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The natural advantages of such a sunny country and so many different geographic beauties, turned Portugal into a chosen destination for holidaymakers, an ideal place for practicing water sports and playing golf. Portugal offers modern tourism facilities and personalized means of accommodation, such as the “turismo de habitacao” which are privately owned homes ranging from cute farm- to manor houses or “hoteis de charme” or “pousadas”. Being a member country of the EU since 1986, Portugal nowadays enjoys a steady economic growth. Having kept the greatest treasure of a renowned reputation for hospitality for centuries, made Portugal a haven of congeniality and safety.

Mainly suggested would be the fine beaches on the Algarve’s 200km stretch of southern shoreline, with temperate year-around climate as one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations. Just hit the road to find your ideal summer beach. The beautiful sandy beach of Meia Praia, near Lagos is one of Algarve’s most well-known. It stretches for over six miles along Lagos Bay and is ideal for families with children as there is much to keep the younger members busy. It’s also good for long walks and facilities like snack bars, paragliding, water sports, restaurants, toilets, volley-ball and tennis.

Five miles west of Lagos, the sheltered beach of Praia da Luz, a half-mile-long sandy beach in Luz, is also well suited for children and enclosed by dark rocks on the one side, and a small villa community on the other. Facilities consist of a number of water sports. Half way between Portimao and Lagos, Praia do Vau beach is situated. This sheltered bay is well for swimming while the sandy beach and its calm water is a popular attraction to families with children. But be aware that parking could be a bit of a problem in advance. Following the sea front of the town of Armacao de Pera, You will encounter a small seaside resort between Albufeira and Carvoeiro. A 5km long sandy beach lies alongside a range of facilities (cafes, restaurants, shops, water sports), ideal for families, will be accessible from either Alcantarilha or Porches from the EN 125.

The best beaches are mostly difficult ones to find. At Costa Azul the case isn’t much different. In this beautiful “Blue Coast” region, south of Lisbon. Here, we would rather insist than just suggest that you rent a car, to avoid wasting your time waiting for public transport in order to find the proper spot. So, please do so. The beautiful beach of Calada Beach, located between steep cliffs just north of Sao Lourenco. The adventurer can desirably climb 500mt between rocks and cliffs, heading north, until reaching a small secluded beach and some facilities. Close to the village of Figuerias, lies the beautiful bay Called Praia Figueiras, worth seeing but almost remaining empty even in high season. This is mainly because visitors have to take a 15 minutes walk from the nearest parking place to the beach.

Coming towards the south of Lisbon one can seek beaches more the kind for naturists. Between Caparica and Fonte da Telha, Bela Vista provides two miles of wide white sand beach and dunes. Meco, a wide shore naturaly decorated with cliffs and water springs, gives travelers the opportunity to enjoy their visit. Just leave Your car in one of the parking lots at the entrance to the beach. Then turn left and pick a place anywhere after the first spring. Continueing along the coast, you will find Praia do Salto near Porto Covo, between Cerro da Aguia and Cerca Nova the Sines or further, Ilha de Tavira, with a very large white sand shore. Ilha de Tavira, lies between Olhao and Tavira in the Algarve, also reachable by train from Praia do Barril or by boat from Tavira’s docks.

This is really a beautiful country with great beaches, huge monuments and a lot of interesting things to see!


Posted: 3rd June 2015


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