Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Algarve is Portugal’s southernmost region and is becoming a world-renowned destination coveted for its incredible beaches and sunny, warm climate. Hundreds of beaches can be explored along the coast, with terrains ranging from rocks and cliffs to white sands and secret green pools. Marine birds and sea life find respite in the lagoon landscape of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, bordering an area of the coast that produces much of Portugal’s local seafood. Beyond the beach the region displays a wealth of history with Roman ruins, medieval castles, and traces of Moorish culture found throughout. Uncover the history of the Age of Discovery in Lagos, a port town that was once home to Henry the Navigator.