If you have at least five days or even a week in Portugal, you might like to skip south and explore two regions – the capital, Lisbon, and Lagos on the sunny Algarve coast. While you can zip between the city and this charming coastal town in under three hours, if you have the time […]
Portugal knows how to throw a brilliant party, and in 2024 these will be the biggest and best festivals and events to attend. Each year cities, towns and villages across Portugal play host to traditional celebrations, food-focused events and huge music festivals. From celebrations with sardines and world-class street theatre, to medieval fairs and international […]
Fine dining fans could spend the week knocking back degustation menus at Michelin-starred restaurants and emptying jugs of white sangria at beach bars priced for the British crowd. Me? With my tasca budget and Michelin palate, I hunt for the best tabernas, cervejarias and marisqueiras that locals love as much as blow-ins like us. These […]
Golden shores with gently lapping waves. The smell of grilled sardines and sunscreen. Trees heavy with figs, lemons and olives. White-washed villages watching slow days pass by. I love the Algarve, especially in the summer, and it’s not hard to see why Portugal’s southern coast is a favourite destination for beach holidays. Below you’ll find […]
Fisherman, locals and tourists move at the same slow pace through the narrow, whitewashed streets of Olhão. Charming and full of character, this town perched on the edge of the Ria Formosa feels as though time has paused. Ornate chimneys and flat, Moorish-style roof terraces make the old centre of the small city closer to […]
I prefer the Eastern Algarve, where you find white-washed fishing villages, fresh seafood and a slower pace of life.
Portugal’s southern coast boasts plenty of unique local dishes and produces some of the country’s best seafood, oranges, figs and almonds.
Azulejos have been used to decorate Portuguese buildings for more than 500 years. Today’s #tileoftheday is all about the blue azulejos of Lisbon.
Whitewashed houses with little chimneys and colourful doors, the shrill of seagulls and shouts of fish vendors, the smell of sunscreen and grilling sardines. Here are my favourite things to do in the Algarve
Let’s explore Palacio de Estoi and its incredible tiled staircase. Construction began on this palace in 1840 and it is considered the “most significant manifestation of Romanticism in the Algarve”.