The week we spent travelling through the Western Algarve, Portugal was one of my favourite this winter. Such incredible cliffs, castles, villages and beaches. I felt like I could have explored for months and still not have seen everything.
We navigated our way from Sintra, near Lisbon down the western coast of the country. We explored a moorish castle, the western-most tip of continental Europe and ended up in Bordeira, a beautiful little village of small white homes with terracotta roofs and a single cafe. We stayed in Casa Bordeira (definitely the best Airbnb I’ve stayed in!) run by Christin and her family.
Being situated in a national park and with far less hotels and resorts, the southwestern coast of Portugal is still part of the Algarve, but a much less explored portion of it. This, mixed with the timing of our winter (off-season) visit, allowed us to explore the beautiful beaches and rugged cliffs with virtually no tourists around.
Here are a few photos from the spaces we explored: