Aren’t you glad you’re a snow bird?
Tavira is one of the Algarve's most beautiful cities
with 27 churches, not all opened, remanents of the old wall, a Moorish castle, the Pego
do Inferno (scenic waterfall) and two rivers travelling through it. The
city lies on two sides of the river Gilão that flows lazily through out the
town. Its beaches are very long, up to 10 km with sugary white sand.
Unofficial nude beaches are hidden away on the far limits of the normal very long beaches. Often one has to walk 2 or 3 kilometres, 20 minutes, to come across the nude beaches. Usually there are no restaurants or facilities. But you have fine sandy beaches almost to yourself.
Lagoa dos Salgados
The Capital, Lisbon gets all dressed up for the Christmas Season and this is a wonderful time to visit. Stores and restaurants glisten with beautiful decorations and festive music. The main squares are adorned in fabulous twinkling lights awaiting Christmas visitors.
New Year celebrations in the Algarve have been increasing in popularity each year.
A jewel of the Alentejo Provence.....Do you know the amazing town of
Serpa? It is set in the central east part of the Provence of Alentejo
an easy 2 hours drive from central Algarve. Do not take the motorway or
you will miss the very scenic agricultural lands. Miles and miles of
cork, olive and sunflower plantations.
Try out this delightful par 3 scenic Golf Course looking very much like a full 18 hole course with a great variety of discounts are offered depending on the time of day or day of week. Book a lesson with a pro to improve your game or to start from scratch. Clubs available for rental. Their Club house serves breakfast and lunch till 4pm.
The extremely happy diners felt overwhelmed by the hospitality of Filipe at his Restaurante O AVENIDA
Walking along the dunes in the early summer, you can see dozens of different wildflowers and flowering bushes growing rapidly covering the dunes. Without direct access to fresh water, it is amazing to see them thrive.
There are literally hundreds of beaches on the Algarve southern coast and up the western Atlantic coast.
We will lead you to the best of beaches that are just that little bit hidden or yet unknown, or offer something special.
Whether you go to one of these or make it your mission to go to them all, this is a great guide for many of the off the beaten track beaches and some better known beaches that offer fabulous photo opportunities.
Praia de Monte Clérigo
A surfers paradise in fact, everyones idea of heaven! Definitely worth the drive. Dramatic & stunning with a huge expanse of soft sand with crashing waves, the view will quite simply take your breath away! Mainly under-populated, so you always have the beach to yourself practically. Lots of rocks & cliffs to explore too. There are good facilities, with parking & a restaurant/snack bar close by, the restaurant offers delicious local dishes.
One of the trickiest parts of driving in Portugal is mastering driving through 'Roundabouts', where you may have six or more roadsleading off or into the roundabout.
Double World Roundabout in Albufeira Old Town
Many tourists seeing the roundabouts for the first time are terrified of how to conquer them and they are often totally confused.
Just remember these rules :