Views to dine for
Jul11

Views to dine for

Our favourite restaurants with sea views in the Carvoeiro area. With hundreds of restaurants in the local area, finding the right one can be quite a daunting task. There are many factors to consider — location, whether you’re in the mood for fish or meat and perhaps you’re celebrating a special occasion so you need somewhere a bit special. We took the task of locating some new and old restaurants that filled our criteria of offering a...

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Algarve Jazz meets the King
Jul09

Algarve Jazz meets the King

The Algarve Jazz Orchestra presents its now iconic summer concert with synchronised fireworks performed in the magnificent setting of Praia do Carvoeiro square on August 15. This year the theme of the concert is “Burning Love” as a tribute to one of the world’s greatest artists: Elvis Presley. Expect to be blown away by the orchestra’s versions of some of the greatest hits by the iconic singer, such as Jailhouse Rock, Don’t Be...

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Austrian delights
Jul09

Austrian delights

Traditional food, BBQs and plenty of beer this summer at Vila Vita Biergarten. Vila Vita Biergarten in Porches has announced special summer events to give visitors the opportunity to enjoy traditional Austrian food and summer barbecues with live music. Every day until July 15, the authentic Bavarian-style beer garden will be serving mouthwatering Austrian specialties at lunch and dinner such as veal consommé with pancake strips,...

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Holy sweetness
Jul09

Holy sweetness

Lagoa will be hosting its popular sweets fair, Mostra do Doce Conventual, from July 17 to 21 at the town’s São José convent. The event gives visitors a chance to taste a variety of traditional sweets inspired by nuns’ century-old recipes. There will be jams, sweets, honey, cakes made with traditional Algarve ingredients such as almonds, figs and carobs, and a selection of delicious liqueurs as well as Monchique’s famous medronho...

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Greener pastures
Jun06

Greener pastures

Inside Carvoeiro visits Convent’Bio We have patiently been watching the renovation of the old convent, just off the EN125 road that runs through the centre of Lagoa, and wondered what it might be — another hotel or maybe a private residence? When the sign went up saying Convent’Bio, we were thrilled to find that there would be a working biological and entirely organic farm right on our doorstep. Our first visit was in early February,...

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