Beaches and Attractions

Beaches

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There are so many stunningly beautiful beaches in the Algarve, no more so than in the western Algarve. There are many beaches to choose from, most of which are located close to the Algarve Accommodation Agencies holiday properties. You will find amongst them a good selection on which to enjoy your holiday. When you see the sign “Praia” this means in Portuguese “beach”.

All main beaches have in the season Lifeguards on safety patrol. Many beaches offer all the usual water sports facilities along with beach bars serving everything from drinks, light snacks to lunch and dinner menus.

The beaches in the surrounding area of many of our holiday properties vary from the small sheltered coves to broad endless stretches of sea washed sand -

Meia Praia in Lagos - 6 miles of golden sandy beach
Praia Dona Ana in Lagos - A beautiful cove formed within the surrounding cliffs
Porto de Mos in Lagos - Large beach set within the cliffs
Praia da Batata in Lagos - This is the town beach close to the centre
Praia da Luz Beach in Praia da Luz – This is a safe enclosed bay
Burgau Beach in Burgau – Picturesque enclosed sandy bay

Attractions

With plenty on offer for those who like to spend days out and about, why not try one of the Algarve’s many wonderful attractions.

Silves Castle

things to do and see in the Algarve, the beautiful town of Silves

The small town of Silves can be found inland from Portimao. This typically Portuguese area is full of local history, you can simply walk the wall of the castle and take in the views or visit the Museu Arqueologico where you can find exhibits of locally found objects, including items dating back to the Stone Age. Silves has plenty of cafes and lovely restaurants proving to be a great choice for a full day out.

Monchique

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Monchique is one of the most scenic areas on the Algarve and is in complete contrast to the tourism areas along the coast yet only a short drive from most coastal resorts, Mochique “mountain” and its surrounding area is famous for production of cattle, cork, wood and the Medronho berry which makes the local Medrohno liquor (Fire water) a strong schnapps. Foia is just past the town of Monchique and is the top of the “mountain” Foia boasts 360-degree views that on a clear day stretch as far as the eye can see. You can also visit Caldas de Monchique situated half way between the coast and Monchique village. This is a Roman Spa where you can stop and taste some fresh spa water in these beautiful surroundings. On a visit to Monchique it is recommended you try the local Piri Piri chicken in one of the many restaurants on offer.

Sagres & Cape St Vincente

Sagres is one of the Algarve's favourite places to visit

Sagres is the most South Westerly point of Europe so for this reason alone it is well worth a visit. Its fortress dates back to the 15th Century, this landmark is situated on the cliff tops and is open to the public to walk around or simply just take in the magnificent views. Cape St Vincente also has stunning views out to the ocean and all along the west coast, this is the home of one of the most famous lighthouses in Europe, all shipping between the Mediterranean and the North Atlantic Sea passes here. Sagres boasts great restaurants offering locally caught fresh fish along with a variety of other traditional and international food. A short drive up the west coast and you may even wish to enjoy a picnic on one of the west coasts secluded beaches.

Theme Parks

The Algarve's best water theme park A great family day out in the Algarve - Zoomarine

Slide and Splash Water Park is a fun filled day out for all water lovers. Offering a huge variety of water slides and activities to cater for all age groups, for the more adventurous of you there is the Black Hole and for the smaller children a shallow pool with specially designed slides. A truly great day out for all the family.

Zoomarine is another favourite of many holiday makers. An aquatic theme park with dolphin, sea lion, seals, tropical birds and birds of pray shows daily. There are also plenty of theme park rides to keep the whole family amused.



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