The Algarve continues to exert an enormous fascination on all those who seek it and arrive here, attracted by the climatic and environmental conditions, the sun and the beaches, but also by the contrast between the cosmopolitanism of the coast and the calm of the mountainous interior.
The numbers speak for themselves: the Algarve is by far the main holiday destination for the Portuguese and one of the most prestigious holiday centers in Southern Europe.
Despite the pressure exerted by the tourist explosion on the coast, from the sixties onwards, with some loss of original quality, it is here, in a 150km strip, that the best beaches in Europe are located.
Cliff and cliff beaches to Barlavento (Albufeira to Sagres) and dunes and sands as far as the eye can see, to Sotavento.
The temperature of the sea water and the mild climatic conditions, with sunshine almost every day of the year and small variations in thermal amplitudes, have given this region unparalleled conditions, making it one of the most sought after holiday centers in the Mediterranean basin.
In addition to the sun and the beach, there is a diversity of products that certify the excellence of the Algarve: golf with dozens of courses of internationally recognized quality, nautical and sports activities and the historical environment that brings us to the epic of maritime discoveries and memory by Henrique the Navigator.
However, the identity of the Algarve still resides in the diversity of the territory, its interior of villages and towns where ancestral traditions are kept and where the old trades of activities linked to the land can be recreated, in contrast to the tourist coastline.
The Algarve remains a singularly beautiful, peaceful, and appealing region.
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