Destination Algarve imagens

Image gallery of the Algarve in Portugal, selected as best destination in the world 2016 for retirement


Costa Vicentina: Praia da Arrifana

Costa Vicentina: Praia da Arrifana

The beach of Arrifana near Aljezur is very popular among surfers and body boarders, especially outside the summer season, when the sea gets rougher.

 

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Costa Vicentina: Torre de Aspa

Costa Vicentina: Torre de Aspa

View from the Torre de Aspa to northern direction towards the Costa Vicentina with the beaches Praia da Cordoama and Praia do Castelejo. The Torre de Aspa (156 m) west of Vila do Bispo is the highest elevation of the Costa Vicentina, the almost untouched western coast of the Algarve. The way from Vila do Bispo through the heath is not easy to find, but the great views will compensate you for your efforts.


Cabo de São Vicente, Sagres

Cabo de São Vicente, Sagres

Cabo de São Vicente (Cape St.Vincent) near Sagres in Portugal and the Ponta de Sagres together form the south-western corner of the European continent. The cape consists of a steep cliff of about 69 m with almost no vegetation.

 

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Cape St. Vincent

Cape St. Vincent

The mighty lighthouse with a reach of 90 km is said to be the strongest in Europe


Cabo de São Vicente

Cabo de São Vicente

View from the Cabo de São Vicente to the west along the coast "Costa Vicentina". The cliffs of this part of the coast are much steeper, and the surf of the Atlantic Ocean is significantly rougher than on the Algarve's south coast.


Sagres and Ponta de Sagres

Sagres and Ponta de Sagres

Aerial view to Sagres. In the foregound you can see the fortress, located on the Ponta de Sagres.

 

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Sagres Fortress: Compass Rose

Sagres Fortress: Compass Rose

After passing through the mighty tunnel entrance, one sees a giant pebble circle , detected only in 1921, of unknown age and purpose. The circle with a diameter of 43m is interpreted as a compass rose (Rosa dos Ventos).


Sagres: Port View

Sagres: Port View

The fishing port of Sagres is said to be one of the best in the world regarding quality and assortment of the daily catch.


Ponta da Piedade

Ponta da Piedade

The spectacular rock formation is situated at the tip of the bay of Lagos


Lagos: Bay with view to the beach Meia Praia

Lagos: Bay with view to the beach Meia Praia


Lagos Meia Praia

Lagos Meia Praia

View over the city of Lagos and the marina to the bay of Lagos and the long sandy beach of Meia Praia

 

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Palmares Golf

Palmares Golf

Hole 13: view over the bay of Lagos to the Ponta de Piedade


Alvor: rocks of the beach Três Irmãos

Alvor: rocks of the beach Três Irmãos


Praia da Rocha

Praia da Rocha

The Algarve coast near the estuary of the river Arade in front of the holiday destination and popular beach Praia da Rocha.

 

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Portimão: Rio Arade

Portimão: Rio Arade

View over the marina of Portimao and the Arade river to the village Ferragudo and the Castelo de São João de Arade.


Armação de Pêra: Praia Grande

Armação de Pêra: Praia Grande

View from the beach Praia Grande in western direction towards the tourist centre Armação de Pêra.


Ria de Armação

Ria de Armação

In the background you can see the silhouette of the tourist hot spot Armação de Pêra.


Albufeira: Praia do Inatel

Albufeira: Praia do Inatel

View to the eastern beaches on the bay of Albufeira. Even during the high season the sandy beaches, extending in front of the former fishing village for several miles, offer plenty of space and perfect conditions for the sunseekers.


Albufeira:  Praia do Tunel

Albufeira: Praia do Tunel


Pine Cliffs: Praia da Falésia

Pine Cliffs: Praia da Falésia

View from the so called "Devils Parlour", a Par 3 hole of the Pine Cliffs golf course, down to the colourful sandstone cliffs of Praia da Falésia. Pine Cliffs, located a few miles east of Albufeira, boasts to be the most complete golf and holiday resort not only in the Algarve, but in Portugal.


Vilamoura

Vilamoura

The golf courses and the international marina are the economic and social centre of this resort, located in the Golden Triangle of the Algarve, next to Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago. At the upper right corner you can see the beach Praia de Vilamoura, stretching from the marina to the neighbouring town Quarteira.

 

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Vilamoura: Oceânico Victoria Golf Course

Vilamoura: Oceânico Victoria Golf Course

This PGA golf course is one of five 18 holes golf courses in Vilamoura, belonging to the Oceânico group. Is has already been several times the venue for the Portugal Masters, a member of the European Tour.


Quarteira: Lagoon of Almargem

Quarteira: Lagoon of Almargem

The lagoon is seperated from the Atlantic Ocean only by a belt of sand - the beach of Amargem. On the right side you can see the popular beach bar and restaurant B&J.


Quarteira: Praia do Almargem

Quarteira: Praia do Almargem

The beach stretches from the lagoon of Almargem to western direction until the beach of Forte Nova and the outskirts of Quarteira. In the background you can see the hotel and apartments complexes of Quarteira and Vilamoura.


Vale do Lobo: Royal Course

Vale do Lobo: Royal Course

Hole 16 of the Royal Course with a spectacular drive over the cliffs is said to be one of the Algarve’s most photographed motifs.


Vale do Lobo: Ocean Course

Vale do Lobo: Ocean Course

The Ocean course, leading the golfer down to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, offers great views to the sea.


Quinta do Lago

Quinta do Lago

The lake (port. "lago"), seperated by dunes from the Atlantic Ocean, has given the name to the famous golf and holiday resort


 Quinta do Lago: Bridge

Quinta do Lago: Bridge

The wooden bridge over the lagoon of the Ria Formosa near the hotel Quinta do Lago is one of the area's landmarks.


Quinta do Lago: Laranjal course

Quinta do Lago: Laranjal course


Faro Marina: panoramic view to the city

Faro Marina: panoramic view to the city


Faro: Largo da Sé

Faro: Largo da Sé

View from the belfry of the cathedral to the Largo da Sé, the central square in the historical quarter of Faro. It is surrounded by orange trees. At the right side you see the palace of the bishop, adjacent to the left is the episcopal seminar. In the background the marina and the Faro airport can be seen.


Ilha da Culatra: Farol

Ilha da Culatra: Farol

Western tip of the island in front of Faro with a lighthouse (port. "farol").


Ilha da Armona

Ilha da Armona

In the foreground you can see the quay where the ferry boats from Olhão debark.


Olhão: Aerial view

Olhão: Aerial view

 

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Fuseta

Fuseta

The chain of islands of the Ria Formosa in front of Fuseta.


Tavira

Tavira

View to the estuary of the river Gilão, the salt marshes in Quatro Aguas and the Ilha de Tavira in the background.


Cabanas de Tavira

Cabanas de Tavira


Sand Algarve: Vila Real d.S.A.

Sand Algarve: Vila Real d.S.A.

Vila Real de Santo António is the most eastern city of the Algarve, situated on the banks of the Guadiana river, the border to Spain. The so called "Sand Algarve" starts at the estuary mouth of the river, watering here into the Bay of Cadiz. On the left side you can see Monte Gordo, one of the most popular tourist centres in this area.


Barragem de Odeleite

Barragem de Odeleite

 

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Alcoutim on the Guadiana river

Alcoutim on the Guadiana river


Loulé:  Market hall

Loulé: Market hall

The style of this well known building is reminiscent of the Moorish architecture of former times. The market hall (Mercado Municipal) is located adjacent to the Largo de Gago Coutinho, and every Saturday the weekly fair takes place in the surrounding lanes. After extensive renovations, the market re-opened in early 2007 to display its new splendour.


Silves: Rio Arade

Silves: Rio Arade

The Arade River connects Silves with the seaport of Portimão. It used to be an important trade route before the lower course of the river silted up. Nowadays the old bridge (“Ponte Velha”) is only used by pedestrians.


Silves: Castle

Silves: Castle

Aerial view to the castle of Silves, an impressive monument of the Moorish period and its great cultural heritage.

 

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Alte: creek

Alte: creek


Castelo de Paderne

Castelo de Paderne

Today only a few ruins are left from the Moorish castle, built by the Arabs on a rock and overlooking the valley of the Quarteira river. Paderne was finally taken from the Moors in 1248.


Paderne: Ribeira de Quarteira

Paderne: Ribeira de Quarteira

The riverlet is damed to drive a little water mill


Serra de Monchique

Serra de Monchique

View from the fortress on the tip of Praia da Rocha, overlooking the estuary of the Arade river, to the mountains of the Serra de Monchique, the highes elevation in southern Portugal


Serra de Monchique: Ribeira de Lageado

Serra de Monchique: Ribeira de Lageado

Granite rock formation on the way to Monchique


Monchique

Monchique

View from the Picota, the second largest elevation in the Algarve, to the village and the hills of the Serra de Monchique.

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