It's time to go out and explore fun activities that do not only include beach or golf. For those of you who are looking for something different, we are called “The Expat Centre Portugal” and our aim is to help international people who live and may also work in the Algarve, to build connections and friendships through social meet ups and events.
Our main objective is to help both new comers and long-term residents feel more "at home" in the Algarve with an increased sense of belonging.
Our website will show a variety of great events; cultural, social and artistic; that you might not be aware of. We want to motivate people to participate in these events, so that they expand their network, meet interesting people and become part of a heartfelt community.
Coffee & Conversation for Expats
Join our get together for a great opportunity to meet other newcomers in the Algarve. Here you can make new friends, share experiences and build connections. Our Coffee and Conversation meet-ups happen almost every week and at different venues. All info and to sign up: www.expatcentreportugal.com/events. The Expat Centre Portugal is founded and run by expats.
Loulé walking Tours
Monthly Walking tours of Faro or Loulé. Perfect for you to see these towns in a new light or a fun excursion for when you have guests. All info and to sign up: www.expatcentreportugal.com/events. The Expat Centre Portugal is founded and run by expats.
Learn Portuguese together
Get in the bubble of the Portuguese speaking community and understand what is going on. Learning the language truly helps to build connections. Our Portuguese classes are interactive and fun! Next beginnersclass on Saturday January 11th, Time 10:00–12:00 in Loulé. All info and to sign up: www.expatcentreportugal.com/events. The Expat Centre Portugal is founded and run by expats.
Full Moon Evening Walks
Join us on our magical walk, with only the light of the moon and the stars to lighten your path. We walk in a beautiful protected nature area, a valley north of Loulé. Being a transition zone between the Algarve coast and mountains, the valley is green with waterfalls in rainy season, it has caves, conifer- and deciduous trees. Walking in the dark helps finding your calm and brings you back to yourself. Ideal for nature lovers. Time:7:30- 9:30pm. All info and to sign up: www.expatcentreportugal.com/events. The Expat Centre Portugal is founded and run by expats.
Expat Centre Portugal is a new venture, please join us at our events and visit the website regularly for our weekly updates. Alternatively join our Facebook group to start connecting immediately.
Meet our team:
Founder Ria van Doorn has lived and worked in the Algarve for 10 years. Being a long-term expat herself, and working as a life coach with international people, has allowed her to understand "expat needs".
Event Manager Liv Spens, just arrived from the UK this year, still discovering how it is to live in Portugal and is excited for this new chapter in her life. Her contribution to this initiative is to help new-comers go through the learning curves of moving countries with more ease.
We take delight in meeting new individuals and help them adjust to their new situation or to connect with others, that is why we created this platform for expats who long to feel at home.
We look forward meeting you in person!