Best water activities in the Azores islands: waterfalls, boat rides and whale watching

Best water activities in the Azores islands: waterfalls, boat rides and whale watching

As the Azores is a set of islands composed of nine islands which are naturally surrounded by a lot of water hence they offer exciting activities to all visitors. On Flores Island, one the most luxuriant and charming of the Azores islands, for example there are several waterfalls worth visiting. Then experience a fabulous contrast of colors as you paddle out to the sea and watch Terceira from a different perspective. Hop into a boat and visit all the islands of the Azores. One of the most exci... [ read more ]

Visitors guide to the islands of Azores

Visitors guide to the islands of Azores

Imagine a place on the Atlantic Ocean where nature is pure and not touched by humans. The Azores Islands are a perfect and ideal example for this dreamy image, except that it is not only a dream, it is an existing location and it is recommended for you as a holiday location! The Azores is made up of nine island, each with adventure and lots of surprises. Visit the land where you can watch the whales and dolphins frolicking in the water while you have beautiful volcanic landscapes and scenic g... [ read more ]

Best accommodation options in the Algarve region

Best accommodation options in the Algarve region

All over the Algarve you can find numberless accommodation opportunities where you can spend a wonderful holiday. You can choose from villas, apartments, campsites, hotels, pousadas and many others. Depending on your budget and needs you can find anything from two star hotels to five star luxury apartments. Are you with family or a group of friends? Rent a villa or one of the aparthotels. There are tourist villages where support and services are of excellent quality. Do not forget that touris... [ read more ]

Best reasons why you should choose the Algarve region as your holiday location

Best reasons why you should choose the Algarve region as your holiday location

When you choose a holiday location, you must take in consideration many things. How easy is it to get there, means of transport, accommodation options, weather and others. The Algarve has several advantages which make it an ideal and perfect holiday location for families, couples, groups of friends and lone rangers as well. Its beaches are stunning, the local culture is lively, fun and exciting, the natural surroundings are calling for adventures and there are many more attractions in the reg... [ read more ]

Visiting and experiencing wildlife at the Algarve – snakes and bird watching

Visiting and experiencing wildlife at the Algarve – snakes and bird watching

If you like bird watching, exploring nature and the wilderness we recommend you to visit the Algarve region where all these activities are available. The Algarve gives home to several kinds of birds and other animal species. Find them at the natural reservation of Ria Formosa or Costa Vicentina where they live in peace and protection. Visit during the migration season and watch the storks and other migratory birds. As the region is close to the sea it is also home to different kinds of gulls... [ read more ]

Visiting the natural side of the Algarve – flowers, butterflies and small animals

Visiting the natural side of the Algarve – flowers, butterflies and small animals

To all those who love nature the Algarve region has lots to offer for it is rich in unique and common plants, trees and flowers and also it is home to several animal species. Go for an adventure and discover the woodlands, mountains and valleys. Visit during the spring season when everything comes to life, the greenery starts to grow again, spread all over the land and wild flowers color the landscape of southern Portugal.Take your binoculars and magnifying glass with you and explore the sec... [ read more ]

Best foods and dishes of the Algarve region – fish and traditional Portuguese cuisine

Best foods and dishes of the Algarve region – fish and traditional Portuguese cuisine

Food is always an essential and important part of a holiday and the further you go from home the harder is to be satisfied unless you like foreign cuisine and like to experiment and try new tastes. Along the coastlines of the Algarve there are several kinds of bars and restaurants offering you plenty of fish and seafood at reasonable prices. No matter if you are a vegetarian or a meat eater, Algarve offers all kinds of dishes, starters, main courses and delicious deserts. There are many resta... [ read more ]

Best drinks for low prices in the Algarve region

Best drinks for low prices in the Algarve region

Alcoholic drinks in the Algarve region are not very pricy. Considered to other countries wine, beer and other spirits have more accessible prices. In the supermarkets you can buy a bottle of wine for not more than 1 euro. The bars and restaurants also offer several drinks for reasonable prices. Buy a glass of wine for €1.20-2 or beer for €1-1.50. However, in the more popular locales the prices might be higher, up to €6.  The best prices are in the cafes where you can get freshly squeeze... [ read more ]

Top woodland adventures in Algarve – hunting and orienteering

Top woodland adventures in Algarve – hunting and orienteering

In the Algarve region there is quite a large area covered with woodlands which allows you to practice two rather unusual sports: hunting and orienteering. Visit Monchique forest and the area around the Caldeirão Mountains. Discover the hidden, rustic and gentle parts of Algarve and experience precious moments in natural surroundings. The Algarve is dotted with several hunting reserves where all the sports hunters can find a few birds of prey and other animals to hunt. If you would rather not... [ read more ]