The Algarve is an extraordinary area South of Portugal. Your breath will be taken away by this region that has kept its traditions and lifestyle. Its splendid beaches and historic towns will enchant you and make your holiday an unforgettable one.
Authentic cultural heritage in the Algarve
Discover the Algarve by watching this vide, etc. A place where only few minutes separate the beach from the mountains. Come discover one of the most beautiful parts of the world. You will discover charming towns like Tavira that have kept their cultural traditions as well as the rawness of a well-preserved nature. Life is sweet all year long in the Algarve, a place where you can practice any sport from golf to sailing not forgetting rafting and dolce farniente.
Come visit the Algarve and its rich landscapes
How can you best discover the Algarve?
Start by exploring these cities
Start your adventure by visiting the charming city of Tavira.
Tavira – the city of a thousand steeples – once a base for North African expeditions during great maritime discoveries has become a quiet village right on the waters edge. There are lots of delightful places to explore in Tavira: the Moorish fortifications, the museums, the modern art exhibitions, the walks and bike rides along the Rio Gilao that run through town and passes under an old Roman bridge.
Portuguese were great sailors and have seen much of the world. Chinese temples count among their inspiration along with those from India from whom they adopted their roof style allowing water to flow easily.
Tavira experienced the largest population after the Roman conquest (1st century BC.) because of the booming economy of fish industry. The great city of Balsa dates from that time. It is located near Tavira connected by a road at Ossonoba (Faro) and at Baesuris (Castro Marim). At every turn white houses point out that you are in the Algarve.
Then comes Fuseta, a small port city with its many fish restaurants.
Take also the time to discover the city of Faro, full of contrasts between the old town that kept its cultural heritage and the modern and dynamic city that offers plenty of entertainment to appeal to young and old ones.
You will certainly appreciate Lethes Theatre, former Jesuit monastery until the 17th century which since has been transformed into a theater.
Wherever you are in Portugal you cannot miss the beautiful tiles “Azulejos” that adorn the facades of houses, churches, palaces and fountains.
Explore the outstanding natural attractions of the Algarve
Come tread the shiny sand of gorgeous beaches among which:
- Praia Do Barril, access by train (Pedras del Rei) and opportunity to visit an old Madrague
- Praia da Ilha de Tavira (Watersports), access by shuttle boat
- Praia da Terra Eistreta
- Praia do Homem Nu – an official nudist beach
- Praia da Ilha da Fuseta
- Cabanas de Praia, east of Tavira
Enjoy leisure activities to better discover this enchanted region
The Algarve offers a wealth of opportunities to enjoy its beautiful landscapes, etc.
On the sea
Explore the reserve of Ria Formosa by boat or kayak. Enjoy boat trips to the dolphins and discover the rich marine life.
Zoomarine, one of the biggest Algarve attractions is a water park dedicated to marine life. The dolphins are perennial favorites with fascinating shows. You won’t get bored!
Bird-lovers can take guided boat tours of the lagoon.
Sagres (Vila do Bispo) and its wild beaches invite you to surfing to spend unforgettable moments.
The Algarve is also the main region of Portugal for divers. It is the perfect place to practice scuba diving or explore Tavira’s surroundings.
For watersports lovers there is plenty to do: kiteboarding, windsurfing, dinghy sailing, water skiing and canoeing excursions.
And of course there is Golf! The Algarve was voted best golf destination in the world. Enthusiasts can enjoy their holidays to explore the most beautiful golf courses in a majestic nature.
Discovering the land
If your prefer dry land embark yourself on a safari by jeep or 4 × 4 off the beaten track and discover unimaginable areas!
You can enjoy many excursions in this region, an area well known as the Garden of Europe for its exotic plants and mild climate all year long. You will get to visit endless beaches and get to climb cliffs and impressive rocks!
Hikers can go along the Ria Formosa to appreciate the beauty of the sea and sand folds around the islands in the lagoons.
As for bike riders, guided tours are available on the Ecovia Litoral do Algarve.
Enjoy fish and seafood
Gastronomy is also a wealth of Portugal, especially in the Algarve where fish and seafood are featured.
The Owner recommends certain restaurants in the nearby towns of “Villas Luz Romana”:
- At Torre de Aires, facing the lagoon
- At Fuseta, on the main square
- At Santa Luzia, on the Paseo
- At Tavira
- At Cabanas de Tavira, on the docks
And do not forget the numerous traditional restaurants in the hinterland.
To discover or rediscover!
If you have not yet had the chance to discover the magnificent heritage of the Algarve, come to its discovery! If you already know it, then you will not resist coming back to such great sceneries!
Villas Luz Romana is the ideal place from which to explore this beautiful region in the best possible conditions.