Passion, tradition and innovation come together under the roof of João Clara Wines
Dec12

Passion, tradition and innovation come together under the roof of João Clara Wines

João Clara’s legacy, a “labour of love” – December 12, 2022  Staying relevant while preserving tradition can be a conundrum in the wine world. This ever-growing industry sees new producers, with creative projects attracting young and knowledgeable consumers, opening their winery doors faster than ever. Keeping up with new trends without losing your identity can be tricky for a winery. On the slopes of the Alcantarilha...

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Aloegarve: a New Portuguese cosmetics brand that uses Algarve-grown aloe vera
Dec12

Aloegarve: a New Portuguese cosmetics brand that uses Algarve-grown aloe vera

Locally sourced beauty – December 12, 2022 Aloegarve is a new Portuguese brand which uses Algarve-grown Aloe vera to create a wide range of cosmetics. Eight stores have already opened across the Algarve in just a few months Between Alcantarilha and Porches, on a five-hectare plot of land parallel to the EN125 road, there are 12,000 Aloe vera plants growing organically and naturally. The Algarve’s climate, with over 300 days of...

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Vila Vita Parc collaborates with local eco-conscious artist Vanessa Barragão
Dec09

Vila Vita Parc collaborates with local eco-conscious artist Vanessa Barragão

Art with a conscience – December 9, 2022 Bleached Coral is the title of a tapestry piece created by Algarvian artist Vanessa Barragão specially designed and made for Ocean restaurant at Vila Vita Parc, in Porches. The artwork illustrates the deep connection with the ocean that both the artist and chef Hans Neuner share. This collaboration celebrates Vila Vita’s mission to showcase local talent in the resort and also aims to raise...

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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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