The eastern Algarve is quintessentially Portuguese being relatively unspoilt and retains a great deal of the traditional Portuguese way of life. The area abounds in nature reserves, natural pine forests and conservation areas allowing nature to flourish. Inland, one can find artisans still practising the ancient techniques of crafts such as blanket weaving, shawl and lace making, straw hat and basket weaving and fields of orange, fig and almond trees. The coast is a sweep of golden sand arching from Vila Real de Santo Antonio, through Praia Manta Rota to the tip of the Praia de Cabanas, the pristine beaches are less crowded than many during the summer months.

The eastern Algarve in southern Portugal enjoys long dry summers with high temperatures and mild winters with very limited rainfall. Although the Algarve sits on the Atlantic, it boasts over 3,000 hours of sunshine every year making it one of the sunniest places in Europe and an ideal climate for sun-lovers and beach-lovers. The Algarve has one of the most stable climates in the world, this makes it an ideal year-round holiday destination. The eastern Algarve has the warmest sea temperatures in the Algarve, average local sea temperature 16-20C.


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