5 Places to Spend a Beach Vacation in the Algarve

This is a guest post by Emily, an inquisitive explorer and connoisseur writing about her passion for travel.

Dreaming about a beach vacation in the Algarve? Beach vacations are probably the best type of travelling getaways that everyone should pamper themselves with once in a lifetime. Tanning on a sunny day at a beautifully quaint beach just takes all your work blues away and gives you a refreshing time to enjoy! Portugal has idyllically serene and stunning beaches for an unforgettable Beach Vacation in the Algarve. The beaches are situated all around this holiday destination and are one of the best ones if you are looking for beach vacation internationally. Hence, let’s explore the top five places you can add to your travel bucket list for gifting yourself an amazing beach holiday!

5 Places to Spend a Beach Vacation in the Algarve

  1. Praia do Carvalho
Photo by Richard King, CC BY 2.0

Photo by Richard King, CC BY 2.0

Being a dazzling sandy bay of the Algarve Coast, Praia do Carvalho is gorgeously tinted with golden sands and a sapphire watered beach that gives it a splendid look. This beach is at its best during the low tide when you just lay down for beautiful tanning or if you are an active explorer, try to unravel the enigmatic caverns and tunnels found here. The sea caves are a must to explore while the high tide season fills these caves that results in water shooting out of blowholes making it appear more pleasing. The best way to visit these sea caves is by boat, kayak or SUP.

  1. Praia da Bordeira
Photo by Paulo Valdivieso, CC BY-SA 2.0

Photo by Paulo Valdivieso, CC BY-SA 2.0

If you are in search of a solitary beach vacation, Praia da Bordeira is the one to opt. The calm atmosphere and swirling sea waves are amazingly complementing and you can just roam around here without worrying for crowds! It is not as much of a teeming beach and that’s why many tourists come here looking to spend their beach time in solitude. But the amenities are short so keep snacks, drinks and all other requirements ready while coming here and the location will actually make your visit a special one with its impressive quietness. You can endeavor kite surfing during windy days here but refrain from sunbathing when wind gets a little stormy. Praia da Bordeira should be your choice for your beach vacation in the Algarve in you like surfing.

  1. Praia da Rocha
Photo by Steven Fruitsmaak, CC BY-SA 3.0

Photo by Steven Fruitsmaak, CC BY-SA 3.0

Literally translated as the beach of rocks, Praia da Rocha in Algarve is another quaint find to immerse yourself in calm surroundings. It is a perfect place to take a deep into the sea waters and then lay down looking over the shining blue sky! Sunbathing is a must to do and there are many rock caves all around Praia da Rocha calling out for all the adventures looking to do cave explorations amidst this immaculate beach location! Praia da Rocha is one of the most popular destinations for a beach vacation in the Algarve.

  1. Ilha de Tavira
Photo by Jose A., CC BY 2.0

Photo by Jose A., CC BY 2.0

Ilha de Tavira is actually on the Tavira Island where you can arrive by a ferry coming from the Tavira city. The island is merely 11 km in total length and Ilha de Tavira covers most of its part. Its fabulous location is inherently natural and there is even a camping park for staying over while most of other buildings have been banned and closed. This beach island is replete with natural environment and is wonderfully an eye treat for both nature lovers and beach travelers.

  1. Praia Verde
Photo by Jose A., CC BY 2.0

Photo by Jose A., CC BY 2.0

The Green Beach or Praia Verde at Algarve is another blend of sea and nature that makes it an incredible beach vacation. It is away from the swarming cliché attractions of Algarve and is surrounded by salt pans near the River Guadiana where you will find a range of migrated birds. There is a pine forest just by the edge of this beach giving it cool breezes in summer and being the place from where the name Praia Verde is derived from.

Thus, these are the gorgeous beach destinations you can head to for a long weekend or an extended beach vacation in the Algarve to mesmerize yourself with the best beaches of Portugal. So, what are you waiting for? Add them to your travel itinerary and pack up for a stunning beach time! Happy Tripping!

Author’s Bio:

Emily is an inquisitive explorer and connoisseur writing about her passion for travel and food at MexicanCandy.org where you will find the list of best Mexican candies and a detailed review of each the candies!