The Western Algarve: Picture Postcard Beauty

The most southwesterly tip of Europe, the Algarve is a haven of beautiful sandy beaches, sleepy traditional fishing villages, world class golf courses, untouched mountain towns, international marinas and year round sunshine.

For thousands of years it has been a much favoured area, with a colourful history. Once a kingdom in its own right, the Algarve has seen invasions by the Phoenicians, Romans and Moors, been the starting point for great explorations, and now is a wonderful place for you and your family to come and visit.

The Western Algarve is the classic, picture-postcard Algarve, which will appeal to golfers, families with children, and in general those who like their holiday destinations to have the full range of facilities. See particularly the coast around Lagos, with its limestone cliffs and weird, erosion-formed caves, grottoes and rock formations, often springing picturesquely out of the water. Other places of interest are Albufeira, Carvoeiro, Lagoa, the historic city of Silves, Portimão, and Sagres.

Alvor is a fishing village, where you can still experience the daily fish auction which is held at the waters edge. The massive beach in front of the village of Alvor fringes the eastern half of Lagos Bay. You can walk straight on to it. There are sand dunes but no cliffs. It is a wide open beach, popular among windsurfers, and good for other watersports as well.

Long lasting traditions have survived the ages and are reflected in the local handicrafts, food, wines and liqueurs, architecture, and festivals.

Alto Golf and Country Club is ideally situated in Portugal’s Western Algarve where the sea is warm and calm, and the climate is pleasant year round.

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