Sun and soul in Portugal

Ilha de Faro ("Faro's Island), Portugal

Faro: Fascinating history, fine cuisine make picturesque city a unique getaway

Elisa Mala from the Canadian “The Province” just published an article uncovering Faro, the Algarve’s capital.

The initial paragraph makes you want more about the city, don’t you think?

Nestled on the southern coast of Portugal, Faro is the heart of the country’s Algarve region, where cerulean waters and mouth-watering cuisine rival those of the French Riviera or Italy’s Amalfi coast.

Ilha de Faro ("Faro's Island), Portugal
Ilha de Faro (“Faro’s Island), Portugal

You can read the full article here.

Finding some sleepy beauty along Portugal’s coast

Salema, Algarve

Rick Steves just wrote a great article for the Seattle Times about his “favorite stretch of Iberian coastline”, the Algarve.

The Algarve was once known as Europe’s last undiscovered tourist frontier. But it’s well discovered now, and if you go to the places featured in most tour brochures, you’ll find it paved, packed and pretty stressful. Still, there are a few great beach towns left along the coast, perfect for soaking up rays from May through early October.

Salema, Algarve
Robyn Stencil/Rick Steves’ Europ

Rick made a point of revisiting his favorite hideaway, the little fishing town of Salema.

You can read the full article here.