Road Trippin’ the Algarve coastline!

Algarve coastline, strewn with gorgeous beaches, pristine waters, fairytale towns and limestone cliffs, paves the way for a once-in-a-lifetime road trip. With so many great options, it was difficult for us to pick just 5 towns to visit.

Here’s what we finally ended up doing on our road trip through Algarve,

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Day 1: Praia de São Rafael, Albufeira

Praia de São Rafael is a gorgeous beach with fine golden sand and crystal waters, set against a backdrop of jagged limestone cliffs. A number of boat-trips run from the marina that take you deep into the waters through the cliffs.IMG_3676IMG_3643

Day 2: Albufeira

Albufeira Town is divided into two areas: 1)The old town, where you can stroll through the cafés and markets, enjoying the relaxed vibe against the backdrop of its traditional Arabic architecture and 2) The Strip, a long street with famous nightclubs and pubs, known for its nightlife.

Albufeira also has a marina, a number of golf courses and beaches.

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Day 3: Silves

Silves, the former Moorish capital, is of historical significance. The most prominent monument is the Castelo de Silves, the best preserved castle in Algarve, which sits on a hilltop overlooking the town.

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Day 4: Lagos

Lagos is known for its tourist-friendly beaches, bars and restaurants, vibrant nightlife and parties. Due to its popularity, it tends to gets a little too touristy compared to Albufeira and Portimao.

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Day 5: Sagres

Sagres is the southwestern tip of Europe overlooking the African coast. The fortress by the sea with its massive sea carved cliffs, is known for its breath-taking view.

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Fact File:

Getting There: We flew into the Faro airport. From Faro, we hired a car for the duration of our trip. This is the easiest way to travel through the Algarve coastline.

Stay: We stayed in Albufeira town as it is less touristy than Lagos/Portimao but centrally located. All neighbouring towns are a short distance away from Albufeira.

Is Algarve on your bucket list? Leave a comment here.

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One thought on “Road Trippin’ the Algarve coastline!

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