The Algarve, known as the gateway to Europe for being the most western region of the continent, is one of the most important tourist regions of Portugal. Its temperate Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and long summers, the warm and calm waters that bathe its southern coast, its natural landscapes, historical and ethnographic heritage and its delicious and healthy cuisine are attributes that attract millions of tourists to the Algarve every yerar. Enjoy the charm and character of the Algarve beaches, with its white sand and calm sea is an idyllic setting for your winter getaways or summer holidays.
Some of the best and most beautiful beaches in the entire world are to be found in the Algarve. Hardly surprising then that the region is a favourite for sun-seekers from all over. There are beaches to suit every taste with the majority having gained due recognition in the form of the EU "Blue Flag" for quality standards. Along its 200-kilometre coastline, the Algarve features all types of coves, cliffs and caves, its rocky beaches contrasting with broad expanses of sand. Different types of beach, but all bathed in the calm, warm seawaters of this coastline. Equally attractive is the Algarve's mild climate all year round. From Odeceixe all the way to Vila Real de Santo António, the entire coast enjoys a Mediterranean-style microclimate with temperatures that vary from 15º C in winter through to 30º C in summer. The beaches of the Algarve thus represent the ideal choice for some truly invigorating holidays!
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