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Algarve – rich history and beautiful nature

February 10, 2019

It was here that, in the 15th century, the Portuguese set off on the epic journey that led them to discover other peoples and cultures… and it is in the Algarve that locals cheerfully welcome many of international visitors. Even the climate is mild and sunny all year round.

There’s no shortage of high quality beaches either. Sandy stretches as far as the eye can see, framed by golden cliffs, virtually deserted islands marking the boundary between Ria Formosa and the sea, and small coves sheltered by the rocks. The ocean, in every shade of blue and mostly calm and warm, invites you for long swims and to indulge in water sports.

One of the best activities that you can experience in Algarve is a boat tour through caves, cliffs and beaches of south Portugal. Benagil Express is perfect choice for this kind of experiences as they have tour that will show you the best of Algarve coast on a boat for more then 2 hours starting from Portimao. In the Naval Club of Portimão, the route begins to the unique landscape of Praia da Marinha. Navigating along the coast, you will pass through intricate natural cliffs of coves and beaches, such as Boneca, Algar Seco, the beaches of Vale Covo, Vale Centeanes, Carvalho and Benagil.

One of the ultimate sight seeing of the Algarve coast is amazing Benagil cave beach, which is unique in Europe. The best way to visit this nature phenomena is by boat.

Lagos is one of the most important destinations in Algarve. In Lagos, everything seems to invite you to the beach and the simple pleasures of life. But there are also stories of sailors and pirates, the result of a relationship with the sea that is maintained in the colourful trawlers that still bring fish to the market, and the Marina where yachts from all over the world are moored.

This connection to the sea had its high point in the 15th and 16th centuries, because it was in Lagos that Henry, the Navigator fitted up the caravels that would set out for the coast of Africa, launching the Portuguese Age of Discoveries, and it was from here that Gil Eanes sailed, the navigator who demonstrated that the world did not end at Cape Bojador and that the sea was not filled with monsters.

Hotel with the best location and with the most charm in Lagos is Tivoli Hotel Lagos

Situated in between beautiful golden beaches, cliffs and excellent golf courses, the partly renovated Tivoli Lagos Algarve Resort offers a privileged central location in the Algarve in Lagos, a charming town combining the historic and modern. Retreat into sizable retreats with stylish modern amenities, offering an authentic approach to coastal relaxation and warm Portuguese hospitality.

Portimao is another beautiful place that you have to visit on your Algarve vacation. Located in the estuary of the River Arade, Portimão is known for its excellent sandy beaches with plenty of warm, calm waters, which make it a very alluring holiday destination. 

One of the Algarve’s most beautiful beaches, sea escapades and coastal action all close at hand. Tivoli Marina Portimão Algarve Hotel is perfectly situated in the central Algarve with easy access to golf courses, water sports and more unforgettable leisure. Wake up and hit the velvety sands of Praia da Rocha, a Portuguese treasure for its striking limestone cliffs likened to pyramids

Take advantage of ultimate convenience, with excellent shopping, restaurants and bars just steps from the hotel. Sizable studios, apartments and family rooms make Tivoli Marina Portimão a great choice for loved ones travelling together. Buggy transport between the hotel’s three buildings makes getting around effortless, with excellent views throughout and picturesque facilities for conferences, meetings and dreamy destination weddings.