With its miles of golden, sandy beaches sheltered between dramatic sandstone cliffs, the southern coastline of Portugal is unique in character and instantly recognisable. Add to that an enviable sunshine record, value for money, excellent general standards of accommodation, outstanding sporting facilities and a genuinely friendly people, and the case for this area as a holiday choice is compelling. The Algarve people have a wealth of experience in catering for their overseas visitors. They retain a truly warm and welcoming attitude, and have a genuinely friendly and gentle manner to their guests which is instantly rewarding. Similarly, standards of accommodation tend to be very good, not just in the established hotels, but also in private accommodation such as villas, many of which may have been built specifically for both purchase by, and letting to, foreign visitors. Some of the hotels we feature, such as the Sheraton and Quinta do Lago, are amongst the best in the area. The Algarve is rightly known for its abundance of sporting facilities, especially its numerous golf courses and tennis establishments, and of course the fair winter weather makes this an ideal year-round destination for these activities. Restaurants in the coastal area are plentiful and varied, as is nightlife and entertainment. It is worth having a car not only to explore the coastal areas, but also to take a short drive inland which will take you up into the mountains and a completely different world, where tiny villages untouched for centuries remain to enchant and delight. The regional capital Faro is also well worth a visit for shopping and sightseeing.
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