Algarve – The Portuguese paradise of sunshine

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Algarve is called the beautiful coast that runs along the southern side of Portugal, whose region offers breathtaking beaches, rugged cliffs, historical towns, hidden bays, dreamy villages and interesting activities. The Algarve is blessed with a fantastic climate, so you can be without problems from May to mid-October on the beach. It can rightly be described as one of the most popular holiday regions in Europe. In this blog post, Paradizo wants to show you some of the hotspots of the Algarve so you can enjoy your next trip there even more.

Praia do Camilo aan de Algarve met een prachtige rotskust






Tavira, located on the East Algarve between Olhão and Vila Real de Santo António, is regarded by many as the most beautiful and romantic city in the Algarve. Despite the arrival of mass tourism, Tavira has managed to preserve the charm of the old town with its cobblestone streets and the traditional houses leading up to the ancient castle. Tavira, whose river port has already been used by the Moors, spreads along the Rio Gilão. If you are looking for a vibrant atmosphere, even in the evening, you are in good hands on the river promenade and the Praça da República. Behind Tavira’s main square, the Ponte Romana stretches across the river with its magnificent arches. A stay in Tavira guarantees its visitors an authentic insight into the relaxed Portuguese culture, even in the high season. The beaches in this region are simply breathtaking and the best thing about them is that they are never crowded. You will find 7 km of untouched sandy beach to choose from. The main beach is Praia de Tavira, a bit further there are the beaches Praia do Barril and Praia de Terra Estreita, which are a lot quieter.







The small town of Albufeira in the west of Faro and is the perfect place to celebrate and enjoy life to the fullest. It is known for its turbulent nightlife, who wants can dance and drink iup until the morning hours. The “wild nights” are played mainly in the old town and the district of Areias de Sao Joao. But not only party animals can enjoy this wonderful place. In this ancient city you will find everything you need for an interesting and comfortable holiday. The cleanest beaches, a rich selection of sights and guided tours, modern shops and restaurants. Particularly noteworthy is the old town for the tourists, where numerous buildings of the 18th century are preserved, each of the monuments is necessarily connected with an important event. The most important religious attraction is the Church of St. Anne, built in the 18th century. Albufeira is very picturesque on rocks, which enclose a broad beach in a semi-circle. The rocks rise to the right and left of the bay, so that you have an excellent view from both sides.





The city of Lagos is one of the most beautiful cities in the Algarve. The selection of impressive beaches is enormous. To the east of the city is a kilometer-long wide sandy beach, the Meia Praia, in an imposing bay, south and west, the most beautiful rock formations of the Algerve and thus also small cozy rock bays. As a former naval station, most coastal cities in Portugal are culturally diverse. For Lagos, this is especially true. Here you will find influences of the most different cultures and epochs in the historic old town. Look for the old Porta de São Gonçalo gate or visit the Fort Ponta da Bandeira.  2 km south of Lagos, the steep coast extends far into the Atlantic. The top of this land is called Ponta da Piedade. Here you will find the most beautiful rock formations in the Algarve. Lagos is the perfect base for excursions, for hikers as well as sun lovers. Especially just outside the high season when the magnificent rocky beaches are not so crowded.








Private luxury villas in the Algarve


a1Vilamoura Luxury Golf Rental in Portugal – Vilasol Villa Scada

This 5 bedroom luxury villa enjoys an unbeatable situation right next to Vilasol, Algarve’s most prestigious golf course, with great views of the surrounding pine forest.






Albufeira 4 Bedroom Beachfront Villa with Pool

5-room terraced house 185 m2: living/dining room 64 m2 with separate WC, satellite-TV and international TV channels (flat screen TV), air-conditioning. Exit to the balcony, to the terrace, to the swimming pool.







a3Albufeira Portugal 4 Bedroom Beachfront Villa

Family friendly villa. Above Albufeira. For shared use: 5 swimming pools (30.03.-30.10.). Tennis, children’s playground. Private: well-kept garden on different levels (fenced)








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