Algarve Journals

Five Great Attractions in the Algarve

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A travel journal to Algarve by Praskipark

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Quote: Here are some fine attractions to keep you out of trouble when in the Algarve.

Marina de Lagos

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Attraction | "My First Port of Call When in Lagos"

Marina de Lagos Photo, Lagos, Portugal
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I have very fond memories of living in Lagos and the first memories I have are living on a boat in the Fisherman's harbour. In those days we had to jump off the deck into a small dinghy and row to the rocks to climb up on shore.The fishermen's harbour is still there but now Lagos has its very own International marina right next door. This is always my first port of call when I go back to visit. I love the new marina and I think lots of visitors do to. Lagos marina has berths for over 460 boats and during July and August they are generally filled. To reach this award winning marina (Blue Flag and Euromarina award) you need to walk down Lagos' main artery, the Avenida dos Descobr...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 12, 2010

Marina de Lagos

Lagos, Portugal

A Eira do Mel

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Restaurant | "The Algarve's House of Honey"

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A Eira do Mel is a pretty restaurant, a little off the beaten track situated in an Algarvian village called Vila do Bispo. Eira is the Portuguese word for a threshing shed and this is what the building was originally used for. Mel means honey - the colour of the wheat being threshed.Nowadays the building is a charming but very simple restaurant housed in a white washed farm building, adorned with rural artefacts. Situated at the very rear of Vila do Bispo - the last building before you trek out towards the beaches of the West Coast , this attractive bleached white building with angular roof tops and windows painted in a shade of blue that reminds me of the blue powder paint I used at schoo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 18, 2009

A Eira do Mel
Estrada do Castelejo - Apartado 12
Algarve, Portugal
+351 282 639 016

O Leao de Porches

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Restaurant | "A Lion that Has Been Around Since the 17th Century"

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The Lion of Porches which is how the name of this restaurant translates has been around a long time in the Algarve. Housed in an elegant 17th century building on the main street of Porches, a town famous for its pottery, is just to the east of Lagoa in the Algarve. A restaurant that most ex-pats and local Portuguese praise and frequent at least once a week.The days when old traditional cuisine were served have long gone - well since 2005 when the restaurant changed hands from Portuguese to Dutch owners. The cuisine served is International but mainly covers a wide selection of French and Belgian dishes. Nothing too complicated - good, fresh lobster, scallops, and a variety of seafood artist...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 28, 2009

O Leao de Porches
Rua da Igreja, Porches
Algarve, Portugal

Praia do Monte Clerigo

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Attraction | "A Beach of Pure Gold"

Praia do Monte Clerigo Photo, Portugal, Europe
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The western coast of Portugal has some beautiful beaches and areas of outstanding beauty. Most visitors to the Algarve will have at some time visited Sagres which is the main town at the southernmost tip but not every visitor is adventurous and thinks to drive off the main EN268 road to investigate what lies beyond the main urbanisations.The white Moorish town of Aljezur lies at the northern tip of the west coast and in between is one of my favourite beaches of all - Praia de Clerigo. Before you reach the beach and the small residential town of Clerigo which is situated on a hill above the beach you have to drive high up into the hills on a very pot -holed, windy road. The views of the hig...Read More

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Praia do Monte Clerigo
Aljezur
Portugal, Europe

O Sueste

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Restaurant | "The Tastiest Fish Restaurant in Ferragudo"

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Ferragudo is a town in the Algarve that has managed to keep it's quaint old style charm. Frequented by sailors, fishermen and tourists this small town is home to many a fish restaurant and most of them are exceptionally good. However, there is one that stands out and that is O Sueste. You can find O Sueste on Rua da Ribeira, number 91 to be precise. This atmospheric fish restaurant is situated in an ancient salt warehouse at the end of the fisherman's quay and has some fine views across to Portimao but it isn't only the views that make me return year after year to this restaurant. Fish is cooked very simply in the Algarve. The morning's catch is usually taken from the quay, gut...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 5, 2010

O Sueste
Rua da Ribeira, 91, Ferragudo
Algarve, Portugal