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The Algarve

Soaring cliffs, sea caves, golden beaches, scalloped bays and sandy islands draw over four million visitors to the Algarve each year. Surrounded on two sides by the Atlantic, it's a paradise for surfers, especially along the refreshingly undeveloped west coast.


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Best Things to Do

Fill up your senses in the Algarve. Incredible beaches, world-class restaurants and scenic walks are among our top things to do in the Algarve.

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Things to Know

Make the most of your visit to Portugal’s Algarve with these local tips, ideal for first-timers.

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Money and Costs

When planning a trip to the Algarve region in southern Portugal, you can save money with these top 10 tips.

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Best Road Trips

If you’re looking for the best road trips through the Algarve, don’t miss these five top drives, taking in hilltop villages and stunning coastal scenery.

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