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Find out everything you need to know about Portugal’s southernmost region of the Algarve though the Living In The Sun Algarve section of the site.

The Algarve is known for being the main tourist destination of Portugal but there is far more to the Algarve than the buzzing summer scenes of bustling bars, busy beaches and gorgeous golf courses and our interesting and informative articles have been written to show readers what the real Algarve is like.

Look to our various guides on the top things to do in the Algarve, the best places to enjoy a fantastic meal and the hidden gems of the Algarve that they don’t tell you about in the tourist guides.

The Algarve may be one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe but it is also home to thousands of expats who have chosen to settle down and enjoy a life in Portugal based in the Algarve.

Learn about the different regions and destinations within the Algarve and where the best place might be for you to buy a property or begin a new business.

The Algarve really does have something to offer everyone from coastal towns where you can still see local fishermen bringing in the catch of the day to chic and modern resorts offering a five star service, to rural villages nestled into the hills of Monchique and through our guides you will be able to find the best place for you for with either a holiday or a new home.

Keep up to date with all of the news taking place in the Algarve by reading our news service, all brought to you in English and covering the most important topics relevant to you or look to our What’s On guide to plan your week of entertainment in the Algarve with all the information that you need for a great day or night out in the region.

Not only do we let you know about what is going on in the Algarve and give you important information about living in the region we also offer you the chance to get to know the real Algarve with articles written by people who have made the move to come and live here.

The highs and lows of life in the Algarve are covered with honesty and a touch of humour to give you a real insight into what daily life in the Algarve entails.  Hear about great trips to local restaurants, wonderful days on the beach with family members but equally about the daily struggles that you can come up against when you are living in the Algarve as an expat.

No subject is off limits in our Algarve section and the articles here don’t pull any punches but we are happy to hear from readers and what they think about our opinions – even if they are opposing!

We all know that the Algarve has some amazing beaches and things to do but our Algarve guides give you that little bit of extra information that you need to be able to make informed choices about what you might like to do while you are here, whatever your age or preferences.

Use the Living In The Sun articles about the Algarve to get the best out of your stay in the region or your life here as an expat.  Find out all the information you need to know about living and working in the Algarve and how to deal with problems that may come your way.

Discover the real Algarve and share in the experiences of real expats who have made the move and are now enjoying their lives in this beautiful part of Portugal.