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If you only have one day to explore Algarve — made up of 16 municipalities, spread across the Portuguese coast — our Forbes Travel Guide editors say your best bet is to focus on one or two neighboring areas. History buffs will want to start their day off in Sagres with a trip to the historic 15th-century fortress. Take in the sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean via the cliffs before heading for a bite to eat at A Sagres, where you’ll enjoy Portuguese specialties like squid and grilled sardines. After lunch, venture to Albufeira and lounge on the beach for a bit, before taking on a more adventurous sightseeing expedition via all-terrain vehicles. After your trek through the wide-open spaces of Algarve, indulge in a cozy dinner at Dom Carlos Restaurant before heading out to enjoy the nightlife at the local bars.