Algarve, in Portugals extreme south, has a coastline stretching for 100 miles, with well over 20 golden beaches to choose from, in small fishing villages and coves as well as larger, modern resorts.
But theres more to this hugely popular region than sun, sea and sand, with some 30 high-class golf courses, and enough to satisfy the most discerning history buff or culture vulture. If you like to escape back to nature on holiday, the birdlife, flora and fauna and natural landscapes of this part of the world are richly varied, thanks to the inland natural parks and salt marshes.
Algarve holidays can essentially be as quiet or as lively (especially after dark when most towns and resorts are buzzing) and as relaxed or as active as you want. And whether you want a romantic escape, a week with a group of mates or a traditional family fortnight, youll find your perfect holiday base in the region, with a huge range of accommodation from comfortable to high luxury.
History lovers can take in the areas stunning ancient castles and Moorish architecture, or visit the Roman walls in Faros Old Town.
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