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Trip to Portugal

Don’t miss the opportunity and make sure you have unforgettable travel memories during your Erasmus stay. Only two hours away from Seville in the Algarve, Portugal, sun, sea, dream beaches and delicious cuisine are waiting for you. The Algarve is a natural hotspot on the Atlantic coast of Portugal and justifiably one of the most popular holiday regions in Europe. Fantastic sandy beaches with fantastic surf spots, dreamy fishing villages and pretty small towns as well as beautiful landscapes await you. We have compiled some tips one shouldn’t miss while visiting the Algarve in Portugal!

Visit dream beaches

Azure, turquoise, green: The sea along the Algarve lures in the most beautiful colours. With 200 kilometres of coastline, the region offers so many unique experiences at beaches of bright white and fine sand just as powdered sugar.

In the region of Faro, you will find countless small bays, surrounded by ancient rocks, inviting you to sunbathe even in winter. The east coast side, however, offers long sandy beaches, which are easily accessible and perfect for long walks and hiking tours through an unique landscape shaped by dunes.

Whether you're looking for a exciting beach life or natural, almost secluded coves, in the Algarve, everyone finds their personal dream beach!

Go Surfing

It’s not a secret, but a tipp for the Algarve, which should be definitely on your to-do list: Go surfing! In the south of Portugal there are many hotspots for surfing - even for beginners: The Algarve offers numerous surfing schools and camps. So step on the surfboard and off to the water! Surfing is really fun, even if it takes a lot of practice before you can be on the surfboard for the first time.

Discover culture

Many places in the Algarve have been founded by the Romans and the Moors, and still today there are almost all historical remains of the buildings. Interesting museums of the history and culture of the country are worth a visit in Faro. In addition, it is really recommendable to visit Lagos: The beautiful city of Lagos offers an all-rounder package, because it scores with great restaurants, bars, beaches and a picturesque old town. In the old town you can follow the traces of the Romans and the Moors and get to know the history of Portugal. While visiting the old town of Lagos one definitely shouldn’t miss drinking a Galao (milk coffee) and eating a few Empanadas de peixe (pastries with fish).

Enjoy the seafood-paradise

During your trip to the Algarve you definitely have to try the huge seafood offering in the region: fresh shellfish and crustaceans are fished here from the best water the whole year.

Culinary highlights are also carapaus alimados (mackerels), the grilled sardines called sardinha assada and the hearty fish paste which is offered almost everywhere in the south of Portugal. The perfect drink to this typical food is the Vinho Verde, the famous green white wine of Portugal.