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Can I go hiking and camping in the Algarve?

The most famous hiking trails in the Algarve are: Castelo Trail in the Vicentine coast, Alvor Boardwalk Trail in Portimao area, Paderne Castle in Albufeira area, Rocha da Pena Trail in Vilamoura/Loule area, Sao Lourenço Trail in Quinta do Lago area, Ludo Trail in Faro and the amazing Ria Formosa and Venta Moinhos Salt Marsh Trail in Castro Marim. You can see beautiful coastal sceneries, high cliffs, Mediterranean pinewood, endemic, rare or threatened plants, birdlife, it caters for all tastes. With regards to camping sites again, you can find them along the whole coastline, with the highlighted one being in Alvor, Lagos, Sagres, Quarteira, Albufeira, Fuseta and Silves.
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Is the Algarve good to visit in April winter?

April is a good time to visit the Algarve, for those who prefer modest warmth. The average temperature is 22C during the day, but it can get a bit colder at night. April tends to be quite dry with clear skies. The is no shortage of high quality beaches and small coves sheltered by the rocks. To relax there are various treatments on offer in the spas and thalassotherapy centres and in the Mochique Thermal Baths. There are world-famous golf courses, luxury hotels and charming villages. You can also use the footpaths and cycle trails signposted to get to know the region better.

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Can I hire a boat in the Algarve?

One of the best things to do in the Algarve is join a local boat trip. The coastline and beaches are gorgeous and the seas are home to a huge array of marine wildlife, including dolphins who just love to swim alongside the boats. Enjoy sail boats, speed boats – even pirate boats! Hire out your own luxury cruiser and enjoy a barbeque on a secluded beach. Boats sail from different harbours in the Algarve, Lagos, Portimao, Albufeira and Vilamoura being some of the most popular.

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Can I surf in the Algarve?

Within Europe, Portugal is widely considered the best surfing destination. The coastline offers a range of surfing experiences to accommodate all levels of expertise. With a western and southern coastline, there is always a swell somewhere, so down-time is generally not an issue. The southern coast of the Algarve is where most of the holiday resorts are concentrated and the coastline offers a somewhat gentler surfing experience, particularly as you move east. The western coast is much less developed, here the waves can give even the most experienced surfers an adrenaline boost. Along the south coast, and as you move eastwards, the waves become smaller . But even in the central and eastern Algarve good surfing for beginners and intermediate surfers can be found at Praia da Falesia, or at Tavira island. However , from Praia da Rocha, Alvor and Lagos heading westwards you can usually count on some good waves, particularly during the Winter swells. And the further west you go the better it gets. The towns of Lagos and Sagres are surfer magnets. It’s not just the waves – the laid-back and friendly atmosphere attract surfers from all over the world.