Named Europe’s Leading Beach Destination at the World Travel Awards 2019

Winner of ‘Europe’s Leading Beach Destination’ at the 2019 World Travel Awards for the sixth time – more than any other destination – Portugal’s southernmost region has over 100 miles of beautiful coastline, dramatic terracotta cliffs and an incredible 300-plus days of sunshine a year. It's also famous for its history, culture, nature reserves, exquisite cuisine – particularly its delicious seafood – award-winning golf courses and exclusive resorts.

Picturesque villages and castles offer a glimpse into the region's traditions and history while Portugal's Moorish legacy can be seen in the architecture with its unique terraces, chimneys and white-washed houses.

Algarve holidays - perfect for...

  • Some of Europe's most beautiful beaches including the award-winning Praia da Dona Ana in Lagos
  • Sensational cuisine, fresh seafood, mouthwatering pastéis de nata (Portuguese custard tarts) and Michelin-starred restaurants
  • Fantastic hotels for families such as the Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort Hotel and Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort
  • Championship golf courses
  • Historic towns and traditional crafts such as hand-painted pottery, cork and leather goods

“Whenever I think of Portugal, the first memories that spring to mind are cosy beach bars and the white-washed and pastel buildings of the capital Lisbon, one of my favourite cities. But there is also, of course, the Algarve, the Atlantic islands and the rolling hills of the Peneda-Gerês national park.” - Simon Reeve

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