Rockpooling in Fuseta

Well actually there aren’t any rockpools but I don’t know how else to describe what I was doing one morning this week! It was gloriously sunny and the water looked so inviting, I decided to have a paddle as the tide came in. Walking back from the Life Boat House towards the Rio Tronoco I was amazed by […]

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Why visit in November

It is one of the quietest months here as most visitors delay their trip until Christmas or the new year, and consequently you will find that some of the restaurants are closed for the month or longer. Eating out though is a way of life here and so there is always somewhere you can go […]

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One of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal

Is right on your doorstep if you are in the Algarve and if you landed at Faro then you flew over it!  I am talking of course about the beautiful Ria Formosa. As regular readers to this blog will know one of the reasons we return again and again to the Ria Formosa is the birdlife. […]

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Sands of Romantic Patterns

Just the other day I was extolling the virtues of getting away from the beach, and I really did mean it!  But then on Monday we went to Armona, and of course all I can think of now is the sea and sand. In the words of Janet Norris Bangs; Sand of romantic patterns New […]

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Getting away from the beach in the Algarve

Rio Guadiana

The vast majority of tourists head for the stunning beaches or golf courses, and you can’t blame them.  There is though so much more to the Algarve, and right on the Spanish border you will find something special – the Rio Guadiana and Alcoutim. The Rio Guadiana rises in Spain and for most of its […]

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