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The Algarve, Portugal

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A city break to The Algarve: the beach is a chaos of towels, umbrellas, children, sun soakers, and voices rising above the noise of the waves. White sand seeps between toes ambling down the beach as the sun glistens off the teal water and the backs of many bronzing women. Children scramble between umbrellas, weaving their way to the water and then back to their towels, leaving little mounds of sand behind as footprints while their parents read mystery novels and catch a few rays on their weekend getaway.

Catch a ride away from the main resort towns of the Algarve to find a more peaceful atmosphere, where the sound of waves crashing can be heard over people’s chit chat and the beaches are smaller and more intimate.

Explore the inlets and coves lining the coast of Portugal, leaving the touristy towns behind and discover towns with calm and charm and enjoy your local cuisine in a quiet local restaurant the tourists haven’t heard about yet.

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