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    Algarve is one of Portugal’s most sought after holiday destinations offering sunshine and beautiful beaches. Boasting more than 100 sandy beaches in Europe’s most unpolluted areas, Algarve’s year round pleasant weather, family oriented culture and endless options of things to do, attract holiday makers of all sorts.

    So what’s in store for the sports and adventure enthusiasts, sun worshippers, shoppers and sightseers? Well, the main attraction is the beautiful sandy beaches complemented by the wonderful Algarve weather. And, also due to this fantastic weather Algarve is popular for outdoor activities such as walking, cycling, golfing, water sports and even extreme excitement in the form of skydiving and rock-climbing.

    Being home to many of the world’s top golf courses and host to some of the famous international tournaments, golf is one of the popular pursuits for most tourists in Algarve. With over 30 courses, set amongst the beautiful Algarve grassland, breathtaking cliffs and coastal areas, they cater to the pro as well as the beginner.

    Algarve’s beautiful beaches and crystal-clear, clean waters provide the ideal setting for water sports. The best beaches for windsurfing, water-skiing and jet-skiing are Albufeira, Vilamoura and Quinta do Lago. These areas are also ideal for sailing. As the waters provide remarkably high underwater visibility, Algarve also boasts some of the best spots for diving. Quasteira, Lagos and Sagres are some of the best places for those underwater expeditions.

    Explore Algarve on foot to experience the unique blend of modern and rural Algarve. With the perfect weather, sightseeing on foot would be the best option to taste the rich history and heritage of this destination. Tour the local markets and experience the local buzz at the two popular tourist markets: Quarteira and Loule.

    A holiday in Algarve is incomplete without sampling the unique taste of the Algarve cuisine. Offering a range of traditional Portuguese food along with popular International cuisine, Algarve’s restaurants are a delight. Traditional Portuguese restaurants in the less touristy areas and sea food restaurants on the beach are cheaper options for a truly gastronomic adventure. Try the local specialty - Cataplana - wine-sautéed clams, ham, sausages, tomatoes, onions and spices - a local favourite!

    Author: Larry Austin

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    Larry Austin is a freelance journalist who writes on travel related topics such as hotel and destination reviews etc. He is currently working for which offers visitors the option of world wide hotel bookings. offers many more special deals in Algarve, Portugal.

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