Portugal is one of the most sunniest and warmest countries of Europe with the Algarve as the most southern region of Portugal. And the Algarve has so much to offer!
The Algarve is ideal because the area is suitable for so many things: enjoying the sun, the beaches and the sea but also the beautifull surroundings of the inner landscape and the hospitality of the local population. Wheter your are looking for a delicious and healthy meal, grilled fish or seafood, go to the beach, enjoy the wonderful views and the mountains or a place to enjoy your favorite sport like golf, surf, hiking or sailing: it's all possible in the Algarve! This all makes the Algarve the ideal location to buy your second home or permanent residence in the sun.
The landscape is very varied, with the famous rock formations and small beaches but also the miles of sandy beaches to be found. In the north the Algarve is bordered by the province of Alentjo, on the east side by the Rio Guadiana (a border river with Spain) and on the south and west sides by the Atlantic Ocean.
The name Algarve comes from the time of the Moorish occupation of the Iberian Peninsula, the region was then called "Gharb al-Ândalus" or also "the west of Andalusia". The Arabic "Âl-Gharb" means "the west".
The Algarve is popular with overwintering due to the mild climate and the overwhelming amount of sun, even in winter time. In addition, medical professionals praise the healthy air in the Algarve, due to the absence of industry, and the constant renewal of air from the ocean. The average temperature in summer time is about 25º and in winter time 14º.
Faro is dived into 16 municipalities: Vila Real de Santo António, Castro Marim, Tavira, Alcoutim, Olhão, Faro, São Brás de Alportel, Loulé, Albufeira, Lagoa, Silves, Portimão, Monchique, Lagos, Vila do Bispo and Aljezur. We, at Abacoz can give you all kind of information about all of these municipalities as we have our portofolio with all kind of properties througout this whole area so we can always be there for you to find your dream home in the Algarve!