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ALGARVE LOCAL HISTORY
Algarve holidays has an important strategic position on the world map and was the base of the famous Henry the Navigator who organised the 15th century exploration of the new world. Its position has also led the region to be invaded by the Phoenicians, Romans and Moors.
Today the once quiet fishing backwater is a lively and thriving commercial hub making it ideal for cheap holidays and always with us a bargain holiday.
Sagres - due to its dramatic, desolate location on the Southwest corner of the coast, on algarve holidays this town boasts unspoiled and deserted beaches and amazing rock formations. View Prince Henry the Navigators stone fortress which dominates the town in a regal fashion.
Castelo Mauro - the remains of the Moorish
castle in the town on Tavira, enclose the church of Santa Maria do Castelo and a beautiful, peacful garden. Church open daily 9am-8pm.
Albuferia - this is the largest seaside resort in the Algarve and well worth a visit to view during your bargain holiday is its graceful Moorish architecture and laze on one of its spectacular beaches during your algarve holidays.
Lagos - this town unshamedly famous for two things, its endless stretch of beaches and its great bars. The area is known as one
of the backpacker party centres of Europe.
In most of the tourist areas you will find restaurants offering a Ementa Turistica, which is a special three course meal and a drink at a lower price than the normal menu great for cheap holidays. It is also custom in Portugal to serve bread, olives and sometimes assorted appetisers before a meal.
The Algarve holidays beach resorts identity ensures tons of fantastic seafood, vegetarian options are limited but locally grown vegetables are excellent.
Pizzeria La Dolce Vita - located in Main street in Praia da Rocha, Portimao. The best pizzeria you will find on your Algarve holidays. Also serving
delicious homemade pasta.
Casa Rosa - Rua do Ferrador 22, Lagos.Fantstic selection of vegetarian dishes and an all-you-can-eat menu. Open daily 9am-2pm and 7pm-3am.
Tem Avonde - Rua Mouzinho Albuquerque, Montechoro, Albufeira. This small restaurant is full of character and tradition. Eat traditional Algarvian cuisine, personal service and a relaxed atmosphere. Childrens menu available.
Tasca do Viegas - Rua Cais Herculano 2, Albufeira. Highly recommended by the locals for meat and fish dishes. Open daily 11am-11pm
ALGARVE BARS & CLUBS
Bote - Largo de Carvoeiro, Lagoa. There are parties every weekend and DJ Hugo Brazil features every Monday and Thursday. Open every night and no entrance fee.
Bad Moon Rising - Rua Marreiros Neto 50, Lagos. Blasting grunge and indie rock music from 8pm-4am.
Garagem de Jose - Rua 1 de Maio 78, Lagos. The place to enjoy your cheap holidays and make the most of happy hour and end up dancing on the tables till the early hours of the morning.
The Last Resort - Rua Lancarote de Freitos, Lagos. A popular gay bar that has live entertainment every Thursday night.
Praia Ilha de Tavira - sometimes called Praia das Cascas by locals, a short boat trip from the jetty of Tavira will take you to the sandy shores of this beach. Some regard it as the top beach of the Eastern side of Faro. There is also a nudist area if this is what you are looking for from your bargain holiday.
Praia da Rocha - the best known and oldest beach in the Algarve. Located South of Portimao. This wide sandy beach atrracts many tourists looking for cheap holidays on algarve holidays.
Praia Verde - located to the west of Monte Gordo, this broad endless beach is great for families with children.
ALGARVE CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES
Aqualand - endless fun for the whole family at the biggest waterpark in Portugal featuring a wave pool, flying carpets, raging rapids and much more.
Roma Golf Park - play 18 holes of minigolf in a Roman Park setting. Free miniture golf area for children under 10 accompanied by a parent.