The journey from sea to plate

Olhão fish auction Grilled, baked or BBQ-ed. Sardines, mackerels or tuna. Freshly cooked, in a can or spread on a slice of bread. However you want your fish, the Algarve is the place to get it. But there’s a story that often remains untold: what happens with the fish between catching and eating? Enjoy the Algarve gives […]

Snorkelling with seahorses

The Ria Formosa is like a nursing school; it’s full of baby fish See original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine July 2015 The Ria Formosa nature reserve is home to the biggest concentration of seahorses in the world. Also, Passeios Ria Formosa’s leaflet boasts there’s a 100% chance of finding them. Plus, they are […]

Paradise garden

This month we meet Vitthal Bernd Füchte (57) and ask him 12 questions about his move to the Algarve. The German landscape architect and owner of VitalGarden has previously lived in Germany, Spain, India and the US before settling down in Portugal. Currently he resides in Livramento, in a house with an amazing garden, together with his […]

Monchique

True, it doesn’t have a beach. But Enjoy the Algarve didn’t miss sea and sand for one second when exploring the pretty nature, medronho, and relaxing spas in the area of Monchique. There’s more than enough here to keep you busy for a day. See original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine July 2015 Pictures by Kyle Rodriguez […]

Rui Guerra

The best place for underwater photography must be in the Sagres area See original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine July 2015 This month’s Picture Perfect photographer is Rui Guerra (46). Born in Lisbon, Rui was attracted to the sea from an early age. In the nineties he discovered a passion for diving. Photography has […]

Filled sardines

For two persons as a main or four persons as a starter:     Clean the sardines Clean and descale 12 sardines and take out all the bones. (Good luck. This is a lot of work so don’t start too late. If you’re already feeling hungry and still need to clean the sardines, just grill […]

Cascas, Olhão

The most important thing when it comes to seafood? “Its freshness,” is the immediate answer of both Cascas’ owner Flávio Palminha and chef Ana Tavares. This attitude shows in the menu: not all dishes are available every day; it completely depends on what the sea has to offer. People who don’t know what to order […]

Azulejos

Discover fascinating facts about these square tin-glazed painted ceramic tiles. See original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine July 2015 History: Originally, azulejos came from Egypt. In 1503 the tiles were introduced into Portugal, (King Manuel I used them for his palace in Sintra), where they soon became part of the culture. In the 17th […]

July 2015 – Fresh from the sea

The July 2015 issue of Enjoy the Algarve, Fresh from the sea, is out now! Read it here and please feel free to share with your friends. In it you’ll find everything to do with fish and seafood; from markets to fishermen and from recipe to restaurant review. Ever wondered what goes on in the auction […]

Algarve’s best beaches

It must be the Algarve’s best-known attraction: the beach. But which one? With over 200km of coastline and close to 100 beaches to choose from it’s almost a luxury problem. No worries, we’re here to help. Just pick the beachgoer-description that fits you best and find out where to go for your ideal sun & […]

Sculpting sand

All people do it when they’re on a beach: building sand castles. Apparently the ancient Egyptians were already making sand models of their tombs some centuries ago. In Pêra, however, they don’t bother with mere castles or pyramids. Instead, artists have transformed billions of grains of sand into the likes of The Beatles, Lady Gaga, […]

Faro

It’s more than just a place to fly into, get a rental car and drive out of. Enjoy the Algarve spends a day in Faro and discovers scary skulls, tasty pastries, and a booming bohemian scene. See original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine June 2015 Pictures by Marijke Verschuren   Get there Start early as there’s […]

No more stress

This month we meet Willem van Woezik (78) and ask him 12 questions about his move to the Algarve. The Dutch ex-marine has previously lived in Holland and Poland before settling down in Portugal. Currently he resides in Quatrim do Sul close to the Ria Formosa nature reserve, together with his Italian wife Maria (56) […]

Zip-lining into the Algarve

It must be one of the most picturesque border crossings in the world. See original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine June 2015 James Bond does it holding on to a chain while escaping from a cabin lift in Moonraker. Tom Cruise even does it shirtless, using just his belt in Mission Impossible – Ghost […]

Pastel de nata

Discover fascinating facts about the light flaky puff pastry tarts with a slightly burned creamy custard filling. See original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine June 2015 History: Pastéis de nata were first created in the 18th century, by Catholic monks at the Jerónimos Monastery in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belém in Lisbon. As convents […]

Dave Sheldrake

If I had to praise one thing here though it’d be the quality of light; it’s exceptional and reminds me of St. Ives in Cornwall. See original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine June 2015   This month’s Picture Perfect photographer is Dave Sheldrake (58). Born in the UK, Dave was previously a Police Sergeant in […]