A family affair
Apr13

A family affair

Inside visits the beautiful Quinta Dos Santos Originally from Cape Town, the dos Santos family spent many summer holidays in the Algarve. Three years ago, they began putting into action their plan of living in Portugal, on a farm surrounded by a vineyard, and are now the proud owners of their stunning creation – Quinta Dos Santos, in Sesmarias, Carvoeiro. The family consists of mother and father Ann and Eugene, two sons, Kyle and...

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Magnificent mammals
Apr12

Magnificent mammals

Exciting new sightings of whales off the Algarve coast Historically, whale sightings have not been widespread in the Algarve, and you would typically have to travel to the Azores or Madeira for the opportunity to see the spectacular mammals in Portuguese waters. That is why we were so excited when we received the sightings report from local Marine Biologist, tour operators Wildwatch, in Ferragudo, stating that not only did they have a...

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New chef at Bon Bon
Apr12

New chef at Bon Bon

Chef Louis Anjos takes the reins at Carvoeiro’s Michelin-starred Bon Bon restaurant The only restaurant in the Carvoeiro area with a Michelin star, awarded in 2016, Bon Bon has placed the town firmly on the gastronomic map, and owner Nuno Diogo has plans to build on the reputation with important changes taking place this year. Exit chef Rui Silvestre, who has moved on to pursue his own projects, and enter one of Portugal’s most...

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Facelift for Ferragudo
Apr12

Facelift for Ferragudo

Algarve’s riverside gem to get total makeover Ferragudo, known as one of the Algarve’s most beautiful and traditional riverside villages, is due to undergo a total makeover. Lagoa council has announced plans to remove all parking and most traffic from the village’s riverside, plant more trees, and transform the rundown and mostly dry canal that separates both parts of the village into a steady stream. The project is estimated to cost...

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