The Algarve is a beautiful coastal landscape of dramatic cliffs and beautiful beaches, beloved by tourists since the 1960’s. Almost ten million visitors flock to the area each year to enjoy the three S’s of sun, sea and sand – but there are still peaceful and unspoilt areas which offer a different view of the area.
The Pousadas of the Algarve are set in stunning locations which place you within easy reach of stunning sights and locations, but without the hustle and bustle of the average Algarve resort. From the area’s capital, Faro, to picturesque and historic fishing towns like Sagres, these are destinations which offer a unique twist on the Algarve experience.
Faro is the southernmost city of mainland Portugal, located next to the Ria Formosa lagoon nature reserve. Although it has its fair share of sunseekers and partygoers during the summer season, for those who are looking for a little more from their holiday it also offers culture and history; the old city or Cidade Velha still has cobbled streets and a combination of 18th century Portuguese and Moorish-influenced architecture, with a surprising air of peace and privacy. For those who love the beach, the Praia de Faro is long enough that you’ll always find space even at the height of summer.
Elsewhere, in the smaller towns and villages, you’ll be able to enjoy more of the charming and unspoilt nature of the Algarve, and the local cuisine, heavy with freshly-caught seafood, is an attraction in its own right.
The Pousadas of the Algarve offer a perfect alternative to the busy resorts, allowing you to enjoy all the pleasures of the area in a unique setting. For more details, or to make a booking, get in touch today.