Compact and pocketable Algarve Directions is full of ideas for a holiday to one of Europe's most popular beach destinations, richly illustrated with hundreds of specially commissioned photos. The full-colour introduction features nineteen themed spreads including the best beaches to inland attractions, museums, restaurants and cafes. The main section of the guide gives an area-by-area account of the sights, restaurants, hotels, transport, shops and nightlife all supported by evocative photographs. There are detailed maps of each chapter area and all the main resorts, in which every listing and review is pinpointed.
Matthew Hancock is author of the Rough Guides to Maderia and Lisbon and Lisbon Directions. The Algarve remains his favourite holiday spot and a regular destination for work.