Cataplana Algarvia

This is the typical "Cataplana Algarvia", one of the many cataplana dishes in the Algarve. It's not hard to make at all, but it requires very fresh fish for the best experience.Cataplana Ingredients200g of Lophius/Monkfish 200g of Grouper fish 200g of Porgy fish 150g of prawns 150g of clams 2 onions 2 tomatoes 1 green bell pepper 2 garlic cloves 2 dl of olive oil 1 dl of white wine 0,5 dl of brandy or … [Read more...]

Lagos, a rising tourism destination

And the first place goes to... Lagos!photo by 77strummerThe municipality of Lagos has been featured in Trip Advisor as one of the top rising destinations for tourists.Lagos has been among the most paradisiac places in the Algarve Region. If you have never been to Lagos, you should definitely consider a visit. Here is a video that will give you some basic insights of the city and surroundings.Lagos is also known for its white … [Read more...]

Algarve among top 45 places to go in 2012

The New York Times just published an article featuring the 45 places to go in 2012 and Algarve is on the 29th position on the list, between exotic places like Antarctica, Paraty (Brazil), the Maldives, among others.According to Alexander Lobrano, the author of the Algarve profile featured on the article, Algarve is the "Portuguese Riviera" and although it has been a prime tourist destination for quite some time, the region is working … [Read more...]

Reveillon 2011-2012 New Year’s Eve in the Algarve

Thinking about doing something different for Christmas or New Year’s? Then you should see what’s happening right here in the Algarve. Although tourists know us better for our summer parties…truth is, we like to have fun all year round, and start getting ready for the holidays in late October, early November -- when food, drinking and festivities are involved one can never start too early! So, you can rest assured there will be many holiday … [Read more...]

Algarve, Europe’s most famous secret

The Algarve Tourism has released a great video that illustrates the magnificent and beautiful Algarve. If you had thought before in planning your holidays in the Algarve but never did it, after watching this video you have no more excuses.Because it's getting to resources like this site, that you will discover the hidden secrets of Algarve. Hope you enjoy it :) … [Read more...]