Exploring the Algarve
Discovering the Algarve
There’s more to the Algarve than just its popular coastlines.
To discover a different side of the Algarve, lose yourself in the Costa Vicentina Natural Park. Walk through pathways of colourful flowers and visit ancient castles, once home to the Moors.
In Cabo de S. Vicente, discover a land that was once thought of as the “end of the world”. Climb up to Fóia, the highest point in the Algarve, in the verdant Serra de Monchique hills. Take a rest by one of the region’s many waterways in a truly beautiful landscape.
Head inland to the Serra do Caldeirão and enjoy the various regional crafts on show, ranging from palm leaf basketwork and worked copper through to hand-painted earthenware.Experience the warmth of the local people and share a glass of wine or medronho grape spirit, or a filhó fritter with some smoked meat.
And by the border, take a cruise up the River Guadiana as it flows through a Natural Park that extends to its mouth at Vila Real de Santo António.
Source: Turismo de Portugal