FROM the middle of January they create a blaze of colour all over the beautiful Algarve region of Portugal.
Local residents say the blossoming of almond trees is a sure sign that the winter is over.
This year they are looking better than ever after some welcome rainfall on the Algarve’s sunny south-facing coastline in the last months of last year.
They are a sign that the region is a great place to visit at almost any time of the year.
The pictures shown here were all taken along the Algarve during January and prove just how vibrant and colourful its coastline can be.
It’s a fact that is maybe not as much appreciated by British mums and dads in need of a break as by northern Europeans like the Dutch and Germans who are a familiar sight all year round on the tourist trail. Many spend the winter on the Algarve in motor homes or hotels offering cheap off-peak rates.Why not join them? There’s possibly never been a better time to visit Portugal with prices for holidaymakers at their lowest levels for years.
The country is weathering an economic crisis and hotels and restaurants are responding by offering their best deals ever. It’s quite easy for couples to dine out for 20 euros all in and families for 30 to 40. Read more about the Algarve and other areas of Portugal in other articles listed on my blog.