Algarve

Con Questa’s Choices September 9, 2020

Impeccable climate, exquisite gastronomy, rich culture, warm hospitality and plenty of activities in a relaxed setting – that’s the Algarve in a nutshell. Portugal’s most southern region offers a variety of historical sites, such as castles and cathedrals and – of course – gorgeous cliffs and caves. Moreover, the golden sand beaches and turquoise waters are never far away! Find out why the Algarve is this week’s Con Questa’s Choice in below article.

TO STAY

Discover the charm of the Algarve by staying at the beautiful Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort. The luxury hotel is overlooks lush golf greens and is located just 10 minutes from the harbour of Vilamoura. Relax by the pools (and Champagne cabanas!), enjoy the Mediterranean wellness and savour emotive Portuguese wine and dining journeys.

The breath taking Conrad Algarve is located at one of the most alluring destinations in the world: Quinta do Lago. The luxurious Portuguese resort is home to one of Europe’s most decadent spa’s. Conrad Algarve is built to resemble an 18th century palace and boasts a range of luxurious rooms, private residences, exclusive restaurants and a golf simulation area.

TO EAT

Bóia Bar is rightfully famous for its sea-to-plate fish dishes. Enjoy a table on the terrace overlooking the sea, and relax with a bottle of lush Portuguese wine. Another gem is Ocean, the two-Michelin-starred restaurant at Vila Vita Parc. One of the most romantic restaurants of the area must be Mirandus. The restaurant offers stunning views on the Algarve coastline and healthy, tasty Mediterranean dishes.

TO DO 

Walk, hike, Segway or bike through the magnificent Ria Formosa Natural Park. It is home to rare wildlife and abundant flora. It has the largest seahorse community in the world and chances are you might also spot a Portuguese water dog, purple swamp hen or even a flock of flamingo’s. A must-visit is the charming São Lourenço chapel in Loulé. This simple whitewashed chapel hides an interior covered from floor to ceiling in blue and white azulejos (hand-painted tiles). We recommend to include a visit to São Miguel in the Azores to get a taste of the romantic atmospheres, thermal spas and interesting restaurants. Of course the Algarve is also famous for being the world’s greatest golf destination, so you should definitely have a golf day at one of the world-class clubs.

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