Although the Algarve region faces the Atlantic Ocean, it looks like a typical Mediterranean region. It is very popular among tourists from all over Europe and it has undergone a process of progressive modernization.
Some villages more than others have experienced the construction of hotel chains, as well as shops and restaurants manly for tourists. However, the region hasn’t lost its essence and culture.
Albufeira, the most popular destination in Algarve, despite the many tourist facilities scattered all over, hasn’t lost its essence.
The Algarve is a very welcoming region for families traveling with kids. The area between Praia da Rocha and Albufeira is the most popular one among this type of travelers; there are many hotels providing relaxing services for adults and entertainment for kids.
These structures are often located near the sea, which is just a walk way. The beaches are big, equipped, and have calm waters. There is also the opportunity to spend the day enjoying some alternative kind of entertainment, visiting the water parks of Zoomarine and Slide and Splash.
Albufeira is also very popular among young people, as there are many clubs where to enjoy some fun after dinner.
This area of the Algarve region, Vilamoura in particular, is very popular among golf lovers; here there are many towns meeting the needs of this kind of tourists.
Golf courses attract a certain type of tourists who don’t mind spending a little bit more in order to enjoy all the comforts during their holiday. The access to golf courses is easy; trips to golf courses nearby are arranged for small groups.
Vilmoura is an exclusive village where hotels and tourist services have higher rates compared to the rest of the region. A cheaper solution could be Quarteira, which is located just 5 minutes from Vilamoura and it has a beautiful beach and a relaxing atmosphere.
Lagos has so much to offer; it is the ideal destination for those who are looking for the right balance of relax, fun, services, and natural beauty. Lagos has a rich history, which can be seen in the beauty of its old town. It is a town surrounded by beautiful beaches and stunning landscapes.
There is the opportunity to take part to many day trips around Lagos; however, Lagos itself offers a wide choice of restaurants and bars. The only problem is that is it located a little bit far from Faro airport. In order to reach it, it is necessary to take a public transport or to rent a car.
There are different types of accommodations; from cheap hotels to luxury structures, to villas, and apartments for rent.
If you are looking for some privacy and want to avoid mass tourism, Tavira and Sagres are perfect; they offer unique landscapes to explore the beauties of the inland of this region.
Being pretty secluded, the service quality here is less developed compared to other areas of the region. Being located inside the Ria Formosa Natural Park, Tavira is very popular among birdwatching lovers.
Hotels usually are small and traditional structures; there are also many rooms for rent or B&B managed by friendly local people who will do their best to make your stay pleasant and relaxing.