The tourists come here in their droves, Albufeira remains an attractive town. It features white-washed, flat-roofed houses that cling to the sides of a rocky outcrop.
It’s this wind that comes across the Atlantic that keeps Sagres relatively cool during Portugal’s otherwise very hot summers. It’s still very much a working fishing community.
Faro is the best area to stay in the Algarve if you’ve only got a short amount of time. Aside from exploring the old town, there’s also the modern marina, a number of contemporary plazas and parks.
This town still attracts tourists in the summer, who come to spend sunny days on its beaches. There a restaurants and bars ready to serve your meals. Leading up towards the town from the main beach.
Place you should stay if you’re looking for an easygoing slice of the Algarve. It is dominated by the crumbling remains of a castle that overlooks its Renaissance and Gothic churches.