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

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