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'Cook Algarve' course launched at Fazenda Nova with Chef Paulo Monteiro

fazendanovaThe owners of Fazenda Nova Country House have announced the opening of a new cookery school, 'Cook Algarve' under the guidance of head chef Paulo Monteiro and his team.

The award-winning country house is the venue for Monteiro's first 'Cook Algarve' course this October, taking place over three days and working with locally sourced ingredients to create many of the different dishes Portugal has become famous for.

Enjoy the Algarve - September issue now available!

Enjoy the Algarve - September issue now available!

Feeling adventurous? Read Enjoy the Algarve’s August issue: No fear.

The September 2016 issue of Enjoy the Algarve, No fear, is out now! In it, a whole lot of Algarve-based excitement. From rock climbing to eco carting, there’s a week’s worth of action-packed ideas with activities that might seem scary, but are loads of fun.

Walking the Algarve: Our favourite routes

Walking the Algarve: Our favourite routesTalk of the Algarve and the mind of your typical tourist would turn to sunbathing, bright lights and waterfront cafes. Don’t get us wrong, these are all great selling points, but if you’re looking to get a true taste of this beautiful region, you need to lace up your walking shoes.
The Algarve is home to some of the best hiking and rambling routes in Europe, so it’d be rude not to make the most of them while you’re there. Below are some of our favourite paths to follow.

Can everyone really create a Palace of their own?

Paupers PalaceYes is the answer to that question, I believe. As a teenager coming from a working class family, it was my treat to go to the local corner shop with my pocket money and pick up the latest Home & Garden magazine.

Flicking through the pages and pages of images I would find myself wishing that one day I too could have a home like what I saw in front of me. Of course at that time I was of the opinion that it would cost me a small fortune.

It’s party time: read Enjoy the Algarve’s August issue: Festa!

Enjoy the Algarve - June issue now available!

This month it’s party time: our August 2016 issue, Festa!, brings you the best festivals of the Algarve. That’s not only the parties you shouldn’t miss this month, but an event calendar for the entire year. Because why not have a little party every day?

Get wet with Enjoy the Algarve’s Água issue!

Enjoy the Algarve - June issue now available!

This month it’s time to jump in the sea and get wet: Enjoy the Algarve’s July 2016 issue, Água, is all about water. http://magazine.enjoythealgarve.com/agua

In it: the secrets of spirulina farming, five tips to enjoy tap water, catamaran sailing, and seaside exploring with CERES; looking for octopus, hermit crabs and anemones on the rocky intertidal of Amoreira beach. Plus: a SUP-er, kitesurfer and sailor explain why life is better on the water.

'Mediterranean diet helps arouse sexual desires'

lenpictureYou may have missed World Digestive Health Day organised on 29 May each year by the World Gastroenterology Organisation, but more than 43,000 food bank volunteers turned up at supermarkets across Portugal on that day to collect food for distribution among 426,000 of the nation’s hungry, writes Len Port.

Many other relevant statistics have emerged from various sources since then. For example, according to a report by United European Gastroenterology (UEG), the level of obesity in children is increasing at an alarming rate. It is estimated that one in three children between the ages of six and nine in Europe are either overweight or obese.

The Sound Of Music - Aljezur Style!

Off The LipIt may have been the Swiss Alps rather than those in Austria, but the hills still came alive to the Sound of Music - Aljezur style!

As we all know, the Von Trapp family secretly fled Austria into the Swiss mountains. But popular Aljezur band Off The Lip were last month secretly whisked INTO the Swiss mountains for one of their most glamorous gigs, on the snow-covered slopes of the rather swish Swiss ski resort of Verbier.