The Algarve: Warmth, waves, wind and wide open spaces
07 February 2022 | 10:37 am
Pristine sandy beaches, steep rocky cliffs, picturesque fishing towns and, best of all, a wonderful climate. The Algarve in Portugal is the perfect getaway to relax and recharge your batteries.
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