Art with history
Sep21

Art with history

Porches Pottery celebrates 50th anniversary. There is a long tradition of pottery in the Algarve. The Phoenicians, the Romans and the Moors, all of whom occupied the region at one point, were masters of the earthenware. There are ceramics shops all over southern Portugal, but the small village of Porches is considered the Algarve’s pottery centre. It’s precisely here that you can find one of the most renowned potteries in the region,...

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Hikes with a view
Sep21

Hikes with a view

New coastal hiking trail highlights Lagoa’s stunning cliffs and caves. A new coastal walking route named ‘Caminho dos Promontórios’ (headlands trail) will take hikers on a journey to discover the beautiful cliffs and caves of Lagoa. The trail was inaugurated earlier this summer, on the same day the local council unveiled the revamp of the borough’s iconic Torre da Lapa tower. The seven-kilometre route links Praia do Molhe, in...

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Summer vibes
Jul19

Summer vibes

Your must-have guide to live music, DJ parties and festivals during July and August We love to party in Portugal, and although Carvoeiro might look like a sleepy seaside resort during the day, you’ll be spoiled for choice for things to do when the sun goes down. There’s live music every night on the main square in front of the beach with the Arte Viva Duo on Mondays and DJ João Sousa on Tuesdays; Ricardo Sousa is on rotation with a...

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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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