There's always tons to see in Portugal, and the southern region of the Algarve is no exception. This long and beautiful coastline is a major destination for foreigners and Portuguese alike, and features some of the world's most gorgeous beaches.
Welcome back to the Algarve! Portugal's vast, southern region might be known most for its beaches, but it's got all kinds of interesting towns inland as well.
Back when my parents came to visit us in Seville, we took them all over southern Portugal so they could see what all the fuss is about. One of those non-beach towns we went to is that of Aljezur. It's pretty small, but it has an...
Seems like we go to Portugal a lot these days! Sometimes, we go there to get away for a bit, or to escape huge holidays in Seville, or when family and friends visit.
On this occasion, our friends were in town from Germany, so we decided to show them some of the many interesting places in Portugal that aren't at all far from our home in Seville.
Let's go to Lagos! During our Portugal Getaway, the city of Lagos was our base camp for exploring the Algarve. It's also a very interesting and nice city, with lots to see and do...and eat!
Never enough beaches! During our Portugal Getaway, we saw dozens of them. And while they're all pretty spectacular, Praia do Amado stands out in its own way. I won't give the prize of the most beautiful beach in Portugal - that'd just be way too hard to judge - but this is a mighty fine-looking place.
To the ends of the Earth! We roamed all over southern Portugal during our getaway to the Algarve; and Sagres - at the end of Europe, more or less - was one of the beautiful places we stopped to check out some scenery and watch the world go by.
During our Portugal getaway this spring, we traveled all over the Algarve for a week to check out various villages, beaches, sights, and sounds. One of the places we went was not a beach area at all - what the Algarve is most famous for - but a village near the highest point in the region. We also hopped up to the top of a mountain there to have a look from above.
Good times in Portugal! In case you missed it, we escaped to Portugal earlier this spring in order to get away from the masses during Semana Santa. The holiday is all well and good, but once was enough for us.
During our stay in the city of Lagos, we spent most of our time doing little day trips to various villages throughout the Algarve. While it wasn't beach-time weather, we still enjoyed the...
On to Portugal! Earlier this spring, we escaped from Seville during the massive Semana Santa festivities to find some peace and quiet in the Algarve region of Portugal.
We stayed in the city of Lagos for a week, and spent our time taking day trips around the area. An interesting town that's a popular visit, but not so popular when compared to the serene beaches of southern Portugal, is Silves.
Happy New Year! I know it's already February, but I can't really write a round-up of our January before the end of the month, now, can I? =P As noted in my Seville December post, I've decided that it's a good idea to write about our more "mundane" lives as well. The lives we live when we're not traveling, what we do when we're "home," etc.