Algarve Travel Guide

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Beaches

Praia Ilha de Tavira - sometimes called Praia das Cascas by locals, a short boat trip from the jetty of Tavira will take you to the sandy shores of this beach. Some regard it as the best beach of the Eastern side of Faro. There is also a nudist area.

Praia da Rocha - the best known and oldest beach in the Algarve. Located South of Portimao. This wide sandy beach atrracts many tourists.

Praia Verde - located to the west of Monte Gordo, this broad endless beach is great for families with children.

Local history

The Algarve has an important strategic position on the world map and was the base of the famous Henry the Navigator who organised the 15th century exploration of the new world. Its position has also led the region to be invaded by the Phoenicians, Romans and Moors.

Today the once quiet fishing backwater is a lively and thriving commercial hub.

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