Explore The Algarve
Just 20km west of Lagos, down a delightful semi-cultivated valley, SALEMA remains one of the most popular resorts along this stretch, certainly for independent travellers who have numerous accommodation options. The beachside promenade is cluttered with brightly coloured boats. The fairly homogeneous white splodge of apartment and villa construction spreads back up the valley, leaving the old village to the east of the harbour largely untouched. The beach – a wide, rock-sheltered bay – is magnificent: in winter, the sea comes crashing right up to the edge of the village.