The Algarve - Garden Of Portugal

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Booking for summer 2001? How about discovering the fun offered by The Algarve beaches in Portugal this time? Select from an assorted list of holidays available at pocket soothing rates to make your stay more memorable.

There are times when all we think about is to have some fun, enjoy to the fullest and getaway to a beautiful place. Yes, it the summer holidays So where are you heading to this time? The Algarve, located in the southern part of Portugal, might just be the perfect place for you to enjoy the beaches, pleasant weather and historic atmosphere. Apart from being a marvelous place, the Algarve has an enriching Portuguese culture and offers a plethora of recreational activities like horseback riding, fishing, dolphin seafaris, sunset cruises for its tourists.

The Algarve is drawn apart from the rest of Portugal by a fine string of low-lying mountains. It has pleasant weather almost throughout the year with most of the rainfall falling between November and February. The cool sea breeze along with the sunshine keeps the atmosphere light and sunny. Algarve welcomes millions of tourists throughout the year.

Some of the main attractions include:-

Beaches

The mesmerising Algarve has several lovely sandy beaches that make the place a favorite amongst the sun-seekers. Some of the most visited beaches are Ilha de Tavira and Ilha de Faro, Praia da Rocha, Praia Verde, Praia da Falesia and Praia da Falesia. The Praia de Faro beach comes up as the best option for people who are fond of privacy. It is one of the most beautiful beaches and remains un-crowded even during the peak season.

Exotic Culinary Experience

Often known as a Portuguese culinary paradise, the Algarve is dedicated to those who take keen interest in fresh fish and the best seafood. Codfish, being the most well-liked local delicacy is mostly eaten with boiled cabbage, chickpeas and potatoes; all seasoned with olive oil. Local meals are generally comprised of meat, vegetables, fruit and fish. Other popular dishes include fish soups, whelks dish with kidney beans, octopus rice, cheery chicken, lava beans. For those who are fond of good wine will find Portuguese wine to be as good as the French wine. There are various small private vineyards in this region partly due to its remarkable climate and soil.

Sports

Golf lovers will be glad to know that Algarve is a gorgeous place to play golf. Along the Algarve coastline, there are more than 25 golf courses, which are just one and a half hours drive from the Faro International Airport. These golf courses are set amongst golden beaches, rolling hills, un-spoilt countryside and timeless fishing villages so one can cherish an unmatched golfing experience.

History & Nature

Algarve gives an excellent slice of history the buildings are constructed on Moorish and 18th century Portuguese design. Cabo de S. Vicente Lighthouse, located near Sagres is one of Europes biggest lighthouses which offer beautiful sightseeing of the natural cliffs and the ocean. If you are a nature admirer, then you must visit Rio Formosa which is located in the close proximity of the town. What's more interesting is that this region has infinite almond trees, groves of lemons, oranges, carobs, pomegranates and figs which are grown inland.

There is also an international airport which is located in Faro, the capital of the Algarve. Here, you can get in touch with the rental car companies, which are present at the airport itself, to hire a car. You could rent a small car equipped with a GPS to get about in the Algarve roads and paths. For travel and accommodation purposes, booking cost-effective holiday packages could be a great idea. Select the best web site which offers excellent holiday packages with great deals so that you could have the best deals in a cheap holiday Algarve attracts hordes of tourists to its wonderful beaches. Search for those packages which are composed in such a way that you can get a flight and a nice hotel booked together for yourself. These packages also come with various discounts and offers. Get your holiday package customized as per your requirements and budget. This is a most convenient way to avail cheap holidays abroad.
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The author of this article works with the Holiday Supermarket which arranges holiday packages for tourists across the U.K.

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This article was published on 2011/01/11