The Algarve is in the southernmost region of Portugal and tourism is the bulk of the area's summer economy. Wonderful fresh fish plus oranges, almonds, figs and carob beans are many staples of the Algarve and you will be able to enjoy these foods if you holiday at villas on the Algarve. |
The Algarve is celebrated as one of the most sought-after vacation spots in Portugal and almost seven million foreign tourists rent villas on the Algarve every year. You will find every type of commodity you need – especially since the resort is the third richest area in Portugal.
Markets in the Algarve
Spend your summer in Portugal at villas on the Algarve and browsing through the many daily markets that are full of fresh seafood, citrus fruits, figs and the handcrafted items that are well done and very collectable.
Algoz is a market next to Junta de Frequesia and is known for its handcrafted wicker, ceramics and wood items. The second Monday of the month is the day when this gypsy market is open. Rent villas on the Algarve and make Algoz one of your first market destinations – you won't be disappointed.
On the third Monday of every month you can visit the general market or Aljezure next to Escola e Jardin de Infancias. This market features all the fresh foods, breads and handicrafts that you would ever want. Take your purchases back to villas on the Algarve for storage… and keep shopping!
Don't forget the weekends as you search for bargains in the local markets. Look for incredible handcrafted goods as well as household items for your villas on the Algarve in the gypsy market Monchique. Head to the river in Alvor and find a flea market that has unsurpassed goods for any touristy delight and to help make your stay in villas on the Algarve more comfortable and memorable.
On the second Saturday of every month, in Castro Marim you will find a market selling regional products that include vegetables, dry clothing, footwear, fruits and local crafts. This open market is located in the main market area and you can't miss it from your villas on the Algarve. Shop to your heart's content and find bargains to take back to the UK.
One very popular market with British tourists is in located in Alcantarilha on the streets in and around the city center. Fresh flowers to decorate your villas on the Algarve can be found here as well as all the foodstuffs that are typical to the area. You can also find clothes for your summer holiday plus textiles and shoes for walking the markets.
Renting villas on the Algarve will provide you with a base for shopping in the markets, lounging around on the beaches and in the water, entertainment, and visiting the night spots that are famous throughout the area. If you forget to bring the proper clothing or are missing items, you can always find them in the local markets. Prices are always subject to bargaining and negotiating and you might just come away from the markets with a great find.
The Algarve is well known for its fantastic selection of markets. This article details the particular markets tourists could visit when staying at villas on the Algarve. Click here for more information.
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