My boyfriend and I are considering a trip to the Algarve in the summer but know very little about where to stay. Can anyone advise where might suit, based on the following:
- Close to a nice, sandy beach
- Restaurants and bars nearby - nothing TOO touristy but don't want it too quiet or deserted. We like to have a bit of an atmosphere when we're out and about. We are in our early 30s so our 'clubbing' days are behind us but we still enjoy a night out in bars.
- We would like to hire a car and travel around to other beaches/areas but would also like to be somewhere with amenities within walking distance
If anyone can advise which area we should be looking at then we can begin our search for accommodation. Any suggestions for accommodation would be gratefully received too - we are undecided as yet about whether to go self catering or nice hotel so any recommendations would give us a starting point.
Many thanks in advance