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Algarve Region, Portugal

Blessed with a Mediterranean climate and nature in all its splendor, Algarve welcomes a vast multitude of tourists throughout the year. The region of Algarve has a southern location on the Portuguese land mass and is probably one of the most sought after tourist destinations of Portugal.
The region has just the right blend of history, local delicacies, entertainment and sight seeing locales.

Attractions in Algarve:
The Algarve region of Portugal has heaps to offer. From beautiful beaches, mountains to picturesque villages and remarkable churches, the place has it all. Faro is the capital of Algarve region that is famous for its historical monuments and medieval aged wall. There are numerous other towns and villages in Algarve, known for their trademark attractions. Some of them would include; Tavira, Albufeirs, Castro Marim, Monchique, Slives, Portimao, Vilamoura, Olhao, Alcoutim, Lagoa, Loule, Vila do Bispo and Loule.

The typical Algarve delicacies is sure to win over the hearts and the minds of all food lovers. Seal food is the main part of the local gastronomy. This includes fish stew, clams and Tuna and onion. Sweets of Algarve are equallyfamous, like fig, egg sweets and almond.

The handicrafts of Algarve are a storehouse of the traditions of the region. Straw hats, wooden and copper articles, wicker crafts and baskets. The adept craftsmen use the traditional techniques for making the objects.

Algarve region also provides for different types of sporting activities. There are several world class golf courses found in the whole of Algarve that make for excellent golfing. Other sports would include horse riding and water sports.

In Algarve, entertainment continues till the wee hours of the night. There are casinos, bars and discos in all the major towns.

Accommodation in Algarve:
Accommodation options available in Algarve are simply vast. There are star rated hotels, motels, tourist apartments, boarding houses, tourist villages, inns, and aparthotels.

Transportation in Algarve:
The regional railway can be a very convenient mode of transportation in Algrave. Taxis and buses that play on a regular basis are also good transportation choices. Car hire in Algarve are easily available and ensure a way of getting around the city.

Algarve is one such destination that has all the ingredients for a dream vacation.


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