The dramatic coastline of the Algarve still bears visible traces of its Moorish past while it lures sun worshippers to its beaches.
The idyllic fishing village of Salema features unspoiled shore and small cafes.
In Salema, fishermen and tourists alike are laid back. Visitors find perfect weather and friendly residents.
Octopuses dry in the sun. In Portugal, restaurants are allowed to build temporary, summer-only beachside restaurants.
Five hundred years ago, Sagres Point marked the end of the world for Europeans.