5 November 2021

JOURNAL ALGARVE

Two weeks ago I went to Portugal to discover the latest addresses. I’ve started in Lisbon, went to the Alentejo region all the way to the Spanish border and then drove down South to the most Eastern point of the Algarve where I’ve stayed in this beautifully designed holiday home. From there I drove all the way to Lagos and stopped in between at some other places I like to share with you.

 

The Algarve is a popular destination for sun-seekers (in October it was still 25 degrees when I was there) and there are many quiet places to find. Definitely start exploring the area around Tavira with the famous Ria Formosa and go to the Lagos for a stay at this hotel and discover the rocky beaches nearby. Let’s see what caught my eye during this sunny road trip! And find more recommendations on the Algarve page.

 

Thank you Visit Algarve for sponsoring my car rental

 

 

 

The streets of Vila Real de Santo Antonio

 

 

Holiday Home in Vila Real de Santo Antonio

 

 

The harbor of Olhao where we took a boat to Ilha do Farol to have a sunset dinner

 

 

One of the holiday homes I photographed during my trip

 

 

The walls of the Convento das Bernardas in Tavira were covered with bougainvillea 

 

 

Convento das Bernardas was transformed by Pritzer Prize winner Eduardo Souto de Moura 

 

 

The streets of Tavira

 

One of the hotels I recommend on the Algarve page

 

 

The view from my Cabana at this design-forward hotel in Lagos

 

 

The streets of Lagos

 

 

Cool place to have breakfast or lunch in Lagos

 

 

One of the beaches near Lagos (Praia do Camilo)