There’s an away-from-it-all feel here, though it’s just a 20-minute walk to Albufeira where you’ve got the famous Strip and a cobbled old town filled with shops and art galleries.Established in the Thirties as a quiet and elegant resort, Praia da Rocha somersaulted in to the mainstream in the Seventies. The vast beach here has long been the calling card.
Good surfing and relaxed beaches attract laid-back outdoor types, but the old town’s 16th-century walls and Arab-built castle keep architecture-lovers happy, too.And the beaches are pretty charming, too – all golden sand, warm waters and sheltered spots.Small-scale Balaia sits snugly between Albufeira and Vilamoura on Portugal’s central Algarve coast.It’s one of the coast’s quieter spots, so stays here show you the Algarve’s authentic side.But with towns like Armacao de Pera and Lagoa only 10 minutes away, nightlife and theme parks are still within easy reach.Praia d’Oura is a pretty seaside town on southern Portugal’s Algarve coast.
It’s a laid-back place with quiet bars and elegant seafood restaurants along the waterfront, and reams of sand to stretch out on along the sandy beach.
And there are 2 neighbours, Alvor and Praia da Rocha, to supply extra eating places and bars.
The main calling card in peaceful Praia Dos Salgados is the beach.
There are pretty white buildings set into the cliff, along with a lighthouse and the remains of a 17th-century fort.
And just along the coast is Algar Seco, a spectacular landscape formed by cliff erosions.
This one-time fishing village in Portugal’s western Algarve has a history dating back centuries.