Tourism

Faro travel tips: Where to go and what to see in 48 hours

More than just a gateway to the beaches of the Algarve, this compact city is also about to enter festival season. Harriet O’Brien gets in the spirit

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Five Reasons To Walk In The Algarve

OutdoorsMagic took a trip to the Algarve to find out what it has in store for all those walkers who are looking for an alternative destination to visit this year.

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Country charm, green wine and Cliff Richard’s vineyard in the Algarve

Forget the high rises and glitzy hotels, escape to the charming town of Tavira and you’ll see another side to the

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Crisis-hit Portugal sees record tourism numbers in 2013

LISBON, Feb — Bailed-out Portugal welcomed a record number of tourists in 2013, official data showed yesterday, providing a much-needed boost to the crisis-hit economy. “2013 was a record number in terms of the number of tourists in Portugal

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Flight prices cheaper today than in 1974

Flying abroad is far more affordable today than when Which? first produced a travel magazine forty years ago.

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The Other Algarve

It’s no secret that come summer, the alluring coastline of southern Portugal — better known as the Algarve — practically sags under the crush of holidaymakers who throng its vacation villages, resort hotels, marinas, 18-hole links, beachwear boutiques, souvenir emporiums, seaside cafes and seasonal discos.

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Ten things you must do on The Algarve: Golf, jazz, and wild boar!

HEAD to the Algarve if you want a fabulous, sun-drenched family holiday.

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Portuguese Paradise: Head to the Algarve

AS I glide towards the edge of the tranquil, turquoise infinity pool which is bathed in a gorgeous sunset glow and fringed by exotic palm trees and flowers, I breathe in deeply, admiring the majestic mountainous views of the Algarve and think to myself, “Aah, this is the life.”

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Relaxing holidays with the kids in the all-star Algarve

A family holiday that keeps the kids happy and still makes you feel like a grown-up

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Bingo playing Britons in the Algarve ordered to pay 300 euro ‘fine’

A group of Britons arrested for playing Bingo in an expat pub in the Algarve have been ordered by a judge to pay a “fine” of 300 euros (£255) or risk prison for breaching Portugal’s strict gambling laws.

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OK! Magazine: First For Celebrity News :: Travel :: All go in the Algarve!

OK! Magazine :: Travel :: All go in the Algarve! :: The Algarve is the name given to the 100 miles of coastline that stretches from Sagros on Portugal?s south-westerly tip eastwards to the Spanish border.

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Portugal’s seasonal jobs paradox

Bar terraces are filling up with red-skinned holidaymakers ready for a drink after a day on a beach. Daylight is giving way to neon signs. Laughter mingles with summer hits. Cocktail bars in Portugal’s tourist hotspot, the Algarve, are just warming up for a busy night. But their managers are struggling to find staff – […]

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Escape the tourist hot spots and explore the unspoiled areas of the Algarve

Sarah Probert visits Silves, a beautiful Moorish town off the coast of the Algarve and discovers it´s still possible to have a quiet, relaxing holiday.

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Salema: A Pristine Stretch of Portugal’s Algarve

My favorite town in Algarve (southern Portugal) remains Salema. In June it’s lively, warm and a great place to relax. While economic hard times seem to be hitting both Spain and Portugal very hard, Salema remains a delightful stop on any Iberian itinerary.

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Ben Fogle on the Algarve’s little piece of paradise…unless you don’t have kids

The TV presenter had always tried to avoid southern Algarve until now. But he is won over by a five-star family-friendly resort that has created a sanctuary for sleep-deprived parents in need of recuperation.

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The beautiful Portuguese island no one knows about

THOUSANDS of Brits stampede to the Algarve each year, each desperately hoping to squeeze on to a crowded beach for a fleeting moment in the sun. Sadly, few of them realise — as they’re wedged into tour buses and hire cars at Faro airport — they’re about to drive straight past an oasis of calm, […]

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Monte da Quinta joins forces with Paul McGinley Golf Academy

The teaching centre is the only Paul McGinley Academy in the world and, with regular input from Europe’s 2014 Ryder Cup captain, features the latest in state-of-the-art swing analysis technology at its TaylorMade fitting centre and first-class practice facilities.

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The Algarve invites visitors to celebrate in style

From birthday parties and memorable anniversaries to honeymoons and celebrations, the Algarve is the perfect location to enjoy life’s magical moments in all their splendour.

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Starved of sun? Algarve offers Brits attractive property escape route

There’s plenty to attract property buyers and investors, writes Monica Woodley – not least a resilient market

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