Europe’s most famous secret
We are sure you have already heard about it. Perhaps a friend told you about its magnificent beaches. Maybe you saw a report about its typically Mediterranean cuisine. Or it could be that you simply came across a text like this one, which highlights the history, culture and friendliness of those who are used to giving visitors the warmest of welcomes.
But there is an Algarve that you haven’t discovered yet: the Algarve of the people who live here.
Only they can show you the hidden-away villages, the most unspoilt walking trails, the best restaurants to eat xarém (maize porridge), the deserted beaches, the places where flamingos take to the wing or the perfect course for your first-ever round of golf.
Listen to our biggest secrets. And then whisper them, time and time again, in the ears of your family and friends. Because life is so much better when you share it.
United and diverse; this is the Algarve. A tourist destination comprising 16 municipalities (Albufeira, Alcoutim, Aljezur, Castro Marim, Faro, Lagoa, Lagos, Loule, Monchique, Olhão, Portimão, São Bras de Alportel, Silves, Tavira, Vila do Bispo and Vila Real de St Antonio), each with its own identity, charming scenery and special stories to share. Learn more about the region's municipalities, explore what they have to offer, choose the places you definitely want to visit and work out your holiday itinerary.
Source: Visit Algarve Portugall