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Dragão Porto On Three Algarve Beaches Making 7 Wonders Shortlist
Dragão Porto were interested to hear recently that voting is now open on the ‘7 Wonders – Beaches of Portugal’ shortlist, which was released on the 11th May by the ‘7 Wonders’ organisers.
By: Dragao Porto
“There are some amazingly beautiful beaches in the Algarve,” said our source at Dragão Porto, a Portugal-based sales and marketing company, “It will be interesting to see which ones are picked by the organisers of this event. I know I would be hard pressed to pick my favourites out of so much natural beauty.”
The beaches of Arrifana and Odeceixe as well as Tavira Island are the three Algarvean candidates in the running for Portugal’s most wondrous stretch of sand.
“Of all the candidates that we put forward only three beaches were chosen. It is on them that we now have to focus our attention and, above all, vote”, said António Pina, president of the ERTA Algarve Tourist Board.
He highlighted the fact that most people choose to visit the Algarve during summer specifically because of its unique beaches. The beaches of Arrifana and Odeceixe are running for the title in the category ‘Cliffs’, while Tavira Island is battling it out in the ‘Dunes’ category.
António Pina said: “We ask everyone who normally goes to these beaches, especially the Algarvians, to contribute with their vote for our – and their – beaches. This is a regional project which we must be associated with.”
Our source at Dragão Porto said, “Portugal in general is just such a beautiful country, and this will just help promote more tourism. It’s not just the beaches though. The wine, the food, the people and the atmosphere all make it a fantastic place for tourists.”
Public votes for the Algarve’s beaches can be cast until 7 September via SMS, online, via Facebook or by phoning in. For more information, see website: www.7maravilhas.pt.
The winners will be announced live on TV, on Portuguese channel RTP1, on 8 September.