The Western Algarve is said to be the most photogenic part of the Algarve, loved by tourist industry for their magazines and travel brochures alike. The coast around Lagos is well renowned for its wonderful beaches and villas to rent as well as it's caves and rock formations formed by erosion. It is still not clear where the Western Algarve starts and Central Algarve ends. Pose this question to three different maps, and you will probably get three different answers. It can be however be safely said that Portimao is located in Western Algarve and you will find many standard and luxury villa options here. It is an attractive holiday destination with many things to see and do as well as enjoying the fabulous beaches. After Faro, it is the second largest town in the Algarve and is a pretty busy area. People are attracted to the Western Algarve for its great beaches, bars, restaurants and affordable accommodation. Only a few kilometers towards West is a village called Alvor, located right next to a lagoon. Its shallow waters are just perfect for swimmers and for children to splash about in the warm waters.
Follow the coast towards south west, and you will come across Lagos, an historic town. It is a natural harbor as well as a walled city, and is well renowned for its great beaches and holiday apartments and villas. As the area grows in popularity, accommodation just keep popping up everywhere. There are many water sports options on and around the beach, apart from opportunities to visit the rugged and wild country side of the area. Burgau is another beautiful fishing village where you will find cobbled streets.
The Western Algarve and the surrounding regions of Portugal have welcomed tourists for many years and it is well geared up in terms of the supply of Portuguese holiday rental accommodation, including studios, apartments, villas, duplexes, townhouses, farmhouses and even mansions, to provide you with perfect holiday accommodation facilities. Find a suitable holiday home in the Western Algarve and book direct with the owner. If you prefer self catering facilities there are plenty of choices, otherwise you can choose from bed and breakfast or hotel accommodation.
If you are contemplating taking a holiday in Portugal the Western Algarve is a perfect choice for families and couples!