Holidays to Salema check all the boxes for a dreamy Algarve getaway, including sunshine, seclusion and bucketloads of sand.

Beauty spot

Perched on the edge of Portugal's south-west Algarve coast, the seaside village of Salema makes the most of its location with a Blue Flag award-winning beach and prime seafood restaurants. The whole area's part of a protected nature park, so expect crystal-clear water and some photo-worthy countryside to boot.

Secluded sands

If you're looking for even more serenity than Salema's beach, head to the totally tucked away shores of Praia da Figueira. You can cut across the country, but it's best to take a short 10-minute taxi to skip the heat. Boca do Rio's also a popular spot with locals.

Coastal kicks

As fortune would have it, you can take tours right from Salema Beach. The southern coast's famous for its caves, cliffs and hidden grottos, and many of them are only accessible by boat. Keep your eyes peeled for cheerful dolphins splashing about in the waves.

At a Glance

  • Soak up the rays from sands of Salema Beach
  • Cycle around Costa Vicentina’s Natural Park
  • Take a tour of the coast to discover hidden coves