PT   EN   ES

doesn’t take
doesn’t take
doesn’t take



The Algarve is a tourist destination much sought after for its beauty and natural resources. On your holidays, join us to protect it. Climate change presents us all with great challenges, so by adopting simple actions, we are giving our contribution to an even more sustainable Algarve.

Here are some practical tips that we invite you to follow.

Click on the images to find out how.

  • Reduce and sort your rubbish, as you do at home

    Reducing and correctly separating waste are actions that contribute towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and towards a healthier planet.

  • For short journeys, go by foot

    Cars moved by fossil fuels emit greenhouse gases. Every time you go for a stroll by foot, you are promoting your own health and reducing your carbon footprint!

  • Reuse towels during your stay

    Reusing towels contributes towards saving energy and water. On the one hand, we reduce greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation), and on the other hand, we adapt to one of the main effects of climate change in the Algarve – the drought. And washing textiles less often contributes towards increasing their lifespan!

  • Buy local produce

    Local produce have much simpler and less impactful transportation logistics than produce from regions or countries further way. Therefore, there are less greenhouse gas emissions associated with their transportation!

  • Use the walkways on beaches

    Dune areas feature unique vegetation which is very important for biodiversity and to prevent coastal erosion. Dune vegetation protects us, let’s protect it was well by using the walkways!

  • On cliffs follow the warnings

    Many beaches in the Algarve feature beautiful cliffs which, as time goes by, suffer erosion from the wind, sea and other factors. Safely enjoy this geological wonder by following the recommendations in the signage.

  • Don't waste water

    Drought is one of the main effects of climate change in Southern Europe, and the Algarve is no exception. The best way to adapt to drought is by saving water, reducing our consumption of this precious asset.

  • Never light fires near the bush or forests

    With climate change, the increase in temperature and the decrease in humidity increase the risk of fires. Simple and easy precautions are essential to prevent forest fires.

  • Look for fresh areas

    Global warming is felt all over the planet, and Southern Europe is one of the regions of the world which is warming the most. Protect yourself from the heat by looking for cooler locations, favouring the shade and avoiding going outside in the warmest periods of the day.

  • Use designated trails on tris through parks

    When you are enjoying nature, chose previously defined trails and routes. This way you help to protect biodiversity and respect its most sensitive areas.

  • Avoid disposable cutlery

    Disposable cutlery pollutes the soils and the ocean, besides having greenhouse gas emissions associated with it. If you always carry a reusable cutlery set with you, you will help to mitigate climate change!

  • Give preference to goods without packaging

    Acquiring bulk products or products without packaging is a great way to promote more sustainable consumption habits. Generally these products have less waste and less greenhouse gas emissions associated with them.

Funded by:

Programme Operator: