Monday, 16 October 2017
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Enjoy the Algarve magazineRead the October 2017 issue of Enjoy the Algarve, ‘Go out & play!’
In it: we take a hike. Because with hundreds of kilometres of gorgeous walking trails, from the Via Algarviana to the Ecovia do Literal, the Algarve is a great region to discover on foot. If you’re not keen on hiking, try hovercraft. This air-cushion vehicle will get you anywhere, even if there’s a rock or a lake in the way.

musicThe Algarve’s regional tourist organisation (Região Tourismo do Algarve) “has missed the chance during the summer of informing tourists what’s going on in the region during the winter, including the 365 Algarve winter programme,” according to the founder of Cultugarve.

After investigating what was available in tourist information offices this summer, regarding the winter programme, this was the conclusion made by Cultugarve’s investigators.

World Record Bungy Jump at Albufeira MarinaJumper Carl Mosca Dionisio recently set a first world record of a bungy jump while driving a crane, from 40 metres and in 1 minute and 27 seconds!

Portuguese born, Kiwi trained, South African Bungy Jump Master Carl Mosca Dionisio achieved the jump at his jump site in Albufeira Marina. The jump site is one of only 5 Water Touch jump sites in the world, and the ONLY one in the world in a Marina.

beachBarImageDay and night, the beaches of the Algarve draw a crowd enjoying the views, food and party atmosphere. Whether for a healthy juice to start the day or for sun-downers to start the night, there are some super beach bars where you can wiggle your toes in the sand and shake your hips to the latest sounds.

Caniço Bar and Restaurant

This unique bar and restaurant has the WOW factor in spades! Built right into the cliffs close to the village of Alvor, Caniço overlooks a very scenic cove beach. Open all day during the summer, there are parties with top DJs, big screens, and all night dancing on the sands. Even getting to Caniço is cool - you have to take an elevator through the rocks!

Taste Portugal: Enjoy the Algarve’s September issue is out nowRead the September 2017 issue of Enjoy the Algarve, Flavours.

In it: we try to cook a delicious seafood cataplana. And discover eight other traditional and typically Portuguese dishes, from carne de porco à alentejana to feijoada. We also take a look at Portuguese street food, like bolas de Berlim and bifanas.

MBEmedalAngela Morado of the British Vice Consulate in the Algarve has been presented with an Honorary MBE, awarded to her by Her Majesty the Queen, in recognition of her significant contribution to relations between the United Kingdom and Portugal.

The award was formally presented by the British Ambassador to Portugal, Kirsty Hayes, at a reception on Tuesday in Portimão.

armacao2The tourist trick of grabbing the best available sunbathing spots by laying down early morning towels is said to have been pioneered long ago by the Germans, but they have met their match.

The competition used to be fought over poolside sun-loungers and the British learned to become even better at it.

Enjoy the Algarve's August issue is out!

Read the August 2017 issue of Enjoy the Algarve, Sun, Sea & Sangria. 
In it: the vision behind Portugal’s historical hotels, aka pousadas. And an extensive feature about how tourism in the south of Portugal has developed over the last few decades. Were the holidaymakers in the 1960s happy with a beach and some sun, nowadays they want holistic yoga retreats and eco-friendly yurt experiences.