Occasionally, the world discovers what we already know: that the Algarve is a paradise on earth. Even when it's crowded, full of people enjoying its rays of sun and diving into warm waters, the Algarve is a wonderful place to be.

And The Guardian knows it too, as it just considered Camaleão Beach Bar, in Armona island, the best beach bar in Europe, according to readers tips. We have already talked about this island here, on the so called “quiet side of the Algarve”.

Departing from Faro, after the ferry ride to Armona and the walk along the beach path, once you see a sign saying Camaleão Beach Bar, you know you are home.

What makes this such a special place is the combination of shaded seating areas – which you absolutely need because the sun is strong there – white sand, and a chilled environment with a playlist of jazz, reggae or house to boost the cocktails and beer.

Perfect ambiance for lazy days and warm water. It's beyond paradise.

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