FATACIL turns 40
Jul19

FATACIL turns 40

The nationally acclaimed Fatacil Fair will take place between August 16 and 25 in its purpose-built venue in Lagoa, where people come from all over Portugal to enjoy an evening walking around the market stalls where local brands show and sell their products. There’s a big section dedicated to animals with live farm animals on display and beautiful horse shows every night. And then, there’s the music. Every evening a live band takes to...

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Welcome to SandCity
Jul19

Welcome to SandCity

The new sand sculpture theme park opens in Lagoa. SandCity opened its’ door in early June featuring the most extensive and most varied exhibition of sand sculptures ever made in Portugal. Replacing the previously named FIESA (International Festival of Sand Sculptures) in Algoz, SandCity is the new project of the company Prosandart, which over the past 17 years has produced what was considered to be the biggest exhibition of its kind...

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Algarve Jazz meets the King
Jul09

Algarve Jazz meets the King

The Algarve Jazz Orchestra presents its now iconic summer concert with synchronised fireworks performed in the magnificent setting of Praia do Carvoeiro square on August 15. This year the theme of the concert is “Burning Love” as a tribute to one of the world’s greatest artists: Elvis Presley. Expect to be blown away by the orchestra’s versions of some of the greatest hits by the iconic singer, such as Jailhouse Rock, Don’t Be...

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Austrian delights
Jul09

Austrian delights

Traditional food, BBQs and plenty of beer this summer at Vila Vita Biergarten. Vila Vita Biergarten in Porches has announced special summer events to give visitors the opportunity to enjoy traditional Austrian food and summer barbecues with live music. Every day until July 15, the authentic Bavarian-style beer garden will be serving mouthwatering Austrian specialties at lunch and dinner such as veal consommé with pancake strips,...

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Holy sweetness
Jul09

Holy sweetness

Lagoa will be hosting its popular sweets fair, Mostra do Doce Conventual, from July 17 to 21 at the town’s São José convent. The event gives visitors a chance to taste a variety of traditional sweets inspired by nuns’ century-old recipes. There will be jams, sweets, honey, cakes made with traditional Algarve ingredients such as almonds, figs and carobs, and a selection of delicious liqueurs as well as Monchique’s famous medronho...

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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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