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S. Maria's church in Lagos, Algarve

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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Hexagone Restaurant

Local Tip Be sure to ask what the Chef's Recommendation is - it's usually something delicious, imaginative and original.

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Conrad Algarve Hotel

Local Tip The Lago Lounge is the perfect place to meet with friends. Comfortable sofas, beautiful views, amazing service. And there's wi-fi too!

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Algarve Nature Week 2015

Algarve Nature Week 2015

11 Apr - 19 Apr

The first edition of Algarve Nature Week kicks off on 11th April 2015, running until 19th April. Algarve Nature Week is intended to be a showcase for the nature tourism sector, showing that there is much more to the Algarve than just summer sea and sand. There will be special offers and activities and lots of information on offer of the vast... more »

Fine Wine and Food Fair at VILA VITA Parc

Fine Wine and Food Fair at VILA VITA Parc

6 May - 10 May

VILA VITA Parc is delighted to host once again the Fine Wine and Food Fair. This presitigious and good humoured event brings together dozens of award-winning Portuguese and international chefs listed in the Michelin Guide, World´s 50 Best Restaurants, Gault et Millau and OAD (Opinionated About Dinning) and over 20 wine producers from around... more »

Kitchen Party - VILA VITA Parc Fine Wine and Food Fair

Kitchen Party - VILA VITA Parc Fine Wine and Food Fair

9 May

VILA VITA Parc is delighted to host in 2015 the Fine Wine and Food Fair. A huge success in 2013, one of the highlight of the event was without doubt the fabulous Kitchen Party. This presitigious and good humoured event brings together dozens of award-winning Portuguese and international chefs listed in the Michelin Guide, World´s 50 Best... more »

Silves Medieval Festival 2015

Silves Medieval Festival 2015

7 Aug - 16 Aug

The Silves Medieval is one of the biggest and best summer festivals. The wotn of Silves is a hugely atmospheric and historicla town and is the perfect stage for the annual Medeival Festival. Dress in Medieval costumes, eat and drink medieval fare, cross paths with jousting knights, mysterious moors, leprous beggars and more. Fabulous family... 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

Belmondo

Ristorante Belmondo is a fine Italian restaurant stunningly located atop the cliffs at Senhora da Rocha. Casual by day, gourmet and glamorous by night, with an impressive poolside and seaview location more »

Algarve Photos

Portimão - old courthouse, now Municipal Theatre

Portimão - old courthouse, now Municipal Theatre

Portimão - Casa Inglesa, Dennis Goold

Portimão - Casa Inglesa, Dennis Goold

Silves, Algarve, Portugal

Silves, Algarve, Portugal

Doorway

Doorway

Rock formations, near Carvoeiro

Rock formations, near Carvoeiro

Praia dos 3 Irmãos, Alvor, Algarve

Praia dos 3 Irmãos, Alvor, Algarve

TEMPO - Teatro Municipal de Portimão

TEMPO - Teatro Municipal de Portimão

Vale do Lobo Golf

Vale do Lobo Golf

Ilha de Armona, Faro - Victor Neves

Ilha de Armona, Faro - Victor Neves

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