Marco Polo Algarve: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips!
Fully revised and updated for 2016. Now with new Discovery Tours chapter.
Experience all of the Algarve's attractions with this up-to-date, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Most holidaymakers want to have fun and feel relaxed from the moment they arrive at their holiday destination - that's what Marco Polo Guides are all about. You'll discover excellent hotels, restaurants, trendy places and buzzing nightlife, plus shopping tips, suggestions for a tight budget, details of all the sports and activities on offer and ideas for Travel with Kids. Also contains: the Perfect Route, Festivals & Events, Travel Tips, Links, Blogs, Apps & more, Portuguese phrasebook and comprehensive index.
Clean and clear water, fresh sea air, glorious beaches, bays, remarkable rock formations, lagoon islands, a unique subtropical climate: the list of the Algarve's distinguishing features contains everything that the holidaymaker could possibly wish for, and by following the Perfect Route, you'll experience every aspect.
The Insider Tips, peppered throughout the guide, reveal insights such as where you can spend a romantic night in a windmill, and how you can cycle along the coast. The Best Of pages highlight some unique aspects of the Algarve, recommend places to go for free, and have tips for rainy days and where you can relax and chill out. Panels in each chapter suggest things to do if you're on a tight budget and where to pick up some real bargains.
Trips & Tours lead you away from the beach to discover the wild west and the rich east. In the Sport & Activities chapter highlights the Algarve's famous golf courses and beach-based water sports. You will also pick up ideas for adventures such as safaris into the hinterland to see beekeepers at work, or bird watching in the Ria Formosa National Park. Finally, the Dos & Don'ts point out some of the things you need to be aware of and watch out for when visiting the region.
MARCO POLO Algarve provides comprehensive coverage of the region. To help you get around there's a detailed road atlas inside, useful town maps of Albufeira, Faro, Lagos and Tavira in the backcover, plus a handy pull-out map.
Wanderlust Magazine: You've got to applaud Marco Polo's chutzpah to launch 30 new city/island guidebooks into an already pretty crowded market. Aiming to occupy the middle ground between the context-heavy luggage fillers and the context-free thinner volumes, the main USPs of these user-friendly guides are the plentiful 'Insider tips' dotted around each edition, the maps they're packaged with, and the pocket cheering price (GBP5.99 each). Complete with near-magazine style features, they're certainly a less intimidating proposition than some of the big wedges on offer.