A vacation to one of the most famous coastal towns in Portugal? That is possible when you rent a holiday home in Algarve. Algarve is the southernmost province of Portugal and immediately a very special part of Portugal. Algarve has a very diverse landscape from rocks to clear blue waters with white sandy beaches.Read more about holiday cottages in Algarve
A vacation to one of the most famous coastal towns in Portugal? That is possible when you rent a holiday home in Algarve. Algarve is the southernmost province of Portugal and immediately a very special part of Portugal. Algarve has a very diverse landscape from rocks to clear blue waters with white sandy beaches.
The largest city of this province is Faro and to the west of this city are the famous rock formations with small beaches. To the east of Faro, on the other hand, are miles of sandy beaches. What makes a holiday home in Algarve special is that it does not matter where your holiday home is, because everywhere you are, you can find a beautiful part of Portugal. So you have the famous rocks on the coast, but more to the north you have the charming historic villages and views of the many hills.
Nature in the Algarve
A holiday home in Algarve has something for everyone! If you want to do nothing more than sit on the beach or in the water all day, then the south is an excellent place for a holiday home. If you prefer a bit more peace and quiet, then northeast is a better place for you. It is so densely populated and busy along the coastline, so quiet inland. In the hilly interior nature is virtually unaffected and therefore this is an ideal place to be one with nature and to see various special animals in the wild. Algarve has a coastline of more than 170 kilometers and due to the many rocks that occur in that area, this is divided into several small bays. Some of these bays can only be reached by boat, but once you have found such a bay, you have a whole beach to yourself. The Serra de Monchique mountain range bordered Algarve on the west side and is immediately a real attraction. The highest mountain of this mountain range is the Foia with a height of 902 meters. This mountain range is suitable for walking through in peace and enjoying the view. There are also many natural springs and thermal baths in this valley, which means that you still need peace in the relatively busy Algarve.
The most beautiful places in the Algarve
What the most beautiful places in a certain area are of course depends on what you love, but there are a number of places in this Portuguese province that will make everyone's heart beat faster. A place to admire the real nature with all its beauty is the Ria Formosa National Park. This park is characterized by the many natural islands, sandbanks and unique and varied flora and fauna. This national park has a length of approximately 60 kilometers along the south coast. If you would like to see species of animals that you will not encounter in the Netherlands, Cabo de São Vicente is an excellent place to spend a day. This cape can be found on the southwest coast of Algarve. When you stand by the water and hear the waves crash against the rocks, you will be able to see various seagulls, petrels and even dolphins. You can also take the boat to the Atlantic to see birds from the boat that you cannot find at the coast. You can also see dolphins up close when they swim with the boat.
One of the most famous places in Algarve is the fairy-tale cave of Benagil. The cave of Benagil is a cave with a beach in it. Through a large hole in the stone at the top of the cave you can still enjoy the sun in this cave. You cannot reach the Benagil Cave on foot; only via the water. You can go on a day excursion, but then you are very bound to times. You can also rent a kayak yourself if you want to take on the challenge of sailing to this cave yourself. The advantage of this is that you are much freer and are not bound by departure times of the boat. If you do not want to rent a kayak, but still want to stay in this magical place for as long as possible, you can choose to swim to the cave, but that is not advisable. Although the distance from the coast to the cave is not very large, you have to take the current into account. It can also be dangerous to swim yourself.
If you prefer to go to the city, the Faro is a good option. Faro has long been inhabited by the Romans, so you will still find many buildings of them in the city. The city of Faro has various historical buildings, so that you make a journey through time when you walk through this city. In short, Faro is an ideal city if you want to escape the bustle of the beach, but still want to be close to the sea and if you want to get to know the history of the Algarve. Be sure to check out the options for going to Albufeira. This city also has a lot to offer.
When to Algarve
During every season, Algarve seems to undergo a complete metamorphosis: when you have been on the coast in the summer, you will no longer recognize it when you return in the winter. So busy it is with