Small, and on the edge of Europe, Portugal doesn’t receive the same attention as it’s more well-known Mediterranean neighbors – Italy, France and Spain – and, perhaps because of that very reason, has preserved a special charm that is unique and all its own. It is a land of beauty and contrasts.
Algarve, in the southern region of Portugal, offer breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea. Wherever you turn in Algarve, you will be rewarded with striking colors and contrast of the rocky coast against the emerald-blue of the sea. It is blessed with balmy Mediterranean weather throughout the year, with over 300 days of sunshine and temperatures than range between 30°C in the summer and 15°C in the winter. The 200km coastline consists of a nearly-poetic mix of coves, cliffs, caves, rocky beaches and vast sandy beaches. The many beaches are gently lapped by warm, clear and gentle waters, inviting you to a relaxing and replenishing swim!
There are extraordinarily beautiful places to stay, ranging from small boutique hotels situated in more remote locations to afford its guests with the peace, quiet and luxury they seek, to larger hotels situated closer to the bustle of life. One such exquisite boutique hotel is the Blue & Green Vilalara Thalassa Resort, situated on the Praia das Gaivotas cliff overlooking the sea.
If, instead, you prefer to have easier access to a broader option of restaurants and activities, we’d suggest you look at hotels in Vilamoura Resort. Vilamoura Resort is a privately-developed tourism resort (one of the biggest in Europe) and one of the most exclusive in Portugal. It offers luxury hotels, privately owned villas and apartments near the marina or golf course complexes areas. The long and wide beaches are graced with soft white sands, and you’ll always find beach bars, sun beds and water-based activities at your disposal!