Exercising The Opportunity to Explore Algarve’s Finest Towns
The new year 2022 is finally here and with it comes a chance to
reflect on what we hope to achieve in the preceding 12 months
ahead. While some will be thinking about hitting the gym this
January, others will already be planning those summer trips abroad
to hit the beaches rather than the exercise benches. Live the best
of both worlds by exercising your right to explore Algarve's finest
If your new year's resolution is to get fit and work on your
summer body, the Algarve is the place to flaunt it!
The opportunity to go on holiday has been few and far between
over the past couple of years but with the introduction of the
Covid passport and testing being available, getting away to that
dream location is becoming ever more possible again.
One of the most beautiful regions of Portugal is the Algarve, with
its golden sands and blue waters at the foot of their high, scenic
limestone rocks, it's a popular destination for many holidaymakers.
If you have been here before, you will know what we are talking
Within the country's southernmost region, lies luxury locations
in and around Quinta Do Lago, Vale Do Lobo & Vilamoura, and
they have plenty to offer to suit your needs, drawing you back
again and again. With over 16 towns within the Algarve, tourists
have such a wide selection of attractions to visit that it can be
hard to choose what to do in a limited amount of time. We've chosen
three enchanting towns to visit during your stay…
A town that is widely regarded as the prettiest in the Algarve,
Tavira is a popular spot for tourists to visit for the perfect
getaway. The Ilha de Tavira beach isn't far from the town and is a
perfect spot for relaxing, with a number of restaurants situated a
short walk away so you won't go hungry!
The history of Tavira is evident as you walk through the alleys
and past the white walls and red roofs, a castle on top of a hill
dating back to thousands of years that has been partially rebuilt,
giving you a view that will have your Instagram followers
As well as the castle, there's also what is known as the 'Roman
Bridge' that connects Tavira to Castro Marim, which the Romans
supposedly used. The bridge was reconstructed in the 17th century
and remains one of the most famous symbols in Tavira.
There's a fantastic selection of restaurants in Tavira that offer
a blend of native Portuguese food with modern dishes too. Such
restaurants include O Tonel and Noélia & Jerónimo or if you
wanted to splash out and really taste what Portugal has to offer,
then Fábrica do Costa is the place to visit.
If you're looking for an adventure and some hiking, we recommend
you visit the wonderful Monchique, famous for their wooden chairs,
wickerwork, cork articles, lacework and more!
Monchique offers visitors to the Algarve something a little
different to the beaches and busy streets, with their residents
numbering as little as 6000 and where the town successfully steered
clear of developers, it makes it the perfect area to visit to get
away from the hustle and bustle.
Monchique is a peaceful little market town where hikers can travel
to with ease, and you can make your way to the highest point of the
Algarve by visiting Mount Fóia (you can take a taxi if needed). The
view from the top of Mount Fóia is enchanting, and if you catch the
timing just right the sunset walk can be as romantic as it is
The town itself has a quaint feel to it, with the cobbled streets
sitting between the cottage-like houses that are beautifully
coloured and give the town some character. Monchique is a place you
can visit without a plan, as the scenic beauty can leave you
spending hours there, wandering through their alleys and coming
across its sights such as the fountains in thesquares, or the
standalone church called 'Igreja Matriz de Monchique'.
The town of Silves is rich in history having been the capital of
the Algarve back in Moorish times. With their cobbled streets and a
castle that's been so well-reserved, it will really feel like
you've gone back through time as you venture the town.
As well as the Castle of Silves, you can also visit the Silves
Cathedral and the Archaeological museum which is home to Roman,
Phoenician, and of course, Moorish materials. If you're in the
Algarve during August, you may find yourself seeing the Medieval
Festival that lasts for 9 whole days. The locals change the scenery
of the castle and there's some great entertainment on display for a
With the town built on a hill, the journey around the area can be
quite tiring so it's lucky you're spoilt for choice when it comes
to food, with a variety of restaurants available that serve locally
sourced Portuguese dishes, fresh off the boat!
Book your luxury accommodation
These locations are all within an hour of luxurious places such as
Quinta Do Lago,
Vale Do Lobo and
Vilamoura. They offer a magnitude of things to do, things to
see and you'll always find a way to spend your time whatever the
Our team at Regency
Luxury Villas are on hand to provide the perfect luxury villa
rental in your chosen location. We can advise and recommend when,
where and what to do throughout the new year ahead. Browse our
website for our carefully selected luxury villa rentals and further
information into your stay.
Your new year's resolution for 2022 should be to get out there
and exercise the opportunity to explore Algarve's Towns, work on
your summer body and book the holiday of a lifetime we are ready
when you are!