Tag Archives: Monchique

The Magic of the Christmas Presépio

There is something magical about the traditional Presépio here in Portugal – and aside from all of the major ones that abound in the towns and cities .. we were astonished and delighted to visit the tiny village of Alferce, near … Continue reading

Posted in Algarve, Events, News and information, Places to Visit | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

The local Magusto Fair in Alferce

We have a bit of a joke running with friends who took us to visit the quaint village of Alferce near Monchique … that no-one actually lives there! It’s a tiny village, with a population, according to Wiki, of 441 people in … Continue reading

Posted in Algarve, Events, Places to Visit | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

SisterMAG in the Monchique

If you were in Monchique recently – and saw a film crew, camera crew and a cute little black dog sampling the local culinary delights .. that was probably us entertaining the delightful crew from the German magazine sisterMAG We … Continue reading

Posted in About us, Algarve, Businesses, Eating out, News and information, Places to Visit, Shopping | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fires rage across the Algarve

Once again we have witnessed the devastation that a forest fire can cause here in the Algarve – this time it was all a bit too close for comfort, as the fires at Foia and Monchique last weekend raced uncontrollably … Continue reading

Posted in Algarve, News and information | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Artes @ the Spa

We love finding new and different things to share with you on our blog – and this little artisan gift shop at Caldas de Monchique really caught our eye and we thought it was worth some further investigation .. and … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Shopping | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Keeping cool on a hot day in the Monchique

The temperature here has been soaring lately – it’s regularly 32 – 34 degrees – and it’s only the beginning of May! Sometimes it can be nice to go and lie on a beach and enjoy the sun – but … Continue reading

Posted in Algarve, Eating out, Places to Visit | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Heading into the Alentejo countryside

Although we love the beaches and villages of the Algarve, it’s always fun to explore new places too – and we have been meaning to explore the Alentejo area above the Algarve for some time – drawn by the open … Continue reading

Posted in Algarve, Places to Visit | Tagged , , , , , | 16 Comments