Artistic licence
Nov21

Artistic licence

Long-time local resident and highly skilled craftsman David Pearce opens a portrait studio in Ferragudo Staying with the theme of the 50th edition of Inside Carvoeiro magazine, we stopped by Ferragudo to see our old friend David. Having presented his stunning handcrafted wooden boats in a previous edition, we were pleased to hear that he was doing something a little less physical now that he’s in his 70s. David now dedicates his time...

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Retreat in Alamos
Oct18

Retreat in Alamos

The new adults-only B&B is perfect to recharge and enjoy some precious relaxation time When we heard that one of our favourite hotel managers was setting up a boutique retreat, we were very excited to see what Lourenço Ribeiro and his lovely wife Luisa had created. Positioned in between the Atlantic Ocean and Guia, Lourenço and Luisa have taken their extensive travel knowledge and experience and made great use of it. What they...

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Family tradition
Sep15

Family tradition

Herdade Barranco do Vale is reviving an old family tradition Dear Grandfather, the farm is still beautiful. The cork oaks you have planted are strong and healthy, the olive trees large and firm and the “medronhos” are simply divine. The old vineyard was carefully cultivated, and the planted area expanded. The grapes from which this wine was made have been carefully handled and selected, and the production carried out to the highest...

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Natural wonders
Jul19

Natural wonders

The unexpected beauty of the Algarve’s hidden wildlife. They are not the most commonly spotted animals in the wild, but if you’re patient enough and enjoy birdwatching/photographing from a hide, you may be surprised by some truly amazing wildlife sightings. From red fox cubs exploring the Monchique hills to a black pig roaming freely around the countryside in Sagres, or even rarely seen rabbits hopping around just before sunrise in...

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Take a walk on the wild side
Jul11

Take a walk on the wild side

Algarve Selvagem explores the inner beauty of southern Portugal and beyond. Portugal is a stunningly beautiful and diverse country made up of a long, thin mainland and the archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira. The country’s staggering 1,794km of coastline provide a vast playground for aquatic adventures, and Inside Carvoeiro met with the owner’s of Algarve Selvagem, Paulo Martins and Sandra Silva, to discover some of the tours they...

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Soar above the ocean
Jul11

Soar above the ocean

Fun-loving, activity fans will love this new addition to our coast. Seeing someone on a flyboard for the first time is quite a spectacular and mesmerising sight to behold. Out of nowhere, a big stream of water propels someone, usually vertically, from the sea, where they float mid-air and perform stunts. The seed is planted, and you’ll probably begin to wonder what it would feel like to shoot through the water, jump into the sky and...

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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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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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