The Pros & Cons of Living in the Algarve

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The Algarve is often cited as one of the best places in the world to live, particularly for retirees. It has fantastic weather (more than 300 days of sunshine), some of the best beaches in the world, and a thriving expat scene. But, like everywhere else in the world, for every pro of living in … Read more

A Guide to Living on the Algarve

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With more than 300 days of sunshine and it’s relatively low cost of living, the Algarve is one of the most popular expat destinations in Europe.  The Algarve is roughly 155 km in width, and the region stretches from the Atlantic on the West Coast to the Spanish-Portuguese border in the East. Within the Algarve, … Read more

What It’s like to live in Portimão, Algarve

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Portimão isn’t as easy on the eye as Ferragudo, a small coastal town that’s located on the opposite side of the Arade estuary. While Ferragudo is made up of small white-washed little houses, some of them former fisherman’s cottages, Portimão’s landscape is dominated by large apartment blocks. It’s also 2 km from the nearest beach, … Read more

What it’s like to live in Silves, Algarve


As Algarve towns go, Silves is one of the most beautiful and most interesting. It’s home to Silves Castle (Castelo de Silves), one of the most popular historical attractions on the Algarve, as well as a few other smaller attractions like Silves Cathedral (Sé de Silves) and the Old Roman Bridge (Ponte Romana De Silves) … Read more

Raposeira: A quaint base for your Algarve holiday

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I don’t know how many times I’ve driven past Raposeira – countless times probably – but, for whatever reason, I’d never stopped there. I was surprised to discover quite a pretty little town. Anyone who’s spent any time on on the Algarve’s West Coast will have driven through Raposeira at some point. Located roughly 10 … Read more

Visiting Gibraltar from the Algarve

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I’ve always been curious to see what Gibraltar is like, having heard of mixture of good and bad things about if. Recently, I decided to make the trip from the Algarve to Gibraltar to see the famous rock for myself. This article explains how you can do the same. The Algarve is just a few … Read more

10+ Coworking Spaces in the Algarve

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Coworking and startups definitely aren’t the first thing that most people think of when they think of the Algarve. For most people, the Algarve is normally associated with beach holidays or a place for expats to retire.  That’s all starting to change, though. Although the Algarve, with its 300+ days of sunshine, affordable accommodation, and … Read more

SANDCITY FIESA, Algarve: The World’s Largest Sand Sculpture Exhibition

Sculpture of the Rolling Stones at Fiesa

Building a sandcastle when you visit one of the Algarve’s many wonderful beaches is almost inevitable, but some artists take it to another level. Every year, artists and sculptors from all over the world travel to the Algarve to create giant sandcastles of Hollywood actors and actresses, animals, or characters from myths and legends – … Read more