The Algarve is a fairly large region, it takes more than two hours to cross it from east to west. The landscapes can also be quite different.
The region is divided into three parts: the east of the region (Faro and airport). The centre between Albufeira and Portimao and the western part around Lagos.
The best choice: Lagoa in the centre of the region
The most beautiful part of the Algarve with the most beautiful beaches, is located in the centre, between Porches and Ferragudo, in the municipality of Lagoa. In
this area the best hotels are the Vila Vita Parc, the Pestana Viking and the Suite Alba Resort.
There are many tourist apartments too. Residences in the region often offer a swimming pool and on-site catering. Our apartment in
Porches (in the centre of the Algarve), is fully equipped for 4 people; it is 300m from the beaches and in a residence with a large sea view swimming pool.
In addition to the beauty of the beaches, this central location is not far from interesting experiences and trips.
Western Algarve, trendy and nature
The western Algarve is also a good choice. Lagos has become very trendy in recent years and is an excellent starting point to explore the entire Costa Vicentina, a natural park and its
magnificent wild beaches. Lagos is a very beautiful fortified town, its centre is commercial and lively, ideal for holidays. The Ponta da Piedade site is the most beautiful place in the Algarve
and the town’s's beaches among the most spectacular ones.
For your accommodation in Lagos we recommend our very new apartment for 2 to 4 people located 200m from Porto de Môs beach, in
a residence with swimming pool. If you are looking for a hotel, the Cascade Resort is probably the best resort in town, the Casa Mae is a design hotel in the city centre.
Eastern Algarve, quick access to the airport
If we do not recommend the towns of Vilamoura and Quarteira, which clearly lack charm, the ria Formosa to the east of Faro is a beautiful place for a day trip or for a longer stay. Even if the
main attractions are in the centre and west, the Ria Forma Natural Park and its long beaches is a nice place to stay near Faro Airport. The best hotels in the eastern Algarve are probably the
Vila Monte Farm House and the Pousada de Estoi.