Boats in harbour at Alvor town, Algarve

Considering that it’s a small fishing village in the Algarve, you may not expect there to be many things to do in Alvor. You’d be wrong! Especially if you enjoy walking and being in nature. With the exception of a cluster of high rise apartment blocks near Praia da Torralta,Read More →

Colourful ceramics for sale in Sagres, Algarve, Portugal

If you are a non-EU resident planning a trip to Portugal, you might not realise that you are eligible for tax-free shopping. Even if shopping is not really your “thing”, you may want to purchase some Portuguese wines, produce, jewellery, clothing or crafts to take home so why not saveRead More →

Caldas de Monchique, Algarve surrounded by trees.

If you’re looking for an inland town to visit in the Algarve, you’ll find several things to do in Monchique that more than justify the journey into the hills. Monchique is a gorgeous little town in the Serra de Monchique mountain range and is surrounded by forested slopes. Although itRead More →

View from Silves Castle, cathedral, trees and buildings.

Whether you visit as a day trip or use it as a base, there are plenty of things to do in Silves. I’ve visited this charming town in the Algarve many times over the years and always enjoy it. Situated on a hill above the River Arade, Silves is aRead More →

People looking out to sea, Sagres, Portugal

Are you wondering whether there are enough things to do in Sagres to justify a day trip or considering using it as a base when you’re in the Algarve? Read on to find out what’s in store so that you can decide if it’s the right place for you toRead More →

Chaves Castle and historical town centre with grassy foreground

Are you wondering what to do in Chaves, Portugal? Look no further! I’ve visited this pretty town in the north of Portugal several times and explored its charms, of which there are many, so I’m excited to finally share them with you. Technically a small city, Chaves is proud ofRead More →

Ruins of Castle in Aljezur with waving Portuguese flag, Algarve,

If you’re looking for an off-the-beaten-track destination in the Algarve region of Portugal, Aljezur might hit the spot. Ensconced within the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentina Coast Natural Park, this small town is around 8 km from the nearest beach, with plenty of others to choose from in the surrounding area.Read More →