Central and West Algarve pros and cons

The southernmost tip of Portugal, the Algarve has 96 miles of a spectacular coastline on the Atlantic, and a culture and scenery very different from the rest of the country. With a mild year-round weather, warm sea waters, rich history, culinary and traditions – with  low prices – the region has seen international tourism replace agriculture and fishing recently, since an international airport was opened … Continue reading Central and West Algarve pros and cons

The East Algarve: what to see and what to pass

The Moors of North Africa – Muslims who for centuries occupied the region – called it Al-Garb (hence Algarve), and it was the gateway to their possessions in Portugal and Spain. Portugal’s southernmost region, an area of 1,929 sq miles, with 96 miles of coastline on the Atlantic and year-round mild climate, is also where some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe are found … Continue reading The East Algarve: what to see and what to pass