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How to Enjoy the Scenic Spots of the Algarve

“When you set foot in the Algarve and the sunshine hits you, we believe one of the first things you’ll think is, ‘How can I make the most of this?’ There are so many parts of the Algarve blessed with smashing scenery you’ll want to cram in as much as possible on your holiday”

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  • How to Enjoy the Scenic Spots of the Algarve

    When you set foot in the Algarve and the sunshine hits you, we believe one of the first things you’ll think is, ‘How can I make the most of this?’ There are so many parts of the Algarve blessed with smashing scenery you’ll want to cram in as much as possible on your holiday. This is our guide to getting the best out of the scenic spots in the Algarve.

    Visiting the lagoon and river of Alvor

    The little fishing village of Alvor sits in the south west of the Algarve. One of its most beautiful assets is the River Arade, which runs through Alvor, Lagoa and Portimão. While there you can take a boat trip along the river and even go on a fishing trip. Given the strong fishing tradition of the village, you’re sure to find someone who will be able to give you some advice on bagging a good catch! You can also go for a swim if you bring your bathing gear with you.

    The lagoon that forms part of the river is a popular sport for kitesurfing. Just enjoy the warm waters of the lagoon or hop on a kite surfing board and be active — it’s your choice in this blissful part of the Algarve.

     

    Fishing boat on a shore in Alvor, Portugal

    Horseback riding in Lagos

    Lagos, a popular spot in the south west of Portugal, is a popular sport for horse riding. This tranquil activity will take you on all sorts of trails, and no matter what your level you’ll find a trail to suit you. Most trails offer you tours of an hour, half a day or a full day, or even longer in some case, giving you the flexibility to make the most of your time in the Algarve with further exploration.

    On the trails you’ll trot along beaches, stopping to let your trusty steed cool off their hooves in the refreshing sea water, and journey through the countryside, taking in greenery such as the pine forests and trekking through mountains for fantastic views. Some trails even stop off and refuel with a relaxed barbecue under the Algarve sky.

     

    Two girls on horseback riding through a forest in Lagos, Portugal

    A day of photography in Olhos d’Agua

    What better way to spend your time in the Algarve than exploring Olhos d’Agua and the surrounding region with a camera in your hand to capture the scenery and the moments. An adventure around the rock pools of the beach will set the scene for some nice photos with the elegant beach background. The red cliffs of Falesia beach also set the scene for a memorable photograph.

    Outdoor activities like zip lining and high rope assault courses in Albufeira provide interesting photo opportunities as well as the chance to appreciate nature. Between the waves and the natural landscape, your photography outing will impress everyone back home. You might even end up admiring your own camera handiwork!

     

    Girl stood on a hill taking a photo of a sunny landscape

     

    These are just a few ways to appreciate the fine scenery of the Algarve. This part of Portugal offers adventure, relaxation and beauty in equal measures. Book your trip with us and experience it all.

Author: Carol Oconnor

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