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Award Winning Algarve

Such consistently good performances in the travel arena is not just down to good luck, but is a reflection of the amazing natural beauty of the Algarve, the world class golf facilities and the timeless appeal of the wonderful hospitality that you experience here. And of course, property investment in the Algarve is always a good idea and more recently, Portugal in general, and the Algarve in particular, is being seen as one of the very best places to retire to.Lifestyle Awards

2013 – World Travel Awards – Europes Leading Beach Destination

2013 – Conde Nast Magazine – Portugal Best Country for Travelling

2014 – USA Today – Readers Choice Awards – Portugal, Best European Country

2014 – World Travel Awards – 16 awards for Portugal including best luxury resort (Conrad Algarve), Leading Hotel Residences (Pine Cliffs), Leading Cruise Destination (Lisbon)

2015 – 85 beaches were awarded the Blue Flag for excellence in water quality and infrastructure

2015 – Forbes considers Portugal one of the best places to retire in 2015

2015 – Michelin Stars – 5 Algarve restaurants with Michelin stars – 3 restaurants with one star each and 2 restaurants (Ocean at Vila Vita Parc and Vila Joya) each with 2 stars.

2015 – World Travel Awards – Europe’s Leading Beach DestinationFado and Canto Aletejano (traditional Portuguese music genres) are UNESCO Intangible Cultural World HeritageGolf Awards for Algarve and Portugal

2013 – World Travel Awards – Europes Leading Golf Destination2014 – World Golf Awards – Best Golf Destination in the World

2014 – IAGTO – European Golf Destination of the Year

2014 – Todays golfer – Vale do Lobo considered Portugal’s Best Golf Course

2014 – World Golf Awards- Quinta do Lago North course – Europe’s Best New Course

2015 – Todays Golfer Travel Award – Quinta do Lago – Best Golf Resort in Portugal

2015 – Todays Golfer Magazine – Algarve – Best Value Golf Destination, Europe


Portugal wins “Tourism Oscars”

For the first time in it’s history, Portugal has been voted the “Leading Destination” at the year ending 2017 World Travel Awards, considered by many to be the “Tourism Oscars” wrestling the award away from Dubai who had won for the last four years.

Portugal was also distinguished with having the best Tourist Board, Turismo de Portugal, and the best official Tourism Website www.VisitPortugal.com. The Algarve was also honoured with having the “World’s Leading Luxury Leisure Resort” for the Pine Cliffs Resort. Secretary of State for Tourism, Ana Mendes Godinho, said that the success was a “unique moment for tourism in Portugal”.

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