Category Archives: Beaches

Palm Beach Restaurant Exceeded our Expectations

We are big fans of the Holiday Inn Algarve, so we were obviously intrigued to hear they were responsible for refurbishing the old and dilapidated Palm Beach snack bar right on the beach at Armação de Pêra. Dave was asked … Continue reading

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Best Expat Blog Portugal Award

Well that was a nice surprise yesterday – we received an e-mail from MoneyTransferComparison.com letting us know that we had won their award of ‘Best Expat Blog – Portugal’ for 2017! Here’s what they posted about our award: Well how nice is … Continue reading

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Painting my way around the Algarve

Many of you will know that Alyson is an artist that creates modern and bright acrylic paintings here in the Algarve – and having just completed her latest painting; and been asked lots of times where her inspiration comes from … Continue reading

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Exploring the West Coast Beaches of the Algarve

We have a secret to share with you! When it all gets too hot and too much in the Algarve .. we sneak off in the car with a picnic and our cameras and we head west. The beaches on … Continue reading

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Santa Swims in the Sea for Charity

Christmas Day 2015 and it was Santa time again in Armação de Pêra with the annual Charity Swim in the Sea – and we were delighted to be there as the ‘Official Photographers’ again this year to capture the event. It’s become … Continue reading

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Odeceixe Delight

We are continuing with our theme of sharing some real gems and hidden places with you. This is one of our favourite places to go and hide when the Algarve gets really busy, or the sun gets too hot for … Continue reading

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Santas and Pyjamas in the Sea!

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas now without the annual ‘ Swim for Shoes’ Charity Event at Armação de Pêra beach. Hosted by the wonderful Holiday Inn Algarve hotel, this event raises much needed funds for charity by asking people to come … Continue reading

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