Silves Castle

Silves Castle

This is the finest example of a Moorish castle that Portugal has to offer! It was originally built during the Roman times, however, it was when the Moors held the Algarve region throughout the 8th to the 13th centuries that this castle was really transformed! It was declared a National Monument in 1910. This castle … Read more

Day Trips from Tavira

Day Trips from Tavira

Today’s blog brings to you the best day trips from Tavira in the Algarve. Tavira is a small city on the Eastern side of Portugal’s Algarve coast. Its location is relatively central within the eastern side of the Algarve and has amazing (and cheap) public transport links, making it a fantastic base from which to … Read more

One day in Lagos

One day in Lagos

Great beaches, fantastic cafes and restaurants, beautiful mosaic walkways, historic charm, and only 3 hours away from Portugal’s capital of Lisbon! It’s not difficult to understand why Lagos is a hit with tourists year after year. But what if you only had a day to spare? How do you make the most of it? Don’t … Read more

Faro to Olhão

Faro to Olhão

Olhão is a small fishing village on the Algarve coast which has become a popular destination for tourists and also those looking to relocate to the Algarve. It’s a popular destination for Brits, Germans and Belgians who are looking for the climate with less hustle and bustle of Faro or Lagos. Olhão is famous for … Read more

Tilia Hostel Faro

This last week I’ve been staying at Tilia hostel in Faro and it’s been a blast! Although the weather hasn’t been that sunny and a lot of restaurants and bars are closed, it’s still worth visiting portugal in winter! Traditional Portuguese Decor One of my favourite things about Tilia hostel is the Portuguese style decor. … Read more

Faro to Tavira

Faro to Tavira

Tavira makes a fantastic day trip from Faro if you have long enough to make the journey. You might also be flying into Faro airport but staying in Tavira. So what’s the best way to get from Faro to Tavira? I recommend that you take the train. What’s the best way to get from faro … Read more

Faro to Lisbon

Faro to Lisbon

It’s easy to get from Faro to Lisbon by car, bus and train. My preferred way is to take the train – they are frequent and comfortable and Faro train station is walkable from the city centre. Faro to Lisbon by Train The Faro to Lisbon train takes just over 3 hours. Some take 3h05 … Read more

Lagos Wine Tours

Lagos Wine Tours

Many know France and Italy as the land of wine, but many tend to overlook the wine of Portugal. With its plethora of vineyards and perfect weather for wine-growing, Portuguese wine is not one you want to skip out on. One of the best areas in Portugal for wine is Lagos, where four types of … Read more

One Day in Faro

One Day in Faro

Often regarded as the gateway to the Algarve, many pass through Faro without a second thought. But this ancient port city has a fascinating history and culture to discover, along with a wealth of shops, bars, and restaurants. Faro is a small coastal town and it is easy to see the main sites and the … Read more

Algarve Road Trip

Algarve Road Trip

The Algarve is the southernmost region of Portugal. Known for its numerous beaches, fishing villages, and breathtaking limestone cliffs. There is no doubt why this is one of the most popular summer destinations in the country. To help discover the best Algarve Road trip, we will be sharing a few itineraries with some of the … Read more