4 Amazing Summer Resorts In Algarve, Portugal

Here are the top four beaches you need to visit in the Algarve!

1 Praia da Falésia, Albufeira

Situated on Portugal’s southern and western coasts, the Algarve continues to lure beach and sunshine aficionados to its lovely sandy beaches. Featuring an accommodating mix of top resorts, quaint old towns and water activities, it’s the kind of destination that everyone can enjoy. But the beaches really are the highlight here, and there are plenty to choose from.

Here are the top four beaches you need to visit in the Algarve!

1. Praia da Marinha, Lagoa

A top choice on every “best beaches in Europe” list, Marinha is a fabulous beach on this south coast resort. The dramatically chopped cliffs sitting on the calm, clear waters give it that paradisiacal feel. Surrounding beaches offer more amazing backdrops for sandy beaches, with orangey limestone rocks, caves and crevasses. It’s also a great area for those who want to explore rocks and fauna.

2. Praia da Falésia, Albufeira

The most northerly resort in the Algarve region, Praia de Odeceixe offers a cliff-lined stretch of sand from the river mouth. The river area offers more serene waters for families with small children to enjoy. For more adrenaline pumping action, there is a surf school at the beach! There are also several great eateries in the area and a nearby village called Odeceixe to explore.

3. Praia d’Oura

Peaceful and pretty, Praia d’Oura sits on the south coast with a lovely selection of seafood bars and tranquil beaches, perfect for some serious sunbathing. Walk along the 2km shoreline stretch at noon’s low tide then dip into the crystal clear waters for the ultimate refreshment. You can take a day trip to nearby Loule and Faro to discover the 13th century castle and cathedral.

4. Sao Rafael

Find the traditional life at Sao Rafael, with its white buildings and terracotta rooftops. The Blue Flag beach is a terrific spot for snorkeling and other water sports, as well as grabbing a bite to eat at its top restaurants. The limestone rocks add that extra bit of beautiful drama for those all-important vacation snaps! There are lots to do inland too, like tennis, golf and hiking.

2 Sao Rafael

These are only a handful of beaches in the Algarve, and with companies like Villa Plus you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to accommodations to stay at and most of the beach action. Each beach offers its own unique appeal but all of them are picturesque in equal measure.

Article written by CHRYSTY MILES.

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