The Algarve is Portugal's southernmost part of the country and consists of 150 kilometers of beautiful coastline, the average temperature is around 20 degrees celsius and the climate is very pleasant all year round. The Algarve is breathtakingly beautiful, with outstanding scenery, long inviting sandy beaches, spectacular rock formations, impressive architecture, charming fishing villages, beautiful golf courses, exquisite local food and drinks, as well as pleasant and helpful residents. 
The Algarve has about 400,000 inhabitants and every year around 10 million tourists, students and other visitors come to Portugal's popular coastline. Faro airport in the Algarve, as well as Portugal's capital Lisbon airport, receives visitors traveling to the Algarve. The most visited towns and areas of the Algarve are from East to West; Tavira, Faro, Albufeira, Vilamoura, Silves, Carvoeiro, Ferragudo, Praia da Rocha in Portimao, Alvor and Lagos. The country's currency is euro and here are cash is till necessary, although many restaurants and shops will take the most common credit cards - there are also many who do not, there are, however, many ATMs.
Portugal and the Algarve people are known to be nice, polite, charming, honest and helpful. In the Algarve, almost everyone understand and speaks a little English. Here you do not dub international TV or film, you also read English as a mandatory language in school. Read more "Visit Algarve" 
The Algarve has many popular beautiful and excellent golf courses that is frequented visited by Scandinavians and the rest of the world, all year round. Especially during the winter season, the approximately 30 golf courses are hosted by people from more north located countries who appreciate being able to play golf all year round when the winter offers snow and cold at the home clubs. Read more "Visit Golf Algarve"
Food and drinks
The locally produced food and drinks is delicious in the Algarve, seafood in all forms is most popular with both locals and visitors. Cataplana is on of the Algarve's signature dish and is a pot with lids where fish, seafood, potatoes are cooked together with lovely spices and herbs. In the Algarve there are also popular with various pots with intake food and soups with vegetables and various sausages. The food is tasty, well-seasoned and with high quality of locally produced local produce. The Algarve's many vineyards are well-known and appreciated. Portugal is one of the world's largest wine producers and knowned for its exquisite wines. Portvine is a classic Portugese wine that is often enjoyed after a good meal, the Algarve's "green wine" made of young immature grapes is also a very popular, mainly on summer hot months.
Sun and bath
The Algarve coast, with over 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, is a very popular paradise among sun and bath interested Scandinavians and visitors from all over the world. The locals also spend many free weekends and holidays at the Algarve's beautiful inviting beaches. The beaches are clean and well-maintained and there are many water activities around the most famous tourist beaches. There are also many secluded hidden bath bays along the rocky coast, you only will reach by walking along the breathtaking cliffs or by boat. There are also many water parks, amusement parks and nature parks in the Algarve with associated daring water slides, beautiful nature and hiking trails for each activity.
The entire Algarve is outstandingly beautiful, inviting and can offer its local charm to locals and visitors. The most popular and famous towns and areas are Tavira, Faro, Albufeira, Vilamoura, Silves, Carvoeiro, Ferragudo, Praia da Rocha in Portimao, Alvor, Lagos and Sagres. Whether you are planning to move to the Algarve, full-time or part-time, visit the country as a tourist or student - all places along the coast are interesting and inviting. Some places offer more life and movement, while others are known for a more peaceful and calm place. There is a favorite place or area for all needs and the best way to discover where your favorite place in the Algarve is - it to rent a car and travel around for a few weeks.