Praia do Canavial - Pure Algarve with a touch of the Caribbean
Sometimes you don't have to travel too far to indulge in Caribbean perfection. Forget gruelling long flights and exhausting jetlag. Turquoise water and powdery white sand can be found in Southern Europe too. You just have to keep your eyes open.
The Algarve coast has lots of impressive beaches to offer and Praia do Canavial is one of these hidden gems. Not everyone knows about the spot. Walk along a winding path that leads you through an area with lots of trees and plants. Once you have found the steep steps in the thick undergrowth, only a few metres lie between you and the delightful beach. When you get down here, it feels like you have arrived in a secret paradise.
You'll only have to share the white sand with a few people and there's so much privacy here that you can get down to some serious sunbathing. You can also bathe nude at Praia do Canavial. There's very little here apart from you, the sun and the clear water. The bay is bordered by the light brown rocks of the neighbouring beach.