Quarteira to Vilamoura

Quarteira to Vilamoura

It’s very east to get from Quarteira to Vilamoura. If you are staying in Quarteira on the Algarve, it’s definitely worth a visit to Vilamoura to see the harbour with the expensive yachts and the upmarket restaurants and bars dotted around the marina. There are several ways that you can get from Quarteira to Vilamoura … Read more

Aqua Portimao Shopping Centre

Aqua Portimao Shopping Centre

The largest shopping centre in the Western Algarve is Aqua Portimao. Aqua Portimao is located at the crossroads of Portimao’s major roadways. Around 120 different stores, including restaurants and the large supermarket Jumbo, are housed in the retail area. The name and the style of the shopping complex are both influenced by the water. The … Read more

Algarve Transport Guide

Algarve Transport Guide

The Algarve is a beautiful place to spend the summer and it’s easy to get around too. In this Algarve transport guide we will take a look at the trains, buses and other transport options. My preferred options for transport in the Algarve are actually trains and Uber! Trains in the Algarve Trains in the … Read more

Solo Travel in the Algarve

Solo Travel in the Algarve

I recently returned from two weeks of solo travel in the Algarve, Portugal. I was amazed by how easy and enjoyable this trip was. Portugal is a safe country to travel and the Algarve is well-connected by trains and buses. Today I’m blogging all of my top tips for your solo trip to the Algarve. … Read more

Things to do in the Algarve in Winter

Things to do in the Algarve in Winter

The Algarve is a great option if you are looking for some winter sun! It maintains good temperatures of around 16 to 20 degrees Celsius during the day (that can be a good summer’s day in some parts of the UK). Even at night, temperatures usually hover somewhere between 5 to 10 degrees celsius and … Read more

Sagres Castle

Sagres Castle

Sagres, found at the most western point of the southern Algarve is an area of real natural beauty with ragged cliffs overlooking stunning beaches and the sea below. Sagres castle or Sagres fort as it is also known by, is situated upon a piece of headland jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean. It is important … Read more

Castle of Loulé

Castle of Loulé

Loulé is a beautiful little Portuguese market town which in recent years has become more popular with tourists due to its history and bustling markets and makes a great place for a day trip. Like many other areas of Portugal, evidence of the Moorish era can be seen throughout Loulé, but nowhere more than in … Read more

Castle of Alvor

Castle of Alvor

Alvor is a stunning resort town in the Algarve popular with those looking for a beach holiday. Algarve has an interesting history of Moorish occupation, sadly though, there’s not much evidence of this history to be seen throughout Alvor, with most of the buildings being relatively modern. This is due to the major 1755 earthquake … Read more

Monchique Hiking Guide

Monchique Hiking Guide

Monchique is a beautiful town, unspoiled by tourism and authentically Portuguese. It’s a lovely little spot if you’re looking for somewhere to get away from it all. Being at the base of the Serra de Monchique mountain range, it is also a great starting point for people looking to immerse themselves in nature, with a … Read more

Train from Lisbon to Albufeira

Train from Lisbon to Albufeira

Lisbon, being the capital of Portugal, is a fantastic base from which to start any Portuguese adventure!  Albufeira is a lovely little city in the Southern Algarve with beautiful beaches and stunning coastline that is also well worth a visit! Below we’ll demonstrate how easy it is to get a train from Lisbon to Albufeira, … Read more