Dine in Style on the Western Algarve ..LAGOS RESTAURANTS

Dine in Style on the Western Algarve ..LAGOS RESTAURANTS

Welcome to our blog, we would like to introduce a number of Lagos dining experiences. The restaurant experience of any holiday  is a huge benefit when you go self-catering. If you book a apartment Lagos or villa Lagos you basically have dining choices.   Dining out is certainly a memorable experience.   Not alone does most of the restaurants have great atmosphere, the whole area particularly at  night becomes tranquil and relaxing.  Add in a warm breeze good company, friendly people, quality food and value for your money you that have the perfect dining occasion.  Lagos has a wide choice of  cuisine all the various cultural and ethnic influences are on show.    You can choose  from traditional Portuguese, tapas, specialist meats , fish in abundance,  Mexican, Thai, Indian, the fish  find  will always be fresh fish.   All will be found readily available in Lagos restaurants. Lets review some of the restaurants where you can have great taste, good portions on a medium cost budget and in a friendly and social atmosphere.

THE GARDEN:

The Garden Lagos
The Garden Lagos

As the name suggest the restaurant is located in a relaxing atmosphere in the middle of town. You can have your meals sited in the palms and lemon trees fitted with comfortable furniture and enjoy food and drinks.  The most attracting feature about this restaurant is that while enjoying the garden atmosphere you can see the chefs preparing the meals on the huge outdoor grills.

The bar area is separated from the dining area making is suitable for customers to enjoy ongoing activities on the big TVs without interfering the comfort of diners. This is a must visit when on holiday in Lagos.

ROCKEFELLAS:

Rockafellas Lagos
Rockafellas Lagos

Rockefellas is an American styled diner in Lagos.  If you are a foodie this is the ultimate place to be, this is because their menus contain everything from Monster burgers, Ribs, wings, subs, salads, sea foods and Mac n cheese giving you a wide choice of variety to choose from.

HANSEL & GRETEL:

Hansel & Gretel
Hansel & Gretel

If you love trying something different from the usual norm then Hansel & Gretel is the place to be. The food is exceptional with attention to detail and mouth watering ingredients. The staff are fun to be around with, and you are assured of excellent service.  The restaurant is a magnificent place for a trip out of town with many beautiful woodland walks all around.

PASHMINA:

Pashmina Lagos
Pashmina Lagos

Pashmina is an Indian restaurant, it is nicely presented and the service there is excellent. The waiters ensure comfort without flocking all over you. The food is delicious with close attention to flavours rather than just spicy food.  Great to have Pashmina around Lagos.

Patio do Convento
Patio do Convento

There are other great restaurants to you can dine at, but the ones mentioned are worth a trial for their excellent delicacies, still you can have take outs and enjoy the meals in your self – catering apartment Lagos.

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Alentejo Wine Pure Portuguese Character

Alentejo Wine Pure Portuguese Character

Back again  with another article for our blog at www.goholidaylets.com. Our subject on this occasion is Alentejo wines.  Most of us enjoy a fine wine, the purpose of this  article is to give you a brief introduction and information about the wines of this region.  The region of Alentejo is where Portugal’s climate escapes the Atlantic.  It is located north of the Algarve on the border with Spain. The area has hot summers and very cold winters are also experienced.  Which is suitable for the growth of grape vines.   Because the area has such warm summers the grape tends to be dry, which gives this wine its unique taste.

Alentejo red wine
Alentejo red wine

The area has a small number of people but with very large Agricultural landscapes with large estates, wheat is commonly found here. It a well known area and highly respected wine region.

There are other tourist attractions in this region, but the wine in Alentejo is what makes the area top, especially its red wines. There are two separate styles of Alentejo red, there is the traditional style which mostly consists of herbs, savoury flavours, aromas with the fruit, the traditional wines are complex and mature more with age.  The wines show lots of powerful fruits with a richness that is unique.  Alentejo is the key center of Portugal’s wine rebirth over a couple of years.

Sheep among the trees
Sheep among the trees

Most of the wine production in the area was supported by the government and other co-operatives, though the wine produced by the locals is very impressive too. Alentejo is leading in its production because of the  response received  from its fine wine. Your love for wine should bring you down to Alentejo having a memorable holiday in this amazing region. But better still if you have decide on a holiday in the Algarve by get a villa in Vilamoura, apartments Albufeira or villa Alvor you can enjoy Alentejo wines  in the comfort of your rented apartment with family and  friends.

Vines of Alentejo
Vines of Alentejo

I am Hilda and I researched Alentejo wines so you could search for same while staying at one of our wonderful apartments.   Supermarkets like Pingo Doce, Intermarche and Continente stock a full range of Alentejo wines.   If you wish to have a self-catering holiday in the Algarve use the following keywords villas to rent in albufeiravilamoura apartments, and lagos apartments,.

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Travel Advice: Pool safety while on holidays

Travel Advice: Pool safety while on holidays

Welcome to www.goholidaylets.com, we are a holiday rental platform  and we continuously write about items of interest in relation to holiday rentals and the general holiday market.  You might be thinking of making  booking or have made a booking using such keywords as  villa rentals Albufeira, or villa rental Vilamoura or whatever area or location you decide to visit the question safety awareness remains the same.

Swimming Pool Safety
Swimming Pool Safety

Today’s article is specifically in relation to awareness of pool safety when on that dream holiday. The Royal Society of Prevention of Accidents reports that must pool related accident occur at the beginning of a holiday when adults are tired after journey and children wonder off to explore area.  Or at the end of the holiday when everyone is relaxed and preparing to go home

 

Many families visit indoor and outdoor public pools and spas during the summer swimming holidays and indeed all year-round in places. Public and private pool owners and operators are obliged to follow local and European regulations to ensure the safety of their facilities.

To ensure that the public or private pools are safe and using appropriate procedures to ensure the safety of your family or friends you should ask questions. This could avoid accidents from happening to you or others.

Child Proof Pool
Child Proof Pool

At www.goholidaylets.com  our aim is to ensure you have wonderful holiday with family or friends. Most parents and family members  are pool  aware.   We always encourage our guests to you ask owners questions before you book your holiday.  This should also include the safety of the pool area.   For instance has it secure access.

Guidance and Advice

      1. In the case of adults avoid swimming after consumption of alcohol.  Many pool related                            accidents can be associated we excessive alcohol or drug consumption.

  1. Ensure beverages in glass containers are not used at poolside. i.e  bottles & glasses.
  2. In the case of parents ensure that young children are accompanied and supervised while in the pool area.
  3. Children that are not competent swimmers should be wearing a buoyancy aid in and out of water when in the pool area.
  4. If a pool attendant is present ensure his directions are adhered to at all times.
  5. Do not save someone drowning if you do not know how to swim else it will be double tragedy leave that to the experts.
  6. Ensure the pool area has controlled access.

While on a villa rental holiday quite often you will have a private pool. The same rules apply as if it was a public or shared pool. Statistics show villa poll accidents occur in early morning when parents are asleep or late evening when children wander off alone exploring their surroundings.

A day with family in the sun at the side of a swimming pool should be an enjoyable experience with a little awareness, and caution great times and memories can be created.  So if you have booked a villa in Albufeira or apartment in Lagos at one of our wonderful pool complexes have a wonderful safe holiday.

Always know its better to be safe than sorry.

Covered Pool
Covered Pool

My name is Mike and I am part of the team here at wwwgoholidaylets.com.   As stated in the beginning we are a platform for renting global holiday rental accommodation.  Our aim is to provide you with interesting content. Even if it makes you curious about various holiday locations we will achieved our aim.   We write about various items we think you ll find interesting and useful.   From time to time we carry out research on your behalf and often will comment on results.   We also encourage our guests and visitors to be aware of their own and family and friends safety.  This article is about safety in the pool area of your holiday accommodation. Ok we hope you search our website lagos apartmentsapartments to rent in albufeiravilla to rent in portugal,.

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Vilamoura Marina “There is no substitute”

Vilamoura Marina “There is no substitute”

Another relevant article by our blog team at www.goholidaylets.com.  Vilamoura is a great location for self-catering holiday.  If you book a villa rental, or any apartment in Vilamoura you will find the opulent Marina Vilamoura a tremendous to relax and unwind.

Vilamoura Marina Promenade 1
                                               Vilamoura Marina Promenade

The Vilamoura Marina was opened in 1974 and  lies on the beautiful Algarve coast of Southern Portugal. It is a place with no doubts is the biggest and the best known Marina in Portugal.  The  Vilamoura Marina is one of the first marinas that is ISO certified.

The marina can berth up to 1000 vessels, amongst which you will find very many multi-million euro motor yachts. The onshore area is also surrounded by many lovely restaurants where you can dine with friends and family. Many shops and bars, and luxurious hotels  are also on the Marina promenade.  Vilamoura over the years has been a place where individuals bought they own luxury accommodation. Which can be rented for holiday accommodation. Search villas Vilamoura or apartment Vilamoura. The roads around the marina area mostly used by pedestrians making it a safe haven to go for a stroll in the evenings without any fear.

Vilamoura Marina at night
                                                    Vilamoura Marina at night

If you would like to do some shopping the shops around the marina range from usual tourist shops to many designer boutiques catering for all class of people.  To have more fun you can sign-up for a number water sports activities like boat touring, jet skiing or fishing.

The Golf Courses:

Vilamoura is famous for its magnificent golf courses; there is are six famous of golf courses to choose from. Word of advice choose one of the many luxurious Vilamoura Villas or Vilamoura rental apartment that is ideally situated for golf to make it easier for yourself.

The town of Vilamoura
                                                    The town of Vilamoura

The Beaches:

Vilamoura has two main beaches, there is magnificent Falesia that is widely stretched for miles, if you love privacy this is the ideal beach for you because of its seclusion and plenty of space, the beach is not crowded whether in peak or low season.  There is the Marina beach that is located right in the center of Vilamoura, its services are offered by the five star Tivoli Marnotel.

Vilamoura is a place one can re visit over and over again without getting bored. Enjoy!!!

Apartment rental Vilamoura
                                               Apartment rental Vilamoura

“My name is Jenny and I am part of the team here at www.goholidaylets.com.  We are a platform for renting  global holiday rental accommodation.  Our aim is to provide you with interesting content. Even if it makes you curious about various holiday rental locations we will achieved our aim.   We write about various items we think you ll find interesting and useful.   From time to time we carry out research on your behalf  and often will comment on results.  Pub, restaurant, transport, fashion and food are researched online and reviews and number of time submitted are often published.  We look at recipes to show you how locals cook.  To be fair which of us wants to cook while on stay in  magnificent villas in Portugal or stunning apartments in Spain over looking a beach. But back home these recipes can bring back wonderful memories of holidays with family and friends.  We will also show you interesting food and drink associated with the various areas you might visit. We hope you search our website Vilamoura Marina using keywords vilamoura apartments, villas vilamoura , self-catering accommodation Vilamoura, Vilamoura villas,.

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You Deserve A Break Book Albufeira Today.

You Deserve A Break Book Albufeira Today.

ALBUFEIRA STRIP YOUR HOLIDAY PARADISE!!

Having booked your  apartments to rent in albufeira or go for villas to rent in Albufeira  whatever best suits your holiday lets have a review of what you expect in this great holiday location of Albufeira. Choose a area that is best for you if you are going to party till wee hours of the night, a self-catering apartment close or where you can easily get a cab to take you home.

Olhos de Agua
                                                 Olhos de Agua Albufeira

The Albufeira Strip is packed with bars, restaurants, clubs, shops and numerous other entertainment activities. Albufeira has become very famous with thousands of holidaymakers visiting each year. This this area has everything needed to make the perfect holiday in the sun.

If you are the kind of person that is looking calm relaxation then the Strip is not for you but if you crave fast tempo and late nights and party hard till the cows home then the Strip is definitely your kind of place.

Bars and restaurants on the Strip

The owners of these of the venues on the Stripe are friendly and welcoming and make you feel at home, enjoy friendly conversations, watch sports and making new friends from all parts of the world.

Libertos Nightclub
                                                          Libertos Nightclub

Where to party

Nightlife in Albufeira is lively, late and carefree, with bars, clubs and eating options focused around the Albufeira strip.

Want to try the bucking bronco?  Either way, you are sure to enjoy the trip on Albufeira’s mad nightlife. Algarve nightlife happens very late and many clubs do not open their doors until 12 or 1 am. Relax, adjust your body clock and go with the flow!

Let me show you the way to the best bars and clubs and all of the main attractions of the nightlife in Albufeira.  Take a walk around and you ll see and whats on offer.  It’s all here in Albufeira night life and our guides on the ground know what is happening!

Matts Bar
                          Matts Bar

Albufeira Strip Bars and Clubs party from dusk to dawn

Full of bars and clubs, all roads lead to the strip after dark in Albufeira. Things happen late so you are more likely to enjoy a famous Algarve sunrise than sunset.  In the Albufeira strip area you’ll find the best bars in Algarve,  Matt’s Bar, Seitima Onda, Wild & Company, Libertos, Erin Isle are just a few.

For all party lovers!!!!  Well I bet this is a place you will book a holiday again and again.  Right????

Wild & Co
                                                             Wild& Co

This article is written by Hilda and I am inhouse blogger with the www.goholidaylets.com.  We are a platform for the global holiday rental accommodation.  We hope as a team of bloggers to provide you with interesting content.  We write about various items we think you ll find interesting and useful.  We carry out research on your behalf and from time to time comment on results.  Pub, restaurant and transport fashion and food are researched online and reviews and number of time submitted are often published.  We look at recipes you can use at home or on holiday.  We will show you interesting food and drink associated with the various areas you might visit. Ok we suggest you search our website using keywords villas to rent in albufeira,  self catering albufeira,.

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Amazing Cakes (Bolos) of Portugal

Amazing Cakes (Bolos) of Portugal

MACARONS RECIPE

Magical Macaroons
                                    Magical Macaroons

Welcome to the blogs articles at www.goholidaylets.com. Our goal here is to try to bring a little sunshine into your life. We provide a platform for companies and private owners to advertise their self- catering, serviced accommodation.
This article is looking at the wonderful bolos (cakes) you ll find in Portugal. It is a macaroons recipe. We know while stay at a villa rental Lagos or apartment Albufeira you won’t be baking macaroons or anything else. But during the long winter months you might like to baking a macaroons which will bring memories of your wonderful holiday in Algarve flooding back. More fun if the kids are involved to help in making let them share in the holiday memories as well.
Here is a recipe on how to go about it.

Chocolate macaroons
                                      Chocolate macaroons

KEY INGREDIENTS
– 225g sugar powder
-125 g almond flour
– 110 g egg whites
– 30 g granulated sugar
– 1 pinch salt
– 230 g chopped dark chocolate-bitter
– 250 g cream
– 60 g butter
METHOD:
1. Mix the flour with Almond powder sugar.
2. In a large dry container, beat the eggs whites and add a pinch of salt, whisk till they form a foam then add granulated sugar. Continue whisking till the egg white is stiff and shiny.
3. Add the flour and sugar to the beaten egg whites, bit by bit and stir with a spatula, even if you find the egg white in a liquid form at the bottom continue mixing till you reach a creamy look that is smooth.
4. Pour in the mixture in a baking tray and allow to air dry for approximately 1 or 2 hours allowing it to form the skin of macaroons.
5. In an heated oven (160ºC) cook for 10 to 11 minutes. Use a wooden spoon to keep the oven door slightly open and to rotate the tray about 5 minutes after placing it in the oven.
6. Remove the macaroons of the oven and transfer them to a sheet of paper. When cold, with a metal spatula or paring knife, pass underneath each macaroon to remove the paper.
7. Remove them from the oven and make sure they do not stick together by allowing them to cool a little bit.
8. Put the cream in a container and ensure that the mixture boils, remove from the heat and stir with some chocolate, stir gently without creating any bubbles till the chocolate is completely melted, then leave it cool in the fridge for an hour or two.

Bolos
                                        Bolos

My name is Hilda and I am in house blogger with the www.goholidaylets.com. In hope you enjoy my article on macaroons. We are a rental platform for the global holiday rental accommodation market.. We hope as a team of bloggers to provide you with interesting content. We write about various items we think you ll find interesting and useful. We carry out research on your behalf and from time to time comment on results. Pub, restaurant and transport fashion and food are researched online and reviews and number of time submitted are often published. We look at recipes you can use at home or at times on holiday. We will show you interesting food and drink associated with the various areas you might visit. Ok we hope you search our website using keywords …villas Vilamoura, Lagos apartments, apartments to rent in Albufeira,
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