“The British newspaper The Telegraph has made a list of 28 summer places worth discovering and two of them are Portuguese. The Algarve beaches appear in the 9th and 22nd places on the list.
Travel experts at The Telegraph have chosen the 28 best destinations in Europe. Sea, sand and breathtaking landscapes are essential ingredients and Portugal does not miss the list. Salema beach and Martinhal beach, both located in the Algarve, are included in the 9th and 22nd of the list, respectively. Salema is a fishing village in the municipality of Vila do Bispo in the Algarve. The destination, recommended by Mary Lussiana, one of the Telegraph’s travel experts, stands out for its natural beauty. (…) In the 22nd place of the list is the beach of Martinhal, also in the Algarve and also recommended by Mary Lussiana, who describes fate as “the end of all inhabited land.” From the 8th to the 12th century it was occupied by the Moors, who called it Al-Gharb (The West), being the most western point of their dominion. The Moorish influences are still visible: in the almond trees, the quinces and the fig trees “that cover great part of this earth”; In architecture, “where the delicate chimneys sit on the low white houses” and in the decoration itself, “often covered with tiles” (…) There are several French, Spanish, Italian and Turkish destinations that are still listed in The Telegraph.” Source