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Here you will find actual information about what's going on in the Algarve, including our own personal impressions and experiences. We are looking forward to your comments!

Boca do Rio - Roman fishing port

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 | Culture
Boca do Rio - Roman fishing port

As reported by the Portuguese media agency LUSO, a team of Portuguese and German archaeologists has excavated the remains of a Roman fishing port. The site on the beach of Boca do Rio in the municipality of Vila do Bispo near Budens is said to be one of the most important discoveries of that period in the sou...

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Visit of the N.R.P. Sagres in Faro

Sunday, 09 September 2018 | Event
Visit of the N.R.P. Sagres in Faro

On occasion of the Dia de Faro 2018 the historic sailing ship docked for the first time at the commercial pier in Faro and opened her decks to the general public. It is currently used by the Portuguese navy as a training ship for young sailors as well as its international ambassador. The three masted ship,...

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Vila Joya Sea

Tuesday, 04 September 2018 | Gastronomy
Vila Joya Sea

When we discovered some weeks ago the beach restaurant Vila Joya Sea, set in the beautiful parc of the Vila Joya, we were immediately enthusiastic about this perfect place – the picturesque location between the beaches of Galé and Manuel Lourenço, the inspiring Japanese cuisine of chief Am...

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Folkfaro 2017 - Closing ceremony

Sunday, 27 August 2017 | Folklore
Folkfaro 2017 - Closing ceremony

Like in the previous years the oecumenical closing ceremony on Sunday afternoon was the final highlight of this colourful event. The participating groups of Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Italy, Kazakhstan Mexico and Poland came together with their host, the Grupo Folclórico de Faro, to once again gave sampling...

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36th International Biker Convention 2017

Faro boats to be the capital of motor bikers in Portugal. Once a year in July the Moto Clube de Faro is organizing an international biker convention, attracting more than 15 thousand bikers from all over the world. The 36th edition took place from July 20 to 23, 2017, the public highlight again being the b...

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São Brás de Alportel - Discovering cork tour

Since centuries, the rural town of São Brás de Alportel in the hinterland of the Algarve is a centre of cork, a natural produce made of the bark of cork trees. These trees find ideal natural conditions in the hilly forests of the Serra de Caldeirão, producing cork of a quality second to n...

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Dia de Portugal 2017

Sunday, 11 June 2017 | Gastronomy
Dia de Portugal 2017

To celebrate the National Holiday of Portugal we went out for lunch to our favourite fish & seafood restaurant at the marina in Faro. We know this place for many years and appreciate the excellent quality and the ample choice as well as the great view from the terrace to the historical old town of Faro wi...

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Azores Viticulture

Friday, 19 May 2017 | Economy
Azores Viticulture

Buffeted by the mid-Atlantic weather, on the same latitude as Lisbon, this little group of islands has a spectacular variety of scenery. From lush, green countryside and lakes to volcanic peaks caverns, sulphur pits and lava flows. The islands’ historic vineyards are considered to be so special that a v...

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Beginning of spring 2017

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 | Nature
Beginning of spring 2017

Since yesterday, March 20, 2017 at 11.29 a.m. the calendar officially confirms what all of us living in the Algarve know for quite a while - it's spring ! Please enjoy photos from walking our dogs in the meadows of Quinta das Andorinhas. ...

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