Algarve (Portugal) Reviews
Description:Country: Portugal / Country Region: Algarve / World Region: Europe / "The Algarve (from the Arabic ... more
Algarve (Portugal) ... الغرب — Al-Gharb, "the West") is the southernmost region of mainland Portugal, incorporating, amongst others, the cities of Faro, Albufeira, Lagos, Olhão, Tavira, Portimão and Silves. The Algarve is one of the Regions of Portugal according to NUTS II subdivisions. The region's administrative centre is the city of Faro, which has its own international airport (Faro Airport) and public university (University of the Algarve)."
Newest Review: ... extremely diverse and unexpected. For example, 2 weeks ago, on a Thursday is was extremely warm and I was able to sunbathe in the blazing heat. The following day we had one of the largest rainfalls that I have personally seen in a long time. This is just one example of the diversity the Algarve's weather delivers in the "off season". Restaurants and Night Life The Algarve is known ... more
Customer Algarve (Portugal) Reviews (24)
by - written on 01/05/10, updated on 01/05/10 (Very useful, 73 readings)
Sun, Sea and the Beach are the main attractions that the Algarve is commonly known for. Whether you come here on a quick holiday to get away from your daily lifetime routine or whether you stay for a long time, I can surely say that the Algarve will cater for your individual needs. This Mediterranean Paradise is incredibly diverse in the things and leisurely activities you can undergo. Just a short flight out of most destinations in Europe, this location is easily accessible. I often stay in my second home in the Algarve, located in the "Golden Triangle" near regional capital Faro and resorts Vale de Lobo and Quinta de Lago. This is the region where ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/04/10 (Very useful, 156 readings)
This fantastic coastline of Portugal is an excellent place to spend a holiday, and for many ex-pats, to live! There´s tons to do, and tons to see for all age groups! Location Portugal is ideally located in Western Europe and is a short 2.5 hour flight away from the UK. Almsot all of the major UK airports have daily, direct flights to Faro and offer very low prices too! Scenery The scenery of the Algarve is beautiful and extremely varied from one end to the other. In some areas, you have extremely flat, long fields whereas just a few kilometres inland, you have very high, beautiful mountain ranges. (Monchique is a wonderful example of ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/07/09 (Very useful, 146 readings)
Well the Algarve is a great place for a holiday with its honey sands and hideaway bays , great striding rocks. With the great sea from the atlantic waves. Well that was my intro my main reason of holidaying in the Algarve was the climate. So say goodbye to goosebumps on the beach. Most of the Algarves rainfall falls during November and April. The tempeture falls to a minimum 8 degrees. However in the summer it rises to around thirty degrees. If you like to toast on a sheltered beach and have fun you should choose a resort in the East for the reason if you travel West the breeze picks up a bit. The place is lovely and a has a great scenery to it ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/09/05 (Useful, 271 readings)
My good old top-10 Algarve: Beaches: 1) Praia de Alvor: very long and wide, beautiful, white sand beach with a few rocks at the eastern end (take the IC4, exit in Alvor, drive through the small village to the beach) 2) Praia do Garrao / Praia da Quinta do Lago: (N125 to Almancil (between Faro and Quarteira), from there to Quinta do Lago or Vale do Lobo) 3) Praia dos Salgados: another long and wide beach (enter to the big parking lot from the street Albufeira-Armacao de Pera) Beach-Bars / Beach-Restaurants: 1) Restinga, Praia de Alvor 2) Restaurante Salgados, Praia dos Salgados, on ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/08/02, updated on 15/08/02
When I first went to the Algarve it was the early 1980's and the biggest draw about the area was that it was like Spain (Costa Brava / Costa Blanca) before it was destroyed by the British package tourist. I am sad to say that, in the ten or so times that I have been there since, the fading of the Algarve's beauty has been steady and shocking. Take for example "Praia d'Oura" or "Golden Beach", which used to be a quiet crossroads with a number of pleasant restaurants, useful shops and a road leading down to a small unspoilt beach, from where the area gained its name. Now the whole area has frankly been ... Read the complete review
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Very Clean, Lots to do
People a little reserved
Nice compact city, perfect for a couple of days
Not masses and masses of things to see and do
soulful, cheap, great people
hot in the summercan be unsafe
A lot to do, Suitable for all ages
One area to avoid
Easy to get to
Could be too hot for brits in the summer...
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The Riverwalk, It's in Texas!
beautiful scenery, superb transport system, lots of things to see
restaurants close quite early, not much veggie food
Amazing city with so much to do.
Could have stayed longer.
HISTORICAL, TRADITIONAL, CHEAP