Grab your tickets for October’s Lagoa Wine Experiences
Sep21

Grab your tickets for October’s Lagoa Wine Experiences

Enjoy a day’s programme full of wine tastings and friendly company – September 21, 2022 The 6th session of the Lagoa Wine Experiences happens next month with a set of unique initiatives. Participants will meet at 10.30am at the Carlos do Carmo auditorium (Lagoa) from where they will be taken to Única – Adega Cooperativa do Algarve, a place with a rich history in the region’s wine sector. A wine tasting session will be held...

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A New four-star Boutique Hotel in Monchique is “a paradise between the mountains and the sea”
Sep09

A New four-star Boutique Hotel in Monchique is “a paradise between the mountains and the sea”

One with nature: Earlier this year, the former D. Carlos Regis Hotel became the Pure Monchique Hotel – September 9, 2022 In April, a new four-star boutique hotel was inaugurated in Monchique, promising to create a “paradise between the mountains and the sea”, following the complete revamp of the former D. Carlos Regis Hotel. It boasts 22 rooms and suites and is managed by Unlock Boutique Hotels. Pure Monchique Hotel is set within the...

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Historical Quinta da Palmeirinha in the Algarve has deep roots that date back to the 8th century BC
Sep09

Historical Quinta da Palmeirinha in the Algarve has deep roots that date back to the 8th century BC

At the historical Quinta da Palmeirinha, producer João Mariano makes new vintages with some of the region’s oldest vines – September 9, 2022 The Algarve may still be Portugal’s least-known winemaking region, but what many are not aware of is that its history goes back centuries. Its first vines were planted by the Phoenicians and the Greeks in the 8th century BC, and later Romans and Carthaginians developed this fruitful trade. More...

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How moving to the Algarve changed Wendy Beugels’ artistic expression
Sep09

How moving to the Algarve changed Wendy Beugels’ artistic expression

Painting the world – September 9, 2022 A versatile artist, Wendy Beugels went through an incredible artistic transformation as she settled into Algarvian life. From realistic and expressionistic artworks, using oil and acrylic paint, to colourful and happy watercolours inspired by her surroundings. Originally from the Netherlands, since childhood Wendy had a passion for drawing and painting. “Art was my favourite class in school,” she...

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Discover the special birds that help plant trees in the Algarve
Sep09

Discover the special birds that help plant trees in the Algarve

Whilst a lot of attention in the autumn is aimed towards migrating birds, a common bird here in the Algarve is busy collecting its food supplies for the colder winter months – September 9, 2022 The jay, or to be precise, the Eurasian jay is a common bird throughout the Palearctic Region and thrives in Portugal. They belong to the Corvid family (otherwise known as the Crow family) and are unmistakable with the complex colour of their...

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