Portugal is a big country. In the most southern region of the mainland you have The Algarve. This landscape and coastline is a wonderful place to be, especially for southern European standards. You have beautiful bays and long and wide sandy beaches. The interior is full of hills and has a great alternation between green and rugged. The highest point in Portugal is in the Monchique mountain range at about 900 meters. There are no major world cities there, but the coast between Faro and Lagos is growing rapidly. Especially in and around Albufeira and Portimao it gets busy in the summer period.