• Surfing in the Algarve

    For years, the southwest tip of Portugal has been a haven for surfing enthusiasts. The combination of regular, big waves coming in from the Atlantic and 300 days of sunshine a year has ensured that the Algarve retains its status as a leading surfing destination. All along the Algarve coast are b
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  • The International Algarve Wine Show

    Guests and visitors to Algarve villas had a special treat this year at the International Algarve Fair on the 4th and 5th of June at the FATACIL arena and exhibition grounds in Lagoa, as the Algarve Wine Show is back by popular demand. The free event will showcase every type of wine, from small
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  • First flight from Uk to Beja in Alentejo

    The first direct charter flight from the UK to the Alentejo landed at the brand new Beja Airport last Sunday with 49 passengers – maximum capacity for the Embraer 145 aircraft – on board, but only four of them were actual tourists. British Midland International (BMI) flight BD 1234,
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  • Fado Maior at Quinta dos Vales, Algarve

    Organized by Lagoa city council as part of the ALLGARVE 2011 programme, and performed by the Pechao Cultural Association, will perform on 20th May at 21:30 at Quinta dos Vales, Estombar a spectacular show called "Fado Maior", a tribute to fado. "Fado Maior" will feature some of the most signi
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  • Festival of the Flower Torches

    This is the most important tradition in São Brás de Alportel. Easter Sunday is celebrated with a procession of floweradorned torches borne by men singing in chorus the refrain “Ressuscitou como disse! Aleluia! Aleluia! Aleluia!” (“He returned to life as he said! H
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  • 100 years of British-Portuguese relations

    The British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce (BPCC), which has been assisting Portuguese and British companies develop in their respective markets, celebrates its centenary this month.His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, himself paid tribute to its importance for both the British and Portugues
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  • Latest tourist resort in Lagoa to open in April

    The Riverside Resort and Spa hotel, the second tourist accommodation project belonging to the Água Hotels group in the Algarve, was officially presented to the media and tourism officials on Friday, 18 March. During the event, dignitaries such as the Secretary of State for Tourism, Bernar
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  • Algarve generated EUR546 million in 2010 tourism revenue

    During the International Lisbon-based tourism fair held at the FIL exhibition centre last weekend Nuno Aires, President of the Algarve Tourism Board (RTA) announced that the region made €546 million in revenue last year. According to data cited by Nuno Aires from the National Statisti
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  • Escape for an Exclusive 2011 Carnival in the Algarve

    For one month a year the Algarve is alive with the colours, sounds and life of the street Carnival. The Algarve Spring Carnival is a magical time of the year, as the streets of Loulé are flooded with costumes, Among the many highlights of this colorful festival is the Battle of the Flower
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  • Algarve cultural season 2011

    People planning a summer holiday in the Algarve region of Portugal this year will have the opportunity to attend a number of events and enjoy the entertainment being arranged for the Allgarve '11 season. The cultural initiative will bring a number of stars from the music world to southern Portuga
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