Grab your tickets for October’s Lagoa Wine Experiences
Sep21

Grab your tickets for October’s Lagoa Wine Experiences

Enjoy a day’s programme full of wine tastings and friendly company – September 21, 2022 The 6th session of the Lagoa Wine Experiences happens next month with a set of unique initiatives. Participants will meet at 10.30am at the Carlos do Carmo auditorium (Lagoa) from where they will be taken to Única – Adega Cooperativa do Algarve, a place with a rich history in the region’s wine sector. A wine tasting session will be held...

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Portimão Market opens the Algarve’s first “presuntaria”
Sep05

Portimão Market opens the Algarve’s first “presuntaria”

The new shop offers a selection of cured hams, Portuguese wines and small delicacies to please the most demanding palates – September 5, 2022 Located inside Portimão’s Municipal Market, the Presuntaria do Mercado opened its doors to the public in August. The gourmet shop is the first of its kind in the region, focusing on serving top-quality, 100% acorn-fed Iberian ham sliced using a special Beher knife, Spain’s leading cured ham...

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How a regional winery in Lagoa embraces tradition to produce great results
Aug22

How a regional winery in Lagoa embraces tradition to produce great results

Since 2011, Monte de Salicos has produced 20,000 bottles of Red, White and Rosé wine annually, using tried and tested methods – August 22, 2022 Between Carvoeiro beach and the town of Lagoa, Monte de Salicos (MDS), a 13-hectare property, has been cultivated since the 18th century. It has been in the hands of the Cabrita family for at least five generations and, in 1999, António Cabrita, a local doctor from and now co-owner, planted...

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Unearthing history: New Archaeological site discovered in the Algarve
Aug22

Unearthing history: New Archaeological site discovered in the Algarve

New Pestana Golf Course uncovers Archaeological Site that has left experts with several questions – August 22, 2022 Construction of a new Pestana golf course between Ferragudo and Lagoa has unearthed a unique archaeological site containing traces of several eras. The works are taking place across a 40-hectare plot of land, but all it took was half a hectare to reveal an array of hidden discoveries. In layman’s terms, archaeologists...

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The Algarve’s First urban organic mushroom farm
Aug22

The Algarve’s First urban organic mushroom farm

A hard-working couple used their downtime during the pandemic productively to turn a fascinating idea into the Algarve’s first urban organic mushroom farm – August 22, 2022 Mushrooms produced organically in the basement of a store in Portimão have quickly become all the rage among many of the Algarve’s best restaurants and their chefs. Gribb, the Russian name for ‘mushroom’ or ‘fungi’, is the Algarve’s first urban organic mushroom...

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A local shop in Ferragudo honours the best Algarvian flavours
Aug22

A local shop in Ferragudo honours the best Algarvian flavours

The Origens Shop has been committed to honouring and showcasing the best flavours of the Algarve – August 22, 2022 Coming from the sea and the mountains, from east to west, the products available at the Origens shop show the best flavours that the Algarve has to offer. This is, precisely, the goal, according to owner Luís Alberto. “It’s a retrospective and an appreciation of Algarvian flavours. It’s a reflection of our love for...

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Capela das Artes Hotel created a therapy Centre focusing on stress management
Aug22

Capela das Artes Hotel created a therapy Centre focusing on stress management

Building smart habits: The Capela das Artes Hotel has created a therapy and treatment Centre focusing on stress management and various pathologies, together with a good diet and healthy sleeping habits – August 22, 2022 Aptly named Smart Habits, this space opened a few months ago in the old olive press of the well-known Capela das Artes Hotel, in Alcantarilha, now classified as a Monument of Public Interest due to its historical,...

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The first butterfly garden in the Algarve has opened in Zoomarine
Aug22

The first butterfly garden in the Algarve has opened in Zoomarine

In the Algarve’s first Butterfly Garden, dozens of species can be seen flying over lakes, fish and a tropical botanical garden – August 22, 2022 Zoomarine has made it a habit of debuting new attractions for visitors every year. The novelty for this season is the opening of the Algarve’s first-ever dedicated butterfly house. The Butterfly Garden is a tropical botanical garden serving as a habitat for hundreds of exotic butterflies from...

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