Berlitz Pocket Guide Algarve is a concise, full-colour travel guide that gives you reliable, user-friendly detail and great photos to uncover Portugal's southern coastal region - one of Europe's premier beach destinations known for its magnificent year-round weather, superb golf facilities and top sports holidays. The Algarve has many pleasures to tempt the visitor: discover glorious stretches of golden sand of leading resort Albufeira, ocean-skimming golf courses and the excitement of big-game fishing, horse riding ...or tennis. Or for something more sedate, explore the shops to find hand-painted ceramics in towns such as Faro, Lagos and atmospheric Tavira - one of the region's most historic cities. Handy maps on the cover flaps help you get around. To inspire you, the book offers a rundown of the Algarve's Top 10 Attractions, followed by ideas for how to spend the Perfect Day. The What to Do chapter is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from nightlife and shopping to sports. The book provides all the essential background information, including an overview of the Algarve's history, sporting facilities, and suggestions for excursions to Lisbon. There are carefully chosen listings of the best hotels and restaurants and an A-Z of all the practical information you'll need.