During the prestigious 30e edition of World Travel Awardsthe Algarve was awarded the title of Europe’s Leading Beach Destination for the 10e times (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023), an exceptional recognition which underlines its undeniable status as a coastal paradise.
Often referred to as the “California of Europe”, the Algarve, the hidden pearl of southern Portugal, has many assets to represent a seaside paradise: exceptional sunshine for 300 days per year, a 200 km coastline that stretches from the western tip of the Algarve to the Spanish border. Its pristine beaches, spectacular cliffs and small hidden coves make the region a true paradise for sea lovers. Whether it’s sunbathing on the beach, riding the waves, or scuba diving, marine or sailing along the coast, the Algarve offers a variety of water activities to suit all tastes.
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