Algarve crowned Europe's best beach destination in Europe

Algarve crowned Europe's best beach destination in Europe by the WT Awards.

The award was given in this year's edition of the World Travel Awards, widely considered to be the most prestigious awards in the tourism and travel industry.

The Algarve managed to win the award despite stiff competition in the category, including Cannes (France), Corfu (Greece), Majorca (Spain), Marbella (Spain), Sardinia (Italy) and also Porto Santo.

“This award consolidates the perception of the differentiated quality of our destination's offer compared to its main competitors”, said João Fernandes, President of Turismo do Algarve. “To the region's natural beauty, the Algarve has known how to associate a set of experiences that transform the days of those who travel to this destination into surprising and emotional stays, and it is these value propositions that are being recognised and generating a growing interest among visitors and tourists,” he added.

These new accolades follow on from last week’s crowning of Portugal as Best Country in the World by Conde Nast Traveller.

As Portuguese national and Sales Director of Kronos Homes, Alda Filipe, commented on the awards: “Portugal is a wonderful country, so full of charm and with so much to discover. It is lovely to see that my home nation is recognised with these awards. It feels very well deserved.”

This is good news and an extra reason for you to visit the Algarve and enjoy a good stay on your next vacation.

Don't forget that the Algarve is very rich in beautiful landscapes out of the ordinary and of rare beauty, beautiful beaches with warm and crystalline waters and famous for its healthy Mediterranean-style cuisine. The list of restaurants that deserve a visit is huge.

In order to take advantage of all this, it is best to hire a rental car at Faro airport so that you always have transport available for your trips through the Algarve. Rent online on the AlgarveBestCars website, receive your rental car directly at Faro airport upon arrival and... Enjoy the Algarve.