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Almond trees are blossoming – winter’s over on the Algarve, Portugal

FROM the middle of January they create a blaze of colour all over the beautiful Algarve region of Portugal.

Almond tree blossom

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.

Almond tree

 

busy bee

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.

 

what a hedge

 

pokerface

 

flower power

 

coffee culture

 

 

sea view

 

 

 

 

 

Ten images today from the beautiful Algarve region of Portugal

IT’S the start of the New Year and the Algarve region of Portugal is bristling in colour.

Praia da Rocha, Portimao

Residents are still tending their gardens and enjoying the sunshine although it is time to wrap up a little. The occasional sunbather can still be spotted on the beach although it is more of a time for walking, golfing and sailing..

I hope you enjoy these pictures, taken early January, which are an attempt to catch the colour and vibrancy of the Algarve which still flourishes even at the darkest time of the year.

beach wildflower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

marine warrior

 

 

 

 

 

 

coastal wildflower bed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lemon tree

a rose garden

 

 

sunset

 

 

a hedge

 

sea landmark

orange tree