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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What’s on: Summer may be slowing down but the Algarve is not
Sep07

What’s on: Summer may be slowing down but the Algarve is not

Venturing on the Tapas Route or listening to international musicians is among the suggestions for the coming autumn in the Algarve – September 7, 2022 Although the whirlwind of activity typical of this season in the Algarve is slowing down, there is still plenty to see and do in the area. Inside Carvoeiro offers some suggestions here. Rota do Petisco with around 220 restaurants to explore across the region and three themed routes...

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Artist Tom Leamon presents exclusive collection at Vila Vita Parc
Sep07

Artist Tom Leamon presents exclusive collection at Vila Vita Parc

Vila Vita Parc has teamed up with artist Tom Leamon to present a curated collection of exclusive paintings inspired by the design and atmosphere of Bela Vita Bar & Brasserie – September 7, 2022 In the context of the resort’s 30th anniversary, this challenge to the English painter is in line with Vila Vita’s philosophy of being a platform for artists and promising projects in the Algarve or in the country. The collection Chamber...

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Tivoli Carvoeiro’s The One restaurant shines at Wine Spectator’s Awards
Sep05

Tivoli Carvoeiro’s The One restaurant shines at Wine Spectator’s Awards

The North American magazine Wine Spectator has once again distinguished the restaurant in Carvoeiro for its wine selection – September 5, 2022  The One Restaurant, at the Tivoli Hotel in Carvoeiro, was first awarded back in 2020. Now, the restaurant has once again won the Award of Excellence, integrated into an exclusive list of 3,200 restaurants distributed across 70 countries and territories, out of which only seven are from...

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Lagoa’s FATACIL Fair makes a grand return this Friday with daily concerts and horse shows
Aug19

Lagoa’s FATACIL Fair makes a grand return this Friday with daily concerts and horse shows

The long-awaited return of Lagoa’s FATACIL begins this Friday 19th with daily concerts by some of the biggest names in Portuguese music, as well as Equestrian daily shows, entertainment and much more! – August 19, 2022 The municipality of Lagoa is ready for the return of the Handicraft, Tourism, Agriculture, Commerce and Industry Fair (FATACIL) and has once again invested heavily in the equestrian sector “to attract visitors to the...

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