The Algarve region has beautiful beaches and turns out to be one of the best destinations for summer, especially between June and October.
Attractive beaches that hug the warm Atlantic Ocean, whitewashed old villages, traditional fishing ports, tranquil town squares lined with pretty cafes and numerous golf courses with sweeping coastal views; it is no surprise that the Algarve on the southernmost point of Portugal is the country’s most popular tourist destination.
The Algarve has accommodation to suit all budgets and needs, from family-friendly hotels to party-goers’ and couples’ retreats .
How do I get to the Algarve?
Here are some tips on how to get there by plane, transfer or car.
Getting to the Algarve through Spain is quite easy and can be complemented with a visit to the beautiful city of Seville.
How long is the transfer trip?
The trip from Seville to Algarve takes about 3 hours, however it always depends on the city chosen for your stay in the Algarve.
It is a very pleasant trip that crosses the border between Portugal and Spain passing by cities like Castro Marim or Faro that are known for their picturesque and traditional architecture.
The trip is very beautiful, as we cross the border of Spain by Portugal passing through cities like Castro Marim, Faro to finally reach your final destination.
The price per trip is around 200 euros for 2 or 4 people.
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How long is the car ride?
Renting a car is always a great option, for its convenience. A car offers you a possibility to complement your stay in one of the most popular cities in the Algarve like Albufeira or Portimão and make a small road trip between Spain and the Algarve.
There’re many options to rent a car in Sevilha.
Roadtrip Between Sevilha to Albufeira: What to visit
Set in the rolling green landscape overlooking the broadening of the river Guadiana is the timeworn village of Castro Marim. Not far from the Atlantic Ocean and just across this natural border with Spain Castro Marim has been strategically important throughout history. As far back as Roman times the river here was used to mark the boundary between what was then Lusitania and Baetica, which were to become Spain and Portugal respectively.
Vila Real de Santo António
Vila Real de Santo Antonio is a delightful portuguese town, which is situated on the mighty Rio Guadiana, at the very eastern edge of the Algarve. The town has a peaceful, unhurried ambience but has a truly unique appearance, resembling more Lisbon than its close neighbours, with a grand central plaza and decorative Pombaline architecture.
Vila Real de Santo Antonio is located in a very scenic region of the Algarve. The town overlooks the cooling waters of the Rio Guadiana, to the north are the salt marshes of the Sapal de Castro Marim, while to the south are the pristine beaches of the eastern Monte Gordo coastline.
A day trip to Vila Real de Santo Antonio has a surprising amount to see, especially considering the relatively small size of the town. At the heart of the town is the impressive Praca Marquês of Pombal plaza, there is the charming marina and following the Rio Guadiana is a pleasant walk to the beautiful beaches.
Have you ever visited a new place and felt ‘wow’ about it? For many visitors, it happens at Estoi.
Estoi may not be as popular as other cities in Portugal, but don’t let that fool you. Estoi is a smaller but beautiful upcoming tourist destination that is worth a visit. You will be surprised by some of the unique things to do and places you can explore at this hidden destination.
You might wish to revisit it someday again, to take a break and relax at Estoi.
If you have plans to visit Portugal and are not sure if Estoi should be included in your itinerary, keep reading. In this list, we have put together some of the things to do in Estoi and around. We have a hunch that if you include this city in your travel plans, you will be thrilled you did so.
This monument was started in 1251, just two years after Faro had been “reconquered” from the Moors.
That explains the warlike appearance of the facade, dominated by a square Gothic tower, one of the few things that dates back to the cathedral’s earliest years.
You can scale this tower to gaze over Faro’s streets and the lagoon.
The remainder of the building has changed because of an attack by the English in the 1596, razing almost everything.
In the 17th and 18th century the interiors were enriched with the luxurious gilded woodwork and tile panels that were in style.
The altar and side chapels gleam with gold, and the walls of the choir have multi-coloured azulejos.