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Alentejo beaches+nova de mil fontes beach

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Alentejo beaches+nova de mil fontes beach

Please can you provide information on the nova de mil fontes beach beaches. Debating on Algarve or Alentejo beaches. Thank you

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1. Re: Alentejo beaches+nova de mil fontes beach

It's quite different. The Alentejo coast is wilder, it's a nature protected area, whereas the Algarve has a more touristic approach, a lot more action, more commerce and specially a lot better hotels. It really depends on what you are looking for, but as far as the beaches are concerned they are beautiful in both places, the difference is in the Algarve the water is less cold (specially after Lagos to the easter coast). The water in Alentejo can be a bit cold that's also why the Algarve is more touristic. But I like the Alentejo for its quietness, the fact that it can be isolated and specially because it is still a true place and not another touristic invention. Fortunetly the Algarve still has a lot of caracter in some places, it just might be harder to find.