The Algarve is the most popular tourist destination in Portugal and the Faro international airport is located in Faro. Tourism alone makes up the bulk of the economy in the summer. The region prides its self on its production of carob beans, fruit, fish, oranges, almonds, seafood and figs. During the holiday season, the population increases to over 1.5 million people. The Algarve easily sees over 7 million foreign tourists per year. This adds up to about 10 million people visiting the Algarve every year. The Algarve became a popular destination among tourists from the United Kingdom and people from Germany, Ireland, France and the Netherlands visit the Algarve regularly. A lot of these visitors own property in the Algarve considering it their second home. The Algarve is English friendly, publishing newspapers written in English as well as English menu’s in most local restaurants.
There are so many reasons to visit the Algarve and the beaches are at the top of our list. The attractive Mediterranean climate is what also keeps people coming back. There is the Marinha Beach to Armacao de Pera and Caldas de Monchique which is a well known spa. Golf enthusiasts will love playing on award winning golf courses. There are many fabulous hotels in Algarve to choose from, from luxury high rise resorts to guest homes located in the small towns and villages along the coast. Frequent visitors seem to prefer the quiet and secluded guest houses away from the resorts and first time visitors might opt for the resorts and hotels in the Algarve with spa services and restaurants at their fingertips.
You can research online to find cheap flights to Faro airport. You can almost always find a great deal online when searching for cheap flights to Faro airport you should have a look at our discounts. You can get to your resort or private village from the airport via private transfers.
If you love to shop, the Algarve shopping centres won’t disappoint. There are over hundreds of stores, many different restaurants, movie theaters and health clinics. You can get your makeup done at Kiko Make Up by Milano. Spruce up your wardrobe at Bersha, Cortefiel, Guess, H&M, Mossimo Dutti and Springfield. Men will find what they’re looking for at Levi’s, Raw, Pepe Jeans, Sports Zone and Timberland. For the kids, check out Zara, Chicco or Zippy. There are cafe’s, ice cream and confectioner’s stores, fast food restaurants and traditional restaurants. Head to Imaginarium for gifts to bring home to your friends and family. There are several resting areas near each gallery and even separate bathrooms for infants. There are special areas dedicated to children and a private area for women to breastfeed. You can rent strollers or wheelchairs at various Algarve shopping centres if necessary.
Here is a short list of Algarve Shopping Centres:
– Almancil – Quinta Shopping
– Tavira – Gran Plaza
– Olhao – Ria Shopping
– Faro – Forum Algarve
– Faro – Faro Shopping
– Quinta do Lago – Quinta Shopping
– Guia – Algarve Shopping
– Portimao – Aqua Portimao
– Portimão – Continente