Fine Wines & Food Fair returns
Apr30

Fine Wines & Food Fair returns

The event on every foodie’s calendar is back at Vila Vita Parc Held every two years, the Fine Wines & Food Fair, currently the biggest gastronomic event in the Algarve, will return to Vila Vita Parc, in Porches, from May 5 to 13 for the fourth time. Living up to its name,  the fair pairs the finest culinary creations from renowned national and international chefs with the best wines and producers, all under the same roof. For...

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Escaping the Laboratory
Apr30

Escaping the Laboratory

Escape One bring us the first of their mystery rooms Some people will not have heard of an escape room and must think that it’s some strange kind of pastime, but in fact, it’s actually a great way to spend an hour as a group of friends or family. It’s essentially a team game, and, ideally, you should bring different types of people with you — someone with strong problem-solving skills, someone who is good with mathematical equations,...

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Award-winning hikes
Apr09

Award-winning hikes

Lagoa’s Seven Hanging Valleys Trail is best hike in Europe Lagoa’s Seven Hanging Valleys Trail (Sete Vales Suspensos) has been named the Best Hiking Destination in Europe by online portal European Best Destinations. The ranking, based on votes from over 28,000 travellers from 153 countries, is led by Lagoa’s stunning coastal trail, which is described as “breathtaking, unforgettable and one of the most beautiful hikes in Europe”. The...

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Portimão is the 2019 European City of Sport
Apr09

Portimão is the 2019 European City of Sport

Sports fans can enjoy a vast array of events this year  Windsurfing World Championships©Rafal Czepulkowski Our neighbouring city Portimão has found its place on the map and will be hosting hundreds of sporting events to honour their European City of Sport status. Earlier this year, the opening event attracted over 4,000 people along with several of Portugal’s most iconic athletes, including former Olympic champion Rosa Mota, who is...

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More fun in the sun
Apr09

More fun in the sun

Zoomarine has new attractions and improved facilities Way back in 1991, Portuguese-Argentinean businessman, Pedro Lavia, opened the doors to his dream park, Zoomarine Algarve. Anyone who went when it opened probably wouldn’t recognise it now as it keeps evolving and growing into its 26-hectare plot, making it the biggest theme park of its kind in Portugal. The team was the first to introduce dolphins to the country and, in 2002,...

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