Thursday, 24 August 2017
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A Terrace Bar with a Sea ViewLocated in the centre of the historic city of Lagos, the Mar d'Estorias experience culminates in a Terrace Bar where the combination of sea breeze and sunset is enhanced by a fantastic view.

Whatever your plans this summer, do not miss a relaxed afternoon or a magical evening on one of the most Algarvian terraces in Lagos. The Portuguese music, a simple, modern decoration that appeals to the comfort and the smell of the sea that is possible to breathe in the Terrace Bar are the perfect combination for sharing pleasant moments.

Save the Date! Portuguese Chamber's 2017 Gala DinnersThe Portuguese Chamber’s 2017 Algarve Gala Dinner will be held on the 24th November 2017 from 7pm at VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa, Armação de Pera, Algarve.

The Portuguese Chamber’s 2017 London Gala Dinner will be held on the 5th December 2017 from 7pm at East India Club, St. James Square, London SW1.

More details for both events to be announced shortly. To reserve your place at the dinner please email Alice Fonseca.


Holiday Inn Algarve Wins TripAdvisor Award of ExcellenceIt is with great pride that we announce the Holiday Inn Algarve in Armação de Pêra has won the TripAdvisor 2017 Certificate of Excellence Award.

TripAdvisor is widely recognised as one of the world largest travel advisory sites. It features reviews and advice on hotels, resorts, flights, vacation rentals, vacation packages, travel guides, and lots more.
The Certificate of Excellence award honors hospitality excellence. The accolade is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.

VILA VITA Parc’s hair salon and barber shop re-opens with a brand new look for Summer 2017The transformation of VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa continues, with the opening of the resort’s newly-remodelled hair salon and barber shop, which is now also available to non-resident guests.

Following a stylish re-design, the space showcases an entirely new, sophisticated and elegant vibe. In addition to the hair treatment area, there is also a barber and male grooming section, and a manicure and pedicure station.

Heidi Klein and Vilebrequin, two of the most prominent beachwear brands in the world, arrive at VILA VITA ParcVILA VITA Parc has increased the offer of services to its guests with the opening, on July 26, of two pop-up stores of two luxury brands: the renowned and prestigious beachwear and resort wear brands Heidi Klein and Vilebrequin. The stores can be found on the recently renovated deck area on the ground floor of the Clubhouse, and will be open every day, from 10am to 7pm, until October 31.

Art on your Feet at Mar d’EstóriasMar d'Estórias has in its gallery a temporary exhibition of the Portuguese brand of sneakers Ubber White, born of the desire to do something differentiating, where art stands out in a special support that can be taken everywhere. Ubber White is a brand founded by three women in love with art, Paula Mourão, who brought together the ideas that launch the brand, Fátima Branco, challenged to embrace the project and Filomena Neves the tireless creator of the Ubber White project.

Cerro Novo Market Update - Summer 2017We’re Celebrating Another Milestone…. A year ago, we welcomed almost 400 guests to our 35th Anniversary Celebrations here at our head office in Cerro Grande, Albufeira. Friends, Clients and Employees all enjoyed cocktails and canapés on one of warmest evenings of the year; it was a truly lovely event.
Having now celebrated our 36th anniversary, we’re reflecting on what has been another incredible year for Real Estate in the central Algarve and looking at what the next year will hold.

Business For Sale in LagosQUALITY PAINTS, Lagos - We’ve considered awaiting the final outcome of Brexit, but unfortunately  our little bodies have told us otherwise, so the BUSINESS is BACK UP FOR SALE - and PRICE REDUCED (from €195K) to €165K due to FX rate.
€165K is all inclusive ie lock stock and barrel - but there’s now an option to RENT the Shop premises. If RENTAL is preferred, Shop value (to be deducted from €165K), also rent, will be independently assessed.

If you’re looking to keep body and brain active whilst still having ample time to enjoy the Algarvean lifestyle, (current opening hours are Mon to Fri, 10.00 to 16.00 - unlike 24/7 for bar/restaurant type businesses), then this could be for you!
We still enjoy running the business and would very much like to continue, but unfortunately neither of us is getting any younger and the physical aspects are getting a bit beyond us, aaaah!