Algarve’s beaches have received glowing accolades in an assessment by online travel site TripAdvisor, which rated Falésia beach in Albufeira as the best Portuguese beach in Europe, ranking 16th in the top 25 European beaches.
Another Algarve beach, ranking 24nd in the European ‘2017 Travelers’ Choice Beaches Awards’, is Praia da Rocha in Portimão.
In the Top 10 Portugal Beaches ranking, Algarve beaches occupy most of the positions, with Falésia in Albufeira taking the top place, São Rafael Beach in Albufeira ranked 6th, and Galé Beach, also in Albufeira in the 9th.
Five others beaches, all in the western Algarve, among the 10 best in the country: Praia da Rocha (Portimão), Praia da Marinha (Carvoeiro), Praia do Camilo (Lagos), Praia de Odeceixe (Aljezur), and Meia Praia (Lagos).
In the Portuguese Top 10 also is ranked Praia do Guicho (Cascais), and Praia da Nazaré.