Beyond the obvious

tavira4Reputation can be a good thing or a bad thing – a bit like tourism.

In Portugal, the Algarve (in the south part of the country) has a reputation for being one long strip of sand, sea and sun, filled with restaurants, pubs and hotels – a place that becomes overcrowded in August with both Portuguese and foreign tourists, battling for a spot on the beach.

tavira1The truth is, it doesn’t have to be this way. You can experience the real Algarve, if you dare to look beyond the obvious. Altough this a region which has beautiful beaches (many of which with very few waves you fraidy cats) it also has castles, old forts, white-washed villages and towns, wonderful cuisine, thermal baths and even a natural park (Ria Formosa).

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Today I’m sharing with you some images taken, just last week, near Tavira, in the Ria Formosa area. You don’t get to see this unless you leave your hotel-with-swimming pool-and-5-bars-in-a-nice-all-inclusive-package.

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Will you dare to step out of your comfort zone? 😉

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14 thoughts on “Beyond the obvious

  1. albanlusitanae

    yep I’m in for the challenge

  2. jetseteatrepeat

    Looks awesome!

  3. Indeed I shall – on Wednesday! Hurrah!

  4. So true – there is much much more than the beach. Why we keeping coming back to explore Algarve’s Hidden Delights https://olhaohiddendelights.wordpress.com/

  5. Nice, simple and effective words. I relate with your style 🙂

  6. Samjoth

    Beautiful ones..!! 🙂

  7. Great pictures! !!!!!

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