Western Algarve

The Western Algarve lies from Lagos around the rugged Coastline up towards the North of Portugal where the beautiful Cork forests and mountains of Monchique lie - an historic and unspoilt region just waiting to be explored. The Western Algarve is under one hours drive from Faro airport, but it could be a world apart from the Central Algarve.
 
From the gentle secluded coves around Salema to the remote wil shores of the West Coast, pounded by the forace of the Atlantic and a Surfers paradise, this is like no other part of Portugal. Once off the beaten track, the Western Algarve is tranquil and un-commercialised, where time genuinely seems to heve stood traditionally still. The Coastline varies from remote beaches and picturesque fishing villages to historic Ports steeped in Maritime tradition. Inland, the rolling countryside is speckled with quaint hamlets where the highlight of the week is the traditional open-air market, where local folk gather to buy and sell their fresh produce, chatting with friends and simply watching the World go by...
 
 
Lagos
Lagos boasts traditional cobbled streets bustling with pavement restaurants, cafes, bars and stylish shops. it's sea-faring tradition dates back to the 15th Century where Henry the Navigator set out on his voyage of discovery. The ancient City walls are steeped with history, yet Lagos is also a vibrant town full of life, where tradition co-exists with the elegant Marina, the old town and one of the longest beaches on the Algarve - Meia Praia.
 
Salema
The fishing village of Salema is located in the heart of the Western Algarve in a historic and unspoilt region dotted with small white-washed houses with typical blue trims (to ward off evil spirits) and the latticed chimney pots characteristic of the Algarve. Traditional life continues in this old fishing village with the cobbled Rua dos Pescadores, which is lined with fishermens houses, a few of which have now become restauranats that spill out at the front onto the beach. You can still see the fishermen unloading their catch of octopus, sardines, sea bass and gilt-head bream here each morning before mending their nets or putting a lick of paint on their brightly coloured wooden boats.
 
Sagres
The Port of Sagres boasts dramatic landscapes that are dominated by natures raw power - from the raging sea's that carve immense cliffs, the bracing winds that create barren landscapes through to the intense summer sun.
 
Sagres is primarily a surfing destination but there are sheltered pristine beaches and an unassuming cool vibe about the town. Cape Sáo Vincent is the most South Westernely point in Continental Europe - a remote and bleak headland where ancient Mariners, including Christopher Columbus, Sir Francis Drake and Lord Nelson passed by here on their epic voyages of exploration and called this 'the end of the world!The allure of Sagres is the remote setting and very laid back way of life which generally appeals to two types of people - surfers (kite, surf or body-boarding) and those who enjoy the outdoors by wishing to escape the crowds and mayhem of the Central Algarve. 
 
Monchique
Inland from Salema is Monchique, a small market town set in beautiful hills and forests of Cork Oaks. Here Cork is still traditionally farmed where the bark is cut away and the Cork Oak trees piled up to dry. The shops are full of local produce including baskets, rough woollen sweaters and soft leather slippers, honey and 'Medronho' the local liquor.
 
300m below Monchique is the Spa Village of Caldas de Monchique, nestling in a beautiful wooded ravine surrounded by Cork, Oak, Pine and Eucalyptus trees. This is a haven of tranquility and has been a Spa for over 2000 years where you can swim in the famous Spring waters. 8km above Monchique is the rocky summit of Foia, the Algarve's highesr mountain point at 900m. The winding road up to Foia is lined by restaurants famous for their barbecued chicken piri-piri.
 
 
Western Golf Courses:
   *  Boavista
   *  Espiche
   *  Santo Antonio

Western Algarve

The Western Algarve lies from Lagos around the rugged Coastline up towards the North of Portugal where the beautiful Cork forests and mountains of Monchique lie - an historic and unspoilt region just waiting to be explored. The Western Algarve is under one hours drive from Faro airport, but it could be a world apart from the Central Algarve.
 
From the gentle secluded coves around Salema to the remote wil shores of the West Coast, pounded by the forace of the Atlantic and a Surfers paradise, this is like no other part of Portugal. Once off the beaten track, the Western Algarve is tranquil and un-commercialised, where time genuinely seems to heve stood traditionally still. The Coastline varies from remote beaches and picturesque fishing villages to historic Ports steeped in Maritime tradition. Inland, the rolling countryside is speckled with quaint hamlets where the highlight of the week is the traditional open-air market, where local folk gather to buy and sell their fresh produce, chatting with friends and simply watching the World go by...
 
 
Lagos
Lagos boasts traditional cobbled streets bustling with pavement restaurants, cafes, bars and stylish shops. it's sea-faring tradition dates back to the 15th Century where Henry the Navigator set out on his voyage of discovery. The ancient City walls are steeped with history, yet Lagos is also a vibrant town full of life, where tradition co-exists with the elegant Marina, the old town and one of the longest beaches on the Algarve - Meia Praia.
 
Salema
The fishing village of Salema is located in the heart of the Western Algarve in a historic and unspoilt region dotted with small white-washed houses with typical blue trims (to ward off evil spirits) and the latticed chimney pots characteristic of the Algarve. Traditional life continues in this old fishing village with the cobbled Rua dos Pescadores, which is lined with fishermens houses, a few of which have now become restauranats that spill out at the front onto the beach. You can still see the fishermen unloading their catch of octopus, sardines, sea bass and gilt-head bream here each morning before mending their nets or putting a lick of paint on their brightly coloured wooden boats.
 
Sagres
The Port of Sagres boasts dramatic landscapes that are dominated by natures raw power - from the raging sea's that carve immense cliffs, the bracing winds that create barren landscapes through to the intense summer sun.
 
Sagres is primarily a surfing destination but there are sheltered pristine beaches and an unassuming cool vibe about the town. Cape Sáo Vincent is the most South Westernely point in Continental Europe - a remote and bleak headland where ancient Mariners, including Christopher Columbus, Sir Francis Drake and Lord Nelson passed by here on their epic voyages of exploration and called this 'the end of the world!' The allure of Sagres is the remote setting and very laid back way of life which generally appeals to two types of people - surfers (kite, surf or body-boarding) and those who enjoy the outdoors by wishing to escape the crowds and mayhem of the Central Algarve. 
 
Monchique
Inland from Salema is Monchique, a small market town set in beautiful hills and forests of Cork Oaks. Here Cork is still traditionally farmed where the bark is cut away and the Cork Oak trees piled up to dry. The shops are full of local produce including baskets, rough woollen sweaters and soft leather slippers, honey and 'Medronho' the local liquor.
 
300m below Monchique is the Spa Village of Caldas de Monchique, nestling in a beautiful wooded ravine surrounded by Cork, Oak, Pine and Eucalyptus trees. This is a haven of tranquility and has been a Spa for over 2000 years where you can swim in the famous Spring waters. 8km above Monchique is the rocky summit of Foia, the Algarve's highesr mountain point at 900m. The winding road up to Foia is lined by restaurants famous for their barbecued chicken piri-piri.
 
 
Western Golf Courses:
   *  Boavista
   *  Espiche
   *  Santo Antonio

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