Lagoa among “safest destinations in Europe in times of pandemic”
Jan15

Lagoa among “safest destinations in Europe in times of pandemic”

The Algarve municipality of Lagoa has been named one of the safest destinations to visit in Europe in 2021, in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to online portal European Best Destinations (EBD). Destinations were selected based on criteria such as “the number of active cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants, the number of deaths, health measures, recommendations put in place by the authorities to welcome you in...

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Anke Punt unveils new art series
Jan05

Anke Punt unveils new art series

Fifty percent of proceeds will go to the Alvor children’s home Lar de Crianças Bom Samaritano German artist Anke Punt will be exhibiting her new art series at Lagoa’s Convent’bio from January 1 to 31, 2021. “It all started with my passion for art and learning from the old masters. This, combined with a love for nature, was the beginning of a new series,” said Anke Punt. “Convent’bio is a beautiful place and they supported my idea of...

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Vila Vita Parc launches food delivery service
Dec17

Vila Vita Parc launches food delivery service

‘Home & Away’ is the name of a new food delivery and take away service launched by Vila Vita Parc resort in Porches. “Apart from the wide selection of dishes created by the team of chefs at the resort, creative Christmas hampers are also available to be ordered for the festive season,” the resort announced. The menu includes “ready-made Asian bites, prime meat dishes and a wide variety of cakes, petit fours and cookies, as well...

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Carvoeiro’s iconic Alfanzina lighthouse turns 100
Dec03

Carvoeiro’s iconic Alfanzina lighthouse turns 100

Farol de Alfanzina in Carvoeiro (Lagoa) celebrated its 100th anniversary on Tuesday, December 1. To mark the milestone, the Association of Lighthouse Keepers and Lagoa Council are planning to carry out a series of activities at the iconic lighthouse throughout the coming year, including exhibitions, lectures, talks, artistic performances and guided tours. The programme is to be revealed soon. Set along the stunning coast of Carvoeiro,...

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Algarve named Europe’s Leading Beach Destination at tourism ‘Oscars’
Nov03

Algarve named Europe’s Leading Beach Destination at tourism ‘Oscars’

Portugal has emerged as one of the winners of the European edition of the World Travel Awards. The country has brought home 26 ‘tourism Oscars’, including the prizes for Leading Destination (Portugal) and Leading Beach Destination (Algarve). It is the fourth year in a row that Portugal has been elected Europe’s top destination. “It is with great pride that we receive this award in this atypical year,” said Secretary of State for...

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Lagoa to celebrate Wine Tourism Day with tuk-tuk tour
Oct30

Lagoa to celebrate Wine Tourism Day with tuk-tuk tour

Lagoa Wine Experiences is the name of a new initiative that aims to shine the spotlight on locally produced wines. Launched in celebration of Wine Tourism Day, the initiative will start with a tour of three wine estates on Saturday, November 7. The tour will begin at 10.30am at the wine cellars of the Adega Cooperativa do Algarve, one of the oldest in Portugal, followed by a tuk-tuk ride to the historic Quinta da Palmeirinha estate...

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Lagoa artist’s giant painting of Lewis Hamilton goes viral
Oct29

Lagoa artist’s giant painting of Lewis Hamilton goes viral

Formula 1 icon Lewis Hamilton was “totally blown away” by a giant painting in his honour that was painted onto a private football pitch in Mexilhoeira Grande, Portimão, by Algarve street artist HUARIU. The British racing legend, who last weekend celebrated his record 92nd F1 career win at the Algarve International Racetrack, shared a video of the massive work of art on his Instagram page, which, at the time of writing, had already...

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Lagoa to host first Wine Cities Competition in November
Oct23

Lagoa to host first Wine Cities Competition in November

It’s official – Lagoa has been selected to host Portugal’s first Wine Cities Competition, which will take place between November 26 and 29 at the town’s São José Convent. Around 600 Portuguese wines are to be judged, all of which will automatically enter the European wine competition ‘Città del Vino’ to be held in Italy between May 20 and 23 next year. “The Wine Cities Competition is the only such initiative in the world that...

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