Area Information for Portugal Property
Here you can learn more about the Algarve in Portugal, it's culture, history, towns and of course it's attraction as both a popular holiday destination and place to live..
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Tavira, Eastern Algarve
Stunning beaches that seem to last forever, fields laden with orange trees, with the scent of orange blossom filling the air. Hills lined with almond and fig trees surrounding houses of whitewashed walls and decorative chimneys releasing smoke from the open fires below, are just some of the atmospheric enticements of one of the most architecturally attractive towns in the Algarve... See Tavira on Google Maps
Cabanas, Eastern Algarve
A small local Portuguese village, in close proximity of the larger town of Tavira (approx 5km’s) running alongside the Ria Formosa. Cabanas has been a relatively undiscovered part of the Algarve coastline, up until the early 2000’s. Traditionally a fishing village, which still shows today... See Cabanas on Google Maps
Olhao, Eastern Algarve
One of the more historic towns of the Algarve. A relatively new addition to the inhabited areas of the Coast line, only coming into existence in the 17th century, Olhao was, and still is founded on the fishing industry... See Olhao on Google Maps
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Albufeira, Central Algarve
Albufeira today is synomonous with tourism and the hussle and bustle of thousands of holiday makers flooding through the old historic old town quarter, and the neon lights of the "strip"... See Albufeira on Google Maps
Vilamoura, Central Algarve
Rather than the name of a town or city, Vilamoura is the name of an area. Renown as one of the largest tourist complexes in the whole of Europe covering 2,000 hectares of land this is an area of distinction and sophistication... See Vilamoura on Google Maps
Faro, Central Algarve
Particularly attractive is the old part of the city surrounded still by the Roman walls which date back to the 9th. Inside a spacious open square that was once the site of the Roman Forum is a 13th Century Cathedral that faces the 18th Century Episcopal palace... See Faro on Google Maps
Loule, Central Algarve
Within the remaining walls is a museum with an explanation of what was in the past the grandeur of the castle. Earthquakes have damaged the 13th Century Church of São Clemente. However, its Gothic arches and side chapels from the 16th Century have survived. The town Loulé consisting of some 20,000 residents producing souvenir products made out of copperware, leather, cane and wood to service the tourist industry... See Loule on Google Maps
Armacao de Pera, Central Algarve
Not very long ago this town was nothing more than a collection of small shacks where the local residents from the nearby village of Pera used to maintain their fishing boats. It is quite probable that the name "Armação" is a link with the distant past of the great Tuna fishing industry that existed along the Algarve from the 15th Century... See Armacao de Pera on Google Maps
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Lagos, Western Algarve
Lagos had been the capital of the Algarve for almost 200 years, the home of Henry the Navigator, who pioneered the first naval school here at the South Westerly most point of Europe. Still maintaining a strong tie to the past, this is truly an undiscovered gem... See Lagos on Google Maps
Portimao, Western Algarve
First the blue sea and its gently lapping waves. Then fine golden sands framed by cliffs and rocks. The cosmopolitan atmosphere of an international tourist destination. This is the Algarve of beach holidays in the sun... See Portimao on Google Maps
Alvor, Western Algarve
This town's long history is clear from the discovery on Vila Velha hill, overlooking the Ria de Alvor, of a Neolithic village retaining traces of subsequent Roman occupation. During the period of Moorish rule, Alvor was a thriving port... See Alvor on Google Maps
Silves, Western Algarve
The deep green foliage of orange trees in fertile valleys. The blue sea and the fast paced life of an international seaside resort. The picturesque charm of houses surrounded by almond and carob trees. The broad sweep of hills that are a haven for ramblers and nature lovers... See Silves on Google Maps
Carvoeiro, Western Algarve
This was a very small intimate fishing village that has lost any resemblance to its modest origins. In 1965 a foreign resident wrote about the place - "the mode of living remains essentially medieval". Then there came the tourists and the money. Today, the village spreads to the east and west with expensive villas and comfortable holiday apartments... See Carvoeiro on Google Maps