Local rider qualifies for Special Olympics
Jan10

Local rider qualifies for Special Olympics

Lucélia Glória will be representing Portugal in Abu Dhabi in 2019 When Quinta do Paraíso Alto (QPA) Riding Centre and the Bensafrim non-profit association Riding for the Disabled Barlavento began hosting therapeutic riding sessions for local disabled people in 2007, little did they know that this charitable adventure would eventually take them to the Special Olympics World Games. But the credit for such an incredible accomplishment...

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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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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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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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The Inside story
Jul12

The Inside story

The Inside story Inside Magazine is 10 years young Back in April 2007, when the first edition of this magazine was published, Carvoeiro was buzzing. After the slump that followed, it’s only recently that the “Village” (see overleaf) has regained its upbeat vibe. By 2010 many businesses had closed down, but this magazine carried on through the lean times. Inside Carvoeiro was launched with the aim of creating a local magazine that...

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Moving in the Right Direction
Jul12

Moving in the Right Direction

A family Business With Portugal high up there on investors’ radars, property sales are rocketing in the Algarve and Algarve Removals are successfully helping relocation a smooth and pain-free experience. From partial to full loads, including the transportation of vehicles, the professional team has more than 15 years in the UK-Portugal removal business and even offers long or shortterm warehouse facilities, both here in the Algarve...

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Old vines, new wines
Dec13

Old vines, new wines

Red, white, rosé… and yellow… a wine tour with a twist With the summer months a distant memory, Inside Magazine joined forces with Vasco Chaveca, jumped into his bright yellow, electric Tuk Tuk and headed off into the countryside between Lagoa and Silves on a leisurely wine tour, tailored-made for us. Vasco will often customise a tour, taking in to account time constraints or a interest in a par- ticular producer for...

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