• Praia da Rocha beach amongst world best beaches

    Praia da Rocha beach, in Portimão (Algarve) has been voted by TripAdvisor as the fifth most breath-taking beach in the world, and the second most breathtaking in Europe.Based on opinions from TripAdvisor’s many, many users, a list of the top-10 most stunning beaches both in Europe and i
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  • Bonnie Tyler named patron of Guia animal charity

    Legendary singer Bonnie Tyler has been named as the patron of the Guia-based AAG animal charity association (Algarve). AAG was established two years ago by its founder Victoria Tayler to help injured, hungry and distressed street animals through the likes of feeding programmes and veterinary care
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  • The Algarve Called the Top Holiday Destination for 2012

    The New York Times recently named the Algarve as its top travel destination of 2012. This Portuguese region is popular among tourists for several reasons, one of them being a number of cheap flights to Algarve. Providing a variety of accommodation, travel and lifestyle choices to expats and tourist
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  • Briton walks 24 hours along Algarve for charity

    A 68-year-old British expat has set himself the challenge of walking for 24 hours non-stop along the Algarve Way in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK. Robert Pritchard, a retired building industry project manager, started training nine months ago for the task that is due to start at mid-day
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  • Fiesa Algarve begins work on sand sculptures

    Work is due to start on the International Sand Sculpture Festival (Fiesa) during the final week of April, with around 35,000 tonnes of sand being shaped into renowned celebrities for this year’s theme, before opening to the public on 25 May.Fiesa is a mega exhibition of sand sculptures held by
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  • Algarve race track prepared for new season

    Since it opened in 2008, the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve has been going from strength to strength and despite the economic turmoil, Paulo Pinheiro, director of Parkalgar, which manages the facility,says they are fully booked for events until mid 2013. The park, which lies app
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  • Vila Joya Gourmet Festival Algarve 2012

    If you like food and I mean really like food, then the 6th Annual Gourmet Festival in Portugal is where you have to be! This Gourmet Festival is considered one of the “best and biggest gastronomical events in the world”. “With each of these superstar chefs presenting his or her
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  • Trademark British store Iceland opens in Algarve

    Hundreds of expats and locals on Wednesday braved British-like weather to stock up on goods, many of which they will have seen in the UK. An estimated three hundred people had gathered outside the store at the Albufeira Retail Centre, eagerly awaiting the opportunity to lay their hands on Brit
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  • Bad weather causes chaos at Faro Airport

    Five people were injured at Faro Airport in the early hours of Monday morning and thousands of others saw their flights disrupted after gale-force winds tore up the infrastructure’s roof. On Wednesday, the main terminal was evacuated and closed as a safety precaution as the ruthless weathe
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  • Portugal Masters Algarve 2011

    While Tom Lewis, the newly crowned Portugal Masters champion would understandably concur, it is nevertheless the feeling of everybody connected with the country and the sport at this present moment that there is a genuine feelgood factor surrounding golf in Portugal. And why not? Everyone fortu
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