Are you looking for a new, off-the-beaten-track, gay destination? Well then, the Algarve may be exactly what you are looking for. After Lisbon becoming internationally known as a great spot for a gay holiday, it is now the South of Portugal, known as the Algarve that is becoming increasingly recognized as a great place for some days of gay leisure. Being aware of the potential of Algarve as a gay destination Ron, David & Yann opened the gay clothing-optional Casa Risa House & Spa which has become the ideal spot to base yourself while you explore Gay Algarve.
What Can You Find in the Algarve
What does the region offer? Basically everything. In the Algarve you have an amazingly beautiful landscape that provides you with hundreds of beaches, mountains, farms, forests and countryside. Luckily most of the Algarve has escaped the wild urban development associated with tourism. With few exceptions (avoid areas like Quarteira, for example), Algarve is still very much a region made up of small cities and villages. The food and wines are absolutely outstanding and it is not hard to find family-owned restaurants that serve delicious food at an amazing value. Seafood is a must and don't miss out on typical sweets of the region. The people of Algarve are friendly and hospitable. Don't be surprised if strangers greet you and make conversation with you, especially in the small villages. The climate is warm with sunshine practically all year-round. The sea-water is much warmer than the Atlantic oceans that bath Lisbon, even though you can't expect the hot soup that the Mediterranean offers. The Faro international airport makes it easy to arrive to Algarve and you can easily hop on a fast train and spend a few days in Lisbon as well. Seville, the spanish region of Andalucia is also near Algarve and can also be visited easily.
Casa Risa House & Spa is the Perfect Stay for your Gaycation in Algarve
If you want to take your gay holiday in the Algarve to the best level possible, then you the absolute best thing to do is to base yourself at the gay clothing-optional Casa Risa House & Spa. The first reason for this is because the Casa Risa itself is beautiful and offers great facilities. The whole Guesthouse revolves around a large central area that includes a large pool and luxurious gardens. All rooms and common areas are tastefully decorated, comfortable and clean. You do have a feeling of being away from the world and in an oasis. Being naked is very well accepted and that helps to give a feeling of evasion to the ambiance of Casa Risa. What more can you ask for in a gay holiday than to head out to the pool of your hotel and meeting a couple of friendly sexy nude guys enjoying a drink? There is also a large jacuzzi, which is perfect for the chilly nights and where you can also spend some great time with the other guests. Ron, David and Yann have explained that they plan to have a fully working spa soon which together with the jacuzzi will make Casa Risa perfect even for a holiday in the winter. What also makes the Casa Risa a great spot is the friendly welcome by the owners. They really enjoy helping you having the most of your gay holiday. They will help you out with suggestions of places to go and their overall open and liberal attitude helps make Casa Risa a relaxed and beautiful place.
Loads of Activities for Gay Holidaymakers in the Algarve
There is plenty to do in Gay Algarve. Just exploring the 9 gay beaches of Algarve can keep you busy for a whole vacation. Most of these beaches are clothing-optional and cruising is common, so you can meet some hot locals. For lovers of History and culture, the whole region is dotted with villages with important Historic attractions, from Castles to Palaces. You can also indulge in activities such as water sports (we mean Kitesurf, Surf, Dive, Snorkeling, etc), mountain hiking, bicycling, bird-watching, golf and many more! At night there are several gay bars/discos and also a gay sauna in Albufeira.
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