The most popular location from the perspective of residential property is the southern province of the Algarve. This area stretches from the
Cabo de Sao Vicente promontory in the west to the
Rio Guadiana, which forms the border of Spain and Portugal. Almost 500 years of Moorish rule left its mark on the characteristics of villages and towns in which to this day you will see snow-white villas with oriental chimneys and gardens.
The climate and landscape of the Algarve, protected to the north by mountain ranges, differs considerably from the other parts of Portugal. Thanks to the incredible coastline and temperate climate, which is influenced all year round by warm sea and air currents from nearby North Africa, it is one of the most popular areas for recreation in Europe. It offers its visitors an unbelievable 3000 hours of sun a year, golden sandy beaches, and dramatic reef formations that stretch along almost the entire coast. Although the high season “only” runs from May to October and the sea is a couple of degrees cooler than in Spain, the temperature on the thermometer never falls beneath 15 °C and visitors are able to make use of the location all year round.
QUINTA DO LAGO
This is one of the most beautiful locations in the Algarve. This is the most luxurious recreation resort on the Portuguese coast, sheltered in a pine grove to which a long wooden bridge runs from the coast over a lagoon. It is possible to buy or rent luxurious villas and apartments here. There are 4 golf courses between this resort and another recreation resort, Vale do Lobo.
VALE DO LOBO
has been a popular tourist destination in the luxury class since the beginning of the 1960s, a place that is proud of its golf courses, peaceful atmosphere, and luxurious villas and hotels. The area is densely populated and popular mainly among those who favour an active break thanks to its wide selection of sports facilities.
is a modern and elegant holiday centre in southern Portugal around 20 km from Faro. The new yacht harbour is one of the most modern in Europe. The finishing touches to the generally attractive nature of Vilamoura are added by the host of cafes, restaurants, and shops here. The whole resort is built as a single complex full of well-kept gardens with palm trees, golf courses, and tennis courts.
OLHOS DE ÁGUA
is a small fishing village that lies some 5 km from the centre of Albufeira. The area here is home to a wealth of beautiful beaches lined with unusual reefs. This is a pleasant, more peaceful resort
This small fishing village is found between the resorts of Praia da Rocha and Armaçao de Pera and is one of the most beautiful and most attractive resorts in the Algarve. It attracts a number of visitors with its beautiful architecture and offers a wide range of luxury villas.
Lagos is the final town on the south-east coast of the Algarve. It is some 2500 years old and was the starting point of the sea voyages of the explorers. The coast to the west of the town is full of beautiful reefs. The small towns of Luz or Burgau are among the most attractive recreation resorts here.