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Why is Portugal becoming a leading Tourist Destination?

It seems that Portugal is the place to be for holidaymakers thinking about booking a holiday to a beautiful sunny Southern European destination. The country has been named the leading travel destination in Europe for 2017 at the World Travel Awards. With its beautiful golden beaches, dazzling architecture and incredible experiences, Portugal is a wonderful place to visit.

But what has led to Portugal becoming so popular with tourists which has now translated into prestigious awards? We’ve gathered some of the reasons why you should book a trip to this beautiful location sooner rather than later and the experiences that you’ll discover if you do.

The Wonders of The Algarve

Every year thousands of holidaymakers are attracted to the gorgeous Algarve region within Portugal and for very good reason. The wondrous golden shores underneath clear blue skies are dotted with limestone rocks to create an interesting and varied landscape that compliments the nearby tourist friendly fishing villages and coastal resorts.

Here you’ll find tasty fish dishes made from fresh catches that are simply irresistible. This is perhaps one of the many reasons that the Algarve was again named Europe’s best beach destination by the World Travel Awards (WTA), an accolade that the Algarve continues to win each year that passes.

It is in the Algarve that you will be able to journey back to the past. You’ll find a simpler life in the rural countryside where you can escape the pressure of technology and the stress of urban life. Instead, there are wonderful whitewashed buildings and a communal spirit everywhere you look.

The Algarve is certainly the place for nature lovers too. Here is a chance for you to see dolphins diving from the waves, climb mountains and spot rare birds in the national parks. Ria Formosa Natural Park is perhaps the most well-known and is a coastal lagoon spanning over 18,000 hectares. For those wanting to see it’s unique wildlife there are dedicated nature trails and kayaking for the more adventurous.

Last but not least is first class sporting activities which attracts many who play golf, tennis and watersports.

We hope we’ve convinced you that the Algarve should definitely be the next place you book for a beautiful and relaxing holiday. For more information on specific resorts, please visit the following pages, Vilamoura, Alvor, Praia da Luz, Loule, Vale do Lobo and Carvoeiro or visit our website to view our exclusive selection of villas with private pools that are all available to book online.