Best of Algarve

The 100-kilometre coast of the western Algarve is blessed with a mild and sunny climate thanks to a range of protective hills. Orchards of almonds and oranges and slender chimneys are reminders of over five centuries of rule by the Moors. Silves, inland from Portimão, was once the fortified capital of the province of al-Gharb.

Conditions are ideal for outdoor sports enthusiasts. The select hotels and villa complexes generally have excellent facilities for activities including tennis, water sports and horse riding. Over 20 golf courses, including several world-ranked championship courses, make it a golfer's delight. The pools, fine beaches, beauty spas and countryside appeal to those who prefer a more relaxed vacation.

To the west of Portimão, the sandy bays and coves are separated by grottoes and rock outcrops. Inland, the coastal plains cede to the cork, chestnut and eucalyptus woods of the Serra de Monchique. This is hiking and mountain biking country.

East of Portimão to Faro, pine trees crown reddish sand cliffs bordering the beaches. The attractions include market day in Loulé and the town of Tavira east of Faro.

 

Algarve Hotels

Hotel Quinta do Lago

Part of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, the beauty of the Quinta do Lago Beach extends over 3.5 kilometres and is separated from the hotel by the estuary.

Hotel Quinto do Lago Hotel Quinto do Lago
Hotel Le Méridien Dona Filipa

Part of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, the beauty of the Quinta do Lago Beach extends over 3.5 kilometres and is separated from the hotel by the estuary.

Hotel Le Méridien Dona Filipa Hotel Le Méridien Dona Filipa
Hotel Le Méridien Penina Golf & Resort

Le Méridien Penina Golf & Resort features three golf courses designed by Sir Henry Cotton, including an 18-hole Championship Golf Course, the 360-acre estate is perfect for outdoor activities of all kinds. Six tennis courts, a FIFA-sized football field, and jogging circuit are frequented by professional athletes and guests alike.

Hotel Le Méridien Penina Golf & Resort Hotel Le Méridien Penina Golf & Resort
Hotel Vila Vita Parc

A member of "the Leading Hotels of the World", this privately managed resort you get hotel services on highest level, with all comforts that you expect from a 5-star deluxe resort.

Hotel Vila Vita Parc Hotel Vila Vita Parc
Hotel Tivoli Marinotel

Savour the spectacular views of the fashionable marina and sweeping golden sands that surround this luxurious hotel.

Hotel Tivoli Marinotel Hotel Tivoli Marinotel
Hotel Sheraton Algarve

With its backdrop made up of a long cliff coloured in hues of red, copper and gold, and of particular beauty as the afternoon draws to a close, this far-reaching extent of sand covers the kilometres between Olhos de Água and Vilamoura incorporating a number of different beaches.

Hotel Sheraton Algarve Hotel Sheraton Algarve

 

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