(Ferragudo village -
But those who venture inland in the
Algarve will also find a pretty countryside of mountain slopes
forested with cork oak, eucalyptus, mimosa, and chestnut trees - and
remote villages in the Serra de Monchique, and the
Serra Do Caldeirao. A drive up to the town of Monchique will provide
you with an amazing view back down to the whole Algarve coast!
Faro is the capital of the Algarve. It
is a thriving city with an international airport and mcuh to see and
do for the visitor.
Loule has a wonderful market. Silves is
the old original capital. Those - along with the main coastal towns of
Lagos, Portimao, Albufeira, and Tavira - are all towns worth a visit
as you explore the area.
The Algarve was controlled by the Moors
for over 500 years, and much there still today shows the influence
from that era; it's white-washed villages, towns with their maze of
twisting narrow streets, centuries old fortresses, the cuisine - and
all of it adds a fascinating 'flavor' to this southern paradise.
There are 4 of Portugal's Pousadas in
this beautiful region.
click map locations to link
to individual Pousada page . . .
. . . or click through to the individual
Pousada pages below;
All of these Portugal Pousadas provide
very fine accommodations for the traveler. Both Pousada Sagres, and Pousada Tavira are located on the water's edge, while
Pousada Sao Bras is in the hills inland from the coast.
(Tavira Town - Algarve)
Many travelers who are visiting
southern Portugal make the trip over into Andalucia Spain. If that
is you and you are interested in going to Granada and seeing the
fabulous Alhambra, then we recommend you stay at the Parador
To find the best rates for your dates,
and reserve a room in the wonderful
Pousadas of the Algarve
- or any of the 43 Pousadas . . .
Or to plan a trip across
Portugal that includes several of these exceptional hotels -