The August 2017 issue of Enjoy the Algarve, Sun, sea & sangria, is out now! Read it here and please feel free to share with all your friends.
In it: the vision behind Portugal’s historical hotels, aka pousadas. And an extensive feature about how tourism in the south of Portugal has developed over the last few decades. Were the holidaymakers in the 1960s happy with a beach and some sun, nowadays they want holistic yoga retreats and eco-friendly yurt experiences.
Tourist season isn’t a holiday for everyone though. DJ Matt Moore talks about his working day, which doesn’t end until 5am. His job: dealing with drunks, hen do’s and stag parties in fancy dress, and never-ending requests to play ‘Despacito’ – either on his boat parties or in his bar on The Strip in Albufeira.
Fear not: we also tell you how to escape these summer crowds. With ultralight flying you won’t only have a bird’s-eye view of the Ria Formosa, you’ll also be completely alone up in the air at 1000ft. Apart from a seagull or two. Alternatively, follow the advice of our Algarve expats, who share their preferred places, best beaches and secret countryside spots.
Our columnist Arthur van Amerongen talks about the disadvantage of travel guides, Vadu Rodrigues share his tips on nightlife photography, and expats Andrew Roberts and Rupert Kirby tell you about the difference between the hustle and bustle of East London and the peace and quietness of the Algarve.
Plus: 11 things to do in Portimão and surroundings, 3 places to visit that are better than hanging around at Faro airport for the entire afternoon, and 5 tips to make sure everyone thinks you’re a tourist.
the Enjoy the Algarve team