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Nov 07, 2018

Porque deve visitar o Algarve

Porque deve visitar o Algarve? O slogan da região, o segredo mais famoso da Europa, não foi escolhido aleatoriamente. Localizado no extremo sul de Portugal, o Algarve surpreende com...

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Oct 29, 2018

How to Rent a Vacation Home: Important Steps to Know

Do you want to take a nice long vacation this summer? Hotels typically make up a large chunk of your vacation budget. But when you plan to be gone for more than a week or two, a hotel may be just too expensive. The good news is that there are other options...

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Oct 18, 2018

How to Find the Best Short-Term House Rentals in Portugal

How to find the best short-term house rentals in portugal. Are you interested in vacationing in the beautiful, historic country of Portugal? There are many short-term house rentals. Here's how to find the best.

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Jun 19, 2018

Beach Yoga Retreat in The Algarve - 4 Reasons Why You Should Go Now

If you feel you have to reconnect with yourself and require a reboot and recharge, then keep reading, a beach yoga retreat in the Algarve brings many benefits.

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May 25, 2018

Algarve Tour

Faro is the capital city of the Algarve and provides the perfect introduction to the South of Portugal. This Algarve Tour will take you through every corner of the Algarve. From the wide open hills of the North to the dazzling beaches of the South, and all that is in between

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May 22, 2018

São Brás de Alportel Tour

Today is our São Brás de Alportel tour. It is day 29 and the final day of our Algarve tour. São Brás de Alportel was the old cork centre of Portugal long before the industry moved to the north of the country. Despite its incredible scenery...

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May 15, 2018

Olhao 2 Day Tour - Day 2

This is day 28 of our Algarve tour, and the final day of our Olhão 2 day tour. I woke up around 8 am and was greeted by a wonderful view of the gardens as I opened the windows of my room. After eating breakfast, I got in the car and drove towards the hills of...

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May 08, 2018

Olhão 2 day tour - a town of fishermen, olive groves & barrier islands

We have reached day 27 of our Algarve tour, and we travel west along the coast for our Olhão 2 day tour. Welcome to Olhão, a town of fishermen, olive groves and barrier islands. Bordered by the Ria Formosa estuary, Olhão is...

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Apr 27, 2018

Tavira 2 Day Tour - Day 2

Day 2 of our Tavira tour and day 26 of our Algarve tour. We leave the city of Tavira to explore the coastline. Breakfast was served at the terrace of Pensão Agrícola, surrounded by olive and orange trees. After breakfast, I greeted the house donkeys and headed out to...

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Apr 21, 2018

Tavira 2 day tour - a land of churches and island beaches

Our Algarve tour reaches Day 25, we remain in the eastern Algarve, and travel west along the coast for our Tavira 2 day tour. Welcome to Tavira, a land of churches and island beaches. Tavira has churches from all eras, blessed with a long coastline of secluded beaches.

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Apr 17, 2018

Vila Real de Santo António tour - the warm sea, forests and the...

This is our Vila Real de Santo António tour. We are now on day 24 of our Algarve tour and today we travel west along the coast. The warm sea, the forest and the Guadiana river are all good reasons to visit Vila Real de Santo António...

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Apr 11, 2018

Castro Marim Tour

Castro Marim is a charming town in Southern Algarve known for its water dams, sandy beaches and natural salt pans.

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Apr 03, 2018

Alcoutim Tour

This is our Alcoutim tour. We are now on day 22 of our Algarve tour and today we travel west until we reach the Spanish border. Alcoutim is a historic river town...

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Mar 27, 2018

Monchique tour - the unspoilt town amidst the highest mountains...

This is our Monchique tour. We are now on day 21 of our Algarve tour and today we leave the west coast and head east into the mountains. Monchique is an unspoilt town located amidst the highest mountains of the Algarve.

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Feb 26, 2018

Aljezur Tour

This is our Aljezur tour. We are now on day 20 of our Algarve tour and today we head north along the west coast. Aljezur is the quiet corner of the Algarve, where the rivers meet the sea...

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Feb 22, 2018

Vila do Bispo Tour - Day 2

We continue our Vila do Bispo tour - day 2 now and day 19 of our Algarve tour. Breakfast was served at the hotel’s restaurant, O Terraço. Since it was a sunny morning, I decided to...

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Feb 16, 2018

Vila do Bispo 2 day tour - the jewel of the western Algarve

Our Algarve tour reaches Day 18 and finally we reach the west coast for our Vila do Bispo 2 day tour. Vila do Bispo is the jewel of the Western Algarve. Its coastline is part of the Costa Vicentina Natural Park and it’s bounded with beaches, remote villages...

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Feb 14, 2018

Lagos tour - beaches, grottoes and sandstone cliffs

This is our Lagos tour. We are now on day 17 of our Algarve tour and I continue to head closer to the west coast. In a sea of beaches, grottoes and sandstone cliffs, stands Lagos, one of the most beautiful towns in the Algarve coastline.

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Feb 12, 2018

Portimao 2 Day Tour - Day 2

We continue our Portimao 2 day tour - day 2 now and and day 16 of our Algarve tour. Waking up with the sound of the waves crashing on the shore has to be one of the most relaxing moments I’ve had in the Algarve and I was glad I was able to experience it once again...

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Feb 09, 2018

Portimão 2 Day tour - the largest port city in Western Algarve

We move on to day 15 of our Algarve tour. We are at the beginning of our Portimao 2 day tour. Portimão is the largest port city in Western Algarve. Set between the Arade river and the Atlantic

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Jan 30, 2018

Lagoa 2 Day tour - Day 2

We are on the Lagoa 2 day tour - day 2 and day 14 of our Algarve tour. I left Monte Santo after breakfast and started the day at Lagoa’s local market, looking at the food stalls selling fresh fish and other regional delicacies.

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Jan 23, 2018

Lagoa 2 Day Tour

It's day 13 of our Algarve tour and the start of our Lagoa 2 day tour. Lagoa is the coastal paradise of the Algarve. The city is known for its sea caves, secluded beaches and cliff-side villages.

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Jan 11, 2018

Silves 2 Day Tour - Day 2

We are on the Silves 2 day tour - day 2 and day 12 of our Algarve tour. From the coast of Armação de Pêra to the mountain ranges of Serra do Caldeirão in the north, there is a lot to explore...

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Jan 11, 2018

Silves 2 Day Tour

We leave Albufeira and start our Silves 2 day tour, day 11 of our Algarve tour. Silves is a medieval town set amidst the mountains and the coast of the Algarve.

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Dec 19, 2017

Albufeira 2 Day Tour - Day 2

This is our Albufeira 2 day tour - day 2. Day 10 of our Algarve tour and today we are travelling from Albufeira up to Paderne. From a distance, Albufeira is a sea of whitewashed houses...

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Dec 12, 2017

Loule 5 Day Tour - Day 5

Loule 5 day tour - Day 5 and the last day. There’s​ ​more​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Algarve​ ​than​ ​just​ ​beaches,​ ​the​ ​mountain​ ​villages​ ​of​ ​Salir​ ​and​ ​Alte​ ​show​ ​a​ ​different side​...

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Dec 12, 2017

Albufeira 2 Day Tour

Albufeira​ ​is​ ​Algarve’s​ ​beach​ ​haven. This is our Albufeira 2 day tour and day 9 of our tour of the Algarve. Stretching​ ​30​ ​km​ ​along​ ​the​ ​coastline,​ ​the​ ​city​ ​has​ ​more​ ​than...

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Dec 03, 2017

Loulé 5 Day Tour - Day 4

Loulé 5 day tour - day 4. Today we continue our visit of Vilamoura and then move on to Boliqueime. This is day 7 of our Algarve tour. Vilamoura​ ​is​ ​home​ ​to​ ​two​ ​amazing​ ​beaches...

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Nov 18, 2017

Loule 5 Day Tour - Day 3

Loule 5 day tour - day 3, and today we visit Quarteira. This is day 6 of our Algarve tour. Quarteira’s​ ​fish​ ​market​ ​was​ ​the​ ​first​ ​place​ ​on​ ​my​ ​list​ ​for​ ​the​ ​day

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Nov 15, 2017

Loule 5 Day Tour - Day 2

It's our Loule 5 day tour - day 2, and day 5 of our Algarve tour. The​ ​next​ ​morning​ ​I​ ​drove​ ​down​ ​south,​ ​towards​ ​Almancil,​ ​a​ ​small​ ​town​ ​best​ ​known​ ​for...

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Nov 10, 2017

Loulé 5 Day Tour - Day 1

I arrived in Loulé on a Saturday morning for the start of my Loule 5 day tour, and day 4 of my Algarve tour. I was immediately taken by...

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Nov 07, 2017

Faro 3 Day Tour - Day 3

Onto day 3 of my Faro 3 day tour. After two days exploring Algarve’s capital, there was only one place left on my list - Estoi. This small town...

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Nov 07, 2017

Faro 3 Day Tour - Day 2

There's always a reason to get out of bed when there's food involved. For day 2 of my Faro 3 day tour, I booked a tour with the Eating Algarve Food Tours so I could learn more...

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Nov 04, 2017

Faro 3 Day Tour

Welcome to our tour of the Algarve. We will be touring the entire region. We are at the very start, this is our Faro 3 day tour. From here we will keep close to the coast moving...

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Oct 17, 2017

Why visit the Algarve

Why visit the Algarve? The slogan for the region, Europe's most famous secret has not been chosen at random. Located in the southernmost part of Portugal, the Algarve surprises with...

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Sep 18, 2017

What is a luxury concierge?

What is a luxury concierge? You might have asked yourself how the high-end market plan their holidays. The answer is right in front of you: luxury concierge.

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