Algarve: Europe’s most famous secret

Portugal world widely promotes the Algarve (south of the country) as “Europe’s most famous secret.”

It’s easy to understand why this secret is a favorite destination for European tourists — mainly British, German, Dutch, French, and Spanish. Many of them refer to the Algarve as “The Paradise.”

Breathtaking landscapes, fantastic gastronomy for seafood lovers, kind-hearted people, gorgeous beaches, spectacular golf courses, and prime bird-watching opportunities — the Algarve offers all this alongside a history rich with castles and fortresses. I speak from experience, as I not only lived there but also uncovered its secrets.

The  Portuguese Tourist Authority has made a WONDERFUL video about the region. They focus on beaches, golf fields, and landscaping with a heart-touching soundtrack. We don’t see the modern atmosphere of the Algarve, and I also miss the vibrant History that appears in castles, forts, and other things. But I am sure that you’ll LOVE the video just like I do.

Watch it now:

ALGARVE » Europe’s most famous secret

Note — Top cities to visit in the Algarve: Alvor, Portimão, Lagos, Silves, Vilamoura, Monchique, Sagres, Vila Real de Santo António, Albufeira, Mexilhoeira, Carvoeiro, Faro (the capital).

Read other posts about the amazing Algarve.

» I live in Germany, after several years in Portugal (Algarve).

» My first fiction books, for young adults, were published in the early 2000s in Portuguese. I also wrote books and guides about travel and technology. Screenplays are my greatest passion.

» This blog is the English version of my G. DAMAS (Portuguese language, online since 2008). || English is not my native language.

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