2 day trip to the Alfama, Lisbon
Unofficial nude beaches are hidden away on the far limits of the normal very long beaches. Often one has to walk 2 or 3 kilometres, 20 minutes, to come across the nude beaches. Usually there are no restaurants or facilities. But you have fine sandy beaches almost to yourself.
Lagoa dos Salgados
A 2 day trip from Algarve. Arriving in Sintra you will think you’ve just stepped into the pages of a medieval fairy tale.
Although not inexpensive at 120euros a person this full day walking tour introduces you to some of the delights of Lisbon food and local markets. The tour takes you to small back street restaurants and cafes that you would definitely miss on your own.
The Loulé city council on January 6th
The Capital, Lisbon gets all dressed up for the Christmas Season and this is a wonderful time to visit. Stores and restaurants glisten with beautiful decorations and festive music. The main squares are adorned in fabulous twinkling lights awaiting Christmas visitors.
New Year celebrations in the Algarve have been increasing in popularity each year.
Every summer Silves has a late night market 7 June, 5 July & 9
August, inside the old market building, when villagers local farmers
sell, fresh figs, apricots, fried 'doughnuts', straw hats, potted herbs,
hanging dried herbs, succulents, regional fire-water and plant based
liqueurs and jams, hot fire-water, the sweetest just picked oranges in
the Algarve. All at very good prices.
A jewel of the Alentejo Provence.....Do you know the amazing town of
Serpa? It is set in the central east part of the Provence of Alentejo
an easy 2 hours drive from central Algarve. Do not take the motorway or
you will miss the very scenic agricultural lands. Miles and miles of
cork, olive and sunflower plantations.
Try out this delightful par 3 scenic Golf Course looking very much like a full 18 hole course with a great variety of discounts are offered depending on the time of day or day of week. Book a lesson with a pro to improve your game or to start from scratch. Clubs available for rental. Their Club house serves breakfast and lunch till 4pm.
The extremely happy diners felt overwhelmed by the hospitality of Filipe at his Restaurante O AVENIDA