Algarve is relatively small - 160 km across but it is very diverse. The towns nearest Casa Abilheira are in fact the main tourist attraction of the area. However you can easily explore Algarve along the coast and further inland to see more of the rural traditional portugal.
Algarve is perfect for those who appreciate natural beauty and the sun, but still like to be close to shops, restaurants, cafe's and the sea.
Restaurants in Algarve offer good quality food at excellent prices, worth trying are the local fish dishes, with one of Portugals excellent local wines.