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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
Local project wins silver medal at architecture awards
Oct02

Local project wins silver medal at architecture awards

Ferragudo studio Marlene Uldschmidt Architects was awarded the silver medal in the category for Residential – Single-family Houses, at the Prémios Lusófonos de Arquitetura for their project Villa Petra Located in Carvoeiro, Villa Petra is a renovation project set in a low-density area and features several amenities such as pool and a tennis court, along with stunning landscape with palm trees and tropical plants. The Prémios Lusófonos...

Read More
Expressions of colour
Oct01

Expressions of colour

From October 3 to November 28, the Celas Conventuais do Centro Cultural Convento S. José will welcome an exhibit from artist Ana Sota titled “Expressions of Colour”. Creating vibrant pieces with acrylic on canvas and wood, the artist seeks to blend the bright with the opaque whilst playing with strong colours and monochromatic tones. Looking to create a simple and vibrant universe that awakens different emotions in...

Read More
Spy Manor Productions & Production Algarve launch Film Collective
Sep03

Spy Manor Productions & Production Algarve launch Film Collective

Twenty professionals from the region attended the launch event of Algarve Film Collective at Spy Manor on Friday, August 28. The initiative aims to bring together professionals from the film, fashion and the entertainment industries working in the Algarve region. Early last month, Spy Manor Productions and Production Algarve announced a long-term collaboration to raise the profile of the region as a destination for the global media...

Read More
Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer Jr brings “A Night in Havana” to Estômbar
Sep01

Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer Jr brings “A Night in Havana” to Estômbar

The sounds and rhythms of Cuban music will bring the Sítio das Fontes in Estômbar alive on Friday, September 18 at 9.30pm. “A Night in Havana” is the name of an open-air concert by Ibrahim Ferrer Jr, son of Cuban singer of the same name, known for being at the centre of the Buena Vista Social Club ensemble of legendary Cuban singers. The “intimate performance” will see the artist interpret some of the greatest classic Cuban songs,...

Read More