Following our article about the lovely city of Tavira with high resolution images, top 10 attractions and a selection of the best hotels, comes the HD Video showing the amazing historic sites of one of Algarve’s westernmost town.
Tavira is a beautiful historical town situated on one of the easternmost locations of the Algarve. It is blessed with remarkable natural beauty surrounded with orange, almond and fig trees. The city offers a splendid architecture dating back thousands of years as well as pristine beaches on its idyllic Ilha de Tavira only accessible by ferryboat. As reminded by the ancient bridge on the River Gilão in the heart of the old town, the romans were the first to set foot on its coast, followed by the Moors, which gives the Tavira a truly unique charm. Indeed it is a relaxed, peaceful town with a great deal of cultural heritage and is often referred to as the town of churches with no less than 37 of them spread across the city.
Tavira is also known for its world class golf courses such as the Benamor and Colina Verde, which will contribute for a remarkable experience. Combined with a choice of great value for money accommodations the town has everything for a perfect holiday for both couples and families.
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Following our article about the lovely Caneiros Beach with images and a selection of the surrounding top hotels comes the HD Video showing your this amazing natural beauty of the Algarve in Southern Portugal.
Praia dos Caneiros situated in the municipality of Lagoa next to the town of Ferragudo is one of the most charming beaches in the central part of the Algarve in Southern Portugal. This wonderful bay, is a small piece of paradise offering amazingly soft sand surrounded by large sandstone cliffs and beautiful azure water. The Caneiros blue flag beach offers a variety of facilities including a small parking lot, sunbeds for rent, toilet facilities, kiosk for ice-creams and a restaurant, making each one of your trips a remarkable experience. The Rei das Praias restaurant is a wonderful place to enjoy a meal, offering a wide choice of fresh fish and seafood and spectacular views over the Atlantic ocean. The normal beach season at Praia dos Caneiros goes from April to the end of September, where it is supervised by lifeguards. For a unique beach experience in the Algarve, the Caneiros Beach is the place to be.
Ferragudo is a lovely little town right next to the bigger Portimão, within the central part of the Algarve, Southern Porutgal. It is situated on the bank of the Arade River which flows into the Atlantic Ocean and is known for its picturesque scenery with a variety of islets, caverns and cliffs. What was once a quiet fishing town has become a touristic destination in the last part of the 20th century. Today it is an ideal place for vacationers offering excellent accommodations and some of the most beautiful beaches the regions has to offer. It did kept however its traditional fishing village charm making it the perfect place to relax and absorb the typical Southern Portuguese lifestyle. Indeed Ferragudo is perhaps one of the only remaining places where you will still find fishermen fixing their nets or locals sitting outside their house within narrow streets and enjoy charcoal grills sardines.
Top Ferragudo attractions
The following are some of the key sites worth discovering when visiting Ferragudo
- Ferragudo bay
- Ferragudo beaches
- Ferragudo square
- Forte de São João do Arade
- Ponta do Altar
The Ferragudo bay is perhaps one of the most beautiful feature of the town. It is where numerous small fishing boats are parked set on the backdrop of traditional white washed fisherman hillside houses. It is a truly picturesque scene, unique to Ferragudo.
The region outside Ferragudo has some of the most breathtaking beaches in the Algarve. Those include from east to west Pintadinho Praia, Caneiros Praia, Vale de Lapa Praia and Carvoreiro Praia.
The Ferragudo main square called Praça Rainha Dona Leonor is the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee or taste some of the fresh fish in the various cafes and restaurants surrounded by palm-fringed trees.
Forte de São João do Arade
On the tiny Praia da Angrinha facing the Arade River and opposite the Portimão marina is where the Forte de São João do Arade is located. This grandiose Fort first built in the 15th century and extended in the 17 century, served as the city protector from various sea invaders. In the 20th century the poet Coelho Carvalho turn the Forte into his private home.
Ponta do Altar
The Ponta do Altar is well known promontory situated south of Ferragudo. Its key feature is its farol or lighthouse, a south facing white house with a red roof.
Top Ferragudo hotels
Ferragudo is well equipped in various accommodations, offering a variety of luxury villas and apartments, for a comfortable and peaceful stay. The following are some of the best 3, and 4 stars hotels as voted by the users.
Vitors Village Resort
Rua Infante D. Henrique, Apartado 88, Ferragudo, Ferragudo, Portugal – 4 Stars
Every room in the hotel offers guests television, non smoking rooms, air conditioning. Guests will enjoy the hotel’s excellent facilities and services including room service, bar/pub, elevator. After a day of work or exploring, water sports (non-motorized), outdoor pool, garden are some of the ways to unwind. With a full range of popular amenities and a friendly, caring staff, it’s no wonder guests keep returning to Vitors Village Resort.
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Colina Da Lapa Club Hotel
Vale Da Lapa- Sesmarias, Ferragudo, Ferragudo, Portugal – 4 Stars
All rooms have in room safe, ironing board, air conditioning as well as other amenities. Room service, restaurant, safety deposit boxes are some of the extra comforts you’ll find at this Ferragudo hotel. After a day of work or exploring, tennis courts, golf course (on site) are some of the ways to unwind. The hotel blends expert service with state-of-the-art facilities to provide guests with a memorable stay.
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Vila Gaivota Hotel
Vale Da Azinhaga, Ferragudo, Ferragudo, Portugal – 4 Stars
Each room includes ironing board, television, hair dryer, non smoking rooms. In addition, this property in Ferragudo has 24hr room service, laundry service/dry cleaning, shops. Those looking for first-rate sporting and leisure facilities will find outdoor pool, water sports (non-motorized). With a full range of popular amenities and a friendly, caring staff, it’s no wonder guests keep returning to Vila Gaivota Hotel.
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Presa De Moura Hotel
Sesmarias, Ferragudo, Ferragudo, Portugal – 4 Stars
To make each guest’s stay comfortable, all rooms feature in room safe, air conditioning, non smoking rooms. This excellent hotel in Ferragudo also has restaurant, business centre, bicycle rental, laundry service/dry cleaning. Those looking for first-rate sporting and leisure facilities will find golf course (on site), garden, outdoor pool. Convenient location, a dedicated staff and first-rate facilities make this hotel a favourite among travellers.
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Vila Castelo Hotel
Urb Vila Castelo, Ferragudo, Ferragudo, Portugal – 4 Stars
All rooms have television, bathtub, shower, ironing board as well as other amenities. Other features at the hotel include laundry service/dry cleaning, shops, business centre. For the enjoyment of guests interested in sports or leisure, there are golf course (on site), massage, water sports (non-motorized) on the grounds. Convenient location, a dedicated staff and first-rate facilities make this hotel a favourite among travellers.
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Villas Vitors Hotel
Rua Infante D.Henrique Urb.Vitor´S Village, Ferragudo, Ferragudo, Portugal 8400 – 3 Stars
Featured in each room, among other amenities, are television, non smoking rooms, shower. Guests will enjoy the hotel’s excellent facilities and services including restaurant, car park, shops, Wi-Fi in public areas. Guests may take advantage of sporting or leisure activities such as gym at this hotel. This charming property has long been a favourite in Ferragudo for both business and leisure travellers.
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Lagos is one of the largest city on the western side of the Algarve as well as one of the South Coast Portugal most popular destination. It is small enough to walk everywhere, but offers plenty of attractions to visitors, from the traditional and colourful centre to the beautiful sandy golden beaches. The old town enclosed within its Roman walls have a variety of charming small streets to be discovered. As for the breathtaking Ponta da Piedade and its beautiful lighthouse it is an excellent starting point for the various boat tours to explore the area natural caves or dolphin populations.
As for the beaches within and around Lagos, they are said to be one of the most beautiful in the region, offering amazing sand, transparent waters, various rocks formations and caves. For those interested in water sports, the city beaches offers a variety of facilities including kayaking, canoeing, surfing and even waterskiing.
Lagos is also famous for its vibrant nightlife, from beach bars and cocktail lounges to night clubs playing the latest hits. Lagos has indeed something for every taste.
Sagres is a beautiful coastal town situated in one of the westernmost side of the Algarve region in the south of Portugal. The town is known for being home to the Prince Henry the Navigator famous school of navigation. Indeed during the great Age of Discoveries the city became a reference for ship-builders, astronomers, cartographers and various great mariners. It was the place to be for anyone dreaming of discovering new horizons.
Compared to other more touristic towns of the Algarve, Sagres is relatively unspoilt and conserves an old time charm. Indeed between the breathtaking Sagres Point and the lovely harbour at Baleeira, passing by the charming square at Praça da República, it has everything for a lovely day out. Its name goes back to roman time, when the region was part of the Promontorium Sacrum area. It was then believed that Sagres was the westernmost point on Earth and that at sunset the nearby ocean waters boiled. Today the same Atlantic waters combined with a strong wind, makes it the perfect place for surfers with excellent waves.
With low rise houses and quiet streets, Sagres is the ideal tranquil town to get away from the tourist packed resorts of the Algarve and enjoy the breathtaking oceanic views.
Sines is a lovely little Portuguese coastal town situated between Lisbon and Sagres. It is the perfect place for a short stop or overnight stay when heading south to the lovely beaches of the Algarve or north going back to the capital. Sines is part of the district of Setúbal in the beautiful Portuguese region of Alentejo. What was once only a small fishing village, has become since the 70’s one of biggest sea port on this side of the Atlantic, dominated by various oil refinery and other industrial businesses. It has however still plenty to offer in cultural attractions, with a long history dating back to the Roman times when it was called Sinus. Sines is also famous for being the birth home of one of the greatest Portuguese explorer Vasco De Gama, which helped Portugal establish trade routes with India.
Lisbon is blessed with amazing natural beauty, set between seven hills on the banks of the River Tagus. It offers an abundance of great districts with great attractions, amazing cultural sites, great shopping boutiques and remarkable views. From the Castello de Sao Jorge to the vibrant nightlife of Bairro Alto passing by the Baixa city center with its various squares, Lisbon is packed with wonderful treasures to be discovered. The Portuguese capital is a cosmopolitan and creative city, the perfect mix of old and new, of traditional and cutting edge, vibrant and laidback packed with top of the hills cafes and riverside restaurants, making it an absolute must visit destination.
Évora is a fascinating historic city located in the Alentejo province, in the south-central part of Portugal. Situated on top of a hill, some 150 km south east of Lisbon, it is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage City with plenty of remarkable ancient sites to be discovered. With more than 2000 years of history it has a perfect mix of various architectural influences from large Roman squares to narrow streets with a Moorish influence.
The old town of Evora is especially remarkable, partially enclosed by medieval walls and containing the city’s key attractions such as the Roman Temple, the cathedral and the Geraldo square. Evora is also known as a ”golden age city” embracing various influences from other part of the world including Brazil.