The Joy of Discovery.
Here begins a country, Portugal, a region, the Algarve, land of multiple cultural influences. Its location as a borderland territory, has given it a cosmopolitan vibrancy since its inception; the essence of Al Garb and of Andalus.
Numerous outdoor cafes and terraces provide for a relaxed mood, whether we are downtown or by the seashore. Vila Real de Santo António wets its feet on the Rio Guadiana waters, leans against the dunes of Monte Gordo, watches over the Atlantic from the stronghold and picks up oranges from the orchards in Cacela. The majestic flight of the stork and the pink hues of the flamingos fill with colours the Natural Reserve, while the chameleon rehearses his metamorphosis among the pine trees. Here, the visitor can be surprised by the unexpected, be touched by the thrill of discovery and, in the end, better understand its people and traditions around a sea table with herb scented cuisine and seasoned with friendliness.