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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Musical versatility
Sep13

Musical versatility

There´s more to the Portuguese guitar than fado, says master player and teacher José Alegre José Alegre says he never planned to become a musician: “It just happened. Music chose and surrounded me,” he said, smiling. But it was José who chose the Portuguese guitar and made it into his instrument of choice. “It is the most important thing in my life, my partner, the box where I keep my dreams.” There were no music schools in his...

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Hungry for history
Sep01

Hungry for history

Discovering the historical and gastronomic treasures of Silves When friends Joana Cabrita and António Guerreiro left University to travel to far away lands and follow their professional careers in international television production, arts and branding, they never imagined being back in Faro in 2017 and operating Eating Algarve Tours. Both passionate about culture, tradition and gastronomy, they decided to return to their homeland 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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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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