Beach Information: Quality & Safety
Portugal has no less than 240 beaches that were awarded the prestigious Blue Flag standard.
The Algarve is famous for its wonderful climate, and its beautiful beaches.
There are 69 beaches in Algarve with Blue Flag.
The Blue Flag is awarded to beaches, according to its water quality, environmental management and education, safety, cleanliness and facilities.
Almost every beach in Algarve has life-guards during the summer season.
You should always pay attention to the indications given by the life-guards and follow the indications of the colour coded flags posted on the beaches. Which are:
The Green Flag means it's safe to enter the water, and to swim at will.
The Yellow Flag means you may enter the water, and swim, but to be careful.
The Red Flag means it's NOT safe to enter the water, and swim.
The Chequered Flag means that the beached has a life-guard, but he is
temporarily unavailable. And the area is temporararily without a
The European Blue Flag
You know when you are in a a Blue Flagged beach because every blue fag beach has a blue flag, like this, along with the normal green, yellow or red flag.
New Year's Eve in Algarve
2011 is almost here, so it's time to plan the New Year's Eve. Looking for a place to stay and celebrate New Year? Welcome to Algarve!
Destinations like Albufeira, Vilamoura ... always guarantee a lot of fun to the visitors, that makes them feel like home.
In Algarve, you can find the most amazing places, to live an unforgettable night.
How to Survive in Algarve: Language Basics
While staying in Algarve, you may come across people who don't speak english. In those moments you may have to express yourself in order to ask for something, or get important information. But there's a problem: You don't speak portuguese,
Naturism in Algarve: Find nudism friendly beaches
The Naturism is a way of living in harmony with nature, by the practice of collective nudity. The purpose is to promote respect for the self , as well as for others and for the environment. Be enchanted by the natural wonders