Algarve Travel Guide
Geographically sheltered from any harsh weather conditions on Portugals sun soaked south coast, the Algarve enjoys a hot, dry climate practically all year round.Besides its favourable weather, it is the miles of sandy, white beaches that is Algarveís greatest drawing card. With over 100 sweeping beaches to choose from you can find anything from bustling, over-crowded to rugged and unspoilt beaches. Almost all the beaches provide a wide range of water sports and all use the flag system to indicate bathing conditions.
With numerous golf courses, tennis courts and watersports, the Algarve is also the ultimate destination for the sports enthusiast. If you wish to give a new sport a whirl, most resorts have instruction and equipment hire available. Included among the popular resorts is Praia da Rocha, which provides the best of both worlds as it has the beauty of the beach and the hustle and bustle of the thriving town of Portimao. For a quiet hideaway with some Portuguese charm seek out the resort area Olhos dí Agua but be quick about it, it may lose its solitude once word gets out. Finally, for family fun donít miss Alvor, a picturesque village standing on a sheltered tidal lagoon. The shallow waters of this area make it an ideal swimming hole while the scattering of cafes down cobbled streets creates an air of magic. Whatever your criteria for the perfect resort may be, the Algarve is sure to deliver.
Whilst the modern resorts provide all the facilities, which holidaymakers have come to expect, there are still unspoilt Algarve villages and countryside to be explored.
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