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Algarve

A secret awaiting discovery, the Algarve has Roman ruins, Moorish castles and traditional villages as well as an amazing coastline, mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine and over 30 golf courses.
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Sandbanks Fish & Seafood Restaurant

Local Tip dining here is a great way to enjoy the lively atmosphere of the Praça at Vale do Lobo without having it right on top of you. The views are pretty good too!

Local Tip

Couleur France Restaurant

Local Tip Treat yourself to a Couleur France t-shirt and feel like one of the team!

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Monty's Halloween Party

Monty's Halloween Party

31 Oct

Monty's is the place to go for a good time. And they have prepared something special for Halloween! Join the party from 6:30pm til late. Trick or treats, face painting and prizes for the best adult costumes (after 11pm) Live music with The Sun followed by DJ Nando. Special menu available full of gruesome goodies to set the tone for... more »

São Martinho Fair in Portimão

São Martinho Fair in Portimão

7 Nov - 16 Nov

The traditional annual fair of São Martinho returns to Portimão from November 7th until November 16th. This fair celebrates 352 years this year making it the oldest regular event in Portimão. The fair dates back to 1662. With hundreds of stalls, visitors can find a huge range of products on sale; tableware, linen, household items,... more »

Wine Academy at Conrad Algarve

Wine Academy at Conrad Algarve

13 Nov - 31 Dec

Enter the world of Portuguese wines guided by the expert hand of Antonio Lopes, sommelier at Gusto Restaurant at the Conrad Algarve. Over the coming months you can participate in 90 minute masterclasses with Antonio and selected wine producers from various wine regions in Portugal, such as Douro, Dão and Bairrada. Together they will guide... more »

Euro 2016 Portugal vs Armenia

Euro 2016 Portugal vs Armenia

14 Nov

Want to see Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. in action? Head to the Algarve Stadium (Estádio do Algarve) near Faro on 14th November. The game against Armenia is part of Portugal's Euro 2016 qualifying phase which also inlcudes games against Denmark, Serbia and Albania in Group I. Tickets are avaialble at various venues including Continente... more »

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The Black Stove Alvor

The Black Stove Irish bar in Alvor opened its doors in 2005. Since then many a happy holiday maker has quenched his thirst, cheered his team, and tapped his foot to the great live music. more »

Virtual Tours

Ophelia Coastal Cruises

The Algarve coastline is spectacularly beautiful - and one of the best ways to appreciate it is from the sea. Board the Ophelia catamaran for a relaxing cruise that is a feast for your eyes. more »

Algarve Photos

Praia da Marinha

Praia da Marinha

Rock formations, near Carvoeiro

Rock formations, near Carvoeiro

Senhora da Rocha by Valerie Ross

Senhora da Rocha by Valerie Ross

New Years Eve, Algarve

New Years Eve, Algarve

Vale do Lobo Golf

Vale do Lobo Golf

Vale Do Lobo Golf Course

Vale Do Lobo Golf Course

Praia da Rocha - Victor Neves

Praia da Rocha - Victor Neves

Sunset, Ria de Alvor, Algarve

Sunset, Ria de Alvor, Algarve

Praia do Vau - Portimão, Dennis Goold

Praia do Vau - Portimão, Dennis Goold

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