Photographer's Note

Some beachgoers like to see and to be seen. If, after seeing my recent photos from Algarve, you are worried that all beaches in Algarve are desolated with no sunbeds and umbrellas to rent and no bars around, please dont worry. As I said before, everybody can find in Algarve something they like.

My two previous photos presented the westernmost beach of Algarve. Now I make a jump to the eastern end of the region, just before the border with Spain, to Monte Gordo, the easternmost coastal resort town of Algarve.
I dont actually have good photos from this town, but I wanted to mark it on my TrekEarth map as well, showing off that I have travelled the whole length of the southern coast of Portugal. I selected here a beach scene with probably the most characteristic, pyramid-shaped hotel behind (Hotel Yellow Monte Gordo).

Monte Gordo offers a very particular experience of Algarve. If you want a giant beach with perfect sand, crowds and crowds of people, you dont care whether at the back of the beach there are orange cliffs or concrete hotels, then Monte Gordo is for you. Also for those people who dont drive a car but rely on the public transportation, Monte Gordo is for them. I experienced a cultural shock when I drove to Monte Gordo from the western side of the region. I looked through my archives and wanted to find a photo which would show the density of crowds, but I dont have a good example. I will add in the workshop one more beach view with the focus on people.

I am not sure whether you will be able to read the cover of the magazine which the man is reading. I spotted two large words there: sbado and sexo. I suppose that tells us what his plans for the Saturday are.

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