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11426Portugal performs well in only few measures of well-being relative to most other countries in the Better Life Index. Portugal ranks above the average in housing, work-life balance, personal security and environmental quality, but below average in income and wealth, health status, social connections, civic engagement, education and skills, subjective well-being, and jobs and earnings.

These rankings are based on available selected data and are published in the OECD Better life Index.

Photo by Pedro BarrosThe south of Portugal is more than just sun and beaches.  Proactivetur’s João Ministro devotes himself to promoting the Algarve’s inland area, but in a responsible way. Enjoy the Algarve talks to João about attracting young people to the countryside, preserving traditional crafts and the recent popularity of ecotourism.

musicThe Copenhagen Cathedral Choir recently performed at the Jerónimos Monastry in Lisbon, with 900 people cheering a choir of 30 children, 14 adults and one harpist.  
 
Since 1991, conductor Ebbe Munk*  has been in charge of this group which, since 2000, often has worked in partnership with other Nordic choirs and those from Cambridge, Oxford, Princeton and Brussels.

Celebrate spring with Enjoy the Algarve’s April issueRead the April 2018 issue of Enjoy the Algarve, ‘Burst of colour’.
In it: floristry advice from Pasi & Paul Jokinin-Carter, true colour explosions in paintball, modern Portuguese painter Amadeo de Souza Cardoso, and blue hour photography tips by Leo Domingos. Get creative with our colourful Algarve-based activities and discover the historical and symbolic meaning of colours in the south of Portugal.

Enjoy the Algarve – March 2018 – A different perspectiveSee the south of Portugal from a different point of view with Enjoy the Algarve’s March issue.

In it: exploring the Ibn’Ammar cave, the mental aspect of the very physical discipline that’s parkour, and promoting countryside tourism in a responsible way. We ask a diver, a pilot and an astronomer about their view from the Algarve, list six alternative Algarvian attractions, and get tips on drone photography from photographer Tiago Cruz.

What’s new in the Algarve in 2018?2017 saw Portugal and the Algarve winning many tourism awards, and we welcomed more visitors than ever before with hotels and private rental accommodation selling out at the height of the season. The Algarve is once again a thriving holiday hotspot, and that’s a very positive thing for both local business and tourism.

CLICK HERE to read about some of the exciting, new developments and improvements that you can look forward to in 2018.

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