The eastern section from Faro to the Spanish border is sometimes called is the more relaxed side of the Algarve.
The coastal strip with its unusual lagoons and long sandy Islands is an almost entirely protected, nature reserve (Parque Natural da Ria Formosa), where many species of birds are nestled.
The more famous West Coast of Faro is a very different picture.
Ochre cliffs, interspersed with mostly small sandy beaches, determine the image here.
Weather/Climate: the Algarve occupies the entire width of the Southern most part of Portugal.
The Mediterranean climate which prevails here feels different because of the presence of the Atlantic Ocean, this ensures that the temperatures are milder.
Most rain falls here in the winter period from November until the end of March.
The Algarve has an average of about 3000 hours of sunshine per year which is one of the highest in Europe
Inland it can, by the absence of the sea breeze, sometimes be very hot and dry.
The warmest months are June, July and August, sometimes above 30 ° c. In the winter it drops to about 11 ° C.!
Some popular places to vist are: Faro-Olhao-Tavira-Monte Gordo-Vila Real de Santo Antonio-Castro Marim-Alcoutim
Group outing: a fun day out in Vila Real Santo Antonio including a dinner max 20 euro/pp with drinks
Service bus ' ExpressoQualidade ' from the bus station in Vila Real de Santo Antonio to Lisbon:
Service bus ' Lagos/Sevilha ' from the bus station in tavira to Seville:
Every Wednesday Quarteira
Every Saturday Loulé
1st Sunday of the month Azinhal
2nd Saturday of the month Castro Marim
3rd Saturday of the month Tavira
3rd Sunday of the month Vila Nova de Cacela
1st Saturday of the month Tavira
2nd Sunday of the month Fuzeta
2nd Saturday of the month Vila Real de Santo Antonio
4th Saturday of the month Monte Gordo