As villa rental specialists in the Golden Triangle, SandyBlue guests are well accustomed to areas like Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago and many more. After all, there is plenty to see and do here.
However, we are seeing that many guests have exploration on their minds. While the Golden Triangle is their base for the holiday, they are eager to set out and discover the hidden gems of this beautiful region.
The Algarve boasts some of the most beautiful and traditional towns in the whole world. Slightly off the beaten track, our team has worked hard to provide more information on day trips so guests know exactly where to go. For guests who want these experiences, we are always on hand to help them make the necessary arrangements to make the most of their visit.
Areas rising in popularity
Steeped in history, beauty and nature, there are many areas outside of the Golden Triangle that are catching the attention of our guests. While there are too many to list here, we wanted to share some guest insights.
Traditional towns allow tourists to feel as though they are stepping into the past. An example would be the fishing village of Ferragudo, with charm at every turn and the cobbled streets offering the perfect Instagram shot. Meanwhile, the historical importance of Silves makes it a great place of interest. The former capital of the Kingdom of the Algarve, Castelo de Silves certainly draws in history fans.
These quieter areas are also perfect for nature lovers. One standout is Olhão, where one can enjoy the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa, stretching 60 km up the coast. Tourists can enjoy bird watching, bike rides or a relaxing stroll through nature. For island life, we recommend Armona, Culatra and Farol islands for a one-of-a-kind day trip – a top choice to visit for the SandyBlue team!
When it comes to food, the Algarve is guaranteed to make your mouth water! For tourists looking for the best local produce and dishes, there are many areas to explore. Once again, Olhão is a popular choice for restaurants and a local Saturday market. Moncarapacho Town, just beyond Olhão, holds a market on the first Sunday of every month with unmissable food stalls. Faro market also offers a range of produce, and you can explore many of the attractions before you shop.
Embracing the Algarve
Knowledge is important in this industry. Not only is important to offer guests unbeatable accommodation and guest service, but also to truly enrich their experience with advice and tips on how to enjoy the Algarve to the fullest.