Algarve Tourism named Trusted Brand

The Algarve Tourism Region has been named a trustworthy brand by the Reader's Digest in the Tourism Regions section. The category was introduced for the first time this year, and the Algarve won among other national tourist regions. The quality, cost/benefit and the perception of customer needs were the attributes that contributed to the distinction. Algarve Tourism Region president Desidério Silva welcomed the news, claiming that "Trust … [Read more...]

What sea is in the Algarve?

So, what sea is in the Algarve? Although technically the Algarve is only touched by the Atlantic Ocean, it is exposed to a mix of water from two different Oceans: The Atlantic Ocean, coming from the South, and the Mediterranean Ocean coming from the East. If we want to be precise, the two Oceans actually meet at the Gibraltar Strait, where the sea is narrowed by the European and the African continents. Because the two Oceans have different … [Read more...]

Rally de Portugal will come to Algarve in 2014

The internationally known Rally de Portugal will come to Algarve in 2014. The event was very close to moving to the North of Portugal, and only the alleged lack of interest of Porto City Hall, in agreeing to a 3 years commitment prevented this from happening. photo credits rallydeportugal.pt Last year (2013), São Brás de Alportel and Tavira stayed out of the event -- two of the municipalities that hosted the Rally of Portugal, and that … [Read more...]

Zoomarine among best parks in Europe

Portugal has the 7th best theme park in Europe, announced byTripAdvisor. The water park Zoomarine in Albufeira, is the sole representative in the national ranking of the "Top 25 Amusement Parks & Water Parks in Europe". photo credits wikimedia The distinction is extremely important. All the choices of "Traveller's Choice Awards" reflect the views of many of the users of the largest travel site in the world who visited theme parks … [Read more...]

Praia da Rocha Webcam

Webcam with view to Praia da Rocha in Portimão. The webcam shows a side view of the sunny beach of Praia da Rocha. Webcam view from Hotel da Rocha Algarve webcam near Praia da Rocha, Portimão. The webcam shows a nice view of Hotel da Rocha and the main shoreline avenue. This post if part of a Algarve Webcams collection. Note: Some of these webcams may no longer be in operation. Webcam source: www.hoteldarocha.com … [Read more...]