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The climate in the Algarve is mild and sunny all year round, with over 3,000 hours of sun a year and clear blue skies for most of the year.

There’s a lot of things to do in Algarve: relaxing in acclaimed spas, golfing in world famous golf courses, tasting some of the best dishes and wines in Portugal and simply enjoying the enchanting vibes of the region.

A lot of you may have already visited the Algarve or you’re already aware of what it has to offer but for those who still need some convincing… We’ve got the ultimate list for you: here are 8 reasons why you need to travel to the Algarve!

Great sunny weather


Let’s face it, we’d go anywhere where there’s sun all year round! It’s one of the top summer destinations among European sun-seekers and a great winter escape for those looking for a milder climate during the colder months.

Endless, sandy beaches

Its 100 miles of Atlantic coastline is an endless series of some of Europe’s finest beaches. There are more than 150 beaches to choose from and all of them are unique in their own way. Some have jagged rock formations, lagoons and cliff-top views.

It’s safe!


Portugal is one of the safest countries in the world! Petty crime only happens during the busy summer season and violent crime is extremely rare.

Great for foodies and wine lovers

There are fantastic wineries in the Algarve where you can take a tour and spend a whole day! Which means that you get to taste different wines and not have to worry about driving back.

There are also a wide selection of Instagram worthy restaurants for their locations (imagine eating on one of the beautiful beaches or with a cliff-top view) and fine dining experiences.

Outdoor fun 

Photo by tjgfernandes via Flickr

From water sports like surfing, body boarding, rafting to taking a 4×4 quad tour across the region.



There are 42 golf courses around the region and the Algarve is recognized as a top golfing destination in Europe (for some, in the world).

Piri Piri Chicken

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Forget cheeky Nando’s, you’ll find the most authentic Piri piri sauce in the Algarve!

You can speak in English


This may sound ridiculous but it’s very important! Thanks to Portugal’s strong links with England, English is widely spoken in the country and even more in the Algarve.

Interesting Castles and villages

Photo by algarveblog.net

There are a lot of interesting and beautiful castles, museums, churches and villages to visit. Some that shouldn’t be missed are:  Sagres, Monchique, Loulé and the Castle of Silves.

Stunning cliffs and caves

Photo by oliver_clarke via Flickr
Photo by oliver_clarke via Flickr

Algarve’s coastline is simply breathtaking. There are no words to describe all the amazing places to explore, especially if you don’t mind hiking your way to their cliffs and caves.


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