The rich gastronomy of the Algarve combines the best there is in the region of Portimão. Grilled fish, especially the famous sardine, deeply appreciated during the Sardine Festival, taking place in August, are some of the delicious dishes one can taste during holidays in the Algarve. A land with a rich seafood tradition, the Algarve offers high quality and diverse seafood. Regional sweets made of almond and carob, to combine with the typical Melosa (a strong alcoholic drink made of a typical fruit called Medronho and honey) and the traditional sausages from the Serra de Monchique are the perfect closure in the rich and varied gastronomy the Algarve has to offer.
The Algarve wines are distinguished in Portugal and worldwide. The soils are excellent and the surrounding environment is propitious for the production of high quality wine.