FERRAGUDO is a charming fishing town situated on the eastern side of the Arade River and makes for an enjoyable day trip from Carvoeiro or Praia da Rocha. Ferragudo is far removed from the hectic resort towns, and offers a peaceful and unhurried ambiance, while the surrounding coastline boasts of some of the finest beaches of the Lagoa region. Within the small town, there is a delightful harbour, pretty cobbled shopping streets, and a selection of outstanding seafood restaurants. To the south of Ferragudo is the São João do Arade Fort and the vast Praia Grande beach
SILVES - The attractive and historic City of Silves was once the capital of the Algarve. Standing proudly on a hill it can be traced back to existing some 1.000 BC. Evidence shows that it was already a place of note in Roman times but it really became an important place during its Moor occupation for about three centuries. Giving it the name of 'Xelb', they constructed lavish palaces and created the cultural centre of learning for the whole Iberian Peninsula.
LAGOS - There is rich and beautiful history within Lagos’ 14th-century walls, from its fortress to picturesque churches like medieval São João Hermitage and the 17th-century São Sebastião. Quiet sandy coves are sandwiched between dramatic cliffs. The sandy 2.5-mile stretch of Meia Praia caters to every water sport imaginable. And when you’ve had your fill, you can digest your day with some of the best nightlife in the Algarve region.
SAGRES - Sagres once considered to be the end of the world by the Portuguese navigators prior to them setting sail to the East. It is at the extreme south western tip of the Algarve and is like no other destination in southern Portugal. It is a region for the adventurous, the intrepid, and those who seek to pit themselves against the wild environments. These dramatic landscapes are dominated by nature’s raw power; from the raging seas that carve immense cliffs, the bracing winds that create barren landscapes, through to the intense summer sun.
SHOPPING -Shopping is not too far away, heading east in the direction of Faro on the N125, and just past Guia, you will find Algarve Shopping which has a combination of outdoor and indoor shops.
In Portimão town centre, there is Aqua Shopping
In Loulé you can visit the Mar Shopping which boast an Ikea as well as the Algarve Outlet Centre where you will find all the designer brands