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With so many things to do and such an immense variety too, the Algarve coastline is well worth a visit.
This southernmost region of Portugal is an amazing variety of fishing villages, golf resorts, sandy coves, villas, hotels, restaurants, bars, spectacular cliffs, and much more.
Since the Algarve is known for its beaches, it will be best to travel to the Algarve during summertime. The summers are usually dry and hot.
I suppose you can cram everything into 3 days, but my recommendation is nothing short of a week. At least then you’ve had time to settle in properly, enjoy all the places to see and excursions, and relax on the beach. A must-do is a sunset guided tour and the exquisitely beautiful Benagil caves. Oh, and don’t miss out on the Hop on Hop Off City Tour by Tourist Train – it’s great fun! And then there are also parasailing, dolphin watching, and bird watching. To conclude, 7 days will be a good length of stay in the Algarve.