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"Beaches in the Algarve" Top 5 Page for this destination Portugal Things to Do Tip by micas_pt

Portugal Things to Do: 760 reviews and 1,215 photos

by micas_pt

You shouldn’t leave Portugal without visiting at least one beach in Algarve. There are several areas in Algarve, some more touristy than others, some more posh and some are still fortunately not spoilt. If you are looking for:
. beaches and nightlife: go to Portimão and Vilamoura areas
. quieter beaches: go to Lagos or Tavira area or get in a car and drive outside main villages
. posh Algarve: Quinta do Lago and Vilamoura area
. good seafood and fresh fish: all the Algarve coast
. windsurf: Sagres

The more you approach Sagres, the colder water will be. On the opposite, the more you approach Vila Real de Santo António the warmer and calmer water will be.

For further information see my Sagres and Lagos pages.

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  • Updated Jun 12, 2004
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