It was from here that the Portuguese left to meet other peoples and cultures in the 15th century ... and it is in the Algarve that we receive a large part of those who visit us always in a good mood. Even in the climate, mild and very sunny throughout the year!

And also with beaches of excellent quality. Sands as far as the eye can see, bordered by golden cliffs, almost deserted islands that mark the border between the Ria Formosa and the sea, or small bays, snuggled by the rocks. The ocean in all shades of blue, almost always calm and warm, invites you to long baths and to practice water sports.

There is also the mountain range. Where people live in harmony with nature and maintain traditions that they like to share. And the cities. Silves preserves traces of the Arab past and Lagos from the Age of Discovery. More cosmopolitan, Portimão and Albufeira live day and night full of animation. Faro is the gateway to the region and Tavira is a showcase of traditional architecture.

To relax, many internationally awarded golf courses. Or various types of treatments at the spas and thalassotherapy centers and at the Monchique Thermal Spa. And hotels, villages, resorts, from the simplest to the most sophisticated. A varied panoply that has in common a genuine taste of hospitality.

Trails to follow on foot or by bicycle show the region, such as the Via Algarviana inland or the Rota Vicentina through one of the best preserved stretches of coastline in Europe. And boat trips are another ecological way to observe fauna and flora.

At the table there are fresh fish and seafood, grilled or in cataplanas. And the almond and fig sweets ... or the bitter almond liqueur and the arbutus brandy. They are like a little bit of the Algarve sun that we can bring with us.

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