Algarve voted Best Beach Destination in Europe in 2015

The Algarve was again regarded as the best beach destination in Europe, the delivery ceremony of the World Travel Awards, the distinction commonly known as "tourism Oscars", which took place last Saturday, September 5, in Sardinia.

Cheerfulway Hotels and Apartments for holidays in AlgarveEight other prizes were also awarded to hotels and resorts Algarve, in the categories of best in Europe, Mediterranean and Portugal.

Therefore, for Europe, were awarded the Hotel Quinta do Lago (Beach Resort), which was also considered the best hotel in the Mediterranean, Vila Joya (Boutique Hotel), Conrad Algarve (luxury resort with spa) and Monte Santo Resort (Resort romantic).

In the category Portugal, there were distinctions for the Sheraton Algarve at Pine Cliffs Resort (Resort for families), Hotel Vila Vita Parc (ecological Hotel) and also for the Dunas Douradas Beach Club (villas with Resort).

Portugal ran into several categories, and at the time of the awards, surpassed countries like Spain or Italy.

Desiderio Silva, president of the Algarve Tourism Board said that these awards are "a source of pride for the region and for the Algarve ".

"My thanks to all those who contributed to these results that once again put the Algarve on top of National and international tourism", he added.

With 16 awards won between 44 nominations, the 22nd edition of the World Travel Awards Europe brought above all confirmation the excellence of Portugal and the Algarve in several tourist categories.

At Cheerfulway Hotels & Resorts we welcome this award and we are proud that, as tourism agents on Algarve, also we helped in this conquest.
Through a hotel offer of quality, Cheerfulway has diversified its offering and promoting the Algarve in foreign countries.

With 3 hotels in Albufeira - Cheerfulway California Hotel, Cheerfulway Polana Hotel and Cheerfulway Bertolina Mansion Hotel - and also two apartments complexes for holidays - Cheerfulway Vila Alba and Cheerfulway Alto do Moinho - The Cheerfulway Hotels & Resorts continues to invest in the Algarve as a tourist destination of excellence has just invested in two new units that will enter its offering portfolio in the first months of 2016 - Cheerfulway Oura Village in Beach Oura and Cheerfulway Minichoro Montechoro.


Did you Know that...wines

As a designated winegrowing region, Algarve’s wines and liqueurs lend themselves well to its traditional gastronomy. Its traditional grape varieties and the warm sun of a typically Mediterranean climate produce fruity wines of low acidity and high quality.

The importance of wine to the region goes back to the time of the Moors, an era when this ‘fruit of the vine’ was exported widely. Today, wines of great quality continue to be produced, benefiting from a location sheltered from the cold winds of the north by the mountains of Monchique and open to the full and uninterrupted gaze of the sun.

The winegrowing region of the Algarve is now divided into the sub-regions of Lagos, Portimão, Lagoa, Albufeira and Tavira. There are a great variety of wines, but as a companion to delicious Algarvian meals, the Vida Nova of Albufeira made by the famous singer Cliff Richard, the  Balsa from Tavira, the Alvor Vinho Regional Algarve or the Tapada da Torre of Portimão are recommended