Lagos is one of the most attractive parts of the Algarve with gigantic sculptures carved by the waves that pound the cliffs and caves and then plunge into a crystal sea. There is beach after beach of soft sand tucked away between ochre cliffs, stretching clear to the horizon. Inland there are the white houses dotting the verdant countryside.
Albuferia is first and foremost famed for its beaches, for the countless shades and tones of its rocks and cliffs. The countryside is dotted with almond, fig, orange and pine trees and the villages, with decorated chimneys standing out against the tiled roofs, invite you to experience a way of life rooted in the tranquility of nature, and add another dimension to your cruise.
Faro's charms make it an ideal cruise. Flamingos can be seen taking to the air from the beaches and the Ria Formosa. Inland, are the houses and buildings of Faro with their green vegetable plots thriving on the fertile land and water wheels that were once used to draw water from the ground - a reminder of the city's ancient Moorish heritage. In the distance is a semi-circle of gentle hills, their slopes clad with fruit trees, framing the landscape. In the villages that surround Faro lie great treasures - quiet churches hiding art works of astonishing beauty and ruins where vestiges of the magnificence of the Romans still litter the fields.