Samuel Krief 04.04.2024 Corporate Retreat In Algarve

Fancy a recreational trip to Portugal? Let’s discover the Algarve region and its breathtaking sites. Algarve is synonymous with Mediterranean beaches, golf courses, climbing, and above all, relaxation. From Lagos to the Island of Tavira, the adventure in Algarve is one of the most beautiful. Natural tanning, exploring caves, and astonishing natural landscapes are on the agenda.

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A small discovery of the Algarve region

Algarve, perfect for a corporate retreat, is a region located in the south of Portugal on the Mediterranean coastline. It is famous for its beaches and extensive golf courses where visitors from around the world gather for fun moments.

2. Algarve, Mediterranean Freshness

The region is also composed of small fishing villages that are most often situated on low cliffs. Algarve is especially the perfect place away from urban modernism with natural freshness on the Atlantic coast. Moreover, historical sites such as the Moorish castle of Silves, the fortress of Sagres are known for their attractiveness and uniqueness. The cuisine is as “fresh” as the seafood from its crystalline waters. One can also enjoy regional specialties: clams with coriander and the tasty almond pastries.

3. Algarve, Surfing and Diving

With an average temperature of 12.5° C, its beaches are popular destinations favored for sunbathing. Diving and surfing enthusiasts undertake expeditions there each year. It’s also the opportunity to admire dolphins in the lagoons of natural parks and to sail along the coasts.

4. Hiking in team-building

Hiking enthusiasts, the trails of Via Algarviana that wind through olive groves and cork oaks will allow you to strengthen bonds through team-building activities. Adventurous individuals can climb the cliffs of Praia da Rocha and admire the breathtaking view from the top of the rocks.

5. A few must-visit sites

Castle of Silves: A key landmark in the history of the Algarve, it was built by the Moors between the 8th and 10th centuries over approximately 12 hectares. Also known as Al Hamra Castle, it features a crenellated enclosure, made of red sandstone. It is a tourist attraction in the city of Silves.

Sagres Military Fortress: Located on the Sagres Point, near Cape Saint Vincent, the fortress chronicles the history of the Portuguese military army. It reminds us of the maritime power that Portugal was during the exploration of the African coasts at the beginning of the 15th century.

Lighthouse of Ponta de Piedade: The fun and highly attractive city of Lagos possesses extraordinary natural sites. One of the city’s legendary monuments is Ponta da Piedade. It’s a rocky massif in waters of turquoise blue colors where surfers and divers find their greatest joy. It offers a panoramic view of the shimmering expanse of the coastline.

6. Algarve, breathtaking beaches

Praia da Rocha: Located in Portimão, Praia da Rocha owes its name to the rocks found between the cliffs and the sea. A natural charm that one would not want to miss for any reason.

Praia da Marinha: A place where beauty and enchantment meet: Praia da Marinha. It is one of the most emblematic and beautiful beaches of the Portuguese coastline.

Praia Dona Ana: You will undoubtedly hear beautiful testimonies about the Algarve beaches, but even more about the clear waters of Praia Dona Ana. Located in a cove of the region, the beach is surrounded by rocks and cliffs harmoniously crafted by nature.

Beach Falésia Açoteias: The beach Falésia Açoteias is as attractive as the previous ones. The cliffs colored in mixed reds and whites that border it, force admiration. The beach is favorable for team sports, including water sports.

Benagil Caves: The magnificent open cave of Benagil Caves is among the liveliest attractions in Portugal. Its originality and dazzling colors earn it its fame.

7. At the edge of Portimão

It is one of the oldest cities in the region. Thanks to its maritime facade, it is primarily a dynamic, lively port city, especially rich in history. In fact, Portimão is where the famous Nossa Senhora da Conceição church is located. Shaped in a Gothic style, its ancient style decor with mosaics gives it a certain charm.

8. Museums and arts

For connoisseurs and art lovers alike, the museums of Portimão unveil their paintings and relics centuries old. Dating from the 19th century, the objects and paintings trace the entire history of the Algarve and the Mediterranean, all within an authentic and highly impressive atmosphere. You can also find the medieval fort Santa Catarina de Ribamar as well as the beach with ocher cliffs that give the city all its authenticity.

Finally, organizing a corporate retreat in the Algarve, is not only moments of recreation and relaxation, but above all, discovery and exploration within an atmosphere that deserves to be experienced.

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