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Praia da Rocha

Praia da Rocha (beach) – this beach (“Rock Beach” in English) is located next to Portimão marina, and has increasingly been known for the resort developments that have been built nearby over the years. In addition, there are a few places from where you can enjoy a scenic sightseeing, the Three Castles to the West […]

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Praia da Luz

Praia da Luz (beach) – an hour’s drive west of Faro is this beachside town (near Lagos). Along with the beach, there are lots of restaurants, cafés and shops along the promenade, which runs behind the beach. There are also all sorts of market stalls and artists displaying their work where you can browse if […]

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Praia da Falésia

Praia da Falésia (beach) – this is a 6 km sandy beach situated between the towns of Albufeira and Quarteira. There is a car park situated at the top of the cliffs overlooking the steps leading down to the beach. There are several restaurants, a playground for children and a variety of other leisure facilities. […]

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Meia Praia

Meia Praia (beach) — this beach forms the other half of the previous walk from Alvor to Lagos. (taking its name from being part of this walk as “Meia” indicates the word “half”). The approach to this beach is from the town of Lagos and it is easily accessed. This beach is popular with both […]

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Oitavos Dunes

Oitavos Dunes (Quinta da Marinha, Casa da Quinta, Cascais) — travelling west along the northern banks of the Tagus River from Lisbon and passing through the pleasant and lively seaside towns of Estoril and Cascais, visitors will come across the golf resort of Quinta da Marinha. Located in the Sintra-Cascais National Park, development of the […]

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Lisbon Zoo

Lisbon Zoo (Praça Marechal Humberto Delgado, Sete-Rios, Lisbon) –located in the center of the city, this zoo has been opened for well over 100 years, and is one the World’s most respected theme park with one of the biggest zoo collections, 2000 animals distributed by 364 different species. The Park offers a whole set of […]

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MEO Arena

MEO Arena (Alameda dos Oceanos, Parque das Nações, Lisbon) – this indoor arena, built in the late 1990s, is a multipurpose, 20,000-seat venue, and is best-known for holding pop concerts by artists like Madonna, Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias, Juanes, Ricky Martin, Caetano Veloso, Daniela Mercury, Seu Jorge, and many […]

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Manta Rota

Manta Rota (Algarve) – this seaside town, located 57 km east of Faro (within the eastern Algarve), is popular for its beach

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FIESA/International Sand Sculpture Festival

FIESA/International Sand Sculpture Festival (Route E524, between Pêra and Algoz) – held annually from late May to late October, this is a mega exhibition of sand sculptures held by Prosandart since 2003 in Pêra, Algarve. It’s perhaps the only such event in the Iberian Peninsula and is viewed as the largest sand sculpture festival in […]

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Faro Beach

Faro (Beach) — Praia de Faro obviously has two sides, the lagoon side and the seafaring side. The lagoon side is really attractive, with colorful boats bobbing on the water and moored on the slipways. The water is safe for swimming in the lagoon, but it is also a very popular area for various water […]