Feast your eyes

view of the sea through arches in algar seco, carvoeiro

For those who have been unable to visit the region for a while there are numerous opportunities to feast your eyes online.

So, why not pour yourself a glass of cool rosé wine with some olives or perhaps enjoy a bica with a pastel de nata, sit back and enjoy people’s views of the region.

Starting in Sagres, Helder Costa (Vista do Ceu) has created a wonderful bird’s eye view of Sagres and its fort. Click here to see his video. Did you know that the longest, straight-line path over land travels through 15 countries, from Jinjiang in China to Sagres, covering over 11,000kms?

Lagos is our next stop, with its many beaches, award-winning marina and historical links to Africa. Algarve Meu Algarve has uploaded a video which includes a few cheeky seagulls. Click here to watch.

Alvor has retained its village atmosphere and offers visitors the chance to enjoy a wonderful long beach , boardwalks across dunes and a sheltered lagoon. For a trip along the boardwalk click here and to enjoy the town itself click here.

Living Walks has created various videos about Portimão and the local area. Click here for one that includes Praia da Rocha and the old part of the town. 

Of course, Carvoeiro is known for its vibrant and eclectic mix of street entertainers, shops, restaurants and bars. But visitors shouldn’t miss Algar Seco which is just a kilometre away. The short boardwalk, starting at the church at the top of the hill overlooking the beach, offers the chance to enjoy the picturesque coastline with various seats placed along the 570m of elevated walkway. There are steps down the cliffs to look more closely at the limestone features such as the pinnacle and the passageway that leads to a small cave, with its arches offering views out to sea. Click here to enjoy all that Algar Seco has to offer.

And finally, Portugal Tourism has a wonderful video of Algarve from Alcoutim to Alvor that includes the caverns and caves also, click here to view.

We look forward to seeing you in person soon. For information on self-catering properties that are professionally cleaned between each booking click here.

Image: courtesy of Manuel Raposo

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