Agriculture - citrus fruits, almonds, figs.
Fisheries and fish processing.
Traditional crafts, tourism.
In addition to fishing in the fish-rich waters near the Algarve, another major economic sector is agriculture. In 1965, they built an international airport in Faro, the capital of the area, and this has had a major impact on the development of tourism. Today, one-third of the people in Algarve work in this sector. Guests who come here on vacation like the wide sandy beaches between Villa Real and Faro. However, the distinguishing cliffs on the western edge of Algarve are more interesting to wildlife lovers.
Faro, the Cathedral, Arco da Vila gate, Maritime Museum, Episcopal Palace, Lagos, Estoi, Albufeira, Tavira, West coast.
- Capital – Faro
- Language – Portuguese
- Currency – euro
- Religion – Catholicism
- Largest cities - Portimão, Olhão, Lola, Carteira, Lagos.
Most tourists arrive in Algarve to enjoy the sunny beaches and warm seawater. However, the rocky coast near Cape St. Vincent, as well as the picturesque villages surrounded by meadows scattered around the central part of the region, also deserve your attention. In the village of Alte, for example, you will be delighted by the beautiful white houses. Here you can buy handicrafts of coloured ceramics. Lovers of mountain tourism will be fascinated by the Sera de Monchique mountain range.
For decades, the Algarve area has been one of the favourite tourist destinations on the Iberian Peninsula. The western part of the coastline is characterized by its steep cliffs, which descend to shallow seawater. The picture shows steep limestone cliffs on the rocks between Ponta de Piedade and Praia Dona Ana.