The landmark of the Algarve in southern Portugal are the ochre cliffs and idyllic rocky bays. The beautiful beaches of the region invite you to swim and enjoy the sun. The capital Faro attracts with a charming old town.
Boasting a Mediterranean climate and oodles of sunshine, the Algarve has the perfect prerequisites for a relaxing beach holiday. The craggy coast with its lagoons and dunes is, unsurprisingly, also hugely popular among water sports enthusiasts. The distinctive ochre rock formations, some protruding directly out of the sea, are an attraction for scuba divers. The same cliffs provide an impressive backdrop for boat excursions. Golfers enjoy their time on very well-maintained golf courses.
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Edelweiss tips for Faro
Sightseeing in your Faro holidays
If you are looking for pure nature, visit the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. The best way to discover the unique lagoon system is by boat or kayak. View in maps
The charming coastal town of Tavira is situated directly on the river Gilão. Cultural and bathing holidays can be combined well here. To the south you will find a beautiful sandy beach on the island of Tavira. View in maps
Vilamoura was specially built as a holiday resort on the breathtaking sandy beaches of the Algarve. There are countless activities to pass the time, such as golf or a surf session. View in maps
The hilly hinterland of the Algarve is very popular with hikers and mountain bikers. For some relaxation: In the thermal springs around Monchique you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the rural Algarve. View in maps