Highlighting travelers’ favorite beaches across the globe, from sweeping white sand and turquoise waters in tropical climates, to dramatic cliffs and pounding surf in some of the most secluded spots on Earth, the awards are based on the quality and quantity of reviews and ratings from Tripadvisor travelers for beaches, gathered over a 12-month period.
Albufeira’s Praia da Falésia is the only Portuguese beach on a list of the best in the world released by online travel website TripAdvisor.
The beach is placed 13th in a list of 25 “that travelers dream of all year long,” according to the website’s ‘Traveler’s Choice Best of the Best Awards for Beaches’.
The Algarve‘s sunny shores offer perfect escapes for all types, from those seeking the hot nightlife of flashy, energetic Lagos to those desiring secluded stays in rambling Sagres. Portugal’s most southerly region offers historical attractions in former Moorish capital Silves and fascinating Tavira, great golf, fabulous beaches from Praia da Luz to Armacao de Pera, thermal springs at Caldas de Monchique, and miles of limestone caves and grottoes, cliffs and bays along its rugged coastline.
The Best of the Best Beaches 2021
New for 2021, the Best of the Best Beaches also takes into account the volume of “saves” for beaches on Tripadvisor, reflecting the position that many travelers were in for much of 2020 — unable to travel, desperate to explore, lusting after the beaches they wished they could visit.
The list is led by Australia’s Whitehaven Beach, followed by Santa Maria Beach (Cuba) and Baía do Sancho (Brazil).
For the complete list of Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best award-winning beaches for 2021, visit the tripadvisor website on this link.