Western Algarve – Introducing the Region

Western Algarve - Introducing the Region

The Western Algarve, covers the westernmost 20 km of the Algarve region. It is a rugged coastline with pleasant beaches and towns. This coast was for centuries an uninhabited area between Armação de Pêra and Faro where sheep rearing prevailed. It became populated at the end of 19th century by a wave of immigrants from the … Read more

Living in Portimao

Living in Portimao

Portimao is a town that has changed dramatically over the past couple of decades, if you were here in 1990 then it was a sleepy little portugese fishing village which could be described as almost quaint, nowadays it’s more likely to be described as an affluent tourist resort and jet set holiday location. Where to … Read more

Eastern Algarve – Sotavento

Eastern Algarve – Sotavento

Sotavento is the eastern region of the Algarve, comprising the municipalities of Alcoutim, Castro Marim, Faro, Loulé, Olhão, São Brás de Alportel, Tavira, and Vila Real de Santo António. The biggest city in the region is Loulé, and it is its capital. Agriculture and Tourism in Eastern Algarve The region is mainly an agricultural area, … Read more

Cycling the Algarve Coastline

Cycling the Algarve Coastline

Cycling the Algarve Coastline is a fabulous experience. The trails are set up well for cyclists and cycling is one of the best things to do in the Algarve. The weather will be pleasing in the summer months and the coastal scenery makes the trip well worth it. There are many bridges along the Algarve … Read more

How to Get From Lisbon to Porto

How to Get From Lisbon to Porto

If you’re visiting Lisbon and are in need of a quick weekend getaway, consider traveling to Porto. As the second-largest city in Portugal, Porto offers a variety of activities and must-see sights that make it well worth the trip. From its famous seafood to its world-renowned port wine, lively nightlight, and impressive historical centre, which … Read more

Cost of Living in Porto

Cost of Living in Porto

The cost of living in Porto actually very cheap compared to most UK and US cities.  The income tax is low for citizens, and many times cheaper for non-residents working in the country. In addition to that, Portuguese people know how to save money from a very young age so they can enjoy their lives … Read more

Best things to do in the Algarve

Best things to do in the Algarve

The Algarve in the South of Portugal is a fantastic place for holiday makers due to the beautiful coastline and landscape. It is a popular holiday destination for Brits and Americans. Today we are exploring some of the best things to do in the Algarve including hiking, wine tasting and exploring Old Town Architecture. Lagos … Read more

Lagos Old Town

Lagos Old Town

The Old Town Lagos in Portugal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, just like its counterpart in North America, Quebec City. The old town’s history  goes back to the 12th century when Lagos became part of the Kingdom of Portugal. Old Town Lagos is surrounded by different types of fortifications, which represent an important aspect … Read more

Praia de Benagil

Praia de Benagil

Praia de Benagil is one of the most beautiful and well-known beaches on the Algarve coast between Lagos and Sagres. From an oceanographic point of view it is interesting because of its small dimensions and shallow waters near the beach, which allow for underwater exploration from above water by swimming. Where is Praia de Benagil? … Read more

Cost of Living Lisbon

Cost of Living Lisbon

So you are thinking about moving to Lisbon? The first thing that people usually want to know when travelling or moving to a new city is how much it will cost. Sop what is the cost of living in Lisbon? Lisbon is not as Cheap as you might think! The first thing you should know … Read more