The West Algarve, Portugal

The southernmost tip of Portugal, the Algarve has 96 miles of spectacular coastline on the Atlantic, with a culture and scenery very different from the rest of the country. With mild year-round weather, warm sea waters, a rich history and culinary traditions, the area has seen international tourism replace agriculture and fishing, since an international airport was opened in Faro, the regional capital. With no … Continue reading The West Algarve, Portugal

Central and East Algarve, Portugal

The Moors of North Africa – Muslims who for centuries occupied Portugal and Spain –  called it Al-Garb; it was the gateway to their possessions in Southern Europe. Portugal’s southernmost tip, the Algarve has 96 miles of coastline on the Atlantic, with some of the prettiest beaches in Europe. With a year-round mild climate, it’s no surprise that in 2017 alone it attracted 7.1 million … Continue reading Central and East Algarve, Portugal