Top 5 towns in the Algarve that you need to visit

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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