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Algarve holidays Archive

  •   This article was written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: Pets enrich our lives, and love us unconditionally. Many things must be considered when moving abroad with your faithful and beloved furry friends. Are you prepared for the various diseases that your best friend would be particularly vulnerable to? If you are considering traveling back and forth, you pet will need a ʻPet Passportʼ which requires vaccinations, photos, microchip and the relevant veterinary signatures. If you are bringing him out permanently, then export papers are required and can be obtained with the help of your local vet. Next, do you drive or fly them over? Some airlines like TAP and Monarch will carry pets, usually in the hold. A Fitness to...

    Moving out with your pet, or thinking of adopting an animal here?

      This article was written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: Pets enrich our lives, and love us unconditionally. Many things must be considered when moving abroad with your faithful and beloved furry friends. Are you prepared for the various diseases that your best friend would be particularly vulnerable to? If you are considering traveling back and forth, you pet will need a ʻPet Passportʼ which requires vaccinations, photos, microchip and the relevant veterinary signatures. If you are bringing him out permanently, then export papers are required and can be obtained with the help of your local vet. Next, do you drive or fly them over? Some airlines like TAP and Monarch will carry pets, usually in the hold. A Fitness to...

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  •   This article was written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: My love of the sweet stuff is well known amongst those who know (and hopefully) love me. La Crêperie offers not only THE most lush crepes and ice creams, but is the perfect place to indulge yourself with some people watching on the cool chill out terrace. A stage offers live entertainment in the early evenings, and a wonderful way to begin a night out in the Praça. On the way too or from the golden beach just a mere stones throw away, this is the place to pop in for a coffee or something slightly more scrumptious. You know already Iʼve gone for sweet (my dentist is amazed i still...

    La Creperie in the Praca of Vale do Lobo

      This article was written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: My love of the sweet stuff is well known amongst those who know (and hopefully) love me. La Crêperie offers not only THE most lush crepes and ice creams, but is the perfect place to indulge yourself with some people watching on the cool chill out terrace. A stage offers live entertainment in the early evenings, and a wonderful way to begin a night out in the Praça. On the way too or from the golden beach just a mere stones throw away, this is the place to pop in for a coffee or something slightly more scrumptious. You know already Iʼve gone for sweet (my dentist is amazed i still...

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  •   This article was written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: Vale do Lobo Praça really has grown in quality and charm with the recent opening of ʻGiselaʼsʼ. Some of you may already be familiar with Giselas food through her private catering company ʻFine Dining In Styleʼ and their Michelin trained chefs. Luckily for us, we now have the remarkable new ʻGiselaʼsʼ restaurant. Everything at Giselas is attention to detail. Hues of pinks and aquas, entwined with trace elements of black and silver leaf, provide the delectable and tasteful ʻchocolate boxʼ interior.. An exquisite menu selection draws you into the magic which is Giselas food creations. This really is a superb dining experience, from the sumptuous and stylish decor, to the quietly...

    Giselas Restaurant – A ʻChocolate Boxʼ delight of gastronomical deliciousness !

      This article was written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: Vale do Lobo Praça really has grown in quality and charm with the recent opening of ʻGiselaʼsʼ. Some of you may already be familiar with Giselas food through her private catering company ʻFine Dining In Styleʼ and their Michelin trained chefs. Luckily for us, we now have the remarkable new ʻGiselaʼsʼ restaurant. Everything at Giselas is attention to detail. Hues of pinks and aquas, entwined with trace elements of black and silver leaf, provide the delectable and tasteful ʻchocolate boxʼ interior.. An exquisite menu selection draws you into the magic which is Giselas food creations. This really is a superb dining experience, from the sumptuous and stylish decor, to the quietly...

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  •   This article was written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: Sitting here gazing at the crinkled velvet ocean, even though the eggs benedict are fabulous, but I am half regretting my decision to make this my breakfast stop. Reason 1) I noticed the lobster tank on arrival and the cheeky crabs and lobsters waving at me and almost shouting ʻhey blondie, pick meʼ !!! Reason 2) I have just seen their evening menu. Reason 3) I really want to sample ALL of their deserts Reason 4) It is a really romantic location and Iʼm here on my own!!! As the name Sandbanks suggests, it is perfectly situated at the end of the Praça with a spectacular view over the Atlantic, and...

    Sandbanks Fish and Seafood Restaurant – Charm, Chic and Style, Sandbanks is Sunny, Sunny Days Through to Starry, Starry Nights.

      This article was written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: Sitting here gazing at the crinkled velvet ocean, even though the eggs benedict are fabulous, but I am half regretting my decision to make this my breakfast stop. Reason 1) I noticed the lobster tank on arrival and the cheeky crabs and lobsters waving at me and almost shouting ʻhey blondie, pick meʼ !!! Reason 2) I have just seen their evening menu. Reason 3) I really want to sample ALL of their deserts Reason 4) It is a really romantic location and Iʼm here on my own!!! As the name Sandbanks suggests, it is perfectly situated at the end of the Praça with a spectacular view over the Atlantic, and...

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  • This article was written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: The location of Breeze in Vale do Lobo is a total ʻWOWʼ. A cool, sophisticated contemporary deck bar overlooks the stunning golden beach. Pure, clean lines and comfortable modern seating along with the sail shades, set the attention to detail for which Breeze is renowned. It was my absolute delight to watch the romantic sun set from here with my someone special, whilst sharing a wonderful bottle of Giroflé vinho verde and eating our mouth watering “Bulhão Pato” clams and Beef Carpaccio with truffle oil. The Razor-clam rice for 2 was incredible. The perfect meal, in the most perfect setting culminated in the symphonic Fondante de Chocolate! Owners James and Liza Carter have created not only a beautiful meeting...

    Cool, Chic, and a dreamy view, Breeze at the Praça Vale do Lobo

    This article was written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: The location of Breeze in Vale do Lobo is a total ʻWOWʼ. A cool, sophisticated contemporary deck bar overlooks the stunning golden beach. Pure, clean lines and comfortable modern seating along with the sail shades, set the attention to detail for which Breeze is renowned. It was my absolute delight to watch the romantic sun set from here with my someone special, whilst sharing a wonderful bottle of Giroflé vinho verde and eating our mouth watering “Bulhão Pato” clams and Beef Carpaccio with truffle oil. The Razor-clam rice for 2 was incredible. The perfect meal, in the most perfect setting culminated in the symphonic Fondante de Chocolate! Owners James and Liza Carter have created not only a beautiful meeting...

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  • Portugal has it all, sun, sea and sand. And what better way to spend a holiday than to utilise all three whilst having a lot of fun? Surfers have been congregating in Portugal for years to enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches and luscious array of waves it has to offer. Even hard-core sun bathers can benefit from the waves with a fantastic view of professionals and amateurs alike riding the  waves from dawn until dusk. Whether you are skilled surfer or a first timer, Portugal has a massive range of surfing schools around the coastline dedicated to offering holiday-goers bargain priced lessons in beginner, intermediate and advanced courses. With a little bit of patience and a lot of getting wet,...

    Portugal is a Surfer’s Hotspot!

    Portugal has it all, sun, sea and sand. And what better way to spend a holiday than to utilise all three whilst having a lot of fun? Surfers have been congregating in Portugal for years to enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches and luscious array of waves it has to offer. Even hard-core sun bathers can benefit from the waves with a fantastic view of professionals and amateurs alike riding the  waves from dawn until dusk. Whether you are skilled surfer or a first timer, Portugal has a massive range of surfing schools around the coastline dedicated to offering holiday-goers bargain priced lessons in beginner, intermediate and advanced courses. With a little bit of patience and a lot of getting wet,...

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  •  (All photos in this post were provided by professional photographer Daryl Gabin – http://www.daraclephotography.com/) During your stay at Vale do Lobo (or nearby areas), you should definitely check-out the local Portuguese markets which offer a true and unique experience in a vibrant atmosphere, so here Quarteira Fish Market (Saturday Mornings) Quarteira is a Portuguese Beach front town which is a short distance from Vale do Lobo. it belongs to the same council, which is Loule, and is approximately a 15min drive from Vale do Lobo. On the furthest Western side of Quarteira, along the beach front, they have a local fish market on Saturday mornings which sells…you guessed it:FISH! There is an incredible variety of fresh seafood that has been freshly...

    Local Markets to Visit That Are Less Than a 15 minute Drive Away from Vale do Lobo

     (All photos in this post were provided by professional photographer Daryl Gabin – http://www.daraclephotography.com/) During your stay at Vale do Lobo (or nearby areas), you should definitely check-out the local Portuguese markets which offer a true and unique experience in a vibrant atmosphere, so here Quarteira Fish Market (Saturday Mornings) Quarteira is a Portuguese Beach front town which is a short distance from Vale do Lobo. it belongs to the same council, which is Loule, and is approximately a 15min drive from Vale do Lobo. On the furthest Western side of Quarteira, along the beach front, they have a local fish market on Saturday mornings which sells…you guessed it:FISH! There is an incredible variety of fresh seafood that has been freshly...

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  • Vale do Garrao (also known as Julia’s Beach) Probably the hot spot beach to go in central Algarve, this one is certainly one of my favourites as I have been going to this beach since is was 6 years old! It’s a five minute drive from Dunas Douradas and has a large car park (which gets rather dusty in the summer). The offical name is Vale do Garrao, but you will hear loads of people referring to it as “Julia’s Beach” or simply “Julia’s”. There are five fantastic mouth-watering beach restaurants that have plenty of fresh sea-food and refreshing cocktails to offer. This beach is patrolled by life guards, so you will always know that there is an extra pair...

    Beach Review: Vale do Garrao, also known as Julia’s Beach

    Vale do Garrao (also known as Julia’s Beach) Probably the hot spot beach to go in central Algarve, this one is certainly one of my favourites as I have been going to this beach since is was 6 years old! It’s a five minute drive from Dunas Douradas and has a large car park (which gets rather dusty in the summer). The offical name is Vale do Garrao, but you will hear loads of people referring to it as “Julia’s Beach” or simply “Julia’s”. There are five fantastic mouth-watering beach restaurants that have plenty of fresh sea-food and refreshing cocktails to offer. This beach is patrolled by life guards, so you will always know that there is an extra pair...

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  • Wifi Internet Connection With so many of us spending more and more time online, whether it is for business or personal reasons, I et asked all the time for villas with an internet connection. Most people bring their smartphones, ipads or laptops, and need regular access to email, football match results, oh yes, and most importantly, facebook! Distance from the Vale do Lobo Praca The Praca is the main area where all the bars and restaurants are and is the hub for action and nightlife. Wherever you do decide to stay in vale do lobo, will not be more than a 10min drive away, but there are a lot of demands to be in walking distance of the Praca. This...

    5 Questions People Will Ask Before Booking a Holiday Rental in Vale do Lobo

    Wifi Internet Connection With so many of us spending more and more time online, whether it is for business or personal reasons, I et asked all the time for villas with an internet connection. Most people bring their smartphones, ipads or laptops, and need regular access to email, football match results, oh yes, and most importantly, facebook! Distance from the Vale do Lobo Praca The Praca is the main area where all the bars and restaurants are and is the hub for action and nightlife. Wherever you do decide to stay in vale do lobo, will not be more than a 10min drive away, but there are a lot of demands to be in walking distance of the Praca. This...

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  • 5 Bedroom Ensuite Villa near Vale do Lobo with Private Swimming Pool, a Cinama Room and Games Room! This modern, spacious and luxury 5 bedrrom villa is ideal for any large family or goup of friends who want to stay near Vale do Lobo, and grab a bargain on the price. It is only a 20 minute drive from Faro airport, so it won’t take you long to get to the villa from the moment your plane lands in the sunny Algarve. Just to give you a quick overview, the villa was built in 2008, and has a range of modern appliances such as: Air conditioning Heated pool American style fridge Alarm system Wifi internet connection Electric gates Electric shutters...

    5 Bedroom Holiday Villa with Private Swimming Pool, Cinema, Games Room, near Vale do Lobo

    5 Bedroom Ensuite Villa near Vale do Lobo with Private Swimming Pool, a Cinama Room and Games Room! This modern, spacious and luxury 5 bedrrom villa is ideal for any large family or goup of friends who want to stay near Vale do Lobo, and grab a bargain on the price. It is only a 20 minute drive from Faro airport, so it won’t take you long to get to the villa from the moment your plane lands in the sunny Algarve. Just to give you a quick overview, the villa was built in 2008, and has a range of modern appliances such as: Air conditioning Heated pool American style fridge Alarm system Wifi internet connection Electric gates Electric shutters...

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