• Portugal holiday 2011

    Portugal continues to offer some of the best-value holidays in the Eurozone, though for some reason most of us are reluctant to venture beyond the spectacular beaches of the Algarve. This is a shame, for the west coast has near-empty sandy stretches and a growing choice of architect-designe
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  • Portugal as alternative to North African holidays

    The tourism board wants to attract tourists, and political instability in the North of Africa may provide a boost to Algarve tourism industry. The riots and the political instability in several Northern African countries have led to many tourists being stranded at the airports, and many have c
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  • World class cuisine in Albufeira

    Menus designed by chefs awarded with Michelin stars, chocolate workshops and other delicacies, are part of the 5th edition of the International Gourmet Festival "Tribute to Claudia", to be held in Albufeira during the upcoming week. Starting next Friday, January 14th, and lasting for 10 days
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  • Formula 1 in the Algarve?

    Recent reports have suggested that the FIA, happy with the Portimão race track and how it tested two years ago, could be bringing the cream of Formula One back to Portugal for testing next February. According to a study published recent by the Diário de Notícias (DN), the r
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  • Famous fans of olive oil produced in Olhão

    The French first lady and the Queen Silvia of Sweden are appreciators of the gourmet olive oil Monterosa, produced by the von Rosen family in Moncarapacho (Olhão), which is sold directly in the press premises or online. The Monterosa company also has ornamental plants nurseries. This
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  • Fatacil 2010

    "Every year in the last week of August, FATACIL – the Lagoa Arts & Crafts, Tourism, Agriculture, Business and Industry Fair - presents an impressive display of regional products and its culture, attracting thousands of visitors. Here, you can find regional arts and crafts, both traditiona
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  • Refilling the sand in Loulé beaches

    It is the largest operation of artificial sand filling ever in the Algarve. Six beaches will receive more than one million cubic meters of sand during summer. The operation began in late May, and will only be ready later this year. The sand filling operation in the beaches of Forte Novo, Almarg
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  • East Algarve property market getting back up

    Proluna Real estate is an established licensed real estate agent with 5 years of experience in the property market in the East Algarve. In the following article they give their views on the current property market in the East Algarve, being the areas of Tavira, Cabanas, manta rota, Altura and Praia
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  • Fly from Faro from 1 euro

    It’s already begun but only for a limited period. Flying from Faro for just one euro, but it’s not for everyone. It’s only for those who use the Internet. The Irish airline Ryanair has launched a campaign which started at 00.00 on Tuesday and ends at 24.00 on Thursday, making 5
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  • New airport in Beja

    Tourism in the Alentejo could be on the verge of an unprecedented boom as work on the future Beja airport nears conclusion. It will be the culmination of a €33 million investment to convert a former military base into a international civil airport that is of strategic importance for both region
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