Fine Wines & Food Fair returns
Apr30

Fine Wines & Food Fair returns

The event on every foodie’s calendar is back at Vila Vita Parc Held every two years, the Fine Wines & Food Fair, currently the biggest gastronomic event in the Algarve, will return to Vila Vita Parc, in Porches, from May 5 to 13 for the fourth time. Living up to its name,  the fair pairs the finest culinary creations from renowned national and international chefs with the best wines and producers, all under the same roof. For...

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Award-winning hikes
Apr09

Award-winning hikes

Lagoa’s Seven Hanging Valleys Trail is best hike in Europe Lagoa’s Seven Hanging Valleys Trail (Sete Vales Suspensos) has been named the Best Hiking Destination in Europe by online portal European Best Destinations. The ranking, based on votes from over 28,000 travellers from 153 countries, is led by Lagoa’s stunning coastal trail, which is described as “breathtaking, unforgettable and one of the most beautiful hikes in Europe”. The...

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Portimão is the 2019 European City of Sport
Apr09

Portimão is the 2019 European City of Sport

Sports fans can enjoy a vast array of events this year  Windsurfing World Championships©Rafal Czepulkowski Our neighbouring city Portimão has found its place on the map and will be hosting hundreds of sporting events to honour their European City of Sport status. Earlier this year, the opening event attracted over 4,000 people along with several of Portugal’s most iconic athletes, including former Olympic champion Rosa Mota, who is...

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Local rider qualifies for Special Olympics
Jan10

Local rider qualifies for Special Olympics

Lucélia Glória will be representing Portugal in Abu Dhabi in 2019 When Quinta do Paraíso Alto (QPA) Riding Centre and the Bensafrim non-profit association Riding for the Disabled Barlavento began hosting therapeutic riding sessions for local disabled people in 2007, little did they know that this charitable adventure would eventually take them to the Special Olympics World Games. But the credit for such an incredible accomplishment...

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Hikes with a view
Sep21

Hikes with a view

New coastal hiking trail highlights Lagoa’s stunning cliffs and caves. A new coastal walking route named ‘Caminho dos Promontórios’ (headlands trail) will take hikers on a journey to discover the beautiful cliffs and caves of Lagoa. The trail was inaugurated earlier this summer, on the same day the local council unveiled the revamp of the borough’s iconic Torre da Lapa tower. The seven-kilometre route links Praia do Molhe, in...

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New chef at Bon Bon
Apr12

New chef at Bon Bon

Chef Louis Anjos takes the reins at Carvoeiro’s Michelin-starred Bon Bon restaurant The only restaurant in the Carvoeiro area with a Michelin star, awarded in 2016, Bon Bon has placed the town firmly on the gastronomic map, and owner Nuno Diogo has plans to build on the reputation with important changes taking place this year. Exit chef Rui Silvestre, who has moved on to pursue his own projects, and enter one of Portugal’s most...

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Facelift for Ferragudo
Apr12

Facelift for Ferragudo

Algarve’s riverside gem to get total makeover Ferragudo, known as one of the Algarve’s most beautiful and traditional riverside villages, is due to undergo a total makeover. Lagoa council has announced plans to remove all parking and most traffic from the village’s riverside, plant more trees, and transform the rundown and mostly dry canal that separates both parts of the village into a steady stream. The project is estimated to cost...

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Jazz with Hugo Alves
Jul13

Jazz with Hugo Alves

Meet one of Portugal´s most famous jazz musicians On August 15, at around 10pm, the Algarve Jazz Orchestra (OJA) will present the Great Summer Concert at Carvoeiro Beach, worthy of the most prestigious concert halls in the world. This year’s theme is “Pop & Funk Summer Beats” and guest artist Ana Rita Inácio will be joining them on stage. Much like in previous years, the concert will feature synchronized fireworks, combining...

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