ISBN:9783829706506 6.99 GBP  US customers only

Marco Polo Algarve: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips

Experience all of the Algarve’s attractions with this up-to-date, authoritative guide, complete with ‘Best Of’ recommendations. You’ll discover excellent hotels, restaurants, trendy places and buzzing nightlife, plus shopping tips, suggestions for a tight budget, details of all the sports and activities on offer and ideas for Travel with Kids. Also contains: the Perfect Route, Festivals & Events, Travel Tips, Links, Blogs, Apps & more, Portuguese phrasebook and comprehensive index.

Clean and clear water, fresh sea air, glorious beaches, bays, remarkable rock formations, lagoon islands, a unique subtropical climate: the list of the Algarve’s distinguishing features contains everything that the holidaymaker could possibly wish for. It's no wonder that Europe’s southwestern-most point has become such a popular holiday destination, though the easy going and friendly lifestyle of the Algarvios has a lot to do with it as well.

MARCO POLO Algarve guides you along the 150-km (90-mile) coastal strip as well as into a scenic and peaceful hinterland. Nature lovers, wellness enthusiasts, and sun-worshippers are all in their element, as are those who want to get out and explore. The Insider Tips reveal where you can spend a romantic night in a windmill and how you can cycle along the coast. The Best Of pages highlight some unique aspects of the Algarve, recommend places to go for free, and have tips for rainy days and where you can relax and chill out. Panels in each chapter suggest things to do if you’re on a tight budget and where to pick up some real bargains.

By following the Perfect Route, you’ll experience all aspects of the Algarve. Trips & Tours lead you away from the beach to discover the wild west and the rich east. The Algarve is famous for its golf courses and all kinds of water sports are possible from its fantastic beaches. In the Sport & Activities chapter you will also pick up ideas for more unusual adventures, such as safaris into the hinterland to see beekeepers at work, or bird watching in the Ria Formosa National Park. Finally the Dos & Don'ts point out some of the things you need to be aware of and watch out for when visiting the region.

MARCO POLO Algarve provides comprehensive coverage of the region. To help you get around there’s a detailed road atlas inside, useful town maps of Albufeira, Faro, Lagos and Tavira in the backcover, plus a handy pull-out map.

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