The Algarve is the southernmost region of Portugal. It has an area of 4989 km² and about 441.000 inhabitants. Especially the south coast, ‘the Algarve’, is strongly developed by tourists.
The Algarve coast is famous for its numerous fine sand beaches and the partly unusual and monumental rock formations in the western part. The south-western end of Europe at the Cabo de São Vicente near the town of Sagres was earlier known as the end of the world.