The west of the Algarve is without doubt one of the most beautiful and authentic regions in all of Portugal. With a thriving coastline, the western Algarve is the least urbanised region in Portugal, meaning it has a vibrant collection of nationally protected nature reserves and gorgeous beaches. The traditional fishing villages are effervescent with life and Portuguese culture, with the fresh seafood caught daily by local fishermen supplementing some of Portugal’s finest seafood dining. You can easily stroll across the shoreline and between villages by following one of the many footpaths.
How to Get There
For those travelling internationally, flying to Faro airport is the best option. Faro Airport lies just two and a half miles from Faro- the capital of the Algarve. If you’re making your way to Lagos, you’ll have to plan ahead for the 90km journey from Faro airport to Lagos. While there’s no public transport hub at Faro airport, Eva buses operate between the airport and Faro City, and from Faro City you can catch a bus or a train to Lagos. A bus takes approximately two hours and ten minutes to reach Lagos, and a train takes about one hour and fifty minutes. You can make use of public transport or you could rent a car or jump in a cab to the Western Algarve which is under an hour.
The Algarve enjoys a warm climate which means that the weather remains mild and sunny all year round. The region has an average of over 3,000 hours of sunny skies each year, making the Algarve the perfect destination no matter what month of the year it is.
Be Sure Not to Miss
Lagos – A historic and lively city, Lagos offers splendid beaches, a lovely historic centre and an abundance of sights and activities all around the city and its beaches. Just a few minutes south of the old town centre of Lagos, the Ponta da Piedade’s cliffside beach stands as a must-see natural wonder. Perfect as a base to travel from and explore the western Algarve, from its 4km long Meia Praia beach to the surrounding charming towns to plan day trips to, Lagos stands as an essential city to visit when in the western Algarve.
Odeceixe - At the most northern point of the Algarve’s West Coast is the town of Odeceixe. The quaint little town paints a picture of traditional Portugal with stone cobbled streets, a centuries old church and the still operational windmill at the very top of Odeceixe. From the top of the windmill, visitors can take in the entire town.
Aljezur Castle - The castle offers fantastic views of the whole of Aljezur and the path up to the castle is filled with information boards relating to the castle’s rich history. With a scenic walk up towards the castle, entry is free to see the magnificent ruins of the castle and read about its history. From the top there are spectacular views of the Aljezur and Amoreira beaches, making the trip to Aljezur Castle both historically fascinating and visually breathtaking.
Golf in the Western Algarve
Portugal is full of great golf courses and the Western Algarve is no exception. Some of the best golf courses in the areas include: Parque da Floresta – The most westerly golf course in the Western Algarve, the course has recently seen rejuvenation and updates to make it one of the most popular and well-loved course in the Western Algarve. Boavista- Aside from how great the Boavista course is, it has an excellent clubhouse and panoramic views all the way over to Praia da Luz.
Why Buy Property in the Western Algarve?
The Western Algarve is a historic and unspoilt region with plenty to see and do. The western coastline is perfect for relaxing or enjoying water sports and the local villages provide some of the freshest sea food available in all of Portugal. For authenticity and adventure, choose the Western Algarve.
What Can You Buy Here?
The Western Algarve is unspoilt and not too built up. There is an abundance of properties available in the various towns and villages around the coast. The Western Algarve has a mix of authentic traditional houses and villas, more luxurious and contemporary properties along with apartment complexes with on-site facilities. Some of the most popular places to buy property in the Western Algarve include the areas of Lagos, Praia da Luz, Burgau and Porto de Mos Article Content
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