7 Amazing Algarve Castles

Algarve castles Castro Marim

The Algarve is famous for its sandy beaches, picturesque old towns and delicious Seafood. But there are also some amazing Algarve castles including Loule Castle, Silves Castle and Castro Marim. Did you know that some of the castles of the Algarve actually pre-date the Moorish occupation in Portugal (8th-15th Centuries). Here are my top 7 … Read more

Best Neighbourhoods in Porto Portugal

This week I’m in the fabulous city of Porto – one of my favourite places in Portugal. The cobbled streets, friendly locals and excellent Port make it a destination that’s hard to beat! But if you’re looking to stay here – or even rent or buy – where is the best location? What are the … Read more

10 Amazing Palaces in Portugal

In this blog, we will be talking about 10 amazing palaces in Portugal. Most of these palaces are now listed as monuments and seeing them is essential due to their impressive architecture, intriguing interiors, and numerous surprises and quirks. Top 10 Palaces in Portugal Ajuda Palace, Lisbon North of the Jeronimos Monastery in Belem, Lisbon, … Read more

A Visit to Loule Market

Loule market

If you are staying in the beautiful colourful city of Loule then don’t miss Loule Market – one of the highlights of this inland Algarvian town. Loule is actually small enough to feel like a town, but it does have a Church, Castle and the Mercado (traditional Portuguese market). I totally love the relaxing vibe … Read more

Visiting Lagos Zoo in the Algarve

Lagos Zoo is a fantastic fun family day out from Lagos in the Algarve and I totally recommend it. The animals are kept in good conditions and it is well laid out. Lagos Zoo is a reasonable size and there are cafes and an artificial beach area to relax and so the Zoo is a … Read more

Travelling from Porto to Amarante

Travelling from Porto to Amarante

The gorgeous Portuguese town of Amarante is often overlooked in favour of the big cities such as Porto and Lisbon. But it’s the small picturesque places like this that really show Portugal’s tradition and charm. Today’s blog is all about how to travel from Port to Amarante. Most people travelling to Amarante fly into Porto … Read more

Guide to Magical Amarante, Portugal

Ponte Sao Gonzalo Amarante Portugal

Most travellers will fly into Porto of Lisbon and do a whistle stop tour of the main sites in those two main cities. But although they are stunning destinations, you will miss out on the traditional and local vibe of small and magical Portuguese towns such as Amarante if you don’t head out of the … Read more

Praia do Camilo Lagos

Whilst staying in the beautiful Algarvian coastal town of Lagos, I decided to explore some of the local beaches in the area. My friend Vic (who frequented the Algarve most summers as a child) recommended Praia do Camilo to me and my mom via Instagram. I’m so glad that I took up her recommendation! Praia … Read more

The colourful city of Loule in the Algarve

The colourful city of Loule in the Algarve

You may not have heard of Loule in the Algarve, as it is a smaller city more inland than most of the popular coastal resorts including Quarteira and Lagos. But it’s a totally underrated Portuguese destination. You will find Loule to be a relaxing weekend away. If a good local market, beautiful architecture and a … Read more

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