The Algarve

Algarve

The Algarve is Portugal's deep South - it is a region in the shape of a roughly rectangular stripe going from East to West. Due to this elongated outline it has a long coast, so wherever you are, the Atlantic is never too far away. In the East the Algarve shares a border with Spain, but in today's Schengen world of open borders within the European Union, this is no longer a dividing line at all. The Algarve's area is about two times that of Luxembourg - just as a comparison. With its population of 426 thousand people the region has a, by European standards, relatively low density of inhabitants, which makes it perfect for tourism - and this is in fact one of the major branches of the economy of the Algarve. Tourists will find not only a long and beautiful coastline, but further inland the terrain is mostly hilly and very appealing as well.

The Algarve is also famous for its cliffs and its picturesque limestone caves right on the seaside.

Of course, the region has a lot of history to present. There is a considerable amount of Roman monuments, but, what makes the Algarve even more special for a part of Europe, is the fact that in the Middle Ages it was under Arab occupation for almost five centuries. (The original Arabic name for the region was Al-Gharb Al-Andalus, which over time has been turned into the current name, "Algarve".) A lot of the region's buildings were made by the Arabs and later in Christian times this architectural style somehow survived, so you can expect an atmosphere clearly reminiscent of Morocco or Tunisia.

It is not only tourists that come - many Northern Europeans decide to stay for good. This is why the Algarve has a well-developed English-language infrastructure, which includes newspapers, magazines, clubs, and other organizations, forming an important part of the community life of the Irish, British, and Dutch people who permanently, or at least during the summer season, live in the Algarve.

Faro is the capital of the region. The municipality has a population of 58 thousand and boasts one of Portugal's most famous marinas. Its climate is classified as Mediterranean-Subtropical but due to the constantly blowing Atlantic winds, even high temperatures (as in most of the Algarve), are a lot more bearable than they would be at other places.



Real estate listings - properties for rent and sale in:

Algarve, Portugal

Property type: land

Added on: 2010/07/18

Eight plots of land for sale - Algarve, Portugal

Eight (8) lots of rustic country land. There are no buildings or houses on the properties. All farm land without buildings. Some properties contain olive trees, almond trees and alfarrobeira trees. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: land (for sale)
Price: € 6 000
Size: 6000 m²
Location: Algarve, Portugal
Property type: land

Added on: 2010/01/11

Plots of land for sale (vende-se terreno) - Algarve, Portugal

Eight (8) plots of rustic country land. There are no buildings or houses on the properties. All farm land without buildings. Some properties contain olive trees, almond trees, and alfarrobeira trees.
Terreno rustico. [ read more » ]

Category: commercial
 
Type: land (for sale)
Price: € 6 000
Size: 12000 m²
Location: Algarve, Portugal
Property type: apartment

Added on: 2009/12/12

Houses and apartments in Lagos area for rent - Algarve, Portugal

Houses and apartments for holidays or the Yearly rental. [ read more » ]

Category: holiday accommodation
 
Type: apartment (for rent)
Price: € 100
Size: 70 m²
Location: Algarve, Portugal
Property type: apartment

Added on: 2009/12/12

Two bedroom apartment for sale in the Marina of Lagos - Algarve, Portugal

Excellent 2 bedroom apartment at the Marina with views to the boat.
Parking place, fireplace and terrace  [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: apartment (for sale)
Price: € 320 000
Size: 90 m²
Location: Algarve, Portugal
Property type: villa

Added on: 2009/12/12

Two bedroom House for sale in Lagos - Algarve, Portugal

House in the historic center of Lagos with 2 floors and possibility of room terrace. House has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: € 155 000
Size: 46 m²
Location: Algarve, Portugal
Property type: land

Added on: 2009/12/12

Land for sale in Vale da Lama - Algarve, Portugal

1282sq.m.- building plot with approved building plans for a Villa with pool, with lovely sea views from the bay of Alvor.  [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: land (for sale)
Price: € 335 000
Size: 1282 m²
Location: Algarve, Portugal
Property type: villa

Added on: 2009/12/12

House for sale in Porto de Mós - Lagos - Algarve, Portugal

Excellent location, 5 minutes walk from the beach. This house needs some renovation work.
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Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: € 300 000
Size: 120 m²
Location: Algarve, Portugal
Property type: villa

Added on: 2009/12/12

Villas in Lagos for sale - Algarve, Portugal

If your looking to be by the sea and the marina, the "Villas" will offer you these unique moments of pleasure to live.
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Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: € 87 500
Size: 280 m²
Location: Algarve, Portugal
Property type: apartment

Added on: 2009/12/12

Apartments for sale, Meia Praia - Lagos - Algarve, Portugal

Apartments at the Closed condominium with 24 hours security, pool, green spaces, mini-golf and playground.
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Category: residential
 
Type: apartment (for sale)
Price: € 110 000
Size: 70 m²
Location: Algarve, Portugal
Property type: villa

Added on: 2009/12/12

Large villa with 23ha of land near Lagos - Algarve, Portugal

Quinta Panoramica has sweeping rural viewsdown to the coast, to Luz and the Monchique mountains [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: € 890 000
Size: 300 m²
Location: Algarve, Portugal
Property type: apartment

Added on: 2009/12/12

Furnished two bedroom apartment in Lagos - Algarve, Portugal

Promotion of the Week - Furnished and equipped 2 bedroom apartment with parking space in communal garage. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: apartment (for sale)
Price: € 125 000
Size: 98 m²
Location: Algarve, Portugal
Property type: villa

Added on: 2009/12/12

Four bedroom villa for sale in Porto de Mós - Lagos - Algarve, Portugal

4 bedroom located in one of the most prestigious Lagos "Porto de Mos", has 2 terraces with BQQ, garage, parking for 1 car, 2 front, sunny, fireplace, Good Business [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: € 350 000
Size: 171 m²
Location: Algarve, Portugal

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