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Sixteen counties make up the Algarve Province and here is where you can get all the information you need about each of them. Learn about the differences in each county. Along the coast, cliffs are high in the west and gradually taper to dunes in the east with plenty of tourism thrown in along the way. Above the coast, you’ll find agriculture, wildlife, peace and plenty of activities.

Albufeira Sesmarias Algarve Villa
Thanks to Albufeira's reputation as a hip and happening holiday destination, and easy international access with Faro Airport just 40km away, buying property in Albufeira is a worthy investment. Learn more about property in Albufeira.
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Alcoutim Algarve Villa
Alcoutim is one of the most unspoilt corners of the Algarve tucked away in the hilly northeastern countryside bordering Spain. With just over 3,000 residents, it has the honour of being the least densely populated municipality in Portugal. Learn more about property in Alcoutim.
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Vale de Telha Aljezur Villa
Aljezur is a municipality on the Western Atlantic with extremely fertile land, well known for producing crunchy fresh sweet potatoes. This agricultural corner of the Algarve offers a peaceful escape from the more developed coastal resorts with their bustling town centres. Learn more about property in Aljezur.
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Castro Marim Algarve Townhouse
You'll find Castro Marim nestled on the shores of the Guadiana river on Portugal’s border with Spain. The area boasts a very relaxed atmosphere and beautiful landscapes dotted with salt pans and marshes, a vital part of the local economy. Learn more about property in Castro Marim.
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Faro City Apartment
Faro is the southernmost city in continental Portugal and is the administrative centre of the Algarve region. Its international airport, seaport, marina and railway station make it a very accessible destination. Learn more about property in Faro.
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Carvoeiro Lagoa Villa
Lagoa is becoming an increasingly attractive area in which to purchase a new home or investment property. Lagoa has moved on from its agricultural past to become a prime Algarve resort with superb golf courses, restaurants and entertainment. Learn more about property in Lagoa.
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Praia da Luz Lagos Algarve Villa
Lagos is quite the favourite among the young, revelling population of the Algarve and party-going visitors. Alongside the lively party scene it also boasts stunning coastal scenery, cliff walks, AND an old town steeped in history. Learn more about property in Lagos.Full Story
Loule Algarve Villa
Loulé is the second largest town in the Algarve with an imposing 13th Century castle and best known for its lively markets. Open daily, the Moorish style market hall, Mercado Municipal, is your one-stop-shop for fresh local produce from olives and figs to Atlantic seafood. Learn more about property in Loulé.Full Story
Monchique Algarve Villa
Monchique is a part of the Algarve known not for crowded beaches and a booming nightlife, but for its delicious local produce, thermal waters and natural beauty. The rolling Monchique Hills are often referred to as the Garden of the Algarve. Learn more about property in Monchique.
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Cavalinha Olhao Algarve Villa
As the largest fishing port in the Algarve, Olhão is constantly on the move, making it an exciting town to call home. Of course, this also means fresh fish is always on the menu. Learn more about property in Olhão.
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Praia da Rocha Portimao Algarve Apartment
Portimão is one of the Algarve's most populous towns with a pleasant mix of residents and tourists descending upon its attractions and beaches throughout most of the year. Learn more about property in Portimão.
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Sao Bras de Alportel Algarve Villa
São Bras de Alportel was once the centre of Portugal's cork industry and as such is nestled in an area dotted with cork and pine trees. Although the industry has now relocated, the town's former riches are still very noticeable in the architecture of its residential and commercial buildings.
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Alcantarilha Silves Algarve Villa
Set within the largest orange-growing area in Portugal, Silves is a gem of a town well known for its array of brightly-coloured, red sandstone roofs. The most prominent landmark is Castelo de Silves castle, a relic of Silves' Moorish past. Learn more about property in Silves.
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Tavira Algarve Villa
Tavira is arguably one of the Algarve's most beautiful towns, so rich is it in history with spectacular landmarks such as the seven arch bridge and Igreja da Misericórdia church. Learn more about property in Tavira.
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Salema Vila do Bispo Algarve Apartment
Vila do Bispo is one of the more windswept and wild corners of the Algarve, close to large coastal resorts but untouched as yet by major tourism. Its rugged terrain and beaches provide a wonderful setting for hikes, fishing, horseriding and golf, the more traditional outdoor pastimes. Learn more about property in Vila do Bispo.Full Story
Algarve Vila Real de Santo Antonio Villa
Some say Vila Real de Santo Antonio is the most attractive town on the Algarve. It certainly stands out with its 18th century town planning by none other than Marques de Pombal who is also to thank for the beauty of Lisbon. Learn more about property in Vila Real de Santo Antonio.Full Story