There are so many beautiful things to see and do in Algarve, that it could be difficult to stay only in one place. My recommendation is to rent a car or grab the bus to travel around the coast and discover what Algarve has to offer. Below are my top 5 favourite cities that I think are really worth a visit.
Silves is a historic medieval town surrounded by citrus trees and vineyards. This used to be the capital of the Algarve during the Moorish times. Here you can enjoy beautiful views, a hilltop castle, a cathedral and a charming old town. Read more about Silves.
Where to eat: Restaurante Marisqueira Rui and stop by for a coffee at Café DaRosa.
This riverside fishing village is perhaps the most photographed town in all of Algarve and it’s easy to understand why. A maze of cute cobbled alleys lined with whitewashed buildings and colorful houses. A visit here is a must if you are looking for an authentic and traditional Algarve. Read more about Ferragudo.
Where to eat: Borda do Cais
Faro is the capital of Algarve. It is a culturally rich city that offers a variety of fascinating tourist attractions, such as Arco da Vila, ancient quarters, Chapel of Bones, Ria Formosa natural park boat tour and much more. Read more Faro.
Where to eat: Se7e Pedras and Portas de Sao Pedro.
Tavira is one of Algarve's most charming town. Top attractions here include a hilltop castle, an old Roman bridge, churches, cute streets, and stunning beach. Read more about Tavira.
Where to eat: Come na Gaveta, Aquasul and D'gusta.
There are plenty of things to see and do in Lagos. The old town is a lively spot with cute streets, shops, churches, restaurants, and a port. The most popular sight in Lagos is Ponta de Piedade, a stunning place with impressive rock formations and caves. Read more about Lagos.
Where to eat: Arribalé, Casa do Prego and A Petisqueira.
I hope you like the spots as much as I do. Happy travels :)
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