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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hovercrafting

Land, water, rocks, sand. You name it, the hovercraft deals with it. It’s off-road to the max as you’re riding on air. Always keen to try out something new, this month Enjoy the Algarve tries hovercrafting near Portimão. See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine October 2017   They look like a cross between an […]

Lace up – discover the Algarve on foot

Tie up your shoelaces and explore the countryside of the south of Portugal while walking. Because that’s the best way to do it. Enjoy the Algarve takes a hike. See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine October 2017   Most places in this world are best discovered on foot. The Algarve is one of them. […]

Soaring in the sky

Some people go for a walk or play a round of golf in their spare time; others jump off a mountain with a parachute strapped to their back. Rolf von Recklinghausen belongs to the latter category. Enjoy the Algarve asks him about his best flights, his worst crashes, and why he prefers low & slow over higher […]

Drug of choice: adrenaline

Want to test your nerves, strength and agility? Face your fear of heights? Or just do something a bit more extreme than going for a walk in the countryside? Check out these three adventurous activities. See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine October 2017   Ultralight flying What: Get into what looks (and sounds) […]

Cooking cataplana

Food is important in Portugal. Algarvians don’t only care about preparing and eating the dish, they also take the time to select good ingredients and enjoy their dinner conversation. Fed up with hastily put together meals eaten behind the computer, Enjoy the Algarve learns how to cook cataplana near Tavira. See the original article in Enjoy […]

Must-do’s of the Algarve

What are the things you really should do in the south of Portugal? The nicest beaches, the coolest activities and the unspoiled places? In other words: how to make the most of your time in the Algarve?  The best answer: read all 27 issues of Enjoy the Algarve magazine. The second-best answer: ask the people who live […]

Getting paid to party – all season long

In summertime, the Algarve gets crowded with tourists; Albufeira especially is known as a place for young people to let their hair down. But it isn’t a holiday for everyone. Enjoy the Algarve talks to bar owner and DJ Matt Moore about long hours, unicorn fancy dress outfits, dealing with drunks and why he blatantly refuses to […]

Ultralight flying

What to do if the towns are full, the countryside is crowded and the beaches are packed, but you still want to enjoy the lovely weather? The answer: go flying! This month Enjoy the Algarve gets away from the summer crowds and takes off in an ultralight airplane in Marim, near Olhão. (Spoiler: it’s absolutely amazing!!!) See […]

Superb SUP spots

The south of Portugal is a paddler’s paradise. But where exactly is the best place in the Algarve for stand up paddleboarding? Three SUP pros reveal their favourite spots. See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine July 2017   Algarve SUP – Ria Formosa Owner of Algarve SUP Nick Robinson first stepped foot […]

Inspired by the ocean

Do you love what you’re doing? If not, you might want to follow Charlotte van Berkum’s example and choose to live your dream instead. Enjoy the Algarve meets the surfer girl on Praia da Cordoama and talks about the spirituality of surfing, the energy of mandalas and having the confidence that life will flow like […]

Wakeboarding

First thing that comes to mind when you hear ‘Algarve + watersports’? Probably surfing or something else in the sea. But you don’t have to be in the ocean to have fun. Enjoy the Algarve has a go at cable wakeboarding in Lagos (and finds out that ‘no paddling needed’ doesn’t automatically mean your arms […]

Pottery

Though it looks like effortless magic when done by an expert, it’s actually complex craftsmanship that takes a lot of work, as we soon find out. Wanting those cool ceramic cups you see in every souvenir store and keen to get our hands dirty, this month, Enjoy the Algarve follows a pottery workshop near Moncarapacho.  […]

When swimming is no option…

How to get to the islands of the Algarve? Well, get into the water and start to swim. But what if you want to take a dry towel and/or don’t fancy getting swept away by the current into the Atlantic Ocean? Here are three easier options. See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine […]

Learning about the Portuguese water dog

They have webbed feet, can dive and love to swim. No, we don’t mean ducks. This month, Enjoy the Algarve learns more about fishermen’s best furry friend: the cão de água.  See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine May 2017   I always thought Gustave the Dog was pretty energetic. That was, until […]

Tough enough?

Extreme obstacle races like Spartan Race and Tough Mudder have become pretty popular in the last decades, especially in the UK and USA. Now Portugal joins in the action with Tribal Clash, which will be held in the Algarve end of this month. Enjoy the Algarve wonders how to prepare for an event that promises […]

A high ropes course

The best thing about living like Tarzan and/or Jane in the jungle? Cuddling monkeys, swinging from vines and climbing trees of course. Enjoy the Algarve also wants a part of this adventurous treetop lifestyle, so this month we try it all (apart from cuddling monkeys) at the Parque Aventura near Albufeira. See the original article […]

Playing the didgeridoo

Hippies do it, musicians do it and Aborigines have been doing it for 40,000 years now. Wondering how on earth it’s possible to produce sound by blowing into a long hollow tube, this month, Enjoy the Algarve tries playing the didgeridoo in Penina. See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine March 2017 The […]

Go even faster

There are plenty of high speed activities in the Algarve. No, we’re not going to name them all, you’re pretty capable of doing a Google-search by yourself. What we will do, however, is up the momentum by giving you some tips to go even faster next time. See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – […]

Karting

Annoyed by slowcoaches on the road, secretly pretending to be an F1 racer and somehow always having trouble to keep that needle below 50km/h? Chances are you have a serious need for speed (the other possibility is that you just drive like a twat). Anyway, Enjoy the Algarve is keen to step on the gas […]

Cleaning the beach

Because rubbish doesn’t belong on a beach. Because Straw Patrol is an awesome initiative. Because fish and birds shouldn’t eat plastic. Because there are still idiots who throw their wrappers and cigarette butts in the sand. Need more reasons? Read on; this month Enjoy the Algarve tries cleaning the beach of Ilha de Faro. See […]

Making carob liquor

The Algarve’s most famous firewater is, of course, Medronho. But for those who’d rather have something with a bit less kick, there are many other types of locally made liquors. Enjoy the Algarve is more than happy to try them all. This month, we try making carob liquor in Lugar da Renda, near Loulé. See […]