Along the craggy coastline of Algarve, sandy-brown cliffs studded with green foliage run for miles alongside the Atlantic Ocean. These rock outcrops that jut out along the shore resemble the Twelve Apostles in Victoria, Australia; yet the flashy beach boulevards here are unmistakably European. Surfers get ready to ride the waves while holidaymakers lounge under the shade of the cliffs to soak in the languid undercurrent.
A few months back, Alberto and I took a road trip from our base in Spain to Algarve, Portugal, in search of some sun, sand and the sea. Best known for its flurry of resorts and high-rise hotels, Algarve surprised us with its stunning setting and wild beaches. Here are some photos to take you through our journey – enjoy!