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.

Eight other prizes were also awarded to hotels and resorts Algarve, in the categories of best in Europe, Mediterranean and Portugal.


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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.