Where to stay in the Algarve
The Algarve really is awash with beautiful seaside towns to explore and beautiful towns further inland. With the biggest draws for most being the beaches there are hundreds of great destinations to choose from.
The capital of the Algarve, Faro, is a great place to stay and is the regional centre of trade and commerce. The highlights are the gorgeous marina and the Ria Formosa Lagoon and island barrier make for an incredible place to while away a lazy afternoon. For the best beach resort you should consider Albufeira which is the Algarve’s largest resort and boasts incredible sands and a lively night life and bar scene. For great nightlife and incredible beaches consider Lagos which has beautiful outcrops of sandstone amidst secluded beaches. For sheer romance and beauty you cannot do better than the charming, riverside, town of Tavira. The town boasts almost 40 churches and beautiful architecture with the Gilao River wending through the middle with an ancient Roman bridge connecting both sides of the own.
Finally we’d recommend Silves for anyone wanting to enjoy the Algarve’s history and culture. Silves was the Moorish capital of Al-Gharb and contains incredible remains of the huge castle that still dominates the town’s skyline. While these are all fantastic destinations anywhere you choose to stay will provide you with a warm and welcoming atmosphere and beautiful beaches and scenery as well!