Portugal is one of the sunniest and warmest countries in Europe with the Algarve being the most southern region of the country, it has a lot to offer!
The Algarve is wonderful because the area is suitable for so many things: enjoying the sun, the beaches, and the sea but also the beautiful countryside landscapes and the hospitality of the local people. Whether you are looking for a delicious, healthy meal of grilled fish or seafood, a relaxing day at the beach, the mountain views or an ideal place to one of your favorite sports such as golfing, surfing, hiking or sailing: it's all possible in the Algarve. That is why the Algarve is the ideal location to buy your second home or permanent residence in the sun!
The landscape of the region is quite varied, from the famous rocky cliff formations and small idyllic beaches to the stretches of golden sandy beaches that seem to go on for miles. In the north, the Algarve is bordered by the province of Alentejo, on the east side by the Rio Guadiana (a river border 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 when the region was then called "Gharb al-Ândalus" or also "the west of Andalusia". In the Arabic language "Âl-Gharb" means "the west".
The Algarve is also popular throughout the off-season due to its mild climate and the overwhelming amount of sunshine, even in wintertime. 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 the summer is about 25ºC and 14ºC in the winter.
The Algarve 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 an array of information about all of these municipalities as our portofolio extends throughout this whole area. Therefore, we will always be there to assist in finding your dream property in the Algarve!