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Why the Algarve? Read it in Enjoy the Algarve’s December issue

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.

Olhão’s new Christmas Market in the classic 'Recreativa' building

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.

Feel the saudade with Enjoy the Algarve's November issue

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.

The Beauty and the Aromas of Claus Porto at Mar d’Estórias

The Beauty and the Aromas of Claus Porto at Mar d’EstóriasClaus Porto products have arrived at Mar d'Estórias with captivating aromas, exquisite design and distinct fragrances. Handmade soaps infused with fragrances from the exuberant Portuguese flora and wrapped by hand in packages with artistic and unique illustrations. Claus Porto soaps are milled with pistachio butter for a more moisturizing bathing experience.

Each product has a unique history and personality, with images inspired by old labels that take us to the glamorous European Belle Époque. 

Go out & play! Enjoy the Algarve’s October issue is out now

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.

Algarve tourism's Desidério Silva 'not bothered' about promoting '365 Algarve' winter activities

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 Marina

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.

Top 10 Algarve Beach Bars

beachBarImageDay and night, the beaches of the Algarve draw a crowd enjoying the views, food and party atmosphere. Whether for a healthy juice to start the day or for sun-downers to start the night, there are some super beach bars where you can wiggle your toes in the sand and shake your hips to the latest sounds.

Caniço Bar and Restaurant

This unique bar and restaurant has the WOW factor in spades! Built right into the cliffs close to the village of Alvor, Caniço overlooks a very scenic cove beach. Open all day during the summer, there are parties with top DJs, big screens, and all night dancing on the sands. Even getting to Caniço is cool - you have to take an elevator through the rocks!