Next “Living in the Algarve” Live Seminar coming to Lagos on June 15
May06

Next “Living in the Algarve” Live Seminar coming to Lagos on June 15

Following the success of the first Living in the Algarve seminar event held at the Tivoli Carvoeiro Hotel on April 14, the organisers have now announced a further two dates and venues for this year. – May 6, 2022 The next event will take place at the Cascade Wellness Resort in Lagos on June 15 and is organised by the Open Media Group, publishers of the Portugal Resident newspaper and Essential Algarve magazine amongst other titles. To...

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Ocean restaurant receives highest award from Boa Cama Boa Mesa guide
Apr19

Ocean restaurant receives highest award from Boa Cama Boa Mesa guide

Vila Vita Parc’s Ocean restaurant was awarded the ‘Platinum Fork’ for the fourth year straight in the ‘Boa Cama Boa Mesa’ restaurant-hotel guide – April 19, 2022 With two Michelin stars, Vila Vita Parc’s Ocean restaurant, headed by chef Hans Neuner, has been awarded a ‘Platinum Fork’ for the fourth year straight in Expresso’s ‘Boa Cama Boa Mesa’ restaurant-hotel guide. And the five-star resort in Porches also...

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New Ferragudo Hotel aims to showcase “Authentic Algarve Experience”
Apr07

New Ferragudo Hotel aims to showcase “Authentic Algarve Experience”

Between land and sea: the new Brícia du Mar Hotel in Ferragudo – April 7, 2022 A new rural hotel has just opened in Ferragudo, Lagoa. Brícia Du Mar is located between the countryside and the sea in Vale da Areia, just a short walk away from stunning beaches and the picturesque village of Ferragudo. The four-star hotel boasts 56 rooms — 44 studios with a kitchenette and 12 standard rooms — as well as a restaurant, an event area, two...

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The Algarve’s visiting flamingos through the lens of Craig Rogers
Apr07

The Algarve’s visiting flamingos through the lens of Craig Rogers

As Flamingos make their return to the Algarve, wildlife Photographer Craig Rogers tells us more about this peculiar animal – April 7, 2022 We often associate Flamingos with warm tropical climates, so it may surprise you that here in the Algarve, winter is the best time to view these odd but beautiful birds in the coastal wetlands. To be precise, the species of Flamingo found here in Portugal is the Greater Flamingo which although very...

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Wines with a View: explore the region’s wineries with tours, wine tastings and more
Apr07

Wines with a View: explore the region’s wineries with tours, wine tastings and more

Algarve Views has a simple goal: to showcase the Best the Region has to offer by bringing together Wine, Food, Nature and Culture – April 7, 2022 To combat seasonality in the region, Algarve Views is the brainchild of visionary Andreia Ferreira, who worked at Lagoa’s Wine Cooperative. She witnessed the gradual growth of wine production in the region, at a time when there were few wineries here. With a degree in Marketing and a...

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Revisiting the hidden treasures and new flavours of Quinta dos Santos
Apr07

Revisiting the hidden treasures and new flavours of Quinta dos Santos

Inside Carvoeiro revisits Quinta dos Santos to Discover their New Flavours – April 7, 2022 It was 2018 when the dos Santos family, originally from South Africa but with Portuguese roots, opened their stunning creation. Quinta dos Santos, an eight-hectare property located in Sesmarias, Lagoa, is better known for its artisanal beers, wines, and even olive oil. However, behind the gates of the whitewashed buildings, you’ll find treasures...

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Arvad Wines is the “New Kid on the Block” in the Algarve Wine Scene
Apr07

Arvad Wines is the “New Kid on the Block” in the Algarve Wine Scene

Arvad Wines: A new vineyard with ancient history – April 7, 2022 On a property by the Arade River, running along the riverbanks, Arvad is a winery made of history. Inaugurated in 2016, the winery rolls over 50 hectares of land, including nine hectares of vines, which are exposed to the winds from the north and the Algarve sun. “A Mediterranean climate with Atlantic influence”, the terroir consists of calcareous clay soil. The Algarve...

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“Carvoeiro Living: Reflections of a life in the Algarve”
Apr07

“Carvoeiro Living: Reflections of a life in the Algarve”

Inside Magazine’s Publisher, Bruce Hawker reflects on over 40 Years of Living in Praia Do Carvoeiro – April 7, 2022 My first memory of Carvoeiro is of arriving here at the age of seven with my parents, in the summer of 1974 for a family holiday, at a time when few foreign tourists visited the Algarve, considering that the country was only just emerging as a democracy after the bloodless “Carnation” revolution a few...

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