St Paddys day in Lagos Portugal

St Paddys day in Lagos Portugal

You might be living there or visiting friends or spending a few days in the excellent apartment rental Lagos or villa rentals Lagos. Its really doesnt matter as St Patrick’s Day in the Algarve is a little bit like Ireland a bit of craic with friends and of course a few drinks and the odd bit of traditions music.   It’s quite interesting because all nationalities join in the celebrations.  As with all our blogs we want them to be useful and help you search for those ideal holiday villas.   We achieve from time to time by inserting  keywords that can be used to search for various items on the internet. This is a brief look at Paddys Day in Lagos.   But places like Alvor with beautiful Alvor apartments should be kept in mind. Algarve villas or apartments Algarve  is always a good search and then break down search to places Villas in Albufeira.   Ok onto to the pub crawl in Lagos.

Lets kick off the list of events with  at the Marina Bar, Marina de Lagos Lote 30, 8600-780 Lagos
Phone:282 789 701

The Marina Bar Lagos
The Marina Bar Lagos

Live music from 2pm to 6pm

Guinness  at €3 .00 a pint all day

Special of the Day will be Irish Stew.

Derry from Tralee and his beautiful wife Ana will be there to look after you.

Fancy a wee bit of Craic?

Next alone the Marina near the Marina Holiday apartments is The Quays restaurant on Paddies Night for €15 they are offering a 2 course meal plus live music.

Call  282761128

e-mail  geral@quaylagos.pt  Facebook: quaylagosmarina

Then its the turn of the Lighthouse Bar.   Pete the new owner tell us that on St Patrick’s Day
from 4pm they will have live music Ephy Clarke.  They are also serving Bacon and Cabbage and there is a suggestion of Colcannon being served

The Lighthouse Bar Lagos
The Lighthouse Bar Lagos

The Lighthouse,
Marina de Lagos
8600-780 Lagos Tel.: 282762115 / 968073449

E-mail: thelighthouselagos@gmail.com

 

On St Patrick’s  Day in Lagos McCabe’s Bar is worth a visit. Derek and Ursula will give you a warm welcome it is a lovely place with a warm and friendly atmosphere.

There will be music and singing and possibly some dancing as well as eating and drinking (of course!) Come and join in the fun.
Address: R. Dom Vasco da Gama 63, Lagos
Phone:915 280 215

Fools and Horses Lagos
Fools and Horses Lagos

Fools and Horse would also be worth a visit.  Its at  R. António Barbosa Viana, Lagos
Phone:282 762 970  All of these venues can be searched on Google Maps.   They are all near you apartment rentals in Lagos  or a taxi fare away from your villa rental Lagos.

Enjoy your time in Lagos

Remember very little can beat a holiday villas rental in the Algarve with private pool.

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Portuguese Algarve as a Wedding Venue

Portuguese Algarve as a Wedding Venue

GETTING MARRIED THE ALGARVE WEDDINGS WAY!!!

Wedding Algarve
Wedding Algarve

The Algarve has become a very popular wedding venue over with last few years.  The fantastic climate together with stunning scenery has made  it the location of choice for many couples.
A trend has developed over the year for couples  to choose “foreign” locations to celebrate their nuptials. Accommodation has played a huge role in this trend, family groups can book apartment rentals in Algarve other keywords to share with friends would be apartments Algarve or Algarve villas or break it down using location names like Alvor apartments most  places are relatively cheaply.   Hotels in the low season also give great value.

S. Maria s church Lagos
S. Maria s church Lagos

In this article we review the Algarve as a wedding Destination.  We try and show you whats available.  In the Algarve you will find a host of wedding planners.  We can recommend Claudia Da Mota o of Algarve Dream Weddings.  At very reasonable rates Claudia and her team can organise all aspects of your weddings.  If you live outside of Portugal it can be a little difficult planning  and organising the wedding yourself. The wedding planner will introduce and organise your venues, and all your wedding services. At websites like www.goholidaylets.com you can book exclusive villas rental Lagos and apartments Vilamoura for the guests or what ever location you decide to chose.services. For those seeking a luxurious villas in Portugal which are modern and fresh, there is variety to choose from, some with gardens, and others with amazing views of the sea.   Some opt for DIY  wedding  organise it yourself  not easy but can be done.   Even down to booking a church need help give Catherine a call at GoholidayLets  00441211349153.

Cuisine:

Wedding Table laid out
Wedding Table laid out

Food to serve to you guests, there are  numerous varieties of food to choose from in Portugal, all sorts of international and traditional.  It can be served in the beautiful grounds of Boutique Hotels like Vivenda Miranda  in Lagos or maybe  on a beautiful   beach front restaurant.  Which ever place yourselves and your guests will have a memorable time.
There are great bars in the Algarve to host your guests in evening parties, with clubs and discos where you can dance to great music till dawn while enjoying great red wines of Algarve.

ACTIVITIES:
From boat trips to adrenalin sports, like kayaking, zip wire, spear fish, of course golf, or just relax by the pool or on the beach, or the ladies might like the many spa s located in the Algarve there is always something to do.
Before or after  the wedding day you will find restaurant or outdoor bbq areas that will book large groups. You can choose to have some activities like boat trips that guest can join in the fun together. There are other fun filled activities you can have that involve kids too if they have travelled to the wedding.   Create great memories at your wedding with fun filled adventure.

Now for the practical stuff !!   You will have to do some research if you wish to plan a wedding in the Algarve or any place else.  The use of well chosen good keywords will save your time,  wedding planners Algarve, wedding venues algarve, and so on.  For accommodation it will depend on the location you choose.  Our advice is locate as many of the wedding party as possible in the same location.  Makes for a great atmosphere and memories and friendships will be made for life. Use location specific keywords, hotel accommodation Vilamoura, villa Vilamoura, apartment Lagos, villa Alvor, hotels Albufeira, self-catering apartment Algarve,  villa Lagos, Villas Albufeira,.

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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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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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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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