The Algarve is one of the best known regions of Portugal, generating the highest share of tourist nights spent in the country. It is a well-established European sun and beach destination - primarily for families and seniors/third-age travellers - and the preferred holiday destination for more than a quarter of Portuguese people.
But it also offers enormous potential for holidaymakers and long-stay visitors interested in more than just sun and beach - whether they want activity holidays, or are simply looking for quiet relaxation away from the more traditional, and often over-commercialized, Mediterranean resorts.
Improve airline access
The air transport industry today is going through a period of great turmoil and airlines the world over are struggling to cut costs and improve profitability in order to survive. Details »
Expand and improve infrastructure
Infrastructure remains a critical component in Travel & Tourism development if the full potential of employment generation, export earnings and regional development effects are to be achieved. Details »
Improve land-use planning
It is generally agreed by private sector entrepreneurs and even public sector officials that the single most critical barrier to the growth of Travel and Tourism
Create incentives to stimulate and facilitate foreign investment
Capital investment in the Algarve's Travel & Tourism accounts for 20 per cent of total capital investment in the region. Details »
History tells is that Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans and Arabs all went up the river Arade to Silves, and left remains in the area. But it was the Portuguese Discoveries in the middle
Casa Once is a tastefully designed and very well equipped 2 bedroom holiday villa in central-western Algarve for people seeking the need to relax in a cozy and well furnished Details »
Villa Malva is a spacious 3 bedroom villa with swimming pool located in a residential area just a 5 minute drive to Lagos. As you come in to the villa you have the spacious dining Details »
Casa Prince is a very nice villa that offers comfortable accomodation for 6 people. Built on a plot with 5000m2, with a big private pool, terrace and BBQ. Details »
Casa Alta Mira is located approx. 10 km north of the town of Lagos in the urbanization called Colinas Verdes. Colinas Verdes means 'green hills' in Portuguese. Details »
Vila Sole Mio
Located approx. 10 km. north of the town of Lagos in the urbanization called Colinas Verdes. This private villa has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Details »
Very well funished T-2 apartment apartment in the town of Lagos. This apartment is on the 2nd floor (access by elevator) of a new building in a new part of Lagos. Details »
T-2 apartment. Without doubt one of the nicest places to stay. This is a unique opportunity to stay in the centre of Lagos inside the city walls in a historic building which was Details »
Quinta da Caldeira
This beautiful airconditioned apartment is located in Quinta da Caldeira which is 500 metres from the Meia Praia beach and 1 Km. from the Lagos Marina. Details »
Casa da Senhora da Graça
This apartment has one twin bedroom and therefore sleeps 2 comfortably. There are 2 sofa-beds in the living room which could sleep an extra 2 if necessary. Details »
Very cozy T-1 apartment in the centre of Lagos. It is on the second floor of an Portuguese manor house. The apartment has been completely refurbished and consists of a large Details »
The policy framework
Monitor trends in Travel & Tourism demand
Encourage greater market and product diversification
MICE and special events
More effective marketing and promotion
Tourism's economic importance
Promote a positive image of the industry as a provider of careers as well as jobs
From early on, Lagos was a gateway to the Mediterranean and continues to be a meeting-place for people from all over the world. It was from its wide bay, encircled by the fine sands of Meia Praia that Gil Eanes set off, the first to round Cape Bojador; it was here that privateers like Sir Francis Drake hid, and galleons full of gold and precious stones from the Americas or spices from the India put into port.
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