Travel To 3 Beaches In The Algarve, Portugal.

IAmFarahFaz food, travel 34 Comments

Its another day in the sunshine in the Algarve so there was every reason to live it all up on the beach. The three musketeers who were my mum, Bianca ( a new friend who we met in Faro) and myself decided to see more of the Algarve beaches. As we rented a car it gave us the option to explore a lot more. Of course before starting the adventure I decided to run through Praia de Faro and see the landscape of where I was staying before the day really starts.

The first stop was Faro city centre before heading to see the beaches. We wondered through the town and forgot nothing really opens to 10am. After a 2nd breakfast for me at a little café in the city centre we started the journey.

The 2nd stop was Albufeira as very popular area for British tourist and not my biggest fan of tourist. I know I sound harsh but it didn’t feel like I was in Portugal being there. We decided to chill by the beach and then head to lunch at a restaurant that was right in front of us. Most of the menu had the typical English options. The chef was so kind enough to give us a Portuguese cuisine which was a million times more delicious than an English fish and chip. After a good 2 hours burning ourselves on the beach it was time to leave the ‘Little Britain town’ to head to the next beach.

The 3rd stop is Quarteira which is about 15-20 minute drive from Albufeira by car. Quarteira is a quiet area with a lot of retired people. The sea was calm and deep with a tranquil feel through the area. They have a beautiful and clean designed footpaths where you will be able to get to see some cafes and restaurants. After an hours chill out but the beach it was time to head back.

 

The final stop is home, Praia de Faro. A beach I high recommend for those that want to avoid tourist and crowded beaches. We chilled the rest of the day on the beach until we needed to get dressed to eat.

Bianca and I decided we needed a night out in Faro, so we got dressed and got an Uber. We went out to Columbus Bar which is a well-known cocktail bar in Faro with some unusual cocktails. It was a pleasant night of just exploring the night scene.

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Comments 34

  1. I really want to head over to Portugal, I was planning on heading over to the Azores Islands next summer so maybe I’ll stop by in Portugal and especially down in the Algarve. I know the beaches and food is stunning down there 😀

  2. I’ve heard so many good things about the Algarve! I have extended family from there, so I feel like maybe it’s time to check it out! And I’ll definitely have to go to these beaches!

  3. Living in France, I have never been to Portugal in 31 years! Shame on me! Reading your article, it is also really funny this habit that everyone has to get fish n’ chips no matter where they are! (I am the same, but I am often disappointed!)

  4. Aww I went to the Algarve when I was 11! That’s 30 years ago… apologies for the British tourist things, we have awful weather and need an escape! Glad you found a nice beach and had a good time in Faro

  5. Portugal is one of my dream bucket list items and on my radar for my next trip!! And the list keeps on increasing. Despite not really a beach person, yet these gorgeous pictures makes me wanna head to beach <3 Love these unknown beaches from the country!!

  6. I’ve been once in Algarve too. My favourate beach was in Lagos (I don’t remember the name of the beach but it was the main beach of the city), and also Praia di Rocca in Portimao. We stayed for several days in this city, because its in the middle of Algarve and is very convenient to explore nearby villages.

  7. Never get a chance to visit Portugal but your post will help me that these 3 beautiful Beaches in Portugal must be in the listvof every traveler.

  8. The beaches look amazing – I am definitely putting Portugal on my list. This article has given me serious beach wanderlust! Praia de Faro would be a must for me as I also don’t enjoy large touristy crowds!

  9. I need to visit Porutgal for the beaches and food! Praia de Faro seems to be the beach I would love to visit, as it seems less crowded and a great spot to watch the sun go down.

  10. I am so excited to hear about your fun experience at the beach. Make hay while the sun shines ! I am very much interested in the history of Portugal, and my mum often reads it out to me. I personally like the huge well I have read about in Portugal. I hope to visit Faro and my favourite well some day. Please keep posting exciting things to do in Portugal so I can convince my dad to take me there oneday.

  11. Portugal is on my list of places to visit! I have a feeling I’d love the food. And any vacation that involves beaches makes me happy. It’s nice to have a guide to give me ideas! I prefer to stay away from the touristy ones.

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