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, […]


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 […]