Discover the region
You could spend weeks, months and even years exploring all the beaches of the Algarve. From east to west there's a stretch of coastline - over 200 kilometres of it - to suit everybody, from sheltered dunes to rocky coves, from tiny bays to vast stretches of open sands, from shallow lagoons to the crashing surf of the wild Atlantic.
Blessed with over 300 days of sunshine year, the Algarve also enjoys the perfect climate to complement its spectacular shoreline. Spring arrives early, long hot summers are tempered by cooling sea breezes, autumn lingers late into the year, and even in winter, sunny days are the norm rather than the exception.
Families, couples, singles, groups? Whether you're seeking the summer sun or escaping the winter blues, on a quick out-of-season break or a well-deserved holiday, you'll love it here. And you'll be in good company. Swimmers and snorkelers, sailors and surfers, naturalists and naturists. You'll find them all savouring the clean, safe beaches, the stunning scenery, the fabulous weather, the host of activities and the naturally warm welcome of the Algarve and its people. And everybody can enjoy the Algarve at their own pace.
If you just want to relax and soak up the sun, who can blame you? Pull up a comfortable chair, stretch out on a sun-bed or settle yourself into a gently swaying hammock, and simply watch the world go by. There are few better places than the Algarve for chilling out.