Loulé is an interesting town whose beginnings are uncertain, some historians putting it as far back as 400BC, but others say it's origins are Roman. There is a mix of modern and Moorish architecture that keeps the eye wandering and the camera clicking!
After we parked our car, we soon discovered that Loulé is a very easy town to explore by just walking around.
We were very excited when we came upon a market filled with fresh fish, vegetables and fruits.
Well it's time to head off the mountain and spend some time on the coast. So we headed down to "Vilamoura", which is located virtually in the middle of the Algarve coast. Vilamoura's accessibility has helped it become one of Europe's largest beach resorts. Stijn had been here once before on a trip he had won to play poker at the "Vilamoura Casino". So he was anxious to show me around.
Despite the name translating to ‘Moorish Town’, in terms of history there is very little to see in Vilamoura, hardly surprising as it has only really existed for about 30 years. There were plenty of resorts and golf courses, so this place was a bit disappointing for me. But Stijn remembered a great little beach bar on Praia da Marina, Beach Bar Maresia.
If you would like to see more pictures of our day, click here "Where's Debbie" and then on the album "From the Mountains to the Coast"