06 October 2017

Top 5 Things to Do in the Algarve, Portugal

I'm back! I haven't posted on my blog in the past week or so as I've been in Portugal. It was my first time visiting the country, and it exceeded all expectations! The Algarve was stunning. Seriously, there are so many hidden gems and amazing things to do, it was a jam packed trip.

So here are my top 5 things to do in the Algarve: 
1. Boat Trips
Sticking with the Dolphin theme, you can also take a boat trip to look for some Dolphins in the wild. Or, if that's not your thing there are several other trips to pick from. You can take a cruise down the coast, visit the sea caves, or enjoy a barbeque on a catamaran cruise.

2. Stop off in the Nearby Towns
One of my favourite things to do is visit the nearest Towns and Villages for a bite to eat and some shopping or to learn about the town's culture and history. Lagos, Faro, Albufeira and Vilamoura are just a few examples of the places you can visit, each having different things to offer.

3. Zoomarine
If you're an animal lover, the Algarve is the place for you. There's various wildlife establishments such as Lagos Zoo, but my personal fave was Zoomarine. Not only is it an Aquapark, which makes for a great way to entertain the kids, or just soak up the sun, it is also a Marine Park. But what truly makes this place, is the animal shows. Throughout the day you can go watch the bird shows, Sealion shows and even a Dolphin show. Honestly, the Dolphin show alone is worth the trip. The show focuses more on the Dolphins intelligence, wellbeing and caring nature rather than just 'here are some dolphins that do tricks'. And if you like, you can even swim with them!

4. Visit the Beaches
The Algarve have some of the most stunning beaches I've ever seen, some of which are untouched so depending on what time of year you go, won't be packed full of tourists and children. You can find smaller coves and little fishing beaches, to bigger stretches of golden sand and sea. Some of the smaller beaches are tucked away and can be more difficult to get to, but honestly that's all part of the fun.

5. Serra de Monchique
The Monchique mountain range is in the western area of the Algarve. Here you'll find the highest point of the Algarve, making for some fantastic views. If you take a day trip up here, you'll wind through forest and smaller villages before enjoying the tranquility and views the mountains have to offer. You can even enjoy a meal and glass of champagne whilst watching the sunset.

Have you ever visited the Algarve? What would be your favourite activity?

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