Portugal’s Algarve region has been voted the Best Beach Destination, for the 7th time, in the prestigious World Travel Awards. “In a year as troubled as 2020, receiving this award and continuing to earn the trust of travellers from all over the world is a sign of confidence in the future. This distinction recognises not only the quality of our beaches but also shows that the Algarve continues to be a safe destination for holidays, complying with all the rules defined for the protection of public health” explained João Fernandes, Algarve Tourism Board President.
“Strengthening the security of the destination and regaining the confidence of tourists has been our priority since the beginning of the pandemic. There was a great joint effort by the whole region to put these measures in place, which proved to be essential to consolidate our image of being the Best European Beach Destination. Receiving this international distinction validates all this work and proves that the Algarve is capable of adapting to new circumstances, without altering the quality and authenticity of the experiences that can be discovered by tourists here” he concluded.
The Algarve has 87 blue-flag beaches and 48 beaches with full facilities for disabled beach-goers.