Ponta da Piedade
Make your way south of Lagos and you’ll find the dramatic headland of Ponta da Piedade. You can hike your way over the stunning headlands before taking the steps down to the sandy beach, complete with clear blue waters. You can also jump on board a boat to explore all of the caves and cliffs, if you’re feeling adventurous!
Praia da Rocha
Hailed as one of the best beaches in Europe, nevermind just the Algarve, you simply have to visit Praia da Rocha during your stay. The sand almost looks like glass it’s so pristine and the waters are perfect for surfers and swimmers alike. To turn this into a whole day trip, head to the Fort of Santa Catarina which is a stunning 17th-century fort.
Lagos Old Town
If you’d rather keep away from the water, then head to the stunning, historic Lagos Old Town. The cobblestone streets are like a piece of artwork themselves, but you’ll also find plenty of history and culture in the town’s museum. There are plenty of things to see in Lagos Old Town, including the Baroque Church of Santo António and the historic (if haunting) 15th-century slave market.
Dining in the Algarve
There really is something quite special about the food in this part of Portugal, which is renowned for delicious seafood. Unsurprising considering its position on the Atlantic ocean! Popular eateries offering local food include Restaurante Cidade Velha in Faro and Le Cro Portugal in Carvoeiro.
With so much to see, do, and eat in the Algarve, it was hard picking just four must-sees!