April 2018 – Burst of colour

The April 2018 issue of Enjoy the Algarve, ‘Burst of colour’, is out. Read it here and please feel free to share with all your friends. In it: floristry advice from Pasi & Paul Jokinin-Carter, true colour explosions in paintball, modern Portuguese painter Amadeo de Souza Cardoso, and blue hour photography tips by Leo Domingos. […]

March 2018 – A different perspective

The March 2018 issue of Enjoy the Algarve, ‘A different perspective’, is out. Read it here and please feel free to share with all your friends. In it: exploring the Ibn’Ammar cave, the mental aspect of the very physical discipline that’s parkour, and promoting countryside tourism in a responsible way. We ask a diver, a […]

February 2018 – Indulge!

The February 2018 issue of Enjoy the Algarve, Indulge!, is out. Read it here and please feel free to share with all your friends. In it: homemade chocolates, five things to do on Valentine’s Day, three tips to show off on social media and a look into the combination of traditional and contemporary that makes […]

January 2018 – The happy issue!

The January 2018 issue of Enjoy the Algarve, The happy issue!, is out. Read it here and please feel free to share with all your friends. In it: lots of fun and happiness! Like horse riding on Praia do Garrão, improving your mood with flowers, dancing on the beach with balloons and three Algarve-based activities […]

All. Year. Round.

Looking for sun, sea and cheap wine? Skip this article, book a holiday to the Algarve and click through to the next page. But if you want to know what it’s really like to live here, read on. See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine December 2017 Intro picture by ddzphoto   It’s […]

Street photography

The light and scenery of the Algarve have been praised by lots of photographers. But perhaps more than the landscapes and beaches, it’s the people here that make for interesting photos. Trying to tell stories with images instead of words, this month Enjoy the Algarve goes for a photo walk in the streets of Loulé. See the […]

Why move to the Algarve?

Why choose the Algarve as a place to live? The answers to this question are as diverse as the people deciding to make this move. Here are the five main reasons why our expats have packed their bags and relocated to the south of Portugal. See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine December 2017   […]

Natural luxuries

Not good Wi-Fi, a nearby golf course or easy beach access, but clean air, clean water and clean soil were important to Robert (44) when he was looking for a new home. Together with his donkeys, the German travelled for more than 3000km before settling in the hills near Monchique. Enjoy the Algarve asks Robert about natural living […]

Carvoeiro

The seaside town is famous for its Black & White Night; a yearly street and beach party that’s held in early summer and attracts ten thousands of visitors.  (Sounds good? The next one’s on 16 June 2018). What to do when you’re in the area of Carvoeiro for the rest of the year? Enjoy the Algarve suggests […]

João Cabrita Silva

See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine December 2017   This month’s Picture Perfect photographer is João Cabrita Silva (29). Although the Portuguese João has always been keen on photography, he never had the money to get into it. “So when my friend got a camera, I joined him on adventure trips; we’d go […]

Seahorses

Discover fascinating facts about the H. hippocampus and the H. guttulatus See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine December 2017 Seahorses in Portugal? There are about 54 different seahorse species in the world, mainly in North and South America, but also in Europe. Sheltered shallow water of a temperature between 19 and 23˚C, with lots of […]

‘Volunteering can be so satisfying’

Christine Holmes (67, pictured below second from left) originally comes from Lincolnshire, England. In 1998, she moved to the Algarve, where she now lives in Guia. Christine is retired, but an active volunteer who has helped setting up APAA’s first charity shop in Montechoro. She’s also involved with Castelo do Sonhos in Silves, AAG in Guia, Desafios Luminosos and REFOOD. See the original […]

Also the Algarve

The south of Portugal is known for things like fado, sunbathing and azulejos. But you can do a lot more in the Algarve. Did you know it’s also the place to play the didgeridoo, look at skulls and go ice-skating? Enjoy the Algarve tells you how & where. See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine […]

5 tips to enjoy Christmas without snow

The best thing about Christmas (well, apart from reindeer and presents)? Snow of course! Bing Crosby couldn’t have put it better: ‘May your days be merry and bright, and may all your Christmases be white.’ X-mas is about snowball fights, romantic snow walks and making a snowman. Therefore, snow is basically essential. How else would […]

December 2017 – Why the Algarve?

The December 2017 issue of Enjoy the Algarve, Why the Algarve?, is out! Read it here and please feel free to share with all your friends. In it: we investigate why expats move to the south of Portugal. Their reasons range from craving a more laid-back lifestyle to wanting to be nearer to the ocean. […]

Sensory painting

Forget about creating a masterpiece. Instead, close your eyes and feel the sludge between your fingers. This month, Enjoy the Algarve tries sensory painting in Almancil.  See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine November 2017   An Algarvian sailing boat, a seascape in the style of Katsushika Hokusai, or maybe even a […]

Saudade: the love that remains

It’s one of the hardest words to translate, yet it says a lot about the Portuguese culture. What exactly is saudade and how is it linked to fado and fishermen? Enjoy the Algarve investigates.  See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine November 2017   First of all: saudade doesn’t mean you’re sad. […]

5 tips to understand saudade

Some words just don’t really translate into another language. Like the Dutch ‘gezellig’, the German ‘Fernweh’ and the Inuit ‘iktsuarpok’. Or the Portuguese ‘saudade’. For the Portuguese, this feeling of longing, melancholy and nostalgia is ingrained in their culture. How to understand this concept as a foreigner? Enjoy the Algarve gives five tips. Bonus tip […]

November 2017 – Saudade

The November 2017 issue of Enjoy the Algarve, Saudade, is out! Read it here and please feel free to share with all your friends. In it: we investigate what saudade exactly is. Although it’s one of the hardest words to translate into English, it says so much about the Portuguese culture. As it’s closely linked […]

5 records to break

‘Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.’ With this inspirational quote in mind, why not try breaking a world record? We’ve already selected five Portuguese examples, so all you need to do now is to go for it. (Perhaps helped by some prior training and sorting out stuff like […]

‘Home is where our suitcase is’

Patty den Boer (50) is originally from Poortugaal (no, that’s not a typo) in the Netherlands. In 2014 she moved to the Algarve, where she currently lives near Moncarapacho, together with her husband and daughter. An artist, Patty is best known for her colourful paintings, which can be admired on her website or on Algarve Art. See the […]

Lusitano horse

Discover fascinating facts about Portugal’s oldest horse breed See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine October 2017 Picture by Taty2007   Lusitania One of the oldest horse breeds in the world, the Lusitano is thought to descend from to the primitive Sorraia horse, which was already present on the Iberian Peninsula at 20,000 […]

Pedro Queiroga

See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine October 2017   This month’s Picture Perfect photographer is Pedro Queiroga (40). Although Pedro was born in Lisbon, at a very young age he moved to Macau, where his interest in photography started. Since 2002, he’s been living in the Algarve, in Olhão, where he continued […]

Burgau

Originally, it was a small fishermen’s village. Now, it has turned into a cluster of holiday cottages, all surrounding a sandy beach that’s enclosed by cliffs. Still, Burgau’s traditional charm hasn’t disappeared and the village on the south-eastern edge of the Costa Vicentina national park makes for a pleasant visit, particularly outside the high season. […]