Algarve selected as the best place to retire - The Algarve in Portugal has been awarded once again as the best place to retire. For 4 years in a row it has been chosen thanks to its location, expat community, safety and health care options. “You couldn’t find a more friendly, affordable and physically beautiful location than Portugal’s Algarve Continue Reading
Algarve: Portugal’s foodie paradise - Alongside sun-drenched beaches and historical villages, the Algarve, the southernmost region of continental Portugal, is packed with choices for anyone with a passion for simple, lovingly prepared local food and wine. Portuguese wine is among one of the world’s most famous wines. In fact, Portugal is the seventh largest wine Continue Reading
Lisbon: Portugal’s stunning captial - Lisbon is the stunning Portugal's capital and is one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities of Western Europe and because of that it’s the hub of a multifaceted area that appeals to different tastes and senses. With a population of 552,700, within its administrative limits in an area of Continue Reading
Lagoa hosts world music festival with free shows in Carvoeiro and Ferragudo - Lagoa’s ‘Sons do Atlântico’ world music festival is taking place this month in Ferragudo and Carvoeiro, featuring a variety of ‘free-to-see’ performances from national and international bands and musicians. This Saturday (August 5), African music will fill the streets of Ferragudo as Bogi Jui, a band from Guinea Conakry, will Continue Reading
Porto – an Algarvian gem - Oporto, known as Porto or Cidade Invicta (invincible city), it’s the second most populated city in Portugal; it has around 240 thousand inhabitants, and it’s the second largest city in the country, with 45 km2. It’s also known as the capital of the North of Portugal, and its Historical Center Continue Reading
Algarves foodie month: Sardines and Seafood - August in the Algarve usually means there is lots of delicious food to enjoy at several foodie festivals throughout the beautiful region. This year is no different and it is getting harder to choose where to go. Portimão is hosting its hugely popular Sardine Festival where eight restaurants are serving Continue Reading
Algarvian beach in the top ten by Condé Naste Traveler Magazine - The beaches of the Algarve in Portugal are famous for their clean water, fine sand and cleanliness. While the list by Condé Naste Traveler Magazine features well known beach destinations such as Italy and Spain, it also lists new and interesting locations along side Portugal. Less obvious destinations include Iceland, Continue Reading
Albufeira´s history in 5 minutes - Albufeira today is the most energetic and dynamic town in the Algarve, its name meaning “castle of the sea” from the Arab Al-buhera. While it is unclear when the area of Albufeira was first settled, it was once formed as a port by the local fishermen and has grown to Continue Reading

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