One of the key contributing factors that make the Algarve one of the richest provinces and regions of the country, attracting millions of domestic and foreign tourists every year, is its moderate climate characterized by mild short winters and long, hot and dry summers.
From Odeceixe to Vila Real de Santo António, the entire coastline enjoys a Mediterranean-style microclimate, with temperatures ranging from 15 ° C in winter to 30 ° C in summer.
Its warm and calm waters bordering the south coast, the natural, historical and ethnographic landscapes and the deliciously healthy food are also attributes that make this European haven a must visit holiday destination for many and a potential place to retire for others.
Some of the best and most beautiful beaches in the world can be found in the Algarve. These include: Monte Clérigo and Arrifana in Aljezur; D.Ana and Ponta da Piedade in Lagos; 3 Irmãos and Praia da Rocha in Portimão; Marinha and Carvoeiro in Lagoa; Praia dos Pescadores and Galé in Albufeira; Ancão and Garrão near Quinta do Lago; Faro Beach; Fuseta or Armona Island Beaches in Olhão; Barril Beach in Tavira; Cacela Velha Beach in Vila Real de Santo António.
Unsurprisingly, the region is a favorite for those looking to enjoy calm saltwater and sunbathing as well as those who wish to appreciate our sustainably managed natural heritage.
There are beaches to suit an array of individual requirements - most of which have been awarded the EU "Blue Flag" for quality standards. The Algarve's 200 km of coastline offers many different kinds of coves, cliffs, caves, rocky beaches and large stretches of sand - all bathed in calm and warm coastal waters.
The Algarve beaches represent the ideal choice for a truly invigorating holiday!