons why this area is so popular; the climate of course sunny throughout the year, the miles of glorious clean beaches, the world famous golf courses, the old world charm of its towns and the lively atmosphere and entertainment in its resorts, are to name but a few of the reasons it should be explored.

The west coast is more dramatic, wind swept and rugged and is a haven for surfers and avid watersports fans. The south coast has safe, sandy beaches continually, with the quieter ones being in the east around Tavira. There are footpaths and trails for cycling which tourists can use to move around and explore the Algarve region. The coastal stretches of Vicentine Route and Algarve Way are among some of the best conserved.

When it comes to food, fresh seafood in a casserole (Cataplana) or grilled – whichever you prefer – will tempt your taste buds. The divine Mediterranean flavors can be enjoyed at simple beach eateries or even at large, refined and elegant Michelin-starred restaurants.

With so many golf courses to choose from, designed by the best architects and players, the Algarve really is one of the top golfing tourist locations in the world, you will be spoilt for choice and the luxury which surrounds those resorts.

The Ria Formosa Natural Park is a wetland lagoon area, home to protected species compromising of numerous islands off the coast near Tavira. You can take many different boat trips, go bird and dolphin watching or hire your own kayak for nature tours, it is an area of outstanding natural beauty.

I guess it’s why The Algarve is still a hugely popular place to take your holiday in Portugal.