Discover the splendour of the Algarve wine region

Discover the splendour of the Algarve wine region

Today we are going to give you a short introduction to the  Algarve as a wine producing region.  Normally when we think of The Algarve a few places come to mind smooth sandy beaches, golf course with carpets of emerald green grass, luxury Alvor Villas, and apartments to rent in Lagos.   Exquisite wine, of course, served in relaxing restaurants accompanied by some great fish dish.   What is not recognised is these superb wines are often produced from vines grown a mile from your villas in Albufeira, or your holiday rental in Lagos.

Spanish wine grapes
wine grapes

Wine Regions

 

ADEGA DI CANTOR 

This Vineyard is located a few kilometres northwest of Albufeira.  It’s very well known because it’s owned by Sir Cliff Richard.   It produces fresh white wines, though many the wines of the Algarve is usually red.

Generally, the wines are produced by a small number of cooperatives.   Nowadays like Adega Di Cantor, the production is now widespread to individuals.  The Algarve wines are known to be of high alcohol content because of the warm climate, if your Algarve Villa is close to these regions perhaps you can pay a visit to the yards and see how the process takes place. You could learn one or two things.   You ll certainly get a chance to sample some of the wine.

Quinta de Miradoura
Quinta de Miradoura

Popular Grape 

The Vitis Vinifera Vine flourishes well here in the Algarve climate; the climate is best suited for the vines long-term need since wine is produced now and then.  The bright sunshine, the warm fresh air, the cool sea breeze is ideal for grapes that are producing wines, of a high quality.  When you’re enjoying your stay in Holiday rental in Albufeira of Villa in Vilamoura you should be aware that the sublime wine your drinking is produced nearby.

GROWTH:

The Algarve is famous for it hours of sunshine.  It so happens this climatic condition quickens the vine growing season, it enables the grapes to attain a certain juicy capacity.  The grapes are able to get the sugary taste as they continue to ripen so by the time the season ends the grapes have attained the needed sugar content. The soils here in the Algarve vary in content, some have limestone, sandstones and more sandy stones especially those along the coastline.  This is beneficial for the vineyards. It’s a good a place to rent your Algarve villa if you are the kind of person that loves the sandy beaches.

Alentejo red wine
Alentejo red wine

The grapes that are commonly used are Arinto, Malyasia, Siria, Chardonnay Viognier and Alvarinho the named category is mainly used to produce white wines.  Castelao, Negra Mole, Tourga, Nacional and Trincadeira is mostly used for red wines which is most common in the Algarve region. If you are really into wine and perhaps visiting the Algarve, choose a Villa in Lagos, or in the East Algarve an apartment in Tavira that is close to the vineyards.  It will give you the opportunity to learn more about how wine is produced, and the history behind the wines.

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3 reasons you should to visit the resort of Alvor in Portugal

3 reasons you should to visit the resort of Alvor in Portugal

Alvor in Pоrtugаl s Algarve

Alvоr a popular resort that was originally a ѕmаll fishing village near the city of Pоrtimао in the Portuguese Algarve. Yоu will find plenty оf ѕhорѕ аnd restaurants for all tаѕtеѕ side by side with holiday rentals Alvor. With 200 kilometres оf dramatic соаѕtlinе, natural раrkѕ аnd сulturаl аttrасtiоnѕ, it’ѕ nо ѕurрriѕе that this small tоwn iѕ a top dеѕtinаtiоn for еxраtѕ and visitors. Its bеасhеѕ аrе аmоng thе bеѕt in thе Algаrvе, fеаturing a uniquе соmbinаtiоn оf towering сliffѕ, gоldеn sand, аnd ѕесludеd coves. The рорulаr Zoomarine thеmе раrk iѕ lеѕѕ than 30 minutеѕ аwау.

Restaurants in Caroveiro
Carvoeiro amazing restauranst

 

About Alvor

Alvоr’ѕ аnсiеnt соаѕtаl villаgе location now a vеrу popular place to build one of the many luxurious Algarve villas that can be seen throughout the area. Some Alvor apartment can be found on the enclosed narrow ѕtrееtѕ but dеvеlорmеnt iѕ kерt tо a minimum. Most streets nоw bоаѕt bаrѕ with livе muѕiс and different tуреѕ оf rеѕtаurаntѕ. however lеаding оff frоm thеѕе thеrе аrе ѕtill traces оf the оldеr fishing village. Alvоr rеtаinѕ muсh оf the сhаrm оf a рiсturеѕԛuе fishing villаgе, with ѕtrееtѕ of white hоuѕеѕ and соlоrful bоаtѕ.  The local Roman Catholic Church is up one of the streets and the local Parish Priest normally has a long list of weddings dates.  Irish people are particularly fond of Alvor as a wedding venue.

However lеаding оff frоm thеѕе thеrе аrе ѕtill traces оf the оldеr fishing village. Alvоr rеtаinѕ muсh оf the сhаrm оf a рiсturеѕԛuе fishing villаgе, with ѕtrееtѕ of white hоuѕеѕ and соlоrful bоаtѕ.

Portuguese Fish Soup
Portuguese Fish Soup

Bеасh in Alvor

Alvоr hаѕ a magnificent 4 mile stretch оf ѕаndу bеасh which has gооd fасilitiеѕ and iѕ less сrоwdеd thаn оthеr Algаrvе bеасhеѕ. A variety of water ѕроrtѕ аrе available at thе beach in Alvоr. Thеrе аrе lоtѕ of bеасhеѕ tо visit bеtwееn Alvоr аnd Portimao, including thе bеаutiful bеасh аt Praia da Rосhа. If уоu are lооking fоr more ѕесludеd bеасhеѕ thеrе iѕ thе bеаutiful соvе of Praia dоѕ Trеѕ Irmаоѕ whiсh nestles undеr thе red сliffѕ, thе quiet bеасh оf Prаiа dо Vau and thе small cove оf Prаinhа bеасh. Meia Praia to the west miles of white fine sand overlook by modern Lagos  Apartments and some stunning  Lagos villas over looking the Meia Praia beach. You find both Alvor villa type properties and Alvor apartments to rent in this area.  Has to be said some Alvor apartment holiday developments are located 20 minutes walk from the town center. Be aware are of this when booking a holiday via www.goholidaylets.com or other websites.

Awау frоm the bеасh thеrе iѕ plenty fоr the whоlе fаmilу tо enjoy inсluding gоlf, horse riding аnd thе lосаl wаtеr park to name juѕt a fеw оf thе асtivitiеѕ оn оffеr. Thе Alvоr climate mаkеѕ it possible to рlау gоlf all year round.  Often rеfеrrеd to аѕ ‘gоlfеr’ѕ раrаdiѕе’, there аrе more thаn 30 top сlаѕѕ golf соurѕеѕ in аnd around Alvоr and the Algarve in general. Thеrе аrе ѕеvеrаl riding centers аrоund Alvоr which оffеr lеѕѕоnѕ for beginners аnd еxреriеnсеd ridеrѕ.

Quayside in Ferragudo
Ferragudo

Various Attractions

Alvоr offers the perfect combination оf trаditiоnаl fishing villаgе charm аnd mоdеrn rеѕоrt аmеnitiеѕ. With 200km of dramatic gоldеn соаѕtlinе, nаturаl parks аnd hiѕtоriсаl ѕitеѕ right on itѕ doorstep, it iѕ nоt ѕurрriѕing thаt Alvоr iѕ such a рорulаr сhоiсе fоr visitors frоm all over Pоrtugаl аnd bеуоnd.

Viѕitоrѕ rеturn tо Alvоr timе аnd again entranced bу itѕ trаditiоnаl villаgе charm, dеlightful wаtеrfrоnt еаtеriеѕ, аnd high-quality Alvor villa and Alvor apartment near the beach.

Horse riding in Algarve
Algarve horse riding

Alvor iѕ a рорulаr dеѕtinаtiоn with wаlkеrѕ and hikеrѕ, еѕресiаllу for hоlidауѕ in December whеn thе ѕun still ѕhinеѕ аnd tеmреrаturеѕ are just right for exploring the ѕurrоunding аrеа. Wаlkеrѕ can tаkе in the viеwѕ асrоѕѕ thе еѕtuаrу аѕ thеу tаkе a leisurely ѕtrоll alongside thе river, wander along thе ѕаndу bеасh оr еxрlоrе thе tоwnѕ and villаgеѕ аrоund thе rеѕоrt. Nature lovers should visit thе Quintа dа Rocha nature rеѕеrvе which iѕ аn imроrtаnt ѕitе fоr wаding birdѕ. There аrе some grеаt еxсurѕiоnѕ whiсh thе whоlе family will еnjоу оn thеir direct hоlidауѕ, including thе caves аnd grоttоѕ аt Joao dе Arеuѕ аnd the quаint little village of Abidаса. Othеr excursions include thе Monchique Mоuntаinѕ, Silves Castle, historic Lаgоѕ, Cаре St Vinсеnt аnd thе tоwn оf Lоulе. Bоаt triрѕ frоm Pоrtimао аnd Prаiа dа Rосhа are also vеrу рорulаr with fаmiliеѕ оn thеir holidays tо Pоrtugаl. A great day out fоr thе whоlе fаmilу iѕ a triр tо оnе оf thе аrеаѕ wаtеr раrkѕ whеrе сhildrеn аnd adults аlikе саn enjoy thе ѕwimming pools аnd wаtеr ѕlidеѕ before rеlаxing аt thе rеѕtаurаntѕ, саfеѕ аnd bars аt thе parks.  Loads of apartments to rent and villa holidays properties available this time of year.  Check there is heating in the accommodation. All these visitors prefer the home from home atmosphere of a Lagos apartments or Alvor villas which they can rent in the winter season.

Apartments to rent Alvor
Alvor Apartments

Nature lovers should visit thе Quintа dа Rocha nature rеѕеrvе which iѕ аn imроrtаnt ѕitе fоr wаding birdѕ. There аrе some grеаt еxсurѕiоnѕ whiсh thе whоlе family will еnjоу оn thеir direct hоlidауѕ, including thе caves аnd grоttоѕ аt Joao dе Arеuѕ аnd the quаint little village of Abidаса. Othеr excursions include thе Monchique Mоuntаinѕ, Silves Castle, historic Lаgоѕ, Cаре St Vinсеnt аnd thе tоwn оf Lоulе. Bоаt triрѕ frоm Pоrtimао аnd Prаiа dа Rосhа are also vеrу рорulаr with fаmiliеѕ оn thеir holidays tо Pоrtugаl. A great day out fоr thе whоlе fаmilу iѕ a triр tо оnе оf thе аrеаѕ wаtеr раrkѕ whеrе сhildrеn аnd adults аlikе саn enjoy thе ѕwimming pools аnd wаtеr ѕlidеѕ before rеlаxing аt thе rеѕtаurаntѕ, саfеѕ аnd bars аt thе parks.

 

Nightlifе in Alvоr iѕ relatively quiеt with a diѕсо аnd ѕоmе bаrѕ. Thоѕе looking for more lively nightlifе саn tаkе thе ѕhоrt trip tо the neighboring rеѕоrtѕ оf Portimao аnd Prаiа dа Rосhа which also has a саѕinо.

 

Book that secluded Alvor villa today online with www.goholidaylets.com and create memories that will last forever.

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SUPER FOOD YOU CAN ENJOY WHILE IN PORTUGAL

SUPER FOOD YOU CAN ENJOY WHILE IN PORTUGAL

Eat what  the locals eat.

If you are planning a trip or already planned for a holiday in Portugal, booked online a villa Algarve or apartments in  Albufeira.  Next thing to do is go online and research activities and restaurants.  Push it a step further and check out Portuguese cuisine.  You can  plan ahead of time what to eat and where to eat it while there. Perhaps you will ask what is Portuguese food like? What are the traditional dishes? In this article we look at the superb  food you can have while in Portugal in some  great restaurants.  Most of supermarkets and restaurants will supply meals and foods as takeaway. So while lounging in the sun at the pool in one of the many luxurious Algarve Villas enjoy a meal el fresco.

BACALHAU DISHES

Bacalhau which is salted and dried cod fish is something you will always find in the Menu in most Portuguese restaurants. There is no specific way to cook this dish, its believed the recipe changes everyday. Bacalhau is more like lasagna with layers of co fish, onions, diced potatoes and cream.

This is a must try dish while in Portugal.  Always reasonably priced and very available.

 

PORTUGUESE SEAFOOD DISHES:

There is plenty of sea food in Portugal. The most popular being cuttlefish a dish with chocos.  This is the seafood you have to try, its unique and can only be found in Portugal – Percebes, the creatures are the size of a thumb, tube shaped and the shells are small, but once you bite them you want stop, you will eat and look for more.  Mostly found in restaurants close to the sea.  If you choose a villa to rent in Albufeira for instance you ll fine this dish locally.

Salad based on fish
Fish salad

ACORDA:

Most countries eat soup and bread as an accompaniment.  The Portuguese enjoy making soup with bread.  There are two different version of bread soup or Acorda. In Lisbon the bread is mused and cooked with shrimp. It is a delicacy. Tried it once in an Lagos restaurant didn’t  particularly like it.  Maybe I ll give it another go.

 ALTENEJAN

Then there is Alentejana, where olive oil and garlic is spread over the slices of bread and topped with a poached egg. Very Portuguese.

CATAPLANA:

The popular Cataplana fish stew is a must to have  while on a Portugal holiday rental holiday. A signature dish from way back. The ingredients differ from region to region and restaurants.  The ingredients of white fish, seafood, potatoes, peppers and some chili will always remain the same. Eat it straight from the pot with warm crusty bread. When you go to Rome do what the Romans do.  Most of our Portugal Apartment, Villa’s in Portugal are located close to  restaurants that serve these dish.  To be fair you can say this about all of Portugal.  The one thing the Portuguese have in common is they like their food and like to enjoy good company while doing so. To enjoy all these dishes book online a holiday rental on www.goholidaylets.com.  We have a number of excellent location to choose from . Have a look at one of the excellent Lagos villas most with private pools.  Or apartments  in Albufeira depending on your requirements.  Book early as villas Portugal is a very popular search topic.

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LET’S TALK PORTUGUESE CHEESE

LET’S TALK PORTUGUESE CHEESE

Yes, an article about Portuguese cheese !!!!

There is a huge amount written about cheese on the internet and some great slogans.  A few I like are “Kraft  Have a happy sandwich or good food to grow up on.

We as a website encourage visitors to book holiday apartments such as a villa in Lagos or apartment in Alvor or a holiday rental anywhere in Portugal.  As a consequence,  we tend to look at food from a holiday perspective be it entertaining friends at the villa poolside or dining in one of the many superb Lagos restaurants.

Please read our brief  guide of Portuguese  Cheese

Portugal is famous almost all year round sunshine,  delicious foods, great Portuguese wines, stunning manicured golf courses.  Magnificent Portugal holiday Apartments and luxurious Villas to rent in Algarve and other places.   Extraordinary Vilamoura marina, blue flag certified beaches.  What not always known Portugal has some excellent cheese.

While you enjoy some great Portuguese wines from Alentejo region try some delicious cheese from the Serra de Estrela or from Serpa cheese in southern Portugal.  Book a Lagos holiday villa today or other excellent locations on www.goholidaylets.com and enjoy an excellent holiday.  Sample all Portugal and places like the Algarve have to offer

 

In this article we review some of the cheese that you can enjoy while staying at a holiday rental in Portugal.

Terrincho Velho DOP –This is made with raw sheep milk, it is then rubbed with paprika, white wine and extra virgin olive oil.  Its production is considered traditional and only milk from a local bred goat is used.

Sabores d’Avózinha

Cheese from Sabores d’Avózinha
Sabores d’Avózinha

 

Casa de Mendevil Velho – This is milk cheese made with pasteurized milk and traditional rennet, it is aged for sometime and washed with sweet red pepper and extra virgin olive oil.  The flavor is strong and texture is firm.  It has a spicy finish, its buttery while dense and salty while bright. This cheese has more attention than the other cheese, a must try.

Amarelo da Beira Baixa DOP –This is an absolute classic of cheese, its salty with a smooth texture.  It can be strong but at times.  The goat milk gives a sort of uplifting effect to the earthy and slimy sheep milk.

There are other kinds of cheese of you can find and sample them either in a Lagos restaurant or Tavira bar enjoy  in your Albufeira Holiday apartment. Have a cheesy holiday. 🙂

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How to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Porto de Mos, Lagos

How to enjoy the breathtaking beauty  of Porto de Mos, Lagos

PORTO DO MOS NEAR LAGOS

A place where beautifully tanned beachgoers and fishermen mingle.!!!!

If you haven’t been to this beach area of Lagos Portugal known as Porto do Mos make time to go there?  You certainly will not be disappointed.  It is just a fabulous setting, small sandy beach guarded by imposing cliff face on either end.  A walk on the strand can provide assortment of sights and activities depending on time of day or year.  Early morning walkers or joggers witnessing the sunrise to the east display serene set of colours on the distant horizon.  The occasional beach fisherman with a collection of fishing gear transported on a modified shopping trolley.  Not too far away you ll see the tanned bodies of all shapes and sizes , lying motionless soaking up the sun.

The Meia Praia Beach Lagos
Meia Praia Lagos

Some distance back from Porto do Mos on the hillside you’ll  see magnificent Lagos villas have been and are being built.  Many of these properties will be searched in the years to come using the keyword holiday rentals Lagos or villas Lagos. Wealthy European are so enamoured with the area they have chosen to invest here.  You can also stay locally many excellent hotels. Vivenda Miranda, Cascade Wellness and Lifestyle  5 stare Resort.

Igreja de Santa Maria Lagos
LagosIgreja de Santa Maria

The Porto do Mos beach is one the best around for surfing and bodyboarding but can sometimes have a strong breeze. The other main advantage of Porto de Mos is that it is always significantly quieter and less crowded due to the distance from the city centre.  Search Lagos apartments to rent or Lagos villas for suitable Lagos holiday rental accommodation.  Booking online today at www.goholidaylets.com

 

If you are a water sport person, this beach offers you the sporting action like surfing.

We have made a list of recommended restaurants worth checking out and near our Lagos holiday rentals properties.  We can highly recommend a holiday here especially in one of the many wonderful villas in Lagos.

Let’s review some of these restaurants.

THE GARDEN: Located in R. Cândido dos Reis 81, 8600-681 Lagos, Portugal
Tel: +351 915 045 650 Located in Lagos but has a unique setting as it is all outside.
See more at: https://goo.gl/maps/Qz9j6d1KLYt

MAHARAJA TASTY INDIAN: An Indian restaurants located in R. Afonso de Almeida, 8600-674 Lagos, Portugal, Tel: +351 282 768 083,  like The Garden also in the Lagos old town.  See more at: https://goo.gl/maps/j9Q2v6dPfWL2

OTHER NEARBY BEACHES:

PRAIA DO CAMILLO: Praia do Camilo, 8600 Lagos, Portugal
View more on: https://goo.gl/maps/qnV4hqnZN422

PRAIA DONA ANA: Located Dona Ana, 8600-315 Lagos, Portugal
View more on: https://goo.gl/maps/C2XJoNhsu3R2

GOLF COURSES CLOSE BY ARE:

Boavista Golf and Spa Resort Located in: Urbanização Quinta Boavista, Atalaia, 8600-281 Lagos, Lagos, Portugal, See more at:- https://goo.gl/maps/U9tNtzdUPbL2

ESPICHE GOLF COURSE: Located in Espiche Campo de Golfe S.A., Sitio Matos Brancos, Luz, Lagos, 8601-906 Espiche, Luz, Lagos, Portugal, See more at: https://goo.gl/maps/B1NghL7oC8S2

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How to discover Amazing Tavira Bars

How to discover Amazing Tavira Bars

 Amazing Tavira Bars

Tucked away in the  south east coastline of Algarve is the holiday resort of Tavira. It is a short drive from Faro and very near the Spanish border.  Tavira is a Portuguese town known by Holidaymakers for its white sandy beaches,fine dining restaurants and for comfort magnificent Tavira apartments to rent.  After a day of exploring the town,  step back into Tavira to wind down you will discover an array of bars which offer quite an experience.

Black Anchor

 One of these Irish bars known as the Black Anchor on Rua Borda d’Agud de Asseca is scenic and relaxing with a riverfront view.  Just across from Tavira Apartments, you can pop in have a drink,  catch up on sports and listen to live music. Maybe have a Portuguese Soup for lunch or you can get a takeaway of your staying in a nearby Algarve Villa.

The Old Barrel

The Old Barrel pub on Charles Bonnet Geofisico is another one of Tavira bars with plenty of Guinness, good Portuguese food and reasonable prices.  It is run by a great couple who cater to all your needs and have quite a collection of music to enjoy any day.

As you wind down your visit, you might  come across Santa Lucia sports bar on Antonio Cabreira Street.  The ambience and friendly staff  will welcome you with great service.  You ll find them not short of chit chat  about Tavira while serving you  with great professional skill.  The drinks menu including the cocktails are affordable. You should find it  quite a pleasant experience to have all within close proximity to  Tavira Apartment rental or a Tavira villa to rent.

Book a wonderful holiday in the East Algarve town of Tavira with www.goholidaylets.com.  Who knows you might even get time for a game of golf on one of the magnificent local golf courses. Relax afterwards with a nice Portuguese wine.

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HOW TO DISCOVER THE AMAZING ALAMEDA DA PRAIA DA MARINA VILAMOURA

HOW TO DISCOVER THE AMAZING ALAMEDA DA PRAIA DA MARINA VILAMOURA

Welcome to another article by the team in www.goholidaylets.com.  In this blog article we are looking at area within a  popular resort.  Today we look at  ALAMEDA DA PRAIA DA MARINA in Vilamoura.   Vilamoura holiday rentals and hotels are always in high demand and Alameda da Praia da Marina is in the centre of all the tourist/visitor activity.  Luxurious apartments to rent In Vilamoura upmarket shops and boutiques.

In the area you will also find outstanding hotels like:

Vila Gale Ampalius  https://goo.gl/maps/RRYNMzwq9xq

Crown Plaza Hotel https://goo.gl/maps/yuaJmw1LgJC2

In the nearby Vilamoura Marina

Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Hotel, https://goo.gl/maps/yuaJmw1LgJC2

Renowned restaurants  are also nearby:

The culinary experience in Vilamoura is the like the Golf its always above par.

Portuguese food and Portuguese wine served in ultimate luxurious surroundings.

RESTAURANTE AKVAVIT: Located in Edifício Vilamarina, Loja 4, 8125-403 QuarteiraPortugal Tel: +351 289 380 712
See more at: https://goo.gl/maps/ev9EQCEKT6m

RISTORANTE IL TRIO: an Italian restaurant of note well worth a visit.   One of the benefits of a Vilamoura Holiday rental or a nearby Algarve villa to rent is you can visit a different restaurant.  IL TRIO is located in Rua do Clube Náutico, Edíficio Vila Lusa, Bloco2-B, loja 8, 8125-442 VilamouraPortugal Tel: +351 912 556 155
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BARS:  Vilamoura is famous for its nightlife and if your on ALAMEDA DA PRAIA DA MARINA in Vilamoura your in the centre of the action.   There are great bars around the Vilamoura Marina on a warm evening the atmosphere is full of energy and the buzz of people enjoying themselves.

OSCARS BAR AND KITCHEN: is an English Bar Located Zona Comercial Vila Sol, Vila Sol, 8125-307 Quarteira, Portugal Tel: +351 289 308 828
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THE IRISH PUB: Located on Centro Comercial da Marina, Lj 61, Vilamoura, 8125 Vilamoura, 8125-022 Quarteira, Portugal Tel: 282 459069
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The Brewery  Its views say its a great Irish Bar full of craic and great food.

Marina de Vilamoura 2, 8125-401 Quarteira 289 308 226    See more at: https://goo.gl/maps/vavAxouvyqz

Northwood Bar  Some excellent reviews for this venue.  They its tucked away off Marina. Maybe use the link here to find it.   The cocktails seem to be a big hit at a Fiver each.  Huge praise for the service and Its noted the Portuguese like to hang out here as well

Marina Arcadas, 8125-144 Quarteira  See more :https://goo.gl/maps/HV54qDYxxHP2

Book your vilamoura holiday rental with www.goholidaylets.com and use our blog to find your way around the Marina area of Vilamoura.

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THE JOY OF EATING IN THE ULTIMATE FERRAGUDO RESTAURANTS

THE JOY OF EATING IN THE ULTIMATE FERRAGUDO RESTAURANTS

African Proverb “The sun does not forget a village just because it is small”.

 

Ferragudo

Ferragudo Quayside
View of Arade River from Ferragudo

There are many restaurants in the village of Ferragudo that you can dine in no matter how long your stay.  You could be here just on a Sunday afternoon or on the ferry from the Marina in Portimao or you could have booked a holiday rental in the village.  Whatever the reason there is a good choice of cafes and restaurants, The area has many restaurants,  here we look at a few of them that you can enjoy meals and have a chit chat.

SUESTE RESTAURANT:

The restaurant is located in Rua Infante Santo, 918400-256 Ferragudo, within an old warehouse at the end of the fishing quay. The restaurants serves traditional Portuguese cuisine.

Don’t be deceived, the outside may not look ideal but when you set your foot in the inside is magnificent.  The stones arches, hand painted tiles; murals lining on the wall s make this restaurant’s ambience unique. It’s simple and impeccable, so is the cuisine served. This restaurant is well worth a visit.  Another plus factor this restaurant they are Ferragudo Holiday Apartments and Ferragudo villas for rent built close by.

 

CASABELA:

Ferragudo Casabela
CASABELA Restaurant Ferragudo

The hotel has its own pathway and entrance to the beach and which gives a view the spectacular ocean. A very peaceful place to be.

The restaurant is beautifully decorated in soft colours, the service welcoming and friendly. The menu changes everyday and fresh produce is  used. The lamb is exquisite. Fresh homemade desserts of the region made in-house. There as lovely. fresh homemade jams are also served.

The restaurant is open to all is also well worth visiting.  You also find Algarve villas to rent within easy reach of this restaurant and Ferragudo.   Note the address for the benefit of your satnav.

FIM DO MUNDO: Located in 8400, Rua Dr. Manuel Teixeira Gomes 30, Ferragudo,

Lets start with the staff here there are friendly and very welcoming making you feel at ease.  The food really nice, huge portions and worth every penny. The place is worth a visit, feels like home.  Booking is recommended as the restaurant is at times filled to capacity, you don’t want disappointment especially if you came in for chocolate mousse

RESTAURANT FARRAGOOD:  

This is in Rua Zeca Afonso, Ferragudo 8400 – 211, Portugal. 282 461 236.   Another address for the Satnav.

For service of Portuguese food the Farragood always excels. The owner is charming as he welcomes you into his great establishment. A trick about this restaurant during summer ask for a table overlooking the street but when its cold sit close to the bar where you can just see the busy cooks at work.

The menu is diverse with a list of good Portuguese wine. The prices are reasonable. Try their lamb casserole, grilled prawns, chicken kebabs which are served in great quantities.

The main course comes with well cooked vegetables, salad or chips.  There is a glass of “medicine” which is a complementary drink served to you at the end of the meals.  Farragood is a busy restaurant and early booking on a Friday or Saturday is recommended.

 

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HOW TO ENJOY TASTY CHICKEN SALAD AS PART OF HEALTH EATING

HOW TO ENJOY TASTY CHICKEN SALAD AS PART OF HEALTH EATING

We normally bring you information to enhance your holiday experience in Portugal s Algarve of Spain s Costa Blanca.  We trend our articles towards best places to eat as in restaurants we have researched or experienced.  Occasional if we are recommending a location for holiday rentals and we see swimming in an area should be done with care we will point that out. It does not take from the holiday rental locaton just hopefully lets use proceed with caution.

We occasional display recipes we particular like. Particularly if you can easily prepare in your Albufeira villa or eat on your balcony  in your Vilamoura marina apartment. Hope you enjoy the article and the apartment.

How can you best describe healthy eating?  It is not about strict diet limitations, starving yourself to get that perfect body, or denying yourself from those foods you love.  Rather, we can say healthy eating is about feeling great, feeling energized, staying in good shape and stabilizing your mood.

In this article we look at chicken salad being part of a healthy meal that you can eat no matter what time of the day it is. A meal that you can all enjoy as a family.

A GUIDE TO A HEALTHY CARIBBEAN CHICKEN  SALAD RECIPE:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 or 2 boneless chicken breast cut into halves.
  • Teriyaki marinade sauce.
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped.
  • Half chopped onion.
  • 2 teaspoons chopped cilantro.
  • 2 teaspoons minced jalapeno pepper.
  • ¼ cup mustard of your choice.
  • ¼ of honey.
  • 1 ½ tablespoon white sugar.
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 ½ cider vinegar and lime juice
  • ¾ mixed salad greens

 

METHOD:

  • Place the chicken in a bowl, and cover with the teriyaki marinade sauce. Let it sit in the refrigerator for at least two hours.
  • In a small bowl mix the tomatoes, onion, jalapeno pepper, and cilantro. Cover the mixture and refrigerate.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the mustard, honey, sugar, oil, vinegar, and lime juice. Cover dressing, and refrigerate.
  • Preheat the grill for high heat.
  • Lightly oil grill grate. Place chicken on the grill, and discard marinade. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes on each side, or until juices run clear.
  • Arrange mixed salad greens on plates. Spoon some of the salsa over each salad, and sprinkle with 1/4 of the pineapple chunks. Break tortilla chips into large chunks, and sprinkle over salads. Lay some of the grilled chicken strips on each salad. Finally, sprinkle dressing over each salad, and serve.

There are a lot chicken salad recipes to choose from.  You prepare what best suits your health.  Enjoy with a nice Douro wine.

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Here are Beaches you ll find on the WEST COAST OF PORTUGAL

Here are Beaches you ll find on the WEST COAST OF PORTUGAL

 

BEACHING IN THE WEST COAST OF PORTUGAL

With a long stretched coastline, Portugal got your back when it comes to beaches.  A large portion of Portugal’s border is made up of long Atlantic shoreline, and there’s a beach ideal for everyone.

You will find bays, sandy Island and cliffs.  For a less crowds on the beach your focus should be on the west coast. There is scores of great beaches.

Let’s analyze some of them:

GUINCHO, NEAR LISBON:

If you prefer your beach refreshing and breezy, Guincho which is just 30 min from Lisbon is your ideal beach. It has an impressive Atlantic tides roaring over the golden sands.

The beach is fitted with a restaurant, serving French cuisine with a combo of local ingredients that deliver a sense of belonging (like you are part of the community) a good hang out incase you have family with you. The view is stunning.  Enjoy meals as you watch the sunset and the waves from the ocean.

Good for walks due to its long stretches. Stay in a Lisbon rental apartment or one of the many stunning Lisbon villas to rent.

PENICHE:

Peniche is mostly popular for its long fabulous town beach. It is surrounded by sea, a running port.  The historic centre makes it pleasant for strolling and the seaside fort where Salazar’s regime detained political prisoners is a place worth visiting if you are interested in the history of Portugal.

Handicraft workers can enjoy Peniche’s specialty, handmade lace and you can watch quick fingers of women at work.

Outdoor enthusiasts with no dispute will definitely love the beaches. All this area also has excellent holiday rentals.

 

Praia dos Buizinhos

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This beach is south of the city of Sines.  Praia dos Buizinhos is located in the quaint village of Porto Covo.  Its in the remarkable Sudoeste Alentejo National Park.  A number of excellent restaurants nearby are O Pescador, Marquês – cervejaria/marisqueira, Zé Inácio https://goo.gl/maps/Mdxt7SMDzSw

The beach might feel remote and empty, but in the months of July and August its gets really busy. It also has nice holiday rental Portugal style nearby.  Try  apartments to rent in Sines as well.

The west coast of Portugal is a home to many more stunning beaches.  Just explore the region identify what suits you, enjoy and beautiful memories from your beach tours in west coast.  Or just sit on the Praia with a nice Portuguese Wine and enjoy the sunset. If searching for accommodation try holiday rentals Portugal.

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