Heavens no! The region has been inhabited since ancient times and thus are there many historical sites to visit. For walking, the Algarve is also great not only along the beaches but also in the interior. And we should mention golf, there are over 30 golf courses. Furthermore, there are lots of things going on, induced by the growing community of pensioners and sunlovers from the north of Europe who live in the Algarve all year round or part-time.