Visit the Algarve: a stunning destination filled with sun and adventure

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The Algarve has long been known as Portugal’s loveliest destination for tourists and adventurers around the world. It’s year-long wonderful climate and gorgeous stretches of golden beaches and stunning cliffs make it a haven for holiday-makers, with families in particular flocking to the immensely popular Pine Cliffs Resort, an exclusive luxury destination for those seeking the best in accommodation, dining and entertainment.

Guests at Pine Cliffs Resort will find endless opportunities for exploration in the Algarve. Sun bathers and water sports enthusiasts alike will marvel at the magnificent beaches that line the area from Faro to Albufeira, which offer world-class facilities and dining options as well as an unsurpassable view. Elsewhere, such as around Sagres and Tavira, tourists can discover beaches, villages and natural scenery still untouched by human development, making them excellent places for adventure.

West of Vilamoura lie the rocky cliffs and hidden beaches that are the hallmark of the Algarve, particularly near Albufeira, Lagos and Armação de Pêra. The fishing villages of Bugau and Salema are also popular with tourists and offer attractive scenery for a day out, and are less congested with visitors. Guests of Pine Cliffs Resort should also be sure to take a tour of Sagres, the historic cape made famous during Portugal’s Age of Discovery and thought to the location of Henry the Navigator’s naval academy.

The west coast of the Algarve is rough, offering wild waves and beaches that offer amazing surfing for water buffs. Here tourists can find even more secluded villages such as Odeciexe, which is well worth a visit but offers few facilities. Compared to the wild western coast, the eastern coast between Faro and the Portuguese/Spanish border is quite calm, protected by the enclave of cliffs that create a Mediterranean-like micro-climate. Much of this expanse falls within the Reserva Natural da Ria Formosa, which has helped protect both the natural landscape and the small villages within the reserve from over-development. As a result the villages here feel most authentically Portuguese. Guests should take some time to visit Faro as well as Fuseta, Cabanas, Tavira, and Olhão.

The Algarve offers more than just miles of coastland. Inner Algarve features numerous historic sites, such as the Roman ruins of Milreu, near Faro. The old Moorish village of Silves will also prove fascinating for history buffs, and can be combined with a visit to Portimão. For a change in scenery visit the lush landscape surrounding Caldas de Monchique within the Serra de Monchique mountain range.

Wherever you choose to explore during your stay at Pine Cliffs Resort, the Algarve will not disappoint. From stunning cliffs to romantic beaches to historic sites of interest – not to mention the world-class restaurants and endless sports opportunities including golf, tennis, surfing and diving – the Algarve has something for everyone. Plan your next holiday at Pine Cliffs Resort, and leave with the adventure of a lifetime!