It’s getting warmer and warmer, sunnier and sunnier and the prices are still reasonable at this time of year, so we thought it might be worth exploring more of the best of Algarve: where to go this spring - Part 2 will take us through the best places to party, but also the best cultural attractions found on the sunny Portuguese coast of the Atlantic Ocean.
Vila Real de Santo Antonio is the place for you if you speak Spanish more than Portuguese and you are more inclined towards the zestful Spanish “fiestas” and colorful architecture. It’s a Border Town that gets as close as you can get to Spain both geographically and culturally.
The pivotal center is the Praca Marques de Pombal, the square that serves as starting point for your exploration. You can learn everything about the local history (including the interesting and unfortunately long-lost fish canning industry) at the Arquivo Historico Municipal. Vila Real de Santo Antonio is ideal for people who enjoy walking and traveling with the family. Ayamonte is nearby, another enchanting border town worth visiting.
If it’s fun and partying you like, Albufeira is the perfect choice. It’s home to the best beaches, the best clubs and taverns and the best resorts. It’s the most cosmopolitan spot in the Algarve and it attracts attention from international tourists. Some of the best golf courses in the region are also here, so there is an entire industry surrounding this sport: Algarve golf club hire, transport options including Albufeira transfers to and from the golf courses/ hotels, car rental Albufeira for those enjoying the comfort of a car during their trip.
Besides, there are lots of things to see in Albufeira, plus you can shop, sightsee, sunbathe and practice water sports. But don’t let us spoil the surprise!
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