Thursday, 22 June 2017
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JamesBacalhoaWith its magnificent gardens and tiled pavilions Quinta de Bacalhoa must surely be one of the most romantic country properties in Portugal. This is where I spent a family summer holiday, in the early 1970s.

My father had been unwell and, when they heard that the Quinta de Bacalhoa could be rented for the summer at comparatively little cost, it seemed to my parents the perfect place for a restful holiday. It had shaded terraces overlooking the garden and a huge ornamental tank, in which you could swim, surrounded by pavilions decorated with tiles.

Enjoy the Algarve's June issue is out!

Read the June 2017 issue of Enjoy the Algarve, Made by hand.
In it: make ceramics on a potter's wheel, create terracotta tiles by hand, learn about Portugal's artisan heritage, weave bags out of palm leaves, decorate your house Algarvian style, and get your friends typically Portuguese foodie presents.

Enjoy the Algarve's May issue is out!Read the May 2017 issue of Enjoy the Algarve, Island style.
In it: marine biologists Miguel Correia and Jorge Palma explain about seahorse breeding and survival. Find out what it’s really like to live on an island in the Algarve (the pros include loads of fresh seafood whereas the cons certainly involve recent demolition threats), and learn about Portuguese water dogs.

Explore the Algarvian wilderness: Enjoy the Algarve’s April issue is out now

Read the April 2017 issue of Enjoy the Algarve, Into the wild!

In it, advice from bushcraft & survival expert Pedro Alves of Escola do Mato. Swing between tree tops on a zip line, learn what not to do when encountering a wild boar and see if you’re tough enough to participate in obstacle race Tribal Clash.

Enjoy the Algarve - March issue now available!

Read the March 2017 issue of Enjoy the Algarve, Don’t worry, be hippie! 

In it, play the didgeridoo, learn about emotional intelligence, eat vegan and hear from digital nomads if travelling the world while living in a van is as awesome as it sounds.

Want to speed things up? Read Enjoy the Algarve’s February issue: Need for speed

The February 2017 issue of Enjoy the Algarve, Need for speed, is out now!
In it, step on the gas at the Kartódromo Internacional do Algarve, have a look into the life of enduro and downhill bikers (their idea of fun is jumping over roads and riding down mountains with 60km/h), learn about F1H2O and discover speed-record breaking Algarve animals.

Walking trailsPublished by the Algarve Tourism Board, there are over 30 trails on different themes, giving thousands the opportunity to discover the length and breadth of the Algarve.

CLICK HERE to read the Guide to Walking Trails in the Algarve

Why Portugal Is The Country for U.S. ExpatsThere’s a lot to like about living in Portugal for an American, but you’ll have to jump through some hoops to call this country your home. If you’re prepared to put in a bit of work, you should be able to become a citizen of this fine country and start benefitting from all that it has to offer, which is quite a bit.