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RecreativaSmallOlhão’s Christmas market starts this Friday, 8th December at 11:00am in the Recreativa building, near the Church in the Avenida da República.

This Christmas market has been organised by the newly formed arts and social organisation ‘Associação Cultural Re-Criativa República 14,’ based in this wonderful old building, which promises all sorts of hand-crafted products, works of art from local and foreign artists, plus food and other gifts and goodies to take home.

Why the Algarve? Read it in Enjoy the Algarve’s December issueRead the December 2017 issue of Enjoy the Algarve, ‘Why the Algarve’
In it: we’ve investigate why expats move to the south of Portugal. Their reasons range from craving a more laid-back lifestyle to wanting to be nearer to the ocean. For Christine Holmes, it was the wish to live a less stressful life among ‘people who have time for people’, whereas for the German Robert and his donkeys, the clean air here sealed the deal.

TollsManTagUK drivers can soon look forward to hassle-free toll payment in Portugal without a Euro bank account for the first time, thanks to the expansion of an automatic toll payment system.

Sanef Tolling already provides 155,000 UK customers with a tag, the Liber-t tag, used on French motorways to pass through toll booths without stopping. These are now being extended through the VIA-t tag, to UK travellers in Spain and Portugal, where most motorways are tolled.

RecreativaSmallOlhão’s newest cultural association is throwing open its doors for a special Christmas Market.

Established only last month, the ‘Associação Cultural Re-Criativa República 14’ is based in the beautiful, low white 'Recreativa' building near the Church in Olhão’s Avenida da República and to celebrate the association's creation, a Christmas Market is being held over two weekends from the 8th of December.

Enjoy the Algarve's November issue is out!Read the November 2017 issue of Enjoy the Algarve, ‘Saudade’
In it: we investigate what saudade exactly is. Although it’s one of the hardest words to translate into English, it says so much about the Portuguese culture. As it’s closely linked with fado, we talk to fadistas about the most important thing when performing Portugal’s folk music.

Enjoy the Algarve magazineRead the October 2017 issue of Enjoy the Algarve, ‘Go out & play!’
In it: we take a hike. Because with hundreds of kilometres of gorgeous walking trails, from the Via Algarviana to the Ecovia do Literal, the Algarve is a great region to discover on foot. If you’re not keen on hiking, try hovercraft. This air-cushion vehicle will get you anywhere, even if there’s a rock or a lake in the way.

musicThe Algarve’s regional tourist organisation (Região Tourismo do Algarve) “has missed the chance during the summer of informing tourists what’s going on in the region during the winter, including the 365 Algarve winter programme,” according to the founder of Cultugarve.

After investigating what was available in tourist information offices this summer, regarding the winter programme, this was the conclusion made by Cultugarve’s investigators.

World Record Bungy Jump at Albufeira MarinaJumper Carl Mosca Dionisio recently set a first world record of a bungy jump while driving a crane, from 40 metres and in 1 minute and 27 seconds!

Portuguese born, Kiwi trained, South African Bungy Jump Master Carl Mosca Dionisio achieved the jump at his jump site in Albufeira Marina. The jump site is one of only 5 Water Touch jump sites in the world, and the ONLY one in the world in a Marina.