Birdwatching festival returns to Sagres in October
Jul23

Birdwatching festival returns to Sagres in October

The Sagres Birdwatching Festival, described as “Portugal’s largest nature event”, is returning to the Western Algarve between October 2 and 5. It has become an unmissable event for birdwatchers and nature lovers alike, who every year travel to Sagres to participate in the many birdwatching activities, boat trips and hikes. This year, the event will feature online activities for the first time, allowing people from all over the world...

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Grand Prix finally confirmed for Algarve
Jul23

Grand Prix finally confirmed for Algarve

Almost a month since A Bola sports newspaper broke the story that Portimão’s Algarve International Autodrome (AIA) would be hosting the first Formula One races in decades, the news has been ‘confirmed’, says the paper, with the 26th Portuguese Grand Prix set for October 4. An official announcement “will be made very soon”. Say reports, Portugal ‘won through’ after races were cancelled in Montreal, Canada, due to the pandemic. The last...

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Music returns to Carvoeiro!
Jul23

Music returns to Carvoeiro!

As the world continues to adapt to a ‘new normal’, the Lagoa-Carvoeiro parish union has announced a summer entertainment programme that will see local musicians, bands and DJs performing on “a mobile stage set up on a trailer”. These ‘mobile concerts’, which aim to avoid large gatherings, began on July 11 and will run until August 30, both in Carvoeiro and Lagoa. “The goal is to spread joy among the population, stimulate the local...

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Ocean restaurant’s new menu celebrates Portuguese cuisine
Jul23

Ocean restaurant’s new menu celebrates Portuguese cuisine

Vila Vita Parc’s two-Michelin-star Ocean restaurant reopened on July 1 with a new menu that celebrates “typical Portuguese flavours, ingredients and recipes from all over the country” and highlights the “diverse richness of the Portuguese gastronomy.” Says the resort, the new menu will take diners on a “gastronomic journey through Portugal, discovering a colourful array of regional and national dishes”. It features seven dishes, each...

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The Algarve looks good on you
Jul23

The Algarve looks good on you

A new campaign to encourage national and international tourists to choose the Algarve as their summer holiday destination has been launched by the regional tourism board (RTA). Entitled ‘O Algarve fica-te bem’ (‘The Algarve looks good on you’), the campaign features influencer couple Raquel and Miguel, known on Instagram as ‘Explorerssaurus’ and who have over 753,000 followers. The reason for choosing the couple? They met and ‘fell in...

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#TuPodes campaign offers 100,000 touristic experiences
Jul23

#TuPodes campaign offers 100,000 touristic experiences

Already delighting cybernauts with its stunning images and presentation (see video below), Turismo de Portugal’s campaign #TuPodes (aimed at encouraging nationals to take their holidays ‘at home’) is gearing up for its next phase, on June 24, when some of the 100,000 touristic experiences available in this world-class destination are rolled out to help ‘reel visitors in’. PM António Costa kicked off the campaign earlier this week with...

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Lagoa to host final leg of Volta ao Algarve
Jan16

Lagoa to host final leg of Volta ao Algarve

The 46th Volta ao Algarve will kick off from Portimão to Lagos on February 19 The second day will see competitors travel from Sagres to Alto da Fóia, in what is billed as one of the most demanding stages ever — cyclists must first take on Pomba, a 3.9km uphill trail with 7.1% inclination, and reach Fóia through an 8km track with 6.3% inclination. On February 21, there is a 200km journey from Faro to Tavira, while the fourth leg will...

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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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