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Handpicked by a Algarve Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Places to Live in Algarve'.

The most popular places to live in the Algarve. If you are planning on moving to Portugal, here are some of the most popular towns that people choose to live in or retire to. All blessed with a wonderful climate, each town has it's own unique character, from inland towns such as Silves, smaller villages like Alvor, historical towns like Tavira or chic resorts like Vilamoura.

Guide to Vilamoura, Algarve

Vilamoura is one of the most prestigious leisure resorts in Portugal. Purpose-built in the 1970s, Vilamoura was designed to provide a wealth of activities and entertainment to visitors of all ages. As well as an award-winning marina, Vilamoura is home to some of world's best golf courses, outstanding leisure facilities, stunning beaches, nature trails and cycle paths. Visit here and you will find ...

Guide to Albufeira, Algarve

Albufeira is a coastal city, renowned for its club culture, beach bars, lively restaurants and endless entertainment. Every year thousands of holiday makers are drawn to its stunning beaches and exciting nightlife. But, there is another, more tranquil side to the party capital of the Algarve. Around 40 minutes drive or transfer from Faro Airport, Albufeira is central to the regio...


Lagos is an ancient maritime town steeped in history with beautiful beaches, great restaurants and bars and a bohemian vibe. The town became hugely important during the 15th century, the age of the great Portuguese Discoveries, when Prince Henry the Navigator, third son of King João I, took up residence and headed up maritime expeditions to Morocco and to the western coast of Africa. Lagos w...


Located just 30 kms to the east of Faro, Tavira is often referred to as the Queen of the Algarve. It is one of the Algarve’s most architecturally attractive towns, bearing the vestiges of the various cultures that have left their mark over the ages. The castle provides a wonderful vantage point from which to view the town – the seven arched Roman Bridge that crosses the River Gilão, the th...


Alvor is one of the Algarve’s most popular destinations.  The village has succeeded in retaining its essence along with offering all that you could want for a superb holiday and that is its charm. The warren of narrow winding streets offers a huge selection of restaurants, cafés, bars and shops yet in the evening you can see the locals, sitting in their doorways, bemusedly w...

Guide to Carvoeiro, Porches & Ferragudo, Algarve

Carvoeiro, Porches and Ferragudo are a triumvirate of small algarve villages that pack a charm punch that belies their size. Steeped in history and tradition, replete with amazing restaurants and gorgeous natural scenery such as the Benagil cave and Praia da Marinha - the Algarve's most photographed beach, they are well worth discovering while you're in the Algarve. Carvoeiro Formerly a trad...

Costa Vicentina

The Costa Vicentina is the Western coast of the Algarve. Stretching from Odeceixe to the North right down to Burgau near Lagos on the South, the area is a protected Natural Park. Here peace and tranquillity reign supreme. The most usual background sounds are birdsong and the crashing of waves on the pristine beaches. The Natural Park covers over 74,000 hectares of rolling hills, marshland, impo...

Guide to Sagres, Algarve

Our guide to Sagres by our local Algarve expert. Find the best things to do in Sagres. Find the most popular restaurants, places to stay and family beaches. Find out about the best surf spots in Sagres, the annual Bird Watching Festival and the most popular walking trails and cycle routes.   Sagres is a fabulous place to visit for stunning scenery, delicious seafood, great surfing and...


Portimão is the second largest city in the Algarve. Find the best restaurants and beaches in Portimão, popular things to do and the best shopping malls. A popular town for remote work and digital nomads, Portimão is friendly and cosmopolitan, offering a sunny lifestyle all year round. Portimão, the second largest town in the Algarve, is the thriving commercial and residential support to the...

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