Berlitz Publishing Company
|Number of Pages||144 Pages|
This guide focuses on Sagres, Tavira, Cabo de Sao Vicente, Lagos, Portimao, Silves, Albufeira, Faro and the Sotavento Coast. It covers all the major sights, area by area, in an easily navigable format. Descriptions of tourist attractions include the best beaches, places for golf, tennis, horse-riding and fishing, as well as the region's renowned churches. The guide also contains background historical information, advice on shopping and entertainment and the low-down on Portuguese cuisine. There is an A-Z of practical information, listings of recommended hotels and restaurants and useful expressions in Portuguese. The book also contains special features on topics ranging from fishing to festivals and Manueline art to elaborate chimney pots. Excursions outside the region are also outlined including Lisbon, Cascais, Estoril, Queluz and Sintra. Maps show the Algarve, Faro, Lagos and Southern Portugal, and there are dozens of colour photographs throughout.