What to see and do in the Algarve, Portugal

“Wander by the sea, should you ever want to find me”

Are you in search of Vitamin Sea or natural Vitamin D (a.k.a. sun rays?)  One would do just about anything to replenish or recharge our internal batteries right?

beach, sand, crashing wave, Algarve, Portugal, travel, photographyPhoto credit: Axi-Schaxi

Well, there is a specific place where you can get a healthy dose of those vitamins and it is in one of Portugal’s most famous and beloved year round vacation destination, The Algarve.

Located in the southern tip of the country, this popular coastal region draws millions of visitors, both local and international for many good reasons.

But what exactly does it have to offer that it is so alluring and draws people like magnets. Some even buy property or rent villas during their stay on site such as Villa Plus  in order to relax.

From its golden sand beaches, rugged coastline, cliffs shaped by the elements, to sea-side life, fresh and tasty food, simply a fantastic place to get away from it all.

To help you plan your trip and stay, the following suggestions will inspire you to go out there and explore!

Without further ado, here is What to see and do in the Algarve, Portugal.

 Praia da Marinha in Lagos

Named as one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal and Europe, Praia da Marinha is located in the Lagoa Municipality.

Algarve, Portugal, beach, cliffs, travel, photographyPhoto credit: Neustart

What strikes the most is the soft, golden sand, turquoise and inviting waters and cliffs that protect the shoreline. It is something like the postcard perfect location which is a must in any itinerary.

Ria Formosa near Faro

This lagoon and natural park is composed of six inlets and one communicates to the Port of Faro.

Ria Formosa, Castro Marim, Algarve, Portugal, travel,, photographyPhoto credit: Dmitry Tonkonog

There are several small towns and villages in the surrounding areas, namely Cabana de Tavira as well as famed Tavira Island.

 International Sand Sculpture Festival in Pêra

Among the most important and largest sand sculpture festivals in the world, it is a spectacular showcase of figures, shapes using one of the area’s most abundant and natural resources.

sand, sand sculptures, Pêra, Algarve, Portugal, travel, photographyPhoto credit: Lampe

It is amazing to see the originality and creativity of artists who create larger than life sculptures that are a delight for the eyes and deserve to be captured.

 Praia Do Rocha in Portimão

Praia do Rocha, Rock Beach, Algarve, Portugal, travel, photographyPhoto credit: GloecklThomas

Rock Beach is in another stunning location in the municipality and city bearing the same name, Portimão.

Portimao, Forte Santa Catarina, Algarve, Portugal, history, culture, travel, photographyPhoto credit: Francisco Santos

Besides the idyllic beaches, that welcome the beach football championship, there is Forte Santa Catarina Fortress that towers over the city and is worth a visit for a dose of history and culture.

Vale Do Lobo

Originally built as one of the first tourist resorts in the country, Vale Do Lobo is ideal for Golf lovers with its courses facing the ocean.

If a laid back holiday is what you are looking for, then renting a villa,

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an apartment or

pool, luxury resort, resort, Algarve, Portugal, travel, photographyPhoto credit: Falco

a room in a posh resort abound.

The main beach of Vale Do Lobo is the place to rest, relax and recharge your batteries while working on your tan!

sandy beach, beach, Algarve, Portugal, Europe, seaside, travel, photographyPhoto credit: Falco 

As you can see, these are just a few of the great variety of activities and places to see in the Algarve. There is something for everyone from the young to the young in spirit 🙂

Whatever it is that you are looking for, go for it. Be bold and adventurous, go and get acquainted and discover this gorgeous region that welcomes you with braços abertos (open arms). Seja bem-vindo, Welcome!

Now turning it over to you.

Tell us…


Have you been to the Algarve? If so what was your experience like?

If you haven’t yet, would you love to go?



We can’t wait to read all about it.

Até logo! See you soon.

All the best, tudo de bom!

Karlinha 🙂


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