The Algarve was elected the Best Beach Destination in the European edition of the World Travel Awards 2022, known as the “Oscars” of Tourism, whose awards were handed out this Saturday night, on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The grand finale of the world will be in November, in Oman.
In the Algarve region, there are also six award-winning hotels and resorts: the Pestana Alvor Praia (Portimão) was awarded as the Best Beach Hotel, the Pine Cliffs (Albufeira) as the Best Leisure Resort, the Conrad Algarve (Loulé) as the Best Lifestyle Resort, Monte Santo Resort (Lagoa) as the Most Romantic Resort, Cascade Wellness Resort (Lagos) as the Best Sports Resort and Dunas Douradas Beach Club (Loulé) as the Best Villa Resort in Europe.
In total, Portugal won 30 awards, including Best Destination in Europe.
Lisbon won four awards: Best Metropolitan Seaside Destination, Best City Break Destination, Best Cruise Destination, and Best Cruise Port in Europe.
Porto was considered the Best City Destination, while the Azores were awarded the Best Adventure Tourism Destination.
Also noteworthy are the Paiva Walkways, which won the prize for the Best Tourist Attraction and Best Adventure Tourism Attraction.
The Responsible Tourism award was given to the Dark Sky Alqueva project, in Alentejo.
In this region, L'AND Vineyards was considered the Best Hotel in a Wine Region.