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Here you will find actual information about what's going on in the Algarve, including our own personal impressions and experiences. We are looking forward to your comments!

Rota Vicenina Maintenance & Volunteering

The Rota Vicentina team is announcing new hiking trails and inviting volunteers to participate in the various annual maintenance activities. For more information follow this link or sen an e-mail to: voluntariado@rotavicentina.com 02/04 - Arrifana » Bordeira, 19 km (Caminhada de Manutenç...

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Caterpillar Alarm

Saturday, 09 March 2019 | Nature
Caterpillar Alarm

In March/April the caterpillars of the pine processionary are leaving their “tents” in the tree top of their host and move down the trunk in one or several rows like a procession to pupate on the ground or below the surface. When the adult animals hatch out in the end of the summer, they live...

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Museu dos Frutos Secos - Loulé

Saturday, 09 March 2019 | Culture
Museu dos Frutos Secos - Loulé

Dried fruit („frutos secos“), especially almonds, dried figs and the pods of the carob tree (“alfarrobeira”), are important ingredients for the traditional cuisine of the Algarve - primarily for the preparation of delicious sweets and cakes. The little museum, situated between the...

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Quinta Shopping - Farmers' Market

Quita Sopping's Farmers' Market will bring a selection of fresh produce and Algarvian traditional products to Quinta Shopping, every first Sunday of each month, between 10am and 1pm. In March 3rd, 2019, we invite all our customers and fans to participate in the Market, taking the chance to buy the bes...

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Carnival in Loulé 2019: Circo Selfie

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 | Culture
Carnival in Loulé 2019: Circo Selfie

The city of Loulé is well prepared for the carnival procession 2019 with the motto "Circo Selfie" Friday, March 1st 10:00 – Children’s Carnival Sunday, March 3rd 15:00 – Carnival Parade at Avenida da Costa Mealha Monday, March 4th 15:00 –...

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Beach restaurant BJs Oceanside

Sunday, 24 February 2019 | Gastronomy
Beach restaurant BJs Oceanside

The beach restaurant BJ’s Oceanside, situated on the lagoon and beach of Almargem between Quarteira and Vale do Lobo, is one of the few restaurants on the Algarve coast maintaining their traditional look and feel for many years. It’s very popular with dog owners, walking their dogs on the beaches ...

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Silves - Capital da Laranja

Sunday, 17 February 2019 | Exhibition
Silves - Capital da Laranja

The third edition of the exhibition "Silves – capital of the orange” took place from February 15 to 17, 2019 in the exhibition hall of the city on the Arade river. It was really worth a visit, and we brought some nice photos with us – especially from the paintings and pieces of handicra...

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Burning debris and land cleaning

Saturday, 16 February 2019 | Nature
Burning debris and land cleaning

Last year over half the fires was caused by the uncontrolled burning of land - either burning of debris or the extensive burning of land. To better control these activities, a new online system of the INCF (Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas) has been established, replacing the...

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