Travel advice for western Algarve: the spectacular coast between Albufeira, Armação de Pêra, Carvoeiro, Praia da Rocha, Alvor and Lagos with fantastic sandy beaches, impressive rocks, bays and grottos – scenery, places to visit, sports & leisure and inland
Pezinho n'Areia, Praia Verde
Beach restaurant at Praia Verde
We enjoyed a great lunch at this nice place in the dunes of Praia Verde between Monte Gordo and Altura, overlooking the beach.
Excursion to Praia do Cabeço
Walking along the beach in the Eastern Algarve
The beach Praia do Cabeço is situated in the Eastern Algarve between Monte Gordo and Praia Verde. End of April 2015 the beach was almost empty, locals repaired the boardwalk und we could see the traces of machines that had cleaned the fine sand to prepare the beach for the summer season. A boradwalk crosses the dunes, leading to an educational trail through a pine tree grove with huge cactuses, full of cactus figs.
Clube Praia da Rocha
Avenida das Comunidades Lusíadas, 3
8500-801 Praia da Rocha
This modern, self-contained 3-star complex boasts 1,341 apartments (studios and 1 to 3 bedrooms) and a wide range of on-site facilities. . Ideal for conferences for up to 1,000 people.
Pestana Alvor Praia
Praia dos Tres Irmaos
The ideal place for leisure, relaxation and a memorable stay. The quality, elegance and matchless comfort of the Pestana Alvôr Praia make it one of the leading 5 star resorts. Restaurants, Bars, Heated Pool, Health Club, Beauty Salon, Kids Club (nearby), Tennis.
Museu da Igreja de Santa Maria
Alto de Santa Maria
Museum of sacral art
Exhibition of sacral arts in the parish church Santa Maria do Castelo, erected in the 13th century on the foundations of a mosque. Moorish castle, Tavira
Conservatório Regional do Algarve Maria Campina
Avenida Dr. Júlio Filipe de Almeida Carrapato, 93
Conservatoire of the Region Algarve in Faro, named after the famous pianist Maria Campina
The conservatoire in Faro has been founded in 1973 by the Portuguese pianist Maria Campina (Loulé, 1914 - Faro, 1984) and her husband Pedro Ruivo. The Aula Pedro Rui is the venue of various music and dance events. The cultural foundation Pedro Ruivo and a museum for Maria Campina are situated in the same building.
Praia da Rocha
Travel advice for the popular holiday destination Praia da Rocha on the coast of the western Algarve in southern Portugal: hotels & holiday apartments, beaches, golf courses, marina, casino, restaurants & bars, water sports weather, points of interest, excursions, …
Praia da Rocha is the most popular main beach of Portimão.Originally a fashionable seaside resort which had the first ever casino in the Algarve, mass tourism has now turned Praia do Rocha into one of the busiest places in the whole of the Algarve. Along the busy cliff top promenade there are a number of hotels, such as the Hotel da Rocha and the Hotel Algarve Casino, plenty of restaurants, bars and shops. There is a dual carriageway, lined with palm trees, leading to neighbouring Alvor where large apartment complexes can be found. One of the most popular of these aparthotels is Clube Praia da Rocha. The fortress (Forte Santa Catarina) on the eastern side above Praia da Rocha affords great views over the estuary of the river Arade, to the picturesque village of Ferragudo on the opposite shore and the modern marina, which is surrounded by restaurants, shops and apartments. The beach Praia da Rocha stretches for two kilometres from the mouth of the Arade River in a westerly direction, set against the backdrop of magnificent red sandstone cliffs. Several of the most beautiful beaches of the entire Algarve are located nearby until the bay of Alvor: Praia do Vau, Praia dos Três Castelos and Praia dos Três Irmãos.
Travel advice for the old seaport town Portimão on the estuary of the river Arade with the new marina, centre of international water-sports, the coastal resort Praia da Rocha, one of the most popular holiday destinations on the rocky Algarve coast in the south of Portugal, surrounded by the best golf courses in the western Algarve
Portimão is a city (cidade) and municipality (concelho) in the district of Faro (Algarve), the most southerly region of Portugal. Even better known than Portimão is its principle beach Praia da Rocha, one of the liveliest holiday destinations in the western Algarve.
Hotel Tivoli Lagos
Rua António Crisógono Santos
Hotel in the centre of the historical city of Lagos, western Algarve, with Beach Club near the marina on the Meia Praia beach
Hotel Tivoli Lagos & Beach Club Location: Nearest city: Lagos, 5 min. on foot to city centre Nearest airport: Aeroporto de Faro, 90 km Nearest beach: Praia das Batatas, 10 min. on foot Nearest golf course: Boavista Golf, 5 km Accommodation: Sports & Leisure: Gastronomy:
Jupiter Algarve Hotel
Av. Tomas Cabreira 92, Praia da Rocha
8500-802 Portimão Praia da Rocha
Hotel on the beach promenade of Praia da Rocha, the famous sandy beach of Portimão in the western Algarve
Jupiter Algarve Hotel - Praia da Rocha Location: Nearest city: Portimão, 2 km Nearest airport: Aeroporto de Faro, 74 km Nearest beach: Praia da Rocha, 2 min. on foot Nearest golf course: Alto Golf, 5 km Accommodation: Sports & Leisure: Gastronomy:
Praia da Maria Luisa
Small beach embedded in a rocky bay west of Albufeira between Oura and Olhos d'Agua
Praia do Garrão Oeste (Poente-Duna)
Long sandy beach in the Golden Triangle of the Algarve between Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago.
The western part of this beautiful beach extends until the redstone cliffs of Vale do Lobo. The beach restaurant Maria's is very popular, resrevation is highly recommended during the season. Attention: The parking next to the restaurant and the beach is metered.
Boavista Golf Resort & Spa
Urbanisação Quinta da Boavista Sitio da Atalaia
Villas and apartments in the golf resort between Lagos and Praia da Luz in the western Algarve offering great views to the bay of Lagos
Boavista Golf Resort & Spa - Lagos Location: Nearest city: Lagos, 5 km Nearest airport: Aeroporto de Faro, 90 km Nearest beach:Praia da Luz, 4 km Nearest golf course: 18hole golf course within the resort Accommodation: Sports & Leisure: Gastronomy:
Pestana Viking Beach & Spa Resort
4Star Resort near the beach Praia de Nossa Sra. da Rocha in the western Algarve between Armação de Pêra and Carvoeiro
Praia da Rocha: Fortress Santa Catarina
Praia da Rocha
The fortress is situated on the estuary of the Arade river cliff-top of Praia da Rocha
Fortress at Praia da Rocha, overlooking the new marina on the estuary mouth of the Rio Arade. From here you enjoy great views to the beach of Praia da Rocha, the river, the village of Ferragudo and the Serra de Monchique.
Praia do Barril: Cemitério das âncoras
The Anchor Cemetery is a monument in remembrance of the period of tuna fishing in the Algarve
The Anchor Cemetery is a monument on the island of Tavira (Ilha da Tavira), as a testament to the former tuna fishing period in the Algarve. The anchors had been used in tuna fishing to fix the nets on the sea bottom of the Ria Formosa.
Praia Maria Luisa
Beach Restaurante & Bar on the beach of Maria Luisa near Albufeira
Beach Restaurante Maria's on the Garrão beach between Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo
Excellent fish and seafood restaurant on the beach of Garrão between Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo. Reservation recommended during the summer season.