This is the best beach in Europe, and it's in Portugal

Post Date 22-Mar-2024 09:01:59

Falésia Beach, in the Algarve, has claimed the coveted title of the world's best beach for 2024. This recognition underscores a growing trend among travelers who prioritize sustainability and natural allure in their destinations.


Located in the scenic beauty of Portugal's Algarve region, Praia da Falésia stands out with its mesmerizing combination of white sands and vibrant cliffs. Renowned for offering picturesque walks and sunbathing opportunities, it has ascended from sixth place in 2023 to clinch the top position this year.


Tripadvisor users, entranced by its "dramatic cliffs, golden sands, and sparkling blue waters," overwhelmingly voted Falésia Beach as the epitome of coastal splendor. The Traveler's Choice Awards, bestowed annually by Tripadvisor, honor destinations that consistently receive exceptional ratings and reviews from users over 12 months. This distinction is awarded to less than 1% of the site's eight million listings, marking Falésia Beach's achievement as truly exceptional.


Praia da Falésia stands out not only for its pristine coastline but also for its unwavering commitment to sustainability. Adjacent to the beach, a natural park safeguards its unspoiled beauty, providing a haven for local flora and fauna. Stretching from Albufeira's Olhos d'Água neighborhood to the west and bordering Vilamoura to the east, this remarkable coastline boasts a unique feature. While essentially the same beach, its narrower western end goes by the name Praia do Barranco das Belharucas.

Despite being situated in the most touristy part of the Algarve, Praia da Falésia retains its untouched allure, with minimal development directly on its sandy shores and delicate clay cliffs. Away from the immediate beach area, several resorts, hotels, and beach clubs offer accommodation options, including renowned establishments like the Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort, The Residences at Victoria, and the Domes Lake Algarve Autograph Collection.

For those eager to explore this stunning locale, we invite you to engage with us or consider our 3-day tour of the Algarve for an enriching experience.

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Beyond the sun-kissed landscapes and pristine beaches of Algarve lies a hidden treasure: its rich identity as a gastronomic and wine paradise. While renowned for its stunning vistas and Mediterranean climate, the region holds a secret—its culinary marvels and unparalleled wine experiences.

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If your dream escape entails soaking up the sun, delving into cultural richness, and indulging in the finest wines, then look no further. This tour is meticulously crafted for those seeking a blend of coastal splendor and epicurean delights. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey, especially if you're a true aficionado of gastronomy.

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During this compact getaway, immerse yourself in the allure of a prominent Wine Estate, delve into the rich heritage of a key Algarve city, and soak in the breathtaking vistas that define this coastal paradise.

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Unmissable moments: Immerse Yourself in Silves's Heritage, delight in a Cooking Workshop at Quinta do Morgado do Quintão, luxuriate in Accommodation at Portugal's Finest Locations, and explore the Charming Village of Carvoeiro.

As Falésia Beach basks in the glory of being crowned the world's best for 2024, it stands as a beacon of sustainable tourism and natural beauty in the Algarve region. This prestigious accolade not only celebrates the pristine shores and captivating cliffs but also heralds a shift towards mindful travel choices.

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Margarida Gonçalves

Written by: Margarida Gonçalves

Margarida is a journalist, but it was in digital marketing that she found a way to combine her communicative and creative veins. At Wine Tourism in Portugal, she puts into practice all her knowledge of communication and marketing with a strategic focus! Come travel with her and discover all about Portugal and its heritage!

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