Three places to meditate

Meditation is about relaxation, building your internal energy and making your mind free of scattered thoughts. Where to best do this in the Algarve? We’ve selected three places. Pictures by Kyle Rodriguez See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine May 2016   On the top of Fóia Fresh mountain air, green woodlands and […]

Silves

A long time ago, when Silves was still called Xelb, it was the capital of the Algarve. Back then, the region was ruled by the Moors and called Al-Gharb. Nowadays, the inland city is a must visit destination in August, when the Medieval Festival is on, but also worth a trip any other time of […]

Forgotten villages

No hotels, no shops, not even a café. Located less than 10 minutes by car from the busy coastline, the tiny place feels like it’s from another century. Villages like Carriços are a product of old agricultural traditions and show a completely different Algarve than what’s displayed on tourist travel brochures. But as the houses are […]

Alcoutim

If you’d summarise a day in Alcoutim using just four words, it’d be something like ‘relaxing on the riverside’. Located in the north-eastern part of the Algarve, with only the Guadiana as Spanish border, life in the small town flows as gently as the river does. Enjoy the Algarve spends a chilled out day in […]

Cachopo

Visit the Serra do Caldeirão in early spring, as temperatures are still pleasant instead of scorching hot. Enjoy the Algarve spends a day in Cachopo, a tiny village where time seems to have stood still and old rural traditions such as weaving, blacksmithing and saddle making are proudly kept alive. When visiting the area, don’t miss these […]

Aljezur

High up in the northwest corner of the Algarve, you’ll find Aljezur. Enjoy the Algarve spends a day in the green valley town and its surroundings and finds out what there is to do and see. Don’t miss these six things when visiting! See original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine January 2016 Pictures by Kyle Rodriguez   Buy some […]

Olhão

It’s the unofficial graffiti capital of the Algarve and many of the houses in the old town centre have almost fallen apart. Sounds a bit crappy? You’ll be pleasantly surprised. Enjoy the Algarve spends a day in Olhão and has completely fallen for this charming and authentic fishing town. See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – […]

VRSA

Vila Real de Santo António (aka VRSA), on the coastal area close to the Spanish border, is a great base for a not too touristy daytrip. Visiting Ayamonte (Spain), Fábrica, Cacela Velha, Castro Marim, and not to forget VRSA itself – Enjoy the Algarve has a busy day discovering the southeast of Portugal. See original article in Enjoy […]

Loulé

This month, Enjoy the Algarve moves away from the coast and visits Loulé. We marvel at the market, praise the pottery painting and get lost in the maze of streets that make up the old town centre. For about three hours. We still don’t know the way. Luckily it’s a very nice old town. See original article […]

Sagres

The westernmost part of the Algarve offers nature, surf and a whole lot of emptiness. After spending a day there, Enjoy the Algarve is blown away by Sagres and surroundings. Literally. See original article in Enjoy the Algarve magazine September 2015 Pictures by Kyle Rodriguez   Get there Catching glimpses from sea on both sides, it indeed seems […]

Tavira

An ancient bridge: check; the ruins of an old fortress: check; dozens of churches: check. In Tavira, you’ll find history at every corner. Enjoy the Algarve spends a day in the pretty coastal town and discovers it has the perfect combination of culture and beach action. See original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine August 2015 Pictures […]

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 […]

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 […]