"Pria da Rocha .. make sure you see it at sunset!" Algarve Favorite Tip by trolidoli
Algarve General: 38 reviews and 58 photos
Favorite thing: the people.. feeling safe.. the culture.. the beaches.. i just loved it.. i went as a single female traveller and drove round all over.. it is so easy to drive over there and i didn't get lost once .. and the drivers aren't scary like some countries i have been to.. not to mention their sister country Spain, for one lol!!! Highly recommend the algarve and will visit again many times and hopefully eventually buy property there for my "older" years!
Fondest memory: mateus wine lol.. tis not a prob though.. may cost a little more but I can buy it here. I just loved the quiet pace and feeling safe. I travelled there oct/nov.. so the weather was good for 5 days and then rain and thunderstorms..but at least it's warm rain and people texting me saying it was cold in the UK!!! Travelling out in oct/nov however it is very quiet.. but that's what I was looking for. Albuferia still had life in it.. but i was staying in Monte Gordo.. which was pretty much a ghost town.. but during summer season..Monte Gordo is much busier.. Monte Gordo has a beautiful flat long clean beach.. and is a good base to drive over to spain etc.. so if you want "quieter" then go there.. Having the car gave me the ease to travel around. Tavira is lovely.. Olhao..interesting but a bit poorer & wouldn't fancy all the narrow cobbled quiet streets on a dark night. Praia Rocha next beach with caves/caverns.. and seemed to be life there..ie pubs/restaurants etc.. also visited Vilamoura.. more money in this place with beautiful yatchs etc and golfing.. contact me if i can be of any help.. thanku for reading.
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