Superb Atlantic beaches, genuine hospitality and a wonderful climate all help to make the Algarve one of the most popular destinations in the Travel One programme. The 100 mile long coastline is a mix of established and modern resorts, fishing villages, ocean-side golf courses and mile after mile of golden beaches washed twice daily by the ever obliging Atlantic.
There’s plenty to see and do on the coast but should you venture just a few miles inland you’ll find unspoilt towns and villages full of character and traditional charm – Silves, for example, the old Moorish capital, with its splendid castle, and Loule with its bustling market. To the east lies Spain with Seville, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, about 2½ hours away, whilst to the north lies Lisbon, Portugal’s attractive capital city and well worth a visit.
For sports enthusiasts there’s an abundance of golf courses and tennis courts on the Algarve and let’s not forget Portuguese cuisine, especially the excellent seafood including prawns, clams, lobster, all kinds of fresh fish and the famous grilled sardines.