About the Algarve, in Portugal

The Algarve climate is mild, with infrequent rains during the period from December to March. The spring, summer and early autumn months are when the Algarve comes most alive, with most holidaymakers spending their time on or close to the many beautiful beaches. On average over the year, there are more than 300 days of sunshine.

You can live an unhurried way life yet be just a short distance from all the actions and entertainment. Algarve is alive with restaurants that serve a variety of international dishes, luxury golf courses, on average there is roughly one every three miles along the 90-mile width of the Algarve. Theatre, cinema, shopping malls, and nightlife. There are also supermarkets, malls and mini-mercados dotted around the towns. Various marinas, Marina of Albufeira; Marina of Vilamoura is the best in the country, where sailing enthusiasts can park their boats.

A multitude of sports with world class events: – Golf, Cycling, Formula One, Tennis, Football, Padel, to name a few.  International schools, top Universities with a great reputation. Keeping up to date with current markets a variety of new businesses and corporate activities.

The Ria Formosa has undeniable environmental, landscape, economic and cultural importance. The Ria Formosa Natural Park (PNRF) is the largest and most important wetland in the Algarve, located between the Ancão (Municipality of Loulé) and Manta Rota Municipality of Vila Real de Santo António). Most of this protected area corresponds to the lagoon system of the Ria Formosa, a string of islands and sandy peninsulas that extend parallel to the coast, thus protecting a lagoon where a labyrinth of marshes, canals, and islets develops.

In relation to bird life, this area is considered of great national and international importance: the Ria Formosa is an important hostel for migratory birds from northern and central Europe, as well as nesting site of many bird species. On an economic and cultural level, the Ria also plays an especially important role, both in tourism activity and in harvesting and production in clam, bivalve and seafood nurseries, fishing, fish farming and saliniculture.

Find out more about the Algarve

Central Algarve

East Algarve

Beaches

Golf