Situated in the south of Portugal, the Algarve is a delight to visit all year round.
For those looking to soak up the sun, the Algarve has around 200 kilometres of sandy beaches. Most tourist beaches (87) have a blue flag for the best quality beaches and water. 48 beaches with the necessary accessibility for disabled people. Life guards are present throughout the summer season. Thrill seekers will enjoy the many water sports on offer.
The Algarve has been voted for the seventh time in 2020 as Europe’s Best Beach destination at the World Travel Awards. The beauty and diversity of the beaches in the Algarve, the year round good weather and the opportunity to enjoy different activities in one destination are outstanding.
The Algarve is also well known for its many golf courses and is one of the most popular golfing destinations in Europe. International, amateur and professional competitions take place throughout the year.
The Algarve coast also provides a haven for wild life, the Ria Formosa Nature Park is home to many different species of birds. Storks can easily seen in their nests on chimney tops all over the Algarve.
In 2020, Formula 1 had its first Grand Prix of Portugal in Portimao.