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Albufeira in best beach list

Albufeira was among the top 25 beach destinations in Europe, according to a list published on the Trip Advisor website.

The Algarve’s holiday hotspot came 14 in the Top 25 Europe  beach destinations of the Traveller’s Choice Awards 2012 and was first at a national level.

The beauty and diversity of beaches in Albufeira are pointed as some of the main features that helped it achieve a top position on the list.

According to Trip Advisor, “there are lots of beach types, and with 20 very different beaches to choose from, Albufeira delights them all. Hugging the coast in Portugal’s southern Algarve region, this prime vantage point showcases sparkling white houses with Moorish flair, breathtaking multi-hued cliffs, and old fortress remnants that ground modern amenities with a charming historical flair.”

Albufeira Mayor Desidério Silva said: “This distinction is important for us as it is based on the comments of tourists who visited our beaches. It shows that the investment we have made in this area is bearing its fruits. This is a fantastic way of promoting Albufeira.”

Other Algarve beach destinations on the Top 25 list are Alvor (21) and Lagos (25).

Taking the top four places were, in order, Ayia Napa (Cyprus), Skiathos (Greece), Protaras (Cyprus) and Mykonos (Greece).

Trip Advisor manages a total of 18 travel websites in 30 countries, receives 65 million visits per month and includes more than 60 million travel tips and ratings to help holidaymakers plan their trips.

To see the complete list, go to www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Beaches-cTop25-g4

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