Tag Archives: Shopping

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

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Statues come to life in Lagoa

This was something advertised that we thought we just had to go and see – and if you are quick you can see them too! The Christmas Living Statues are live in Lagoa and will be there tomorrow Saturday 19th … Continue reading

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The unspoilt village of Alte

Where can you go to feed the ducks and wander around a pretty little village enjoying the sights away from the coastal resorts of the Algarve? The unspoilt village of Alte is less than 30km from the coast, and yet … Continue reading

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The 10th International Algarve Fair comes to town

This year sees the 10th International Algarve Fair to be staged at the Fatacil ground in Lagoa, and it is on this weekend – the 6th and 7th June from 11am – 7pm. Tickets cost only 3.50e for adults and … Continue reading

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Coffee in Portugal

Coffee in Portugal is taken very seriously and you will find a café on almost every street. It’s a place to meet friends at any time of the day or evening, have a break from work, or just relax and … Continue reading

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Lota Cool Market in Portimão

It’s the second time this market has been launched in Portimão – and this time we managed to make it! The market focuses on contemporary handicrafts, arts and crafts, local small shops and gourmet products. There is plenty of street … 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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Organic Produce in the Park

Following on from our recent blog post about Yarn Bombing in Portimão in the small but pretty Largo December 1 gardens in Portimão, we were contacted about an organic produce market that takes place there every Saturday from 9.30 to … Continue reading

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Loulé Market – Part 2

If you missed the first part of this post you can read it here – Don’t miss the market at Loulé So having left you all to go for a quick coffee and a sneaky pastel de nata – we’re … Continue reading

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Blaze destroys Algarve Shopping Centre

“The most tangible of all visible mysteries – fire.” Leigh Hunt Sunday 23rd September 2012 was a terrible day for local businesses – an horrific blaze at the Portimão retail park left 7 large business premises destroyed – and more … Continue reading

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