Chef Hans Neuner receives third straight ‘Platinum Fork’ award
Jun15

Chef Hans Neuner receives third straight ‘Platinum Fork’ award

Chef Hans Neuner from the prestigious two-Michelin star restaurant Ocean at Vila Vita Parc Resort in Porches has been awarded a ‘Platinum Fork’ for the third year straight in Expresso’s ‘Boa Cama Boa Mesa’ restaurant-hotel guide. The resort also received a ‘Platinum Key’ in the hotel category of the awards. “This prize is recognition of the dedication and work of the whole team, which every day wants to perfect its knowledge about the...

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Armação Beach Club is back this summer
Jun09

Armação Beach Club is back this summer

The “laid back atmosphere” of Vila Vita Parc’s Armação Beach Club is back this summer with the reopening of Só Verão restaurant, now offering a totally revamped concept, and a series of themed ‘Sunsets’ between June 12 and August 28. The ‘Sunsets’ will take place in Praia Dourada’s beach lounge area on Saturdays from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Says the resort, “these are sure to liven up long weekends in the summer with the vibrant sounds of...

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Zoomarine celebrates baby dolphin Neo
Jun01

Zoomarine celebrates baby dolphin Neo

The Algarve’s marine theme park Zoomarine celebrated International Day of the Child (June 1) by presenting Neo – its latest addition to the much-loved family of bottle-nosed dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) which have characterised the complex for the last 30 years. In fact, 2021 is the year in which Zoomarine celebrates its 30th birthday (on August 3 to be precise) and, to this end, the team hopes Neo’s birth, on the very last day...

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Lagoa unveils plans for Espaço Gamboa
May27

Lagoa unveils plans for Espaço Gamboa

The project is set to honour the life and work of local painter Manuel Gamboa On May 24, the day master Manuel Gamboa would turn 96 years old, the Municipality of Lagoa publicly presented the project for the creation of a space dedicated to the life and work of the painter. The “museum” will contribute to the recognition of a renowned figure in Lagoa, inserted in a cultural policy of continuity, promoted by the Municipality, focused...

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Promenade Concert Cycle continues in Lagoa
May27

Promenade Concert Cycle continues in Lagoa

The Promenade Concert Cycle continues on June 13, with the concert Histórias D’Encantar, at 4.30pm at the Carlos do Carmo Auditorium, in Lagoa. The OCS Algarve orchestra will be joined by maestro Élio Leal and Rui Baeta as presenter and interpreter. Together they will perform works by Johann Strauss, Carl Nielsen, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Engelbert Humperdinck, and Gioacchino Rossini. Starting at 4.30pm, with limited seating...

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UK media spotlights Carvoeiro in report about British holidaymakers
May25

UK media spotlights Carvoeiro in report about British holidaymakers

The Algarve’s charming village of Carvoeiro was the main setting for a three-part news report this week by the UK’s Channel 5 News about the return of British tourists to Portugal. Led by reporter Peter Lane, the first video was filmed aboard a Manchester-Faro flight and explored why Brits are choosing the Algarve for their holiday. “We just enjoy socialising, and it has more to do with being able to sit, enjoy a drink, watch the...

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Sand City brings “mythological creatures” to Lagoa
May25

Sand City brings “mythological creatures” to Lagoa

Lagoa’s Sand City, described as the “largest sand sculpture theme park in the world”, opened its doors to the public in late May and is promising another season of impressive sand sculptures, this year themed around ‘Mythological Creatures and Monsters’. Located on the EN125 opposite the Nobel International School Algarve, the exhibition is still being put together. In other words, visitors will have the opportunity to not only see...

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Algarve artist wows again with giant painting of F1 legends
Apr30

Algarve artist wows again with giant painting of F1 legends

Algarve street artist HUARIU is making a splash yet again after having unveiled on Thursday night a giant painting that pays tribute to British F1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton, who is back to track action in Portimão this weekend, and late F1 pilot Ayrton Senna, who tragically died in 1994 after crashing during the San Marino Grand Prix at Italy’s Imola circuit. Titled ‘Even Legends Have Heroes’, it was painted onto the same private...

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