Chimneys of the Algarve

Chimney of the Algarve - Portugal

Algarve Chimneys – Sightseeing Attractions: Throughout the Algarve you’ll notice that the walls of houses are mostly whitewashed.  As we know, the Algarve has very long, hot summers and the whitewash deflects the hot sun from the buildings. Why So Many Chimneys? Why then you may ask do these same houses have so many chimneys, […]

Cheap flights to Faro – Algarve Holidays

Budget Airlines that fly into Faro: Following are the budget carriers that offer cheap flights to Faro: U.K. EasyJet Flybe Ryanair Thomas Cook Airlines Thomsonfly First Choice Cheap Holiday Packages from the U.K. Jet2Holidays Belgium Jetairfly Germany Airberlin Germanwings Lloyd Express Netherlands Transavia Norway Norwegian Air Shuttle AS Portugal SATA International TAP Switzerland […]

Europe’s Biggest Tourist Complex

Vilamoura Marina - The Algarve

Vilamoura is Europe’s biggest tourist complex: Along the coastal stretch, between Lagos and Faro, is a strip of luxury resorts, villa complexes and high-rise hotels. Vilamoura sits between these two towns and is a key example of the types of rapid tourist developments that have sprung up in the Algarve. Vilamoura commands pride of place […]

A Cataplana Meal in the Algarve

Fish Cataplana

The Flavours of the Algarve: Portuguese food in the Algarve is more than just grilled sardines and grilled chicken.  To get away from the stereo-type touristy food, and for a taste of the true flavours of the Algarve, have a dinner at a cataplana restaurant. Cataplana – The Utensil The cataplana is a wok-shape hammered […]

The Algarve – Portugal

Vila Sol Resort, Vilamoura

More than Sun, Sand and Sea: The Algarve is noted for its stretches of beautiful beaches and with 280 days of sunshine in the year, this is one of the favourite holiday destinations for Europeans seeking a beach holiday or just time to chill out.  The Algarve coastline is very varied and along its 200-kilometer […]

The Algarve – Europe’s Premier Golfing Destination

Golf course layout

Portugal is a well established golfing destination and many golf enthusiasts and professionals come to Portugal on specialist golfing holidays. The Algarve in particular is one of Europe’s top golfing regions.  Its mild winter season and the large number of quality championship golf courses make the Algarve a desirable golfing destination.  Most of the golf […]