Algarve Journals

Time out in the Algarve

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A travel journal to Algarve by Praskipark

Mercados Neo Arabes Photo, Olhão, Portugal More Photos
Quote: Some more ideas for visitors to my first adopted region of Portugal

Mercados Neo Arabes

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Attraction | "A charming and bustling market on the quay"

Mercados Neo Arabes Photo, Olhão, Portugal
Quote:
The red brick turreted building on the waterfront at Olhao is indeed a fascinating place to spend an hour or so in the morning. It is where the municipal market is held and even if you don't need to buy anything it is definitely worth a visit as the characters behind the stalls as well as the produce on offer is fascinating. Olhao in the eastern Algarve is one of the Algarve's main fishing ports and the Mercado Municipal is in a great location on the waterfront, being very close to the lagoons of the Ria Formosa which are the main source of wonderful clams, oysters and other seafood. in the early hours of the morning you will see the fishermen in their colourful boats docking in the marina...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 29, 2011

Mercados Neo Arabes
Avenida 5 De Outobro
Olhao, Portugal

Praia da Luz Village and Beach

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Attraction | "A very special beach"

Praia da Luz Village and Beach Photo, Praia da Luz, Algarve
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Praia da Luz is somewhere my family know very well and are very fond of. Our land in Monchique is far too hot and too primitive to live there all the year round so during the time we lived in the Algarve we spent the winters living in either Lagos or Luz. The golden bay is in a very pretty location. The town of Luz which was once a pretty fishing village has grown outwards and spread as far as Burgau. The town may have changed but the sheltered bay and Atlantic Ocean will never change.My son went to school not far from Luz and in the winter months straight after school he always used to head for the beach along with other children. They would spend hours playing while parents s...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 29, 2011

Praia da Luz Village and Beach
Praia Da Luz
Praia da Luz, Portugal

Mount Foia

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Attraction | "The highest point in the Algarve"

Mount Foia Photo, Algarve, Portugal
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Foia is the highest point in the Algarve with great hill views all around it. On a clear day you can see as far as Cabo Sao Vicente. Having lived in the Algarve for ten years I am very familiar with Foia mainly because it isn't too far a drive away from our family land in Monchique. I suppose from our land it would be possible to walk to the top of Foia but I have never tried. The terrain here is very wild and rugged. There always seems to be a breeze blowing and even at Easter the temperatures at Foia can be perishing. I mention Easter because it was always on an Easter weekend when we used to visit Foia in the car. We would walke to the top where the lookout point is and I always remembe...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 29, 2011

Mount Foia
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Algarve, Algarve

Cafe Correia

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Restaurant | "It's like eating out in the Wild West"

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Vila do Bispo is a funny old Algarvian town. For some reason it was and still is one of our favourites. I think we like it because the town has some very good cafes and restaurants and it is a bit off the beaten track - well it's like being in the Wild West really so when you visit the Cafe Correia be prepared for anything.Remember not to judge the restaurant by its appearance although it isn't that bad but it isn't anything special. Furniture is traditional Portuguese and crammed into a very small dining area. Walls are painted in pastel colours with the odd painting of a boat hanging down just to add a bit of colour to the environment and to remind you that you are near the sea. The atmo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 29, 2011

Cafe Correia
Rua Primeiro De Maio 4
Vila do Bispo, Portugal
282 639 127

Restaurante Dom Sebastiao

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Restaurant | "A top restaurant in the heart of Lagos"

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Restaurante Dom Sebastiao is a traditional Portuguese restaurant situated in the heart of Lagos on Rua 25 de Abril. This is the street that has quite a few top restaurants so makes the choice of dining out in the evening a difficult one. Whenever we had visitors to the Algarve I always used to take them to this restaurant mainly because I liked the cosy decor inside as well as the indoor and outdoor terraces and I always knew the food would be of a very high standard.Inside the decor is very traditional with rough plastered walls full of hand painted Portuguese plates. Tables and chairs are made from oak and very heavy, always adorned with crisp, linen cloths. The floor is made...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 29, 2011

Restaurante Dom Sebastiao
Rua 25 De Abril 20
Lagos, Portugal 8600-763
+351 282 780 480