Alvor Webcams

Once an ancient coastal village, Alvor is now a very popular holiday location. The enclosed narrow streets have kept development to a minimum and many of these streets now are a true show off with bars boasting live music and different types of restaurants. However leading off from these, there are still memories of the older fishing village.Alvor Town Centre viewWeb camera in Alvor with a partial view of the harbour and typical … [Read more...]

Tornado hits Western Algarve Region

Around 13h and 40m today (Friday 16th) a tornado has hit the Algarve, primarily affecting the areas of Silves, Lagoa and Carvoeiro. There are reports of fallen trees, ripped roofs and cars swept away. There are minor human casualties that have been directed to hospitals in Faro and Portimã from Algarve on Facebookphoto by Jorge Santos … [Read more...]

Caracóis and The Art of Snail Cooking

photo by retinafunkRecipe Ingredients2Kg of snails salt oregano sticksPreparing the Snails Eight days before cooking you need to purge the snails, for that you put them inside a container with holes (small enough not to let them escape) and covered with a net (or a sieve). You can give them some flour or bran to help with the purge or any toxins and help them grow a bit. After that you wash the snails several times in slat … [Read more...]

Azeitonas de Sal

photo by Zé JúlioIngredients3 Liters of black mature olives 3 spoons of coarse salt garlic olive oil vinegar parsley cumin paprikaPreparation of the Salt Olives Put the olives in a clay pot and sprinkle with salt and let them rest in it for a week. Remove from the pot the amount of olives you wish to use, scald with hot water and leave them simmering overnight. Next day remove the water, and if they are too salty … [Read more...]

Algarve Beaches among best in Europe

Acording to TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice 2011 Algarve has 3 beaches of the top 25 beaches in Europe. Albufeira, Alvor and Lagos are among the preferred beaches for tourists and by Sberla_The choices made reflect the views of users of TripAdvisor where the Travellers' Choice Awards named the 25 best beaches in Europe, a list dominated by Mediterranean beaches and led by the resort town of Ayia Napa in Cyprus.All the … [Read more...]