How to discover the beaches of Albufeira

How to discover the beaches of Albufeira

The first thing that comes to mind when we think about a holiday in Portugal, Albufeira to be precise is what the holiday rentals Albufeira can offer. Coupled with magnificent restaurants,  luxurious villas in Albufeira, excellent transportation infrastructure and top class hotels.


Most people have no idea that the beaches of Albufeira are some of the best 

Rua de Albufeira

Side Street Albufeira

beaches that can be found anywhere in Portugal if not the world.

The beaches in the Algarve span several kilometres stretching from Aljezur in the western part to Vila Real de Sano Antonio on the east sharing a border with Spain. Albufeira boasts an average of about 300 days of sun annually. The beaches of Albufeira are kept clean and carefully guarded and well planned to ensure your safety while on your holiday.

One of the major attraction at the beaches in Albufeira is the magnificent coastline that surrounds the beach along with the soft, golden sand and green pines that provide shade. Every single beach has its own appeal and is worth having a look at. In this blog post, we have taken the time to look at some of the best beaches of Albufeira. With the intention of keeping you informed as you decide on your next holiday rental destination. Portugal holiday rentals is a  magnificent choice as a holiday destination for you and your family and friends to enjoy.

Praia do Salgado

Praia do Salgado beach is found to the west of Albufeira, the beach is situated between Nazare and Sao Martinho do Porto. This beach is perfect for surfing and has the presence of lifeguards and beach assistance during the summer. It also serves as a great spot for ultra-lights and paragliding fans.

Albufeira Beach
Praia do Peneco Albufeira

Praia do Peneco

Praia do Peneco beach is located at the city centre. The thing I find quite usual about the beach is the presence of a tunnel connecting the city to the beach. A lovely promenade can be found at the western end of the beach which makes it ideal for taking a walk in the evening and also allowing you to enjoy to the fullest the nightlife the city has to offer as there are abundant restaurants and bars available that are always ready to serve. With some excellent holiday apartments in Albufeira nearby.

Praia Falesia

Situated between the east of Albufeira and the west of Vilamoura is the Praia Falesia. The beach is about 6 km long consisting of lovely red cliffs that provide a magnificent view which stretches the length of the beach. Although these cliffs are not very tall, they allow for convenient access to the beaches and provide an adequate barrier to excess winds that might originate from the north during the offseason.

Praia dos Arrifes

Located close to Sesmarias village resort found in the Albufeira, Praia dos Arrifes is about 3.9Km off the west of the old the city centre. To gain access to the sands of the beach, you have to have to make your way through the old wooden steps from the parking lot. This makes access to the beach a lot tedious for people with disability. Praia dos Arrifes also has standard blue flag EU accreditation.

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How to Discovering the delights of Faro in 48 hours

How to Discovering the delights of Faro in 48 hours
Faro : An intro to the Algarve
Faro is a very relaxed and tranquil  city. Very often the transit point where visitors arrive and move on to holiday in the Algarve or other parts of Portugal and Spain. In this article we try to show you what you can expect to find in a 48 hour stop over here. Some day we hope you ll return to this beautiful location and book a exclusive holiday apartment, or holiday villa, from one of the many holiday rentals in this area.
Faro Fishing Fleet
Fishing vessel in Faro
Faro is not just the capital of  Algarve but it’s an extra special city, full of history and culture and surrounded by idyllic island beaches and the stunning Ria Formosa nature reserve.  Praia de Faro which we will talk about later is in this area.  The number 16  Airport bus runs here every 30 minutes.
During the 9th century Faro was the capital of a short lived princedom, ringed with defensive walls and later the name changed to Santa Maria then to Harune.
Wasn’t until  the middle of the 13th century Faro finally became a Portuguese territory, completing the Christian reconquest of Portugal. In 1540 Faro was made a city and in 1577 became the site of the Episcopal Sé when the Bishop of the Algarve moved from Silves to Faro.
Sculturals in sand
Sand sculturals
Faro has a glorious, almost rain-free summer climate , with temperatures in the low seventies tempered by sea breeze. Visitors can get rid of the bulk of the summer arrivals, and can enjoy the medieval passageways and streets in relative peace.
Start your 48 hours.
To start your 48 hours, visit Igreja do Carmo with its twin bell towers proudly perched at the centre of the square. This 18th-century church features the earliest example of Rococo architecture in the Algarve.
In the area behind the church which is a garden  Calepa dos Ossos is located.  This area was used as a burial ground for the monks and human skeletons can still be found.
Followed by this, carry on past Jardim Manuel Bívar and step into the Vila Adentro which is the old town through the monumental Arco da Vila , one of the three gates leading into the city’s oldest quarters, and a striking neoclassical structure in its own right.
You can make your way up   Rua da Municipio until you see the medieval Se Cathedral , with its gloriously ornamented golden altar from the 17th and 18th centuries and a grand pipe organ. The building was partially burned down in 1596, during the invasion of the English troops under the Earl of Essex, and rebuilt in the 18th century. Down the side street from the Cathedral is the Museu Municipal, tracing the city’s cultural heritage, from its Roman rule and Muslim occupation to the Christian conquest in the 16th century.
Make a right as you exit the museum and take a break to soak in the old-town atmosphere, sipping a Super Bock or a light Vinho Verde.  Pass the archway and turn right onto Largo de São Francisco, skirting the remains of the ancient walls that once enclosed the city.
Algarve coast lighthouse
Light house
Praia de Faro
The city’s main beach, Praia de Faro (Faro beach) is a good relaxing point to enjoy the cool sea breeze. This area is a good choice for  villa holidays. There are many  holiday villas similar to the typical Algarve villas dotted along the coast.  Most with there own private pools. You can also explore the city centre and peruse the chic boutiques and shops along Rua de Santo António and neighbouring streets.
A former 17th-century Jesuit college turned tiny Italianate theatre, Rua de Lethes doesn’t need a ticket to browse the inside of the theatre, as long as there is no performance. Then take a cappuccino, overlooking the marina.
 Faro fine dining
The city is full of fine dining restaurants candlelit wine bars. You can enjoy a classic Portuguese cod dish with sautéed onions and potatoes or got for romantic dinner.
Faro’s night life thrives from the fact that it it full of night clubs. The bustling party scene thrives along Rua de São Pedro, Rua Conselheiro Bívar and Rua do Prior. But for something a bit more laid-back, try O Castelo in the old town, a new live music bar with extensive views towards the Ria Formosa.  I hope you enjoyed your 48 hours here and will be tempted to return here for a more extended holiday.
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4 Facts that will make you book hоlidау rental in Vilаmоurа, Pоrtugаl

4 Facts that will make you book hоlidау rental in Vilаmоurа, Pоrtugаl

4 Facts to book that holiday rental in Vilamoura

Being thе biggеѕt рrivаtе tourism rеѕоrt in Eurоре, Vilаmоurа offers a vаriеtу of activities and еxреriеnсеѕ to cater tо аll tаѕtеѕ. Vilаmоurа аnd indeed thе whоlе оf thе Algarve, bеnеfitѕ from lоng hоurѕ оf sunshine уеаr rоund and hаvе thеrеfоrе bесоmе thе еnvу оf their European nеighbоurѕ. Thеrе iѕ a whоlе hоѕt оf асtivitiеѕ tо gеt involved in аrоund Vilаmоurа аnd аll can bе еnjоуеd уеаr round.

Vilamoura Marina Promenade 1
Vilamoura Marina Promenade

Vilаmоurа oozes a ѕоrt of sophisticated charm. Hоmе tо a bеаutiful  Vilamoura Mаrinа linеd with a аrrау оf rеѕtаurаntѕ and bars, you will find the perfect ѕроt tо eat, rеlаx and аdmirе the bеаutiful уасhtѕ in thе 1,000 bеrth Vilamoura mаrinа… don’t be ѕurрriѕеd if уоu spot a сеlеbritу!  Stunning Vilamoura villas align the area adjacent to the marina.   You will also have the opportunity to book  a wonderful Vilamoura apartment nearby.

The Old Village, Vilamoura
The Old Village, Vilamoura

Now let’s take a quick look at some of the best places that’s enough reason for you and your family to go on holiday at Vilamoura in Portugal;

  1. As mentioned the large Vilamoura mаrinа, which hаѕ mаnу a shopping сеntrе with mаnу restaurants. They rаngе frоm lосаl diѕhеѕ аnd many other international diѕhеѕ fоr more vаriеd tаѕtеѕ. Of соurѕе thеrе are рlеntу оf рiсkѕ from thе rеgiоnѕ diѕhеѕ- dоminаtеd bу fish аnd ѕhеllfiѕh, but thеrе аrе other сhоiсеѕ of meat аnd vеgеtаblеѕ. Thе mаrinа аlѕо hоѕtѕ vаriоuѕ bоаt triрѕ. They have various еxсurѕiоnѕ аnd аlѕо big gаmе fiѕhing. In 1993 thе world’s lаrgеѕt blасk marlin саtсh frоm a boat сhаrtеrеd frоm thе mаrinа. It wеighеd 737 kgs аnd wаѕ 3.65metres in lеngth.
  2. Thеrе аrе аlѕо ѕеvеrаl championship gоlf courses to bе еnjоуеd.  The Pinhal Golf  Course was built in 1976 and originally designed by Frank Pennink. Fоr thе mоrе аdvеnturоuѕ there iѕ parasailing аnd сlау pigeon ѕhооting рluѕ mоrе trаditiоnаl рurѕuitѕ such аѕ tеnniѕ, horse riding, ѕаiling and lawn bоwling.
  3. Vilаmоurа iѕ hоmе to Portugal’s biggеѕt аnd mауbе bеѕt known nightclubs, Kаdос, with a сарасitу оf 7,000 visitors. DJ’s frоm all оvеr thе world flосk tо this spot tо show оff their tаlеntѕ.
  4. Aссоmmоdаtiоn is рlеntiful and ranges in рriсе. Vilamoura apartments, рrivаtе Vilamoura villаѕ, and luxurу hotels аrе еаѕу to find.

There iѕ аlѕо thе Cеrrа da vilа museum аnd аrсhаеоlоgiсаl Sitе. Thе Vilamoura аrеа hаѕ bееn inhabited for thоuѕаndѕ оf уеаrѕ – as rеvеаlеd bу Brоnzе Age grаvеѕ discovered in thе Cаѕãо vinеуаrd – the Rоmаnѕ wеrе the firѕt tо settle at Cеrrо da Vila, аѕ from thе 1st сеnturу AD. Lаtе-Rоmаn, Visigoth аnd Mооriѕh colonies were also еѕtаbliѕhеd here аnd each реriоd has left unmiѕtаkаblе trасеѕ оf diѕtinсt сiviliѕаtiоnѕ at thе site.

Vilаmоurа is a bustling resort but it аlѕо hаѕ many сhаnсеѕ to relax. So if уоu аrе a ѕроrtу tуре or juѕt wаnt tо rеlаx on thе beaches or itѕ mаnу саfеѕ you аrе catered fоr. There iѕ аlѕо plenty of ѕight ѕееing аnd itѕ lосаl history, dishes and сulturе to tаkе in at уоur lеiѕurе.  Book online that Vilamoura villa or Algarve villa today with

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An area worth exploring 

Ok its not the most popular Algarve holiday rental destination.  Booking a holiday in a Algarve Villa type property in nearby Tavira would be more popular.  Never the less Vila Real de Santo Antonio is a stunning holiday location.  It is located on the Rio Guadiana; which is the river that divides Algarve from Spain.  If you stand on the far eastern edge of Vila Real on the side of the street you can easily see the Spanish coastline and the bridge that connects the town to Spain.

Gold in Eastern Algarve
Tavira golf

Charming place

Vila real is a relaxing and very peaceful town and it’s ideal for everyone who like the quiet side of life, or have a different holiday away from home. The place is charming with a lot to see and do.  Especially those who like learning about the local culture.  It is also ideal for taking walks and cycling since the area is flat.

Sandy Beaches

Vila Real has a gorgeous open sandy beach, which stretches for several kilometers.  There is a narrow road that is used to access the beach. There is plenty of parking if you decide to drive to the beach.

Lots to explore

There are lots of places to explore around Vila Real but one to make top of your agenda is Cacela Velha. It is a very small village with a handful of typically Algarvean whitewashed houses around a Church and a fort situated on the waterfront just past Manta Rota.  There isn’t a lot to do there it has to be said, but the village and the views are truly delightful. There are a couple of restaurants if you want to linger for a while – the one on the right just as you come into the village has an upstairs terrace giving great panoramic views across the beaches of Manta Rota and Monte Gordo to Vila Real all set against a backdrop of lush green countryside. About the only sounds ‘disturbing’ the total peace and quiet are from the birds and a few chickens!

Booking a holiday in one of stunning villas in Algarve is always a good choice.   Booking one near Vila Real is an excellent choice.  Nearby Tavira apartments are always in demand.   As are the wonderful East Algarve Golf courses.


The pretty Spanish town of Ayamonte, on the opposite bank of the Guadiana is fun to visit for a tapas lunch and maybe a spot of shopping! To save driving, a ferry regularly crosses between the two towns – the journey takes around 15 minutes. Just remember that Spain is an hour ahead of Portugal!

This is a great place to explore with family too as there are Ayamonte holiday apartments and Spanish villas situated close by most of the exciting places that you intend to visit.  This makes movement easier and with ease.

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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 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.



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


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.


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


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  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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The delights of Seville

If an opportunity ever arises to visit the wondrous city of Seville in Spain Andalusia region makes the most of it.   You will not regret visiting this ancient vibrant Spanish city.

Home to ascetically pleasing architecture, on the hand the ancient Seville Cathedral on the other the Modern Mushrooms  Metropol Parasol.

Wonderful Spanish resort of Ibiza
Ibiza Spain

Because it is both a tourist and student city locations for eating and drinking and plentiful and exciting.   On our first visit here we discovered the bucket of beer.  A small beer branded bucket complete with ice and four or five bottles of beer.  Primary aimed at student market but available for all to enjoy in company of others.  Most likely served in a bar which also supplies its patrons with reasonable priced tapas.    Being in Seville as a holidaymaker and having booked your holiday rental in Seville be it a holiday apartment or a stunning Spanish villa, lets look at some of the restaurants that you can dine in.

Faro Fishing Fleet
Fishing vessel in Faro


The restaurant is owned by the Becerra family.  The restaurants serve pure Andalucía food since way back in the 70’s.   It is located in a building from the 17th century; its marble columns were derived from Italics.  Enrique Becerra has a huge wine cellar filled with local wines.  If you are a wine lover then this is the restaurant to be.

This restaurant is best known for sourcing excellent raw materials.  The ingredients are filled with a seasonal menu in a very impressive dining room next to the Jardines de Murillo.  Dishes served here include Cerviche of monkfish and grouper with clams and olive oil, salad with sherry vinegar and spider cram in San Sebastian style. It’s a good restaurant to try out something new and extraordinary.

Salad of chicken
Chicken Salad


La Moneda is a great and reasonably priced restaurant for local fish and seafood. Have the sea urchin eggs or langoustines for a starter, and move on to the monkfish casserole, swordfish in Manzanilla or sea bream in a salt crust.

The ground floor houses a large bar, and the first floor a magnificent dining room with a rustic interior. The food in this bustling restaurant is mostly Andalucian, and its specialities include seafood such as Marqués de Villalúa clams.

There are very many other great restaurants in this area of Seville that serve greatly and well-made cuisines. The good thing there is takeouts that you can order from these restaurants and enjoy while enjoying the sun rays from the comfort of your holiday apartment Seville style or luxurious villas.

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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 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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Welcoming Albufeira villas holiday rentals  remain as popular location for visitors world wide.  Albufeira  caters for all categories of people of all ages.  With all year round sunshine diligently maintained  sandy beaches, phenomenal apartments to rent in Albufeira,  Albufeira villas holidays the destination of choice and  has something for all ages.
The best time of the year to visit  stunning the Old Town Albufeira area is during months April to October. Although increasingly  Albufeira long term rentals are getting more and more popular.  People from colder climates like Canada and Scandinavian countries use the availability well located Albufeira Old town apartments as their winter base.


As in previous articles we research online the availability of services at your holiday destination on this occasion we are looking at  Albufeira Old Town restaurants.

Albufeira Old Town beach
Beach scene in Albufeira

Located in Rua Almeida Garrett 42, Albufeira, +351 968 267 491. A local kind of restaurant serving tasty Portuguese meals in a traditional and family friendly serene environment.
The menu is translated into five languages (exciting right!), there is a separate menu for children too. The Portuguese steaks and the sea food are well done and it’s a great place for an intimate dinner with your spouse or a night out with friends.  Villas to rent in Albufeira are plentiful nearby
Located in R. Alves Correia 100, 8200-099 Albufeira, +351 289 541 224.

The restaurant offers a five course evening meal at a very reasonable price accompanied by a renowned selection of Portuguese wines. Booking is highly recommended since the restaurant is at several occasions filled to capacity. This is a Portuguese fine dining at its best.

Do not  limited yourself to the number of restaurants in this great old town of Albufeira. There is lots of great restaurants to explore here as you also enjoy the beauty of this Albufeira old town.  You will get villas in Albufeira Old Town but they are few and far between.  Apartments  in Albufeira Old Town as a search keyword  is a much better option.  You can always book one the excellent  Algarve Villas in the location and enjoy the beautiful restaurants in Albufeira Marina and other locations.

Albufeira Holiday Rentals
Holiday rentals Albufeira

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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


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


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.
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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:


PRAIA DO CAMILLO: Praia do Camilo, 8600 Lagos, Portugal
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PRAIA DONA ANA: Located Dona Ana, 8600-315 Lagos, Portugal
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Boavista Golf and Spa Resort Located in: Urbanização Quinta Boavista, Atalaia, 8600-281 Lagos, Lagos, Portugal, See more at:-

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:

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First time Guide to the resort of Torrevieja in Spain

First time Guide to the  resort of Torrevieja in Spain

Torrevieja is a city in Spain’s South Eastern Alicante province. Torrevieja is known for its wonderful warm mild climate and its spectacular coastline.  Many Irish and English visitors each year stay in Spain’s holiday rental apartments.
The city of Torrevieja can be accessed by road. Reason being, you are able to make a stop whenever you come across some fascinating view and perhaps would like to take pictures.
The views are breathtaking. Still from a sightseeing point of view you can explore the area by foot beginning at the harbour.
The city got its name from an old tower old – vieja and tower – torre.

The vast area of Torrevieja and Orihuela is well known for salt production. There are huge salt lakes surrounding the road down from Alicante. Visit the salt industry and learn more about the salt production process.
The city’s economy is based on tourism and fishing. The harbor which is surrounded by many Torrevieja apartments to rent, stunning Costa da Blanca Villas, well known hotels, is home to over 300 fishing boats and over 900 private sport boats. The sight of the boats berthed is magnificent especially when the sun is setting.
Fish is usually auctioned from time to time. The event is usually crowded by locals, it’s quite an interesting event.

After a relaxing day in your Torrevieja Apartment/Villa, take some time and explore the beaches. The beaches are safe to swim off but be aware of the undercurrents which can be quiet strong. Don’t ruin your holiday with a tragedy. While there look out for the warning flags. If you come across a red or yellow flag do not swim, but if you see a green flag dive into the waters. .
As I always mention in other articles, the beauty about visiting a new place is the delights of the food available in the regions. It would be very wrong if you went back to your country of origin without trying out the main staple food of the county of your visit.

Most of the Traditional Spanish Food is prepared using Garlic, olives, hot and sweet peppers. Torrevieja boast a vast variety of cuisines from sea food, casseroles, sauces the famous Spanish which you should definitely try. Also available are fish soups, cod dishes and lots of other varieties.
The Spanish wines are remarkable, the restaurant’s amazing and the pubs, people are friendly and accommodative. With all this you will undoubtedly have a great and fulfilling time here in this great city of Torrevieja.  Book your holiday rental in Spain with today.

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