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Fatacil 2017 begins Friday

iday (August 18) marks the start of this year’s Fatacil fair in Lagoa. The event is one of the Algarve’s most popular summer happenings,...

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New “mega touristic project” on track for Albufeira

Alfamar – the so-called rundown hotel years ago cited as one of the ‘quid pro quos’ of Portugal’s ruinous submarine ‘deal’ with...

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New hotels ring in brave new era

A decade on from the grey financial crisis and Portugal is unreservedly going places. Lauded and awarded in travel magazines, hotel groups...

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Lagoa hosts world music festival with free shows in Carvoeiro and Ferragudo

Lagoa’s ‘Sons do Atlântico’ world music festival is taking place this month in Ferragudo and Carvoeiro, featuring a variety of...

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Property of the week: CARVOEIRO – Modern 4-bed town house walking distance to the center

Modern 4-bedroom town house walking distance to the center – 599.000 € This four-bedroom semi-detached town house with a built area of 177...

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Monchique’s 17th century convent could become luxury hotel

Monchique municipality has announced plans to purchase the town’s rundown Nossa Senhora do Desterro convent – a majestic monument...

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Faro Airport inaugurates new €32.8 million terminal building

Faro Airport’s new terminal building was inaugurated today (July 17) after undergoing €32.8 million of renovations to make it...

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LIFE IN ALGARVE 1962-1975

The way it was: a personal account I arrived to stay in Carvoeiro on a stormy night in December 1962. The rainwater was rushing like a...

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June sees 81.8% of Algarve hotel rooms booked

It is rare these days, but the percentage of hotel rooms booked in the Algarve in June actually dropped compared to last year. It was a...

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Vogue says Algarve “should be on your must-visit list”

American fashion magazine Vogue has posted an article online explaining “why the Algarve should be on your must-visit list”. “Although...

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Uber now covers entire Algarve coast

Smartphone transport service Uber has expanded its operation to cover the entire Algarve coast from Sagres to Vila Real de Santo António....

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Algarve in talks to bring F1 back to Portugal

Auto racing publications are reporting that the owners of the Algarve’s International Racetrack in Portimão have begun talks with Formula...

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