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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!

Pentecost 2016

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 | Nature
Pentecost 2016

This year the precipitation during the winter season in the Algarve was significantly below average, but in early May we suffered from heavy rain falls together with thunder storms, flooding parts of the cities of Faro and Olhão. Fortunately the day before Pentecost the weather cleared up, so that we c...

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Algarve Nature Week 2016

Sunday, 15 May 2016 | Event
Algarve Nature Week 2016

The second edition of the Algarve Nature Week takes place from May 13 to 22, 2016 with a large variety of activities to experience the Algarve nature. The programme includes walks, bird watching, dolphin and whale watching, boat trips, cycle rides, horse and donkey rides, activities through the air and even u...

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Inauguration of the

In the morning of May 14, 2016 the Prime Minister of Portugal, António Costa, has attended the inauguration of the Passeio das Dunas, a promenade connecting the fishing port in Quarteira with the beach of Vilamoura in front of the Crowne Plaza hotel and the casino. This part of the Algarve coastline...

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Costa Vicentina: Beaches with Blue Flag 2016

In 2016 the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) has awarded 88 beaches in the Algarve with its quality label, the “Blue Flag”, among them 14 in the municipalities of Vila do Bispo and Aljezur. Here you will find images of these awarded beaches from Burgau to Sagres and along the Costa Vic...

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Western Algarve: Beaches with Blue Flag 2016

  In 2016 the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) has awarded 88 beaches in the Algarve with its quality label, the “Blue Flag”, among them eleven in the municipalities of Portimão und Lagos. Here you will find images of all these awarded beaches from Praia da Rocha on the ...

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Lagoa & Silves: Beaches with Blue Flag 2016

In 2016 the FEE has awarded 88 beaches in the Algarve with its quality label, the “Blue Flag”, among them eight in the municipalities of Silves and Lagoa. Here you will find images of all these awarded beaches from Praia Grande on the lagoon in Salgados in the east to Ferragudo on the estuary of t...

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Albufeira: Beaches with Blue Flag 2016

In 2016 the FEE has awarded 88 beaches in the Algarve with its quality label, the “Blue Flag”, among them 22 in the municipality of Albufeira. Here you will find images of all these awarded beaches from the sandstone cliffs of Falésia in the east to the lagoon of Salgados in the west. Praia...

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Ria Formosa: Beaches with Blue Flag 2016

In 2016 the FEE has awarded 88 beaches in the Algarve with its quality label, the “Blue Flag”, among them twelve in the Ria Formosa. Here you will find images of all these awarded beaches from Faro in the west to Tavira in the east. Only one of them, Praia da Fuseta-Ria, is situated on the coast o...

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Loulé: Beaches with Blue Flag 2016

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 | Beaches
Loulé: Beaches with Blue Flag 2016

In 2016 all beaches in the municipality of Loulé have been awarded with a ”Blue Flag”, the eco quality label of the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) for quality of water, sanitary installation, parking place, lifeguard and other available services. You will find a gallery of ...

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Oil and Gas exploration in the Algarve

The Former Environment Minister Jorge Moreira da Silva appeared in front of the joint committee of the Economy and the Environment on Thursday evening to offer his views on oil and gas exploration in the Algarve and explain the background to its chosen partner - Portfuel. You can read the full article publ...

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