Southern Portugal is the country's most visited region, due in a large part to the Algarve, Portugal's answer to the Mediterranean. This beautiful southern coastline, with a year-round warm climate and white sands, brings flocks to the resorts along this coast each year. But, look a little further and you'll find there's much more to offer beyond the beach.
Venture beyond the confines of the resorts and the Algarve throws up unexpected landscapes of sand dunes and salt lagoons alongside whitewashed local villages that still retain a sense of traditional Algarve charm. There's everything from the colonial beauty of Faro and fishing towns lined with tiny, ultra-fresh seafood eateries to the charming harbour of Sagres, where surfing cliff-framed beaches are lined with buzzy bars and upmarket restaurants. For those that are after a dose of sun, sea and sand, myriad luxury hotels are adorned with everything from luxe spas to world-class golf courses.
Pool, Anantara Vilamoura, Algarve