While thoughts of seaside locales in western Europe typically drift toward French Riviera or Italian coast, and Iberian travel instincts inspire thoughts of Spain, southern Portugal is not be ignored.
For starters, prices are extremely modest, and at the same time the beaches and coastal views are just gorgeous. The New York Times recently published a thorough review of Algarve that is a worthy read.
As the Times notes, the secret is out in the U.K.: “With such an irresistible cocktail of scenery and values, it’s no wonder that some two million foreigners — primarily from Britain — flood these expanses like the Allies storming Normandy on D-Day.”
For a more takes on Algarve, check out this article from Express: “Portuguese Paradise: Head to the Algarve.” Another worthy read from The New Zealand Herald can be found HERE and blogger Michael Reilly recently shared this post on the region’s top-5 luxury resorts.
The takeaway is simple: couples seeking luxury and seaside destinations can stretch their budgets in southern Portugal.