We’re sure you’ve already heard about The Algarve. Perhaps a friend told you about its magnificent beaches. Maybe you saw a report about its typically Mediterranean cuisine. Or it could be that you simply came across an article which highlights the history, culture and friendliness of the locals who are used to giving visitors the warmest of welcomes.
But there is an Algarve that many haven’t discovered yet: the Algarve of the people who live here.
Only they can show you the true low season experiences to be enjoyed, the hidden-away villages, the most unspoilt walking trails, the best restaurants to eat xarém (maize porridge), the deserted beaches, the places where flamingos take to the wing or the perfect course for your first-ever round of golf.
We were approached by Visit Algarve to help share their low season secrets. With their help, we created our Low Season Guide to The Algarve to help visitors to understand what the experience is like and when is the best time to go for that perfect low season experience without the crowds. We also recorded podcasts on the melancholic Fado (traditional instrument of Portugal), and about how important Community Tourism is to The Algarve as well as Cycling in the Algarve and Walking in the Algarve all during the wonderful low season months.