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Algarve

Algarve
The Algarve , from the Arabic‎ “al-Gharb” meaning-  "the west", is the southernmost region of continental Portugal.
 
Approximately 2 hours travelling time from most European airports, Portugal’s southern coast offers one of the best holiday destinations for relaxation and enjoyment. Popular for its golden beaches and over 30 world class golf courses, the Algarve is a region rich in culture and diversity offering something for everyone.
 
With a mild year round climate, the Algarve is a great holiday choice enabling holiday makers to choose less crowded periods of the year and still enjoy a warm and sunny holiday. From mid April through to October, the sun is almost always out, extending the pleasures of the Algarve’s beaches far beyond July and August.
 
The Algarve is an ideal place for families.  The beautiful coast line offers more than 100 beaches, from long stretches of sand, to beautiful coves protected by rugged cliffs, including interesting caves that may be visited by boat.
 
Outdoor sports and leisure activities are in abundance in the Algarve, thanks to its fantastic sunny weather. There is a large variety of activities on offer ranging from theme parks, water parks, marinas, jeep safaris, water sports, and many sports facilities including tennis, horse riding, not to mention a vast selection of golf courses to choose from.
 
Go inland and discover the whitewashed villages, or explore the unspoilt rural countryside, perfect for hiking, cycling and horse riding or a relaxing walk around the Ria Formosa nature trails, a reserve area well known to the birdwatching community.
 
The Algarve offers modern shopping centres, offering a wide range of shops, restaurants and cinemas. Lively markets are held weekly in many resorts and villages, a great way to buy fresh produce.
 
As well as top quality international cuisine, the Algarve also offers a very rich regional cuisine. The traditional Algarvian gastronomy is strongly influenced by the Mediterranean cuisine using fresh fish and shellfish, and locally grown fruit and vegetables.
 
The Algarve is definitely one of the best holiday destinations in Europe  and the ideal location to buy your second home or permanent residence in the sun with plenty on offer to suit everybody.

An American based study concluded that the Algarve was the world's best place to retire, so come and join us!

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