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A hotel in Algarve is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Algarve hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Algarve are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Algarve hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Algarve hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Algarve have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:

Upscale luxury hotels in Algarve
An upscale full service hotel facility in Algarve that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Algarve hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.

Full service hotels in Algarve
Full service Algarve hotels often contain upscale full-service facilities with a large volume of full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and a variety of on-site amenities such as swimming pools, a health club, children's activities, ballrooms, on-site conference facilities, etc.

Historic inns and boutique hotels in Algarve
Boutique hotels of Algarve are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Algarve boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Algarve may be classified as luxury hotels.

Focused or select service hotels in Algarve
Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of Algarve travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Algarve focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.

Economy and limited service hotels in Algarve
Small to medium-sized Algarve hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Algarve traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Algarve hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.

Guest houses and B&Bs in Algarve
A bed and breakfast in Algarve is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Algarve bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Algarve B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.

Hostels in Algarve
Algarve hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Algarve hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.

Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Algarve
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Algarve hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Algarve lack an on-site restaurant.

Timeshare and destination clubs in Algarve
Algarve timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in Algarve often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Algarve on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.

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A Algarve motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Algarve for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Algarve motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.

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Distrito de Faro
Algarve - Marinha Beach (16822212191).jpg
Algarve's typical coast (Marinha Beach, near Lagoa).
Name origin: algarve from Arabic: الغرب‎‎ the west
Country Portugal
Region Algarve
Capital Faro
- elevation 11 m (36 ft)
- coordinates  / 37.01444; -7.93528  / 37.01444; -7.93528
Highest point Fóia
- elevation 902.0 m (2,959 ft)
Lowest point Sea level
- location Atlantic Ocean
- elevation 0.0 m (0 ft)
Area 4,996.80 km (1,929 sq mi)
Population 451,006 (2011)
Density 90/km (233/sq mi)
Timezone WET (UTC+0)
- summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)
GDP (PPP) 2013 estimate
- Total € 9.274 billion
- Per capita € 20,900
GDP (nominal) 2013 estimate
- Total € 7.232 billion
- Per capita € 16,300
Location of the Algarve Region in context of the national borders
Wikimedia Commons: Algarve
Website: amal.pt
Statistics from INE (2005); geographic detail from Instituto Geográfico Português (2010)

The Algarve (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɑɫˈɣaɾβ)], from Arabic: الغرب‎‎ al-Gharb "the West") is the southernmost region of continental Portugal. It has an area of 4,997 square kilometres (1,929 sq mi) with 451,006 permanent inhabitants, and incorporates 16 municipalities. The region has as its administrative centre in the city of Faro, where both the region's international airport (FAO) and public university, the University of Algarve, are located. Tourism and related activities are extensive and make up the bulk of the Algarve's summer economy. Production of food, which includes fish and other seafood, fruit, oranges, carob beans, figs and almonds, is also economically important in the region. The Algarve is the most popular tourist destination in Portugal, and one of the most popular in Europe. Its population triples to nearly 1.5 million people in the peak holiday season thanks to seasonal residents, and receives an average of 7 million foreign tourists each year. In total, including national visitors, almost 10 million people visit the Algarve annually.

The Algarve is currently the third richest region in Portugal, after Lisbon and Madeira, with a GDP per capita 86% of the European Union average.

Algarve: History

Estácio da Veiga's 1878 Archeological map of the Algarve
The city of Silves, the old capital of the Algarve during many decades.
The walls of the ancient town of Lagos.

Human presence in southern Portugal dates back to the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods. The presence of megalithic stones in the area of Vila do Bispo attests to this presence.

The Cynetes, influenced by Tartessos, were established by the sixth century BC in the region of the Algarve (called Cyneticum). They would be strongly influenced by the Celtici. Those indo-European tribes, Celtic or pre-Celtic, founded the city of Lagos (then called Lacóbriga). The Phoenicians had established trading ports along the coast circa 1000 BC. Some sources claim that the Carthaginians founded Portus Hanibalis – known today as Portimão – in about 550 BC. Much of the Iberian Peninsula was absorbed into the Roman Republic in the second century BC (despite the resistance of the Lusitanians and other tribes), and the Algarve region similarly came under Roman control. Many Roman ruins can still be seen, notably in Lagos, but also at Milreu. Roman bath complexes and fish salting tanks have been found near the shore in several locations, for example the ones near Vilamoura and Praia da Luz.

In the 5th century the Visigoths took control of the Algarve until the beginning of the Umayyad conquest of Hispania in 711. When the Moors conquered Lagos in 716, it was named Zawaia. Faro, which the Christian residents had called Santa Maria, was renamed Faraon, which means "settlement of the knights". Due to the conquest of the Iberian Peninsula, the region was called Gharb Al-Andalus: Gharb means "the west", while al-Andalus is the Arabic name for the Iberian Peninsula. For several years, the town of Silves was the capital of the region.

In the mid-13th century, during the Reconquista, the Kingdom of Portugal conquered the region in a series of successful military campaigns against the Moors. Al-Gharb became the Kingdom of the Algarve, and the moors were expelled, but battles with Muslim forces persisted. It was not until the early 14th century that the Portuguese finally secured the region against the subsequent Muslim attempts to recapture the area. King Afonso III of Portugal started calling himself King of Portugal and the Algarve. After 1471, with the conquest of several territories in the Maghreb – the area considered an extension of the Algarve – Afonso V of Portugal began fashioning himself "King of Portugal and the Algarve", referring to the European and African possessions.

Prior to the independence of Brazil, the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves (1815–1822) was an official designation for Portugal which also alluded to the Algarve. Portuguese monarchs continued used this title until the proclamation of the First Portuguese Republic in 1910. Between 1595 and 1808, the Algarve was a semi-autonomous area of Portugal with its own governor, as well as a separate taxation system..

In the 15th century, Prince Henry the Navigator based himself near Lagos and conducted various maritime expeditions which established the colonies that comprised the Portuguese Empire. It was also from Lagos that Gil Eanes set sail in 1434 to become the first seafarer to round Cape Bojador in West Africa. The voyages of discovery brought Lagos fame and fortune. Trade flourished and Lagos became the capital of the historical province of Algarve in 1577 and remained so until the year of the fabled 1755 Lisbon earthquake. The earthquake damaged many areas in the Algarve and an accompanying tsunami destroyed or damaged coastal fortresses, while coastal towns and villages were heavily damaged except Faro, which was protected by the sandy banks of Ria Formosa lagoon. In Lagos, the waves reached the top of the city walls. For many Portuguese coastal regions, including the Algarve, the destructive effects of the tsunami were more disastrous than those of the earthquake proper.

In 1807, while Jean-Andoche Junot led the first Napoleonic invasion in the north of Portugal, the Algarve was occupied by Spanish troops under Manuel Godoy. Beginning in 1808, and after subsequent battles in various towns and villages, the region was the first to drive out the Spanish occupiers. During the Portuguese Civil War, several battles took place in the region, specially the battle of Cape St. Vicente and the battle of Sant’Ana, between liberals and Miguelites. Remexido was the guerrilla Algarvian leader that stood with the Miguelite absolutists for years, until he was executed in Faro (1838).

The establishment of the First Portuguese Republic in 1910 marked the end of the Kingdom of Portugal and the Algarve.

Algarve: Geography

A panoramic view from the highest point Fóia of the mountain range of Monchique.

The Algarve covers 4997 square km, extending just south of the Tagus valley to the southern coast of the Iberian Peninsula. Its highest point is Fóia, 902 metres (2,959 ft), in the mountain range of Monchique. It also includes some islands and islets. The region is also the home of the Ria Formosa lagoon, a nature reserve of over 170 square kilometres and a stopping place for hundreds of different birds. The length of the south-facing coastline is approximately 155 kilometres. Beyond the westernmost point of Cape St. Vincent it stretches a further 50 kilometres to the north. The coastline is notable for picturesque limestone caves and grottoes, particularly around Lagos, which are accessible by powerboat.

Algarve: Climate

The maximum recorded temperatures in the Algarve fluctuate between 25 °C (77 °F) in winter and 48 °C (118 °F) in summer, with the temperature rarely falling below zero in the winter months. The winter of 2008–09 was exceptionally cold and wet. Temperatures below 0 °C (32 °F) were recorded in coastal areas for the first time in many years.

Climate data for Faro
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 21.9
Average high °C (°F) 16.1
Daily mean °C (°F) 12.0
Average low °C (°F) 7.9
Record low °C (°F) −1.2
Average precipitation mm (inches) 59.3
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 12 13 9 10 7 4 1 1 3 9 10 11 90
Mean monthly sunshine hours 170.5 165.2 232.5 252.0 313.1 333.0 368.9 353.4 273.0 226.3 183.0 167.4 3,038.3
Source: Instituto de Meteorologia, World Meteorological Organization (precipitation days), Hong Kong Observatory(sunshine hours)
Aerial view of Cape St. Vincent, the southwestern edge of the Algarve coast
The world-famous Marinha Beach with the sea and rock outcroppings.

Algarve: Human geography

There are about 450,000 permanent inhabitants (90 residents per square kilometre) in the area, although this figure increases to over a million people at the height of summer, due to an influx of tourists. The Algarve has several cities, towns and villages: the region's capital is the city of Faro, while other cities include Albufeira, Lagoa, Lagos, Loulé, Olhão, Portimão, Quarteira, Silves, Tavira, and Vila Real de Santo António, in addition to various summer retreats such as Vilamoura, Praia da Rocha, Armação de Pêra, Alvor, Monte Gordo, Tavira, and Sagres.

Before 2004, the Faro District was the administrative unit governing the Algarve. In 2004 the Greater Metropolitan Area of the Algarve was formed, which was converted into an intermunicipal community in 2008. Algarve is also a NUTS II and NUTS III statistical region. The intermunicipal community of Algarve is subdivided into 16 municipalities:

Municipality Population (2011) Area (km²)
Albufeira 40,828 140.66
Alcoutim 2,917 575.36
Aljezur 5,884 323.50
Castro Marim 6,747 300.84
Faro 64,560 202.57
Lagoa 22,975 88.25
Lagos 31,049 212.99
Loulé 70,622 763.67
Monchique 6,045 395.30
Olhão 45,396 130.86
Portimão 55,614 182.06
São Brás de Alportel 10,662 153.37
Silves 37,126 680.06
Tavira 26,167 606.97
Vila do Bispo 5,258 179.06
Vila Real de Santo António 19,156 61.25
Total 451,006 4996.80

Algarve: Economy

A complex of apartments overlooking the beach in Praia da Rocha, Portimão. The Algarve relies heavily on the tourism industry.
A panoramic view of Faro, the capital of the Algarve.
Algarve has some of Europe's Top Golf Courses

Agricultural products of the region include fig, almond, orange, carob bean, strawberry tree and cork oak. Horticulture is important and the region's landscape was known for the large areas of land covered with plastic greenhouses which are used for that end. Fishing and aquaculture are important activities in the coastal area of Algarve, with sardines, soles, cyprinids, gilt-head bream and various seafood, including the grooved carpet shell, being the major productions. Algarve's wines are also renowned. There are four wines in the region which have Protected Designation of Origin (Denominação de Origem Controlada – DOC): Lagoa DOC, Lagos DOC, Portimão DOC and Tavira DOC. Food processing, cement and construction, are the main industries. Tourism related activities are extensive and make the bulk of Algarve's economy during summer time. The Algarve's economy has always been closely linked to the sea, and fishing has been an important activity since ancient times. Only since the 1960s, has the region embraced tourism, which has become its most important economic activity.

Algarve: Development

Since the 1960s, Algarve has been experiencing a large development due to the need to accommodate its visitors. The region started the construction of better infrastructures, mainly roads, sanitation, power grids, telecommunications, hospitals and better housing. Due to the austerity measures introduced in 2011, tolls have been introduced on the main motorway that crosses the region which is hoped will offset the expense of its construction. It also started the construction of a huge variety of hotels, resorts, golf courses (which are considered to be some of the best in Europe) and villas. All this led to a huge development in the region, especially for locals who had previously lived in poorer circumstances. Today, Algarve is amongst the regions in Portugal with best quality of life and safety.

Algarve: Tourism

In the 1960s the Algarve became a very popular destination for tourists, mainly from the United Kingdom. It has since become a common destination for people from Germany, the Netherlands and Ireland. Many of these tourists own their own property in the region. There are Algarve-based publications and newspapers written in English specifically for this community.

Tourist attractions in the region include its beaches, Mediterranean climate, safety, cuisine and relatively low costs. Well-known beaches in the Algarve range from Marinha Beach to Armação de Pêra. A well-known spa town is Caldas de Monchique. In addition to its natural features and beaches, the Algarve has invested in the creation of a network of golf courses.

The Algarve is also popular for religious tourism, notably pilgrimages to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Piety (best known as the Sovereign Mother), a Marian shrine dedicated to the patron saint of Loulé, that attract thousands of pilgrims of the Catholic faithful to the city, or with the international pilgrimages to the apparitions site of Our Lady Mother of Goodness occurred near São Marcos da Serra.

The procession of the Sovereign Mother (Our Lady of Piety) attract thousands of pilgrims to the Marian shrine of Loulé, in Algarve.

Algarve's mild climate has attracted interest from Northern Europeans wishing to have a holiday home or residence in the region. Being a region of Portugal, and therefore in the European Union, any EU citizen has the right to freely buy property and reside with little formality in the Algarve. British expatriates, followed by German, Dutch and Scandinavians, are among the largest groups wishing to own a home in this sunny region of Portugal.

Tourism plays an important role in the economy of the Algarve. A large number of seasonal job opportunities are tourism-related and are fulfilled by thousands of immigrant workers from other countries. In March 2007, the Portuguese economic minister, Manuel Pinho, announced the creation of the "Allgarve" brand, as a part of a strategical promotion of the Algarve as a tourism destination for foreign citizens. According to World Travel Awards, Algarve is the Europe's Leading Golf Destination 2013 and 2014. There are over 25 top-class courses in the Algarve, most of which were designed by legendary names such as Nick Faldo, Seve Ballesteros, Jack Nicklaus and Christy O'Connor Jnr.

Algarve: Accommodation

Accommodation in the Algarve ranges from high rise resorts in places like Albufeira to traditional guesthouses, located in the small towns and villages surrounding the Algarve coast. Over the past 50 years the Algarve has seen an increase in development, particularly from non-Portuguese developers. Over the past few years many tourists visiting the Algarve have moved away from the resorts, and have chosen the comfort of a traditional Algarve guesthouse.

Algarve: Education

The University of Algarve, headquartered in Faro with an extension in Portimão, is a public university which awards all academic degrees in fields ranging from marine biology to economics to environmental engineering. There are also several higher education private institutions (Piaget - Silves and others), state-run and private secondary education schools, including a number of international schools, and a wide network of kindergartens and primary schools.

Algarve: Sports

The 30,000-seater Algarve Stadium (Estádio Algarve) was built as a venue for UEFA Euro 2004.

The Algarve has many sports clubs, including football teams (S.C. Olhanense, Portimonense S.C.) which play in the first, second and third lay tiers of professional football. S.C. Farense is the most successful football club in the Algarve and play in the Campeonato de Portugal.

Team Tavira is a noted Portuguese cycling team. The major stadium in the Algarve is the Estádio Algarve, where SC Farense and Louletano D.C. play their home matches.

The region is also host to the annual Algarve Cup, an invitational tournament for national teams in women's association football, usually played in February-March.

The Algarve International Circuit, a 4.692 kilometres (2.915 mi) race circuit, is located in Portimão.

Algarve: Culture

Traditional hand-painted pottery from Porches
The Portuguese Water Dogs are native to the Algarve; they were the fisherman's main companion and were often taken with sailors during the Portuguese discoveries.
The Algarve had the highest population of the Iberian lynx in Portugal. However, there have not been any reports of lynxes in the wild in the region since 2003.
The water in the sea coast of Algarve

The Algarve is famous for its pottery and ceramics, particularly hand-painted pottery and azulejos, which are painted, tin-glazed ceramic tiles. There are numerous ceramics and pottery outlets throughout the Algarve. For working potteries and ceramics workshops the main, or best-known, pottery centers are located in the towns of Almancil, Porches and Loulé, but there are many other potteries and workshops in the Algarve region. Corridinho is the traditional dance of the Portuguese southernmost region - Algarve.

Algarve: Notable citizens

  • Aníbal Cavaco Silva (former Portuguese president and prime minister)
  • Adelino da Palma Carlos (former Portuguese prime minister)
  • António Aleixo (poet)
  • António Calvário (singer)
  • Bartolomeu Dias (navigator)
  • Bonnie Tyler (singer)
  • Cliff Richard (singer)
  • Carlos Brito (politician and writer)
  • Diogo Rodrigues (explorer of the Indian Ocean)
  • Duarte Pacheco (former Minister of Public Education and Public Works and Communications and Mayor of Lisbon)
  • Francisco Barreto (soldier and explorer; an officer in Morocco, viceroy of Portuguese India, he was tasked with an expedition to southeast Africa in search of legendary gold mines.)
  • Gil Eannes (navigator)
  • Helena Vieira (soprano)
  • João de Deus (poet)
  • João Moutinho (football player)
  • João Vaz Corte-Real (claimed by some accounts to have been a pre-Columbian explorer of a land called New Land of the Codfish, possibly part of North America)
  • José Mendes Cabeçadas (former Portuguese president and prime minister)
  • José Miguel Júdice (journalist)
  • José Saramago (writer, Nobel Laureate)
  • Júlio Dantas (writer, physician)
  • Lídia Jorge (writer)
  • Luís Guilherme (singer)
  • Manuel Teixeira Gomes (former Portuguese president and writer)
  • Maria Barroso (actress, wife of former Portuguese president and prime minister Mário Soares)
  • Maria Cavaco Silva (wife of present Portuguese president and former prime minister)
  • Maria das Dores Formosinho Vieira (wife of former Portuguese President and Prime Minister José Mendes Cabeçadas)
  • Maria José Rodrigues Ritta (wife of former Portuguese president Jorge Sampaio)
  • Maria Margarida Pinto Ribeiro de Sousa Uva (wife of José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission and former Prime Minister of Portugal)
  • Nuno Júdice (poet)
  • Maria Keil (artist)
  • Nuno Krus Abecassis (former Mayor of Lisbon)
  • Clive Dunn, British film and television actor (Dad's Army), from the 1980s until his death in 2012.
  • Patrick Swift (Artist. Lived in Algarve from 1962 until his death in 1983. Founded Porches Pottery/Olaria Algarve.)
  • Katherine Swift (Artist and ceramicist. Worked at Porches Pottery and founded Estudio Destra in Silves.)
  • Tomaz Cabreira (former minister of finance)

Algarve: See also

  • Gharb Al-Andalus
  • Kingdom of the Algarve
  • Algarve VR
  • Portugal

Algarve: References

  1. "EU Regions" (PDF). Eurostat.
  2. "Regiões de Portugal". AICEP. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014.
  3. Direção-Geral do Território
  4. "Statistics Portugal". ine.pt.
  5. "Law nr. 75/2013" (pdf). Diário da República (in Portuguese). Assembly of the Republic (Portugal). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  6. GDP per inhabitant ranged from 28% of the EU27 average in Severozapaden in Bulgaria to 343% in Inner London
  7. CM-FARO. "Milreu Roman Ruins". www.cm-faro.pt. Retrieved 2017-02-27.
  8. "Remexido". Algarve Primeiro (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2017-02-27.
  9. Faro - Instituto de Meteorologia, 1981–2010 (provisórias)
  10. "Monthly Averages for Faro, Portugal". World Meteorological Organization. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
  11. "Climatological Information for Faro, Portugal" Hong Kong Observatory. Retrieved 5 September 2012
  12. AMAL. "AMAL :: Comunidade Intermunicipal do Algarve". amal.pt.
  13. "On the Rights of Citizens of the Union ...", EC Directive 2004/58 EC, retrieved 25 May 2007.[1]
  14. http://www.correiodamanha.pt/noticia.asp?id=234857&idselect=11&idCanal=11&p=200
  15. "Europe's Leading Golf Destination 2013 - World Travel Awards". Worldtravelawards.com. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  16. "Algarve elected Europe's best Golf Destination of 2014". The Portugal News. 21 November 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  • Media related to Algarve at Wikimedia Commons
  • Algarve travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • Associação de Turismo do Algarve
  • Film Production Algarve
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