Dye is cast for another World Class Course in Portugal

With increasing numbers of Algarve residents and visitors making trips to other areas of Portugal for golf the opening of The West Cliffs Golf Links on the Silver Golf Coast has been met with widespread approval. Located near Obidos, a one hour drive from Lisbon, West Cliffs has been hailed as one of the new stars of European golf. Designed by Cynthia Dye (pictured here teeing off on the 18th hole) from the world-renowned golf...

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Free as a bird
Jul13

Free as a bird

A new wave of camper van tourists arrives in the Algarve The freedom of touring around and finding the perfect spot to spend the night has always been very attractive to me, so I was thrilled to come across a company called Soul Campers, here in the Algarve, who offered exactly what I was looking for. Not being a fan of being caught short or camping in general, popping a tent in the back of the car has never had much appeal but having...

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Eating with your eyes
Jul13

Eating with your eyes

Ana Remígio´s wonderful edible art An artist from Lagoa, practically unknown in her hometown, is steadily making a name for herself in the world of cake art. Ana Remígio, a housewife with two children of 9 and 11, only practices this craft as an artistic occupation, since from a commercial standpoint “people only see a cake. They are not prepared to pay for the many hours spent studying and building the structure, confectioning and...

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Jazz with Hugo Alves
Jul13

Jazz with Hugo Alves

Meet one of Portugal´s most famous jazz musicians On August 15, at around 10pm, the Algarve Jazz Orchestra (OJA) will present the Great Summer Concert at Carvoeiro Beach, worthy of the most prestigious concert halls in the world. This year’s theme is “Pop & Funk Summer Beats” and guest artist Ana Rita Inácio will be joining them on stage. Much like in previous years, the concert will feature synchronized fireworks, combining...

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Oceans of vision
Jul13

Oceans of vision

A look at the history of Zoomarine with its founder In 1991 Portuguese-Argentinean businessman, Pedro Lavia, opened the doors to what has been his lifelong dream and an absolutely innovative project in Portugal and a defining element in the Algarve: Zoomarine. Boasting a haul of tourism and scientific awards, the team was the first to introduce dolphins to the country and, in 2002, opened the first marine species rehabilitation centre...

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