In the summer the population of the Algarve triples with the addition of around a million tourists at any given time.
In August of 2015 we spent two weeks being four of the million.
I don’t think many people noticed us. We probably got away with it.
Caching on the Beach
Caves, Coves and Caches
A Disappointing Day
Praia do São Rafael
The name “Algarve” is a corruption of the Arabic name “Al-Gharb”, meaning “The West”. It is the southernmost region of Portugal and has about half a million permanent residents packed into an area of about 5,000 sq. kilometres. It is the third richest region of Portugal (after Lisbon and Madeira).