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The Algarve – To the West

Lagos

Lagos has maintained its traditional characteristics while becoming a cosmopolitan holiday destination.Historically, the fascination of Lagos has always been associated with its geographical position, opposite the African coast. The Bensafrim estuary has drawn foreign settlers and invaders and has become a focal point for voyages of discovery in the golden age of the Portuguese Discoveries. […]

Silves

The urbanized area includes approximately 11.000 inhabitants. Silves is the former capital of the Algarve and is of great historical importance. The region of Silves has been inhabited since the Palaeolithic, as attested by archaeological remains, including several menhirs. The river Arade, which was navigable in historical times, linked the hinterland to the open ocean and allowed the […]

Carvoeiro

The golden limestone cliffs that make up the coast of Carvoeiro and its contiguous beaches are moulded by the erosion of wind, rain and sea water. They form an intricate landscape of caves, arches, fissures and outcrops worthy of exploration. Enchantingly picturesque, this fishing village is a cluster of whitewashed houses spread out on the hillside, […]