Central Algarve Magazine Spring Issue 2020

Page 1

Central Algarve

Q u i n t a d o l a g o , Va l e d o L o b o , A l m a n c i l a n d Vi l a m o u r a

Spring Issue 2020

Hiking in the Algarve 12

re F

Algarve Flamingos Cover Photo 28

e

Vilamoura Cake Tour 34


All g n i l l Ca rty e p o r P rs! Owne

We’re on the search for amazing properties to rent. How about yours? Property Management

Rental Villa Bookings

Garden Maintenance

Pool Maintenance

Rent your property through us and receive our Bonus Card for you and your guests.

• Free Tennis and Padel every afternoon at Algarve Tennis & Fitness Club. • Clubhouse with pool for your change-over days. • Discounts in local restaurants and bars. • For extra financial protection, anyone paying by credit card is covered under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act. s • The most complete Rentals and Property Management Bonu services in this area! rd &

Ca unt o c s i D is Tenn

MAP REF: C3 2

TEL: +351 289 390 500

Villas & Vacations Sociedade de Medição Lda (Licença No. 715AMI)


feature highlights... Issue 79 Spring 2020

h ealth ben e f i ts of c h illi 30

g ol f tournament f or m a ts 26

c h ildr en’s birt hd a y part y planni ng 54

te n n i s 6

p oe tr y i n A l te 52

h ydr ogen is t he an swer 62

h ikin g in t h e algarve 12

luc ifer’s f in ger s 58

sha k e s pe a r e 19

C entr al Algarve Ma g a zin e E d ito r and Publis he r : Villas & Vacatio ns S ociedade de Med iação I mobiliár ia L da (Licença Nº 7 15 - AMI) A pt 3498 , 81 35 -90 6 Alm anc il A lgarve, Portu ga l Tel: + 351 28 9 3 90 50 0 NIF 502688 44 0 ww w.villas-va ca tion s.com Ad verti sing & De sign: Mikaila Men ezes i nf o@ce n tral-a lga rve .co m Tel: + 351 91 6 1 34 21 5 Directo r: David O tte will T hree edition s p er a nn um .

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

Content Listing

The Re ntals Te am Te nnis : A s p o rt fo r life Linux v s Windo w s What’s in a name Hiking in the Algarve One Jump Ahe ad Pr i nt Run: 18, 000 Sp ring P o o l C are What to p lant in Sp ring No. DL: 389208/ 15 C urio s a’s Trans fo rmatio n Us e ful Trave l Ap p s Save The Date The Cent r al Algar v e Go lf To urname nt Fo rmats M agaz ine is dis t r ibut ed f r e e Lo c al Sp o tlight t o loc al bus ines s es , r es o r t s and r es t aur ant s in t he C e n t r a l He alth b e ne fits o f c hilli Algar v e Ar ea. On this day in his to ry Vilamo ura C ake To ur Bamb o o Re s taurant Bus ine s s Lis tings Pr i nt i ng: Lit ogr af is Ar t es G r af ic a s L d a Lit ogr af is Par k , Pav ilha o A , Vale Par ais o, 8200- 567 Albuf eir a

4 6 8 10 12 14 15 16 18 20 24 26 28 30 32 34 35 36

C e ntre Map Re s taurant Listings Anagram C hallenge LED Lighting Jazz & So ul in th e A lgar ve Fo o ts te p s o f a poet K ids Birthday Par ties Darkne s s into ligh t Luc ife r’s Finger s Bre xit Withdra wal Hydro ge n: Missin g Link P o rtugal Liv ing Cost Low William Shakespear e Educ atio n Dif f er en tly P ro p e rty Sale s Vilamo ura Map Re duc e d P ric e Pr oper ties

40 42 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 64 68 70 72 79 80

3


Me et The Ren t al s Team a t Villa s & Va c a tio n s

T

h e f o un da t i o n o f our rentals d ep artm en t is b uilt u p o n pe o pl e sk i l l s d ed ic ated to s ervin g ou r cust o me r s. W i th a c o mb i n a t i o n of loc al ex p ertis e an d crea ti v e m i n ds, t h e se two you ng lad ies work end l e s s l y t o de l i ve r profes s ionalis m and d ed ic at ion to m a k e y o u r h o l i da y en joyable.

cust omer has a service t ailored precisely t o t h ei r specific needs. This marvellous duo has t ak en our qual i t y o f service t o t he next level, mak ing us very proud t o int roduce t hem t o Cent ral Alg arve’s readers.

Ca r m e n ( l e f t ) h a s been with Villas & Vac ations for o v e r f o u r y e a r s. With her d ed ic ation to h ard w or k, s h e h a s b u i l t a reliable c onnec tion with holi d a y c l i e n t s a n d prop erty own ers alike. B eing b or n a n d r a i se d i n t h e area, Carm en has a rooted kno wl e d g e a b o u t e ve rything loc al an d is hap p y t o reco mme n d t h e b e st o f th e bes t in anything you nee d o n y o u r dr e a m holid ay! Da n i e l a ( r i g h t ) j o i ned the team m ore rec en tl y and br o u g h t w i t h h e r a fres h and d yn am ic attit ude w hi c h o u r c l i e n t s a n d we love about h er! Daniela is ve r y mu l t i c u l t u r a l : with roots in Portu gal, Sou th A f ri c a a n d I r e l an d , c onnec tin g n atu rally w i t h p e o p l e f r o m a l l o ver th e world . She enjoys cust o mi s in g e ve r y r e servation, ens uring that each

V i l l a s & Va c a t i o n s rentals@villasvacations.com Te l : 2 8 9 3 9 0 5 0 0 www.villasvacations.com

Rental Reservation Enquiries (+351) 289 390501 rentals@villasvacations.com 4

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


I N T E R I O R S

Visit our newly decorated Showroom with 450m2 of room settings giving inspirational ideas ALMANCIL Portimão

Faro APOLONIA

POST OFFICE

Showroom: Estrada de Vale do Lobo | 8135-107 Almancil | t.+351 289 397 059 | f.+351 289 397 092 info@equilibriointeriors.com | www.equilibriointeriors.com

I N T E R I O R S

Vale do Lobo

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

CONRAD ALGARVE

Quinta do Lago

GPS: 37º 04’ 48.77’’N 8º 02’ 44.65’’W

5


Tennis

- A Sport for Life

Tennis has often been called a ‘sport for life’, but does it deserve this title? Let’s take a look at why anyone should agree.

H

e r e ar e a f ew f ac ts ...

1 . Pe opl e who play ten n is th ree h ours per we e k ( at a m od erately in ten s e p ac e) cu t t h e i r ri sk of dea th in h alf from an y ca us e . ( Physi ci an Ralp h Paffen barger of H a r vard U ni ver s ity Sc h ool of Public He a l t h). 2 . Te n ni s pl ayer s s c ored h igh er in v i g o r , o pt i mi sm and s elf-es teem wh ile s c o r i n g l ower i n dep res s ion , an g er, co n fus i o n, anxi et y an d ten s ion th an oth e r a t hl et es or no n -ath letes . (Dr. J o a n F i nn i n a st u dy don e at South ern Co nne c t i cu t St at e Un ivers ity ). 3 . A s t enni s r eq uires alertn es s an d tac t i c a l t hi nki ng, i t c an h elp g en erate n e w c e r e bral connection s in th e brain . ( S c i e nt i s t s at t he Un ivers ity of Illin ois ). 4 . Te n ni s ou t per forms g olf, s katin g and m o s t ot her sports in develop in g pos i t i ve per sonal i t y ch arac teris tic s . ( Dr . Ji m Gavi n - - auth or of Th e Ex ercis e Ha b i t ). O t he r sport s may als o p rovide ex c e l l e n t heal t h b en efits , as well as s t i m ul at e ment a l an d emotion al g row t h . However , ten n is s eemed to be ou t s t a ndi ng i n r ece ivin g s uc h acc laim f o r i t s p hysi cal , men tal an d emotion al ben e fi t s . H o we ver, you do n ot n eed to lis ten to t h e e x pert s. Anyon e wh o p as s es by ou r C l ub on any day, will fin d h ap p y, co n fi d e n t peopl e of all ages en joyin g th e i r t e nni s, keepi ng ac tive, an d makin g n e w fr i e nds. Heal th ben efits as ide, it is s ti l l o n e of t he b est value, mos t eas ily ac c e s s i b l e spor t s t here is . C o m e and see f o r y ours elf. Join in , s o cia lis e , a n d k ee p fi t – f or l i f e! TENNIS - A SPORT FOR LIFE 6

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


MAP REF: C3

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

7


With the demise of Windows 7, maybe it’s time for a change? Linux has been around since the mid-1990s when Linus Torvalds, then studying Computer Science at Helsinki University, began a personal project to create a new operating system because he wanted to use his own hardware and extend its capabilities. Since then Linux has grown into a ser ious contender for running desktops, servers, and embedded systems across the globe.Did you know that as of January 2020, Windows 7 is no longer supported by Microsoft? Meaning no more security updates! Linux is everywhere: It’s on our phones, in our cars, refrigerators, and smart TV’s. Most Internet ser vers, all the world’s top 500 supercomputers, and the world’s stock exchanges all run on Linux. Undeniably Linux is one of the most reliable, secure and headache-free operating systems available. Here are some reasons why it is worthwhile considering Linux.

system requirements, as little as 128 MB RAM. In fact some Linux Distros can run off a USB stick. Better updating process. Updates in Linux is like a breath of fresh air unlike Windows updates which are really painful. How many times have you had the dreaded blue screen with a message like “preparing to configure Windows, do n ot shut down your system” and the wait begins. With Linux, you are regularly notified that systems, applications and security updates are a vailable. Updating in desktop Linux is a matter of one click – that’s it! Software repository. Linux has it’s own software repository. Any software installed from the repository will be safe, compatible with your OS and will be immediately setup for automatic updates.

It’s free – and always will be. Linux is absolutely free, you don’t pay for it or the applications you want to use. It is a free download, the installation is relatively straightfor ward, you can make copies of it to give it to your frie nds, family and colleagues. More Secure, no need of any antivirus. Linux is built for security. No need for antivirus software in Linux, al l you need to do is make sure you keep your Linux updated. Linux never asks for information to be sent to them in the event of any issue – we have all seen the screen asking for permission to gather data – I wonder what other data they collect? Keep your old computer alive. Other op erating systems typically require at least 1GB of RAM. But running on that minimum is sure to render it slow and frustratingly unusable. Worse, if your computer’s configuration doesn’t meet the minimum criteria you will have no option but to buy a new device. But don’t throw your old computer out just yet. Linux comes with very low 8

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


NOA CAFÉ Located in Quinta do Lago, NOA Café serves f resh, tasty and healthy options. We offer healthy and truly delicious dishes every day for those looking for a meal in a relaxed area and attentive service.

SATURDAY’S BRUNCH ◆ DAILY SPECIALS FROM THE SALADS BAR

We love breakfast, so we have it available all day for you!

Open everyday f rom 8AM to 5PM (+351) 289 352 274 | info@noacafe.pt

How to get here:

Quinta do Lago – 4 th roundabout, VILAR DO GOLF RESORT, QUINTA DO LAGO, 8135-093 – ALMANCIL

BAO ASIAN & COCKTAILS An authentic experience of Asian cuisine in the heart of Quinta do Lago. A relaxed and casual area where you will find classic dishes with a fusion of flavors that lead you on an adventure to Asia. In an exotic environment with pool and garden!

Enjoy your trip.

GROUPS & EVENTS Whether a small family gathering dinner, private themed party, corporate group or a blow out wedding, we have the Venue and the Team to make your event/occasion into a very special one! For more information: info@noacafe.pt | events@ilvero.pt Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

9


“Portugal. The Man” What’s in a Name?

T

he winner of the Best Pop Group Performance at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards was the band “Portugal. The Man”. Their winning song was “Fee l it Still” an d has been a m assive hit during the last t wo years. It has a fantastic beat and dominated the radio station playlists and, indeed, we often hear it still. But what about that name – “Portugal. T he Man”? Let’s ask a few questions... The group is Portuguese, right? Wrong! So, the The Man is one guy? Nope, there are four. OK, they have some connection with Portugal? Wrong again, originally from Alaska and now live in Portland, Oregon. So, nothing to do with Portugal, then! We’ll just have to ask the band to explain...

Q: As our readers live in Portugal, we’re wondering what that name means? Band: It’s an interesting name, I guess. It is kind of an alter ego like Ziggy Stardust and Sgt Pepper. It’s our character to represent us as a band. In picking a country’s name, Portugal just came to mind as one name that represents a group of people. It made sense for a while, but we have regretted it ever since that day (laughs). Q: Is there a reason for the pronunciation and spelling of Portugal, period, the Man? Band: We did that to state that Portugal was the man’s name and he is the man; he’s the sh*t. Hmm, well, I suppose we’re sorry we asked now. Moral of the story: forget the name, just listen to the fab music!

10

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


The Lowdown on Eye Care Not sure how often you need to have your eyes checked? Or what about things you need to watch out for when it comes to your eyes?

I

t is a go od i d ea t o s e e t h e o p t o m e t r i s t at lea st on c e a ye a r , b u t t h i s ca n va r y dependi n g on you r ag e . A g o od rul e of t h u m b i s t h e fo l l o w i n g : Ages Ages Ages Ages

20 40 55 65

t o 3 9 : E ve r y 5 ye a r s t o 5 4 : E ve r y 2 t o 4 ye a r s t o 6 4 : E ve r y 1 t o 3 ye a r s a n d up: Eve r y 1 t o 2 ye a r s

T his i s e spe c i a l l y t h e ca s e i f y o u a r e som eone w h o h a s i ss u e s w i t h v i s i o n a n d require c h a n ge s t o yo u r co r r e ct i ve l e n s e s , or if yo u h a ve so me t y p e o f e ye d i s e a s e o r an injury t o you r e ye s . T h e r i g h t d o ct o r w i l l b e able t o re c o gn i z e c h a n g e s t o y o u r v i s i o n or eye probl e ms w h i ch y o u m a y n o t h a ve not iced a n y symp t om s fo r ye t . Preven t a t i ve mea s u r e s a r e n o t o n l y fo r t hose in d i v i d ua l s w h o h a ve v i s i o n i s s u e s however. P re ve n t a t i ve m e a s u r e s fo r t h e ca r e of our eyes c a n st a rt a s e a r l y a s t h e fi r s t ye a r of schoo l , of t e n a s c h i l d r e n , i s s u e s w i t h o u r vision ca n be c o rrec t e d b e fo r e we r e a ch o u r adult live s. Woul d n ’ t i t be n i c e t o h e l p o u r ch i l d r e n avoid li f e l on g eye i ss u e s ? You a bsol u t el y c a n ’t b e t o o ca r e fu l w h e n i t comes to t h e c a re of y o u r e ye s . S o , w h a t a r e som e wa rn i n g si gn s to l o o k o u t fo r i f y o u ’ve b een put t i n g t h a t a pp o i n t m e n t o ff fo r t o o long: F requen t h ea d a c h es F arsig h t e d n ess ( bl urr e d v i s i o n ) Nearsig h t ed n e ss ( st r u g g l e t o s e e t h i n g s u p close) Double v i si on Difficult y se ei n g a t ni g h t Const an t l y squ i n t i n g You see h a l o s wh en y o u a r e a r o u n d l i g h t s All o f t h e se a re ge n e r a l l y t e l l -t a l e s i g n s t hat you sh o u l d ma k e y o u r a p p o i n t m e n t . I t m ay b e a s si mpl e a s c o r r e c t i ve l e n s e s o r a s e t of glass e s. Bu t y ou w on’ t kno w , u n t il y o u co me se e u s a t Opti c a Joi a. Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

11


F

a n c y l aci ng u p th os e h ik in g boots an d hi t t i ng t he t rai l s ? Wh eth er on h oliday or li vi n g i n t he Al garve, h ikin g is both good for th e he a lt h and good for th e s oul! We ’ ve deci ded t o s h are with y ou s ome of th e m o s t i coni c hi kes in th e Cen tral Algarve reg i o n. PA D E R N E C ASTL E T RAIL | ALBUFEIR A 3. 9 km . 3 7.167505 N, -8.208386 W Pa de rne i s l ocat e d at th e h eart of th e Al g a r vi an Barrocal , a reg ion totally im p l a nt e d on l i m eston e bedroc k . Now, d ur i ng Spr i ng, t hi s h ike will offer y ou a

S Ã O L OU R E NÇO T R A I L | QU I NTA D O L A GO - 6 . 3 k m . 3 7 . 0 3 5 2 4 2 N, -8 . 0 2 7 1 7 6 W T h is tra il offe rs o n e of th e be s t wa y s t o e n joy th e ca lm la g o o n s a n d s a lt ma r s he s o f T h e Ria F ormo s a , a n a tu ra l je we l a n d o ne o f th e mo s t imp o rta n t we tla n d s in th e I b e r i a n Pe n in s u la At th e s ta rt of th e tra il y o u w ill no t i c e th e va s t s a n d d u n e s . S h ortly a fte r, yo u’l l re a ch a s ma ll la k e cove re d by re e d s , w he r e – d e p e n d in g on th e time o f th e ye a r – i t is p os s ible to s e e ma n y s p e cie s of a q ua t i c bird s , if y o u ’re a n a v id bird wa tch e r, i t ’ s a mu s t. T o s ta rt th e tra il, y o u ’ll wa n t to p a r k i n th e lot o n th e s a me s tre e t a s C a s a d o L a g o Re s ta u ra n te . A lte rn a tive ly , y o u ca n p a r k o n Ave n id a A n d re Jord a n in Qu in ta d o L a g o . R OCHA DA P E NA T R A I L | L OU L É - 6 . 9 k m . 3 7 . 2 5 0 3 3 9 N, -8 . 0 9 7 8 4 8 W Ro ch a d a Pe n a offe rs a p ictu re s qu e a nd be a u tifu l h ik in g rou te d e e p in th e Al g a r ve cou n try s id e , ju s t o u ts id e L ou le .

co l o u r ful and beau tifully aromatic trip : a s th e hi k i n g t rai l i s h ome to a divers ity of pla nt s . T her e i s no direct route con n ectin g th e m o t orway and th e p lace wh ere th e tra il s ta r t s . I f you ’re u sin g th e Via do In fan te, f i r s t y o u have t o f i n d your way to Paderne , F er r e i r as or Bol i q ueime. Th ere are two al te r na t i ve st art i ng p oin ts to th is trail. On e of t h e m , m u ch l onger, will take you th ro u g h f a r m l a nd and ol i ve g roves . It s tarts in F o n te d e Pa d e rne.

T o s e e th e mos t be a u tifu l w ild flo we r s o n y ou r h ik e , y ou ’ll wa n t to g o in M a r c h o r u p u n til th e e n d of A p ril. At th e to p o f t he rou te , y ou ca n fin d a p a th th a t w ill t a k e y o u a ro u n d th e n orth s id e a n d g ive y o u a comp le te p a n o ra mic v ie w of th e A lga r ve , b e s u re to ta k e y o u r ca me ra a lon g .

T he o t her wal ki n g route s tarts rig h t un d e r th e A 2 2 vi adu ct . Bo th p lac es offer p len ty of s p a c e t o par k you r c ar. 12

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


Evidence That Was Difficult to Swallow!

F

o rme r Por timão Vi ce -May o r and n in e othe r d e fe nd ants we re re ce ntl y a c q ui tte d o f al l e ge d cri me s re g a rd in g mu l ti -mi l l i o n l o s s e s fro m a maj o r A l g a r ve i ni ti ati ve to cre ate a ‘ Ci t y of C i n e ma’. The pr os e c uti o n had cl ai me d t he y h a d k n ow ingl y p arti ci p ate d in t he d iver s ion o f fu nd s thro u g h a ‘ frau d u l e n t s c h eme ’. Bi za r r e l y , th e co u rt he ard that whi l e th e poli c e we re s e archi ng the Vi ce -M a y or’ s r es i d e nce , he grab b e d and a te a t le a s t o ne o f the d o cu me nt s. No w , w i th a l l charge s d ro p p e d t hro u g h a l a c k o f e vi d e nce , wo u l d -be inve stor s a r e le ft wo nd e ri ng what th e ne xt ta s ty d e a l m i g ht b e !

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

13


One Jump Ahead Some people think of the Algarve as Sun, Sand and....what is the third one? However, for those of us who live here we know there is a plethora of opportunities whether sporting, social or cultural.

I

t is just a case of finding out what is on. For the keen eques trian in the Algarve we have a great choice of diff erent types of riding centres to choose from, areas of different scenery for rid es out, and also some top class competitions to enjoy as a spectator. Only a 10 minute drive away, in Vilamoura, there are various International Show Jumping events held during the year at the Vilamoura Equestrian Centre, which is located on the west side of the resort. The owner, António Moura, has gradually invested over the years to upgrade the facilities. In the Spring, the Atlantic Tour from 28th January to 8th March averaged 1,300 horses during the period! This is a real treat for the spectator to see top class equines benefiting from the well designed courses and gaining exper ience for the season ahead. As well as a little retail therapy, you can join the “jet set” of the show jumping world watching the classes from the restaurant decking over a glass of wine. My preferred day is Sunday afternoon when they have the Grand Prix. I advise you to look up the location on line to verify the directions as it is not so easy to find and see the programme timings.

Incidentally there is no entry charge for spectators. In July (20th - 26th ) they will hold the European Championships for Young Riders. This is a wonderful opportunity for the riders of tomorrow to gain valuable competition experience. In the Autumn there is also a prestigious event, the Champions Tour, with 3* and 4* star level competition, from 8th October to 15th November. Many of our clients at Pinetrees plan their holiday to incorporate a visit to Vilamoura and also to enjoy a spot of riding themselves. Whether training in the arena, working on improving your skills or enjoying the tranquillity of the forest trails and admiring nature within the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, we will look after you. We have riders from 4 to 70 and can even kit you out in all the gear for the ride. So, whether a complete beginner, a nervous novice, or wishing to prepare for Vilamoura, Pinetrees will look after you. Beverley Gibbons www.pinetrees.pt Map reference C3

14

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


Pool Maintenance Tips for Spring F

o l l ow i ng basi c p ool main ten an c e tips fo r Spri ng w i ll en s ure y our p ool will be r e a d y f or heavy us e in th e c omin g warme r m o nt h s. Af t er Win ter, th e arrival of Sprin g we a t her i s t he b es t time to h ave a qual ifie d p o o l pr of essi onal c ome in an d con duct a n i n s p e c t i on, t hey can th en h an dle th e an n u a l p o o l st ar t - u p procedure. H e r e’s a l i st of th e mos t imp ortan t pool m a i nt e nance t i ps for s p rin g : • R e move deb ris an d an y s tan din g wa te r fr o m t he pool cover fully before remov in g the c o ver . • I f t he pool was win terized for th e offs e a s o n , you ’l l nee d to res tore th e water to the n or m al l evel .

be re con n e cte d . T h a t in clu d e s th e f i l t e r , circu la tion p u mp , h e a te r, a n d a n y o t he r co mp o n e n ts th a t we re d is co n n e cte d . • T h oro u g h ly bru s h a n d va cu u m t he p o o l to re move d irt or d e bris . Ru n th e c i r c ul a t i o n p u mp a n d filte r o ve rn ig h t to re mo ve d i r t th a t is s u s p e n d e d in th e wa te r a fte r b r us hi ng a n d va cu u min g . • S h o ck th e p ool to k ill a ll ba cte r i a a nd a lg a e in th e wa te r. A fte r s h o ck in g, d o n’ t a llow s w imme rs in th e p ool. Ru n t he p o o l filte r for th e n u mbe r of h ou rs re co m m e nd e d by th e p ro d u ct in s tru ction s to re m o ve d e a d org a n is ms . C o n tin u e to ch e ck p ool ch e mis tr y o f t e n a s S p rin g tu rn s to S u mme r.

• Pl u mbi ng t o an y p ool equip men t th a t wa s di sconnect ed for th e win ter s h ould

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

15


W H AT T O PLANT IN SPRING The Algarve is such a wonderful climate for avid gardeners. From beautiful flowers to vegetables and herbs. Spring is the perfect time to take advantage of the rain and the sunshine to create a wonderful masterpiece in your garden. We spoke to Manuela Senhorinho, who shed some light.

M

anue l a i s a l oc a l l a d y fr o m B o l i q u e i m e , w h i c h b orde r Vi l a mo u ra. S h e ’s ve r y i n v o l ve d i n t h e co mm unit y, f ro m d ri v i n g t h e b u s fo r t h e e l d e r l y i nto t own ea c h wee k t o a b r i l l i a n t p r o j e c t fo r a co mm unal pa rk a n d ga r d e n t o b e b u i l t i n t h e ce n tre o f B o l iqueime . She’s cu rren t l y work i n g o n t h e Jardim de Boliqueime - Ga rd en o f B o l i q u e i m e , w h i ch i s t o b e a p lace of t ra n qu i l i t y f o r fa m i l i e s a n d ch i l d r e n t o v is it. H er focus w i l l be on sh o w c a s i n g p l a n t s t h a t a r e native to t he Alga rve t h a t a re n o t o n l y b e a u t i fu l , b u t u s eful too!

N e xt, yo u’ll b e mulc hing w ith yo ur garden ing f or k, lo o s e ning up the s o il and adding c o mp o s t a s you do s o . Yo u s ho uld do this at le as t tw o to thr ee times b e fo re yo u go ahe ad and p lant the s e e ds . On ce your s e e ds are in, yo u w ill ne e d to c o ntinue yo ur weeding e ffo rts . If the re ’s no rain, the n it’s imp o rtant that you wate r e ve ry s ingle day. If it is ve ge tab le s that yo u’re afte r, the n Man uela s ugge s ts yo u he ad o n o ut and ge t c arro ts , c a bbage, o nio ns and b e ans fo r yo ur Sp ringtime p lanting. You’ll want to ke e p 7c m to 10c m b e twe e n e ac h s e e d, to allow the s p ac e as the y gro w .

T he com mun i t y ga rd e n w i l l h a ve a n e x c e p t i o n a l s culpt ed a rc h , c rea t e d b y l o ca l s c u l p t o r T o i n Ad a ms . The est im a t e d c o mpl e t i o n o f t h e p r o j e c t i s t h e e n d o f 202 0. We were l uc ky en o u g h t o g e t a s n e a k p e e k o f the o f ficial pl a n s, a n d we m u s t s a y , we ’r e l o o k i n g fo rward to seeing th e ma gi c u n fo l d . We e n c o u r a g e y o u t o s ch edule yo u r v i si t wh e n t h e p a r k i s o p e n ! It is t ru l y go i n g t o b e a p l a ce o f b e a u t y a n d s p lendour, c ompl e t e wi t h a p l a y g o u r n d a n d o u t d o o r gy m equip me n t . M a n ue l a wa s w i l l i n g t o s h a r e s o me o f her ‘g ree n t h u mb’ kn o wl e d g e w i t h o u r r e a d e r s . She s ays, “Spri n g i n t h e A l g a r ve m a k e s t h e p l a n t i n g wo rld your oy st e r, spe c i f i c a l ly i f y o u fo cu s o n P o r t u g u e s e p lant s!” O ne of t h e be st h e rb s t o p l a n t w o u l d b e T h y m e , w i t h it s va ri ou s st ra i n s . T h e s e a r e r o b u s t p l a n t s , a nd they don’t re qu i re a l ot o f wa t e r i n g . I f y o u ’r e l o o k ing f or plant s t h a t a ren ’ t go i n g t o d e p l e t e y o u r wa t e r l evels, t he n yo u c a n c on s i d e r p l a n t i n g l a ve n d e r , c ac tus an d ot her suc c ul e n t s a nd o u r fa v o u r i t e , s u n fl o we rs . As a ga rd e n er, t h e si n g l e m o s t i m p o r t a n t t h i n g that you c a n d o , be f o re y o u e ve n s t a r t p l a n t i n g , i s to p repare yo u r soi l a se a s o n i n a d va n c e . Yo u r fi r s t s te p i s t o weed t h e d esi re d p a t c h , g e t r i d o f t h e l i t t l e g re e n i nvaders a n d ma ke sure y o u r s o i l i s cl e a r a n d c l e an.

16

C hic haro s , native to the Algarve , o the rw ise kn own as C hic kling Ve tc h o r Gras s Pe a, c an als o b e planted in Sp ring and w ill c e rtainly flo uris h. The s e ar e gr eat to p ut in s te w s and s o up s , s o no t o nly are th ey edible and us e ful, b ut w he n flo we ring the y b o as t th e most w o nde rful b lue flo we rs to b righte n up yo ur gar den . If yo u want to do a fe w ve ge tab le p atc he s or f lower b e ds in yo ur garde n, Manue la s ugge s ts that you c re ate p aths in b e twe e n yo ur b e ds . In the s e paths, you s ho uld p lant w ildflo we rs . The s e w ill attrac t ben ef icial ins e c ts b e c aus e as we kno w , ins e c ts are impor tant f or a flo uris hing garde n! If you’d like to know more on Jardim de Boliqueime or to donate skills, expertise or time, you can email msenhorinho@gmail.com Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


INTERESTED IN ADVERTISING IN CENTRAL ALGARVE MAGAZINE? Contact Mikaila Menezes info@central-algarve.com (+351) 916 134 215

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

17


Curiosa’s Grand Transformation C

u r i o sa h a s u n d e rg on e yet an oth er gran d d eco rat i o n t ra n sfo rmati on.

de sig n, Curiosa ha s som ething pe r fe ct for yo u .

Th ey h ave refi ne d t h ei r p roduct mi x to i n clude a mul t i t u d e of d i ve rs e d e si gn s.

Curiosa ca n boa st a w ide a ssor tme nt of re l axi n g re cline r cha irs both e le ctric & m a nua l. In ad d i t i on to sofa s w ith re cline r options ava ila ble.

I t is ab s o l u te l y i n c re di ble th e vari ety of li festy le fur n it u re t h i s co m p a ny mai n tai n s i n th ei r ever yday stoc k l eve l s . T hi s u n i que advan tage avai ls th em the op po r t u n i t y to offe r i mmedi ate deli ver y.

Pe rsona lize the size a nd de sig ne r fa brics you de sire a nd they w ill m a ke it ha ppe n. The sho p h as a new fe ature wa ll de dicate d to g org e ous loun g e ar m cha irs, dining a nd occa siona l cha irs.

Th e s ho p n ow co m pri ses 4 000m2 wi th i n n i n e new, exq u i si te s h ow ro o m s , dedi cated to all th e decor elem e n t s fo r yo u r e nv i ron men t.

Anothe r wonde r ful conve nie nce of this On e S top Shop is that they a lso m a nufa cture r be spoke cu sto m m a de cur ta ins, custom m a de he a d boa rds, ru gs & s u n sha de s for ca rpor ts or the ba ckya rd.

St ate of t h e a r t , c u stom made coffee tables… D es ig n e d to b e t he ce n ter of atten ti on. Cu sto m m a d e t a b l e s up to 5 metres for larger v ill as o r re st a u ra nt s , to 70x 70 tables for ap ar tme nt dwel l i n gs. T h e re i s l i te rally someth i n g for ever yone. Th e bed d i ng i s 5 st a r h otel comfor t. W hy n ot b ring hom e a pi e ce of t h e i r je ne sais quoi ? Th i s va st a m o u nt of furn i ture an d furn i sh i n g a cce sso r i e s g i ve s a to uch of cosi n ess to your dom ai n. Fro m t h e l i v i ng room to th e di n i n g room, from t h e d e n to t h e b e droom.

This tre ndy shop a lso is the exclusive di st r i b u to r in Por tug a l of the Ultimate Cooking Expe rien ce t h e Big Gre e n Eg g . This store is a n a bsolute tre a sure trove … k n own a s the jewe l of the Alg a r ve w he re you ca n f i n d s e cret g e m s to suit a ll your de corative ne e ds. Ma ny clie nts refe r to it a s Ala ddin’s Cave, a s h op full of unique exciting a nd unexpe cte d furn i s h i n gs . Be sure to pop in to find yourse lf a hidden tre a sure che st full of de corative g e m s...

Cu r i o sa o r i g i n a l l y b ui lt i ts reli able rep utati on 20 ye ars a g o o n q u a l i t y outdoor furn i ture for an affo rd abl e p r i ce. T h e g arden an d th e outdoor fur n it u re ha s a n e no r mous ran ge of sty les, wi th out forg et t in g t he h u g e l i ne dedi cated to auth en ti c te a k, oa k an d ma ng o fu r ni t ure & accessori es; i mp or ted from In d o n e s i a a nd I n d i a. Here you wi l l fi n d u n i q ue si deboards, i n door & outdo o r te a k b e nc he s , bookcases an d cabi n ets, sofas an d a r m c h a i rs . A mp le sp ace for h ome fur n ish in gs , st u nn i ng li gh ti n g opti on s i n cludi n g hug e chan d el ie rs to b e d s i d e lamp s, from classi c, rustic & m o d er n m i r ro rs . A s well as sp eci al si z e beds su c h as 2 0 0x 2 2 0 o r 1 8 0 x 210, to ki n g si z e, double s a nd si n gl e s . A l s o ava i l a ble are bed boxsp ri n gs, matt resse s a n d to p p e rs. To enh an ce your ambi e nce, chec k o u t t h e e l e c t r i c fi rep laces. Th ey h ave s o u rce d sty li sh mi n i mali sti c Sc an d i n av i a n s ofa s wh i ch h ave ch i c modern clea n lines. In a d d i t i o n, t he re are comfy Dutch sofas a nd muc h m o re. Ul t i m ate l y ever y typ e of sofa you are lookin g fo r i n yo u r m o dern h ome, rusti c or classic 18

Map Reference: E5.

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

19


Useful Travel Apps for the Algarve I

t ’ s g reat t o have us eful Ap p s at y our fi n g e rt i ps t o i mp rove your Alg arve v is it. T h e r e a re apps f or s martp h on es th at can h e l p y o u navi gat e y our way, p lan your trip or e ve n f i nd act i vi ties an d th in gs to do. We ’ ve sel ect ed a few ap p s h ere th at we bel i e ve are m u st - haves for an y Alg arve res i d e n t and t ou r i st. B e a c h I nspect or .com If you love the beach then this app is a must. With over 100 beaches reviewed across the Algarve it’s the perfect guide for the avid beach visitor. Yo u c a n s e l e c t b e a c h e s by interest, facilities and watersports. Each beach is reviewed with pictures and videos. Once you have chosen your beach, there is a navigate button which gives you directions. Algarve Events App The Algarve Events App is available for free download. This details events in and around the Algarve from music events, to dance, to theatre and more.

Access Algarve App T h is A p p i s e x ce lle n t fo r both re s id e n ts a n d tou ris ts a lik e . T h e a p p p ro v id e s s a v in g s th ro u g h re d e mp tion of v ou ch e rs . I f y o u p u rch a s e a s u bs crip tion , y o u g e t a cce s s to o ve r 5 0 0 v o u ch e rs a n d 2 50 B uy 1 -Ge t-1 -F re e d e a ls . T h e s e a re co n ve ni e nt l y lis te d by tow n , fro m F a ro to S a g re s . T h e a p p a llow s y ou a cce s s to th e fre e ve rs ion for y o u to te s t. With t he ‘ F a v o u rite s ’ fe a tu re , y o u ’re a ble to c r e a t e a n itin e ra ry for y o u r trip a ro u n d t he d e a l s th a t y o u ca n re d e e m. T h e re a re 4 ma in ca te g orie s a va il a b l e ; F ood & Drin k , G o lf, A ctiv itie s a n d L ife s tyle . Vo u ch e rs a re a va ila ble fo r a ctiv it i e s t ha t a re s u ita ble for a n y a g e . S o, w h e th e r y o u’r e a lo n e or w ith y ou r fa mily , y o u ’re b o und to g e t y ou r mon e y ’ s w o rth w ith A c c e s s A lg a rve . We h a ve so m e th in g sp e cia l f o r o u r r e a d e r s, y o u ca n sca n th e QR co d e b e l o w a n d u se th e d isco u n t co d e “ ce n tr a l a l g a r ve ” to r e d e e m a 2 0 % d isco u n t o n th e an n u a l fee.

Although the App can be a bit difficult to navigate, it is a great way to see w h a t ’ s o n w h i l e y o u ’r e i n the area.

20

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


1986 2011

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

21


22

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

23


MARCH

F ICL O | O L H Ã O INTERNAT IO N A L FILM AND L IT E RAT U RE F E S T IVA L

26 th Ma r c h , 2 0 2 0 t o 4th April, 2020

T h e O lhão Inte rnatio nal F i lm and L iterature Festival i s b a sed on the Official Sect io n o f Intern atio nal Co m p e titio n. A series o f activities run parallel to F ICLO, such as master-clas s e s and w orksh ops , the F ruit Marke t B o okstore initiative and the t uk-tu k to urs thro ugh the cin ematic Alg arve . W he re: Olhão I nfo : ficlo .pt

SMUGGLERS’ F E S T I VA L A lc ou tim 27th to 29th M arch, 2020 T he Fe s tiva l is a n e ve n t tha t r e - c r e a te s a r ura l m a r ke t o f the e r a , c o m bi ni ng a l l the a c tiv i t i e s o f s m uggling, gua r ds , a n d a nc ie nt c r a f ts , w ith a s t re e t a r t f e s tiva l a nd his to r i ca l r e c r e a ti o ns tha t f o c u s o n the m e s l ike r ur a l i t y , de s e r tif ic a tio n, a gi n g , c us to m s a nd tr a di ti o n s o f the r e gi o n a nd be yo n d l inke d to s m uggling . f e s ti va l . c o ntr a ba ndo @cma l c o uti m . p t

FEIRA DOS ENCHIDOS

M o n ch i qu e No rma l l y t a k e s p l a ce d u ri n g t h e 1 s t we e k e n d i n M a rch . T h e F e i ra d o s E n ch i d o s ( s a u s a g e f e s t i va l ) t a k e s p l a ce e ve ry ye a r a ro u n d t h e b e g i n n i n g o f M a rch i n M o n ch i qu e . S a u s a g e s a re a b i g f o cu s o f t h i s f o o d f e s t i va l , b u t t h a t ’ s n o t a l l y o u s h o u l d e x p e ct : t h e re ’l l a l s o b e co o k i n g wo rk s h o p s a n d e n t e rt a i n me n t , a n d t h e e ve n t wi l l a l s o f o cu s o n o t h e r t ra d i t i o n a l f o o d s l i k e re g i o n a l b re a d s a n d me d ro n h o ( l o ca l s p i ri t ) . E n t ra n ce : F re e

VILLAGES ART EXPERIENCE Lag os March 7t h 2 0 2 0 T h e Vi l l a g e s A rt E x per i en ce i s a t o u r o f p u b l i c m oder n a rt t h a t e n h a n ces t h e co mmu n i t i e s o f l o w den si t y a re a s wh i l e re d i s c over i n g ru ra l A l g a rve . T h e pr og r am i n cl u d e s a l i g h t meal at on e o f t h e s i t e s. W h e re : L a g os In f o : www. l a c. o rg . pt + 3 5 1 2 8 2 0 8 4 959

S AV E T H E D AT E M AY

P E R E G R I N A Ç ÃO A F ÁT I M A 1 3 th M a y 2 0 2 0 Every ye a r i n M a y thousands o f pe op l e s e t o ut from t h ei r h ome s t o wa lk t o th e S a n c t u a ry o f Fat ima, n o ma t t e r h o w many k ilome t re s t h a t i s . This pere gri n a t i o n en ds on May 1 3 , w h en t h e ap parit io n of t h e Vi rg i n Mary t o th ree sh e p h erd s in 1917 i s c e l ebra t e d in a ser i es of e ve n t s, includi n g M a sses.

24

R A L LY D E PORTUGAL

2 1 s t Ma y t o 2 4 t h May 2020 Forming part of the world rally ch a m p i o n s h i p s , t he r o u t e s w i n g s i n t o t he Al g a r ve a s p a r t o f its 3 5 0 k m ve n t u r e t h r o u gh P o r t u g a l i n Ma y . Ge t r e a d y fo r t h r i l l s a nd s p i l l s fr o m d a r e d e v il d r i ve r s a s t h e y t a ke on some of the most we l l -k n o w n o b s t a c le s a n d j u m p s i n t h e m o to r world. http://www. rallydeportugal.pt

F 1 P O W E R B O AT GRAND PRIX Port imão

Date to b e c o nfirme d This thrilling rac e is o ne o f P o rtimão ’s mo s t we llkno w n e ve nts and marks the firs t s tage o f the F 1 P o we r Bo at Wo rld C hamp io ns hip . Eve ry May, av id s up p o rte rs ge t to ge the r to watc h inte rnatio nal le ading drive rs and te ams c halle nge e ac h o the r o n the wate r. http s ://w w w .f1h2o .c o m

DARKNESS INTO LIGHT Saturday 9 M ay * www. d a r knes s i ntol i ght. i e / a l g a r ve

C re ate d in Dub lin, Ir e land in 2009 w her e 400 p e o p le s e t o ff to walk 5km to raise aware ne s s in the glob al fight agains t suicide and s e lf-harm. In 2019 o ve r 200,000 p e o ple took p art in 150 lo c ation s, in 16 c o untrie s acr oss 5 c o ntine nts . The 5km walk w ill star t at The Shac k Lak e Bar , Quinta do Lago. A ll c o untrie s w ill walk in to the s unris e at th e s ame time . Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


APRIL

SEMANA C U LT U R A L D E A LT E

N o rma l l y t a kes p l a c e duri n g t h e l a st we e k o f A pri l . Sem ana Cultural de A lte (Alte Cultural Wee k) i s a celebratio n o f rural A l ga r ve life , and the festiva l ha s b een running fo r m o r e tha n 20 ye ars . Expect a craft a nd r eg io nal pro duce m a r ke t, d e m o nstratio ns of lo c a l t raditio ns and g astr o no m y, tr aditio nal music, f a do , a nd lots o f p e o p le dre s s e d in traditio nal dre s s .

L I B E R A T I O N D AY Acr o s s t h e A lgarve 2 5 t h Ap r i l 2020 T he 2 5 o f A p r il i s a b i g da y i n the P o r t u g u e s e c a le nda r , a nd m a rk s t h e da y tha t S a l a z a r’ s E s t a d o N o vo di c ta to r s h i p wa s o ve r thr o wn . T he r e a r e c e le b ra t i o n s thr o ugho ut P o rt u g a l , i nc ludi ng to w ns a cro s s t h e A l ga r ve like A lb u f e i ra , Fa r o , a nd La go s wh e re t h e re a r e f i r e w o r ks a n d s t re e t p e r f o r m a nc e s . In F a ro , c e le br a tio ns us u a l l y s t a rt o n the 2 4 th a nd co n t i n u e thr o ugh the 2 5 t h .

THE CAMPUS TOUR T E N N I S & PA D E L Ap r 25th 2020 to May 16th 2020

T h e Ca mp u s t o u rn a me n t i s a f a n t a s t i c o p p o rt u n i t y t o t a k e p a rt i n co mp e t i t i ve p l a y i n a s u p p o rt e d a n d p ro f e s s i o n a l e n v i ro n me n t . Wi t h s p e ci a l p a ck a g e s t h a t i n cl u d e l u n ch o p t i o n s f o r p l a ye rs a n d s p e ct a t o rs , t h e e ve n t i s s u re t o b e a n e x ci t i n g t o u rn a me n t wi t h i n t h e Q u i n t a d o L a g o s p o rt s co mmu n i t y . t h e - ca mp u s @ qu i n t a d o l a g o . co m

FORGOTTEN FOOD FESTIVAL | PICNIC CHARM Tavir a Ap ril 18 th 2020

T h i s P i cn i c Ch ar m i n t en ds t o re cre a t e s o m e al i m en t ar y h a b i t s o f t h e m i d- 20t h ce n t u ry , w h en m an y A l g a rv i a n s g at h er ed i n co u n t ry pi cn i cs. T h i s e x p e ri e n ce st ar t s wi t h a s ma l l i n t e r pr et i ve wal k t o re ve a l t h e i den t i t y of t h e p l a ce a n d wi l l h ave a cco rd i o n i s t s an d f ol k l or e d a n ce rs wh o wi l l per f or m a l i t t l e a l gar v i an . www. co mi d a esqu eci da.com

Th ere a re p l en ty of awesome things t o do t his Spring in a nd a ro und t he Alga r ve . Cle a r yo u r sc h ed u l e and visit some of these grea t fest iva ls a nd event s t o get yo ur fill o f fun.

JUNE

PORTUGAL PA I N T I N G H O L I D AY

Sat Jun 6th 2020 to Fri Sep 25th 2020

C A R D I O T E N N I S AT ALGARVE TENNIS & FITNESS CLUB Tu e J u n 2 n d 2 0 2 0 t o F r i Jun 26th 2020

Pain t i n g H ol i d a y a t F i g s on t h e Fu n c h o , A l g a r ve . L i st ed a s on e o f t h e 10 B est A rt E sc a p e s i n 201 9 . E n j o y a n i n s p i r i n g riversi d e l oc a t i o n w h i l e hon i n g you r a rt s k i l l s a n d re l ea si n g y o u r c rea t i v i t y .

C a r d i o Te n n i s i s a gre at wa y t o h a ve fu n , ge t fit a n d s t a y fi t ! And no w y o u ca n t a k e part in t h e we e k l y s e s s io ns at Al g a r ve Te n n i s & Fitne s s C l u b (AT F ).

https:// figsonthefuncho.com/ Listed as one of the 10 Best Art Escapes in 2019 in the Mail Online.

sports@ algarvetennis andfitness.com

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

+351 289 385 028

CARVOEIRO BLACK & WHITE NIGHT 20th June 2020

C arv o e iro ’s Blac k & White N ight is o ne o f the mo s t p o p ular s umme r e ve nts in the Algarve , w ith c ro w ds e xp e c te d thro ugho ut C arv o re iro To w n C e ntre and ac ro s s C arv o e iro ’s b e ac h (Largo da P raia). Exp e c t DJs and s umme r fun fro m aro und 20:00 until the e arly ho urs . w w w .fac e b o o k.c o m/ c arv o e iro no ite

F E S T I VA L M E D 2020

in Loulé June 27th to J une 28th 20 20 The fo ur-day f estival will fe ature o ve r 80 hour s of mus ic , p ro vided by 280 artis ts fro m 2 2 countr ies, ac ro s s 10 stages in Lo ulé . We ll-kn own n ames in ‘w o rld music’ will be p e rfo rming at th e event, w hic h als o p r esents other fo rms o f art, including handic raft exhibition s, danc e p e rfo r man ces an d s tre e t the atr e, poetr y, c ine ma and ch ildr en’ s ac tiv ities. 25


FEELING CONFUSED? COMMON GOLF TOURNAMENT F O R M AT S

T

he thing about golf, unlike football, soccer, and rugby, is that it has a variety of formats and rules to play by. Each has its own set of rules and scoring. There’s Match play, Stroke Play, Stableford and a few others. Feeling a bit confused? Golf tournament formats are easier to grasp than you ma y think. Golf Tournament Formats Basically, there are 5 types of golf tournament formats you should know about if you’re to play the sport. Each tournament format is played in a different way, for example, you may play as an individual or in a team. The scoring is what ultimately differentiates each format from another. If you’re heading into a tournament as a newcomer, it’s always a good idea to try to get off early in the morning so you have more time to get to grips with the format that you’re playing. 1. Match Play The Match Play format is where two players play each hole as its own separate contest against each other. The one wit h the lowest score wins that particular hole. It is irrelevant how many shots it took to complete the hole, provided that your shots were less than your opponents. So, you can win a Match Play tournament with Double Bogeys throughout, if the opposing team has hit all Triple Bogeys! At the end of Match Play, the team that won the most holes will win the game. 2. Stroke Play Stroke or Medal Play is the most widely used tournament format at a competition level in golf. Each player competes as an individual. The player totals the number of shots taken

26

for the whole round. Aplayer can deduct his handicap from his gross score in order to get a 'net score'. At the end of the tournament, the player with the lowest net score wins the game. 3. Scramble Format A four-ball can choose the best shot from the group's series of hits. Basically, all four players will tee o ff and the players within that team then get to decide which shot was best and play from the position of that ball. This is how the game progresses on each hole until the round is finished. 4. Best Ball Format The Best Ball format is played in teams, and will have the basis of match or stroke play as the underlying rules. Each player within a team will play with their ow n ball for the duration of the round. After each hole, the best score from the team is taken. Sometimes, with teams that have four players, the top two scores are used to determine the score. At the end of the tournament, the team with the lowest scores will be determined the winner as it would be in stroke play. 5. Bingo-Bango-Bongo Bingo-Bango-Bongo is basically golf’s form of the popular game Bingo. You get a point for the following accomplishments: The first player in the four-ball to land on the putting green receives 1 point. The player who is closest to the pin in the four-ball, once all other players are on the green receives 1 point. The first player to get their ball in the cup receives 1 point. Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


FOUR SEASONS

Q U I N TA D O L A G O

Your Time, Your Place For friends, family, or just you

Ye a r - r o un d s un sh i n e h ol i d ay s Lu x u ry v il l a s w i t h pr i vat e s w i m m ing p o ol or J a c u z z i C e n t r a l c lu bho u se w i t h he at e d ind o or & o u t d o or p o ol s , p o ol ba r a nd t w o r e s ta u r a n ts S p orts & W e l l ne s s . G ym & c l a s se s . K id s c lu b & n u rse ry . G ol f shop . M ini M a r k e t

B o ok onl ine or p op in to f ind o u t a b o u t m e m be rship op t ion s .

FairwaysDirect.com Official Resale & Rental Representatives

Four Seasons Fairways Information Centre | Avenida AndrĂŠ Jordan 37 | Quinta do Lago | Tel: +351 289 357 667 | info@fairwaysdirect.com www.fairwaysdirect.com | www.fourseasonsfairways.com | @fourseasonsfairways

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

27


LOCAL SPOTLIGHT In t r od u c i n g A r m i n Ke r s t h o l t , Photographer

A

r m i n Ker st hol t is a s k illed p h otog raph e r w h o i s passi on ate about c ap turin g pre c i o us mom ent s. He is a butc h er by da y , at N a tu r al Me at i n Alman c il, an d in h is s pa re tim e h e t r i es t o capture th e beauty of th e Al g a r ve . F r o m w i l dl i f e t o p ortrait p h otograp h y , rea l e s t at e and f amily , h is p as s ion is wh a t d r i ve s h i m . I n 2 0 0 8, he m ade th e decis ion to make th e m o ve t o Por t u gal. H e is a s elf taug h t wi l d l i fe and nat u r e p h otograp h er an d h e re in P o r t ugal , hi s pas s ion for p h otograp h y h a s g row n e xponent i al ly . H e p u rchased his very firs t N ik on DSL R ca m e r a back i n 2015 an d was s oon obs es s e d wi t h t he f u ndamen tals th at mak e up a g re a t p h ot ograph i nc ludin g lig h t, s h adows , co m p o s it i on, and e motion . “ G e t t i ng a t ru l y s tun n in g image c an s o m e t i mes b e a real ch allen ge,” Armin s a y s , “ P ressi ng t he s h utter can be a mag ica l mo m e nt , b u t m or e often th an n ot th ere is fi r s t a l ot of pl an n in g an d ex p lorin g to d o . The b est posi t i on , th e correct an g les , li g ht a n d condi t i on s , th e righ t time of day , co o p e r a t i ve weat he r... all are required for wh e n t hat perf ect momen t arrives .”

Em ail : a rmi n k e rs th o ltp h o to g r a p h y @ g m a il. c om M ob i l e : + 3 5 1 9 1 4 9 2 9 1 6 6 28

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


Tel: +351 289 350 090 Email: info@algarvehotel.co.uk https://algarvehotel.co.uk https://quintaoccasions.com Instagram: @quintajacintinahotel Facebook: facebook.com/QuintaJacintinaHotel/

Casa Rupi, Alfontes Exclusive Hire Wedding Venue with incredible Views. Info@quintaoccasions.com Instagram QuintaOccasions #casarupi Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

29


What are the health benefits of eating chillies? We al l k n o w so m eb ody w ho shies away fro m including chilli in t heir dishes. Or per h a p s g e t s red-fac ed after a n enco unt er wit h pa prik a ! B u t there are ben efits to ea t ing t hese fiery red ca psicums!

D

id you know tha t chillies have a variety of health benefits f or us? It’s amazing that they are proved to improve our digestive tract as well as promote a healthy heart! Peppers provide trace amounts of antioxidants and other chemicals to aid digestive issues such as healing an upset stomach, reducing bloating, curing diarrhea and actin g as a natural remedy for cramps. Spicy chillies can increase our metabolic rate because they promote thermogenic processes in our body, this process is what helps our body to burn excess calories. Eating a chilli with your breakfast can also suppress your appetite for the rest of the day which can aid in your weight loss journey. Hot peppers are full of antioxidants that will support your immun e system and aid in fighting off colds and the flu. Certain research has found that the increased body temperature resulting from the ingestion of chillies can trigger your immune system into fighting off these viruses. The kicker? Considering that chillies have such great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, researchers have entered them into cancer fighting studies. So far, they’ve found out that ingesting chillies can reduce the growth of prostate cancer cells and leave normal cel ls unharmed. Not only do they aid in fighting prostate cancer, but the studies also showed that the consumption of larger quantities of peppers can be effective in the fight against breast, pancreatic and bladder cancer! Generally, this refers to the ingestion of about 8 habanero chillies per week. 30

S im p le Ch illi Ch ick e n R e cip e 2 chick en b reast s 1 t easpoon salt ½ t easpoon pepper 1 eg g , b eat en ¾ cup flour (100 g ) 1 g reen pepper, sliced 1 red pepper, sliced rice, t o serve

C HI LLI SAUC E 3 cloves g arlic cloves, crushed 1 red chilli, chopped 3 t ab lespoons soy sauce 2 t ab lespoons t omat o puree ½ cup wat er (100 ml) P R E PA R AT I O N Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Cut the chicken into thin strips then coat in the egg wash and flour. Shallow fry for a few minutes on each side, until golden brown. Add the peppers and fry for another couple of minutes. Remove the chicken and peppers and set aside. In the same pan, add the garlic, red chilli, soy sauce, tomato purée, and water. Stir and simmer until the mixture reduces and is thick and syrupy. Add back in the chicken and peppers and stir well in the sauce. Serve with rice. Enjoy!

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


31


April Did you know that the Birthstone for April is a diamond? 1 April 1976 - Apple C omput er C om p a ny is f ormed by St eve J obs an d St eve Wozn iak. 7 April 1906 - M oun t Vesuv ius er u p ts an d devast at es N aples. 13 April 1997 - Tiger Woods bec om es the youn gest golf er t o w in golf ’s M aster s Tourn amen t . 20 April 1926 - Soun d is added t o f i l m f or t h e f irst t ime.

March Did you know that every year March and June end on the same day of the week?

23 April 1616 - William Sh akespea r e d i es . ( See our art ic le on page 68!) 26 April 1994 - Sout h Af ric a h olds i ts f irst mult irac ial elec t ion s.

1 M a rch 1 9 1 2 - T he fi rs t p arachu te j u m p is 28 April 1932 - A vac c in e f or yellow f ever is an n oun c ed f or use on h uman s. made fr om a m ov i ng ai rp l ane . 9 M a rch 1 9 8 7 - U 2 re l e as e s the al b u m Th e Jos hu a T r ee . 10 Marc h 1 8 7 6 - A l e xand e r Graham Bell mak e s th e f ir s t s ucce s s fu l te l e p ho ne call

30 April 1933 - Willie N elson ( Sin ger ) i s born durin g t h e Great Depression N el s on w rot e h is f irst son g at age seven .

May

14 Marc h 1 8 7 9 - Al b e rt E i ns te i n (18791955 ) wa s b or n i n Ul m, Ge rmany . Hi s t he o ry of r el a tiv ity l e d to ne w ways of t hi nk i ng a b ou t time , s p ace , matte r an d ene rg y .

Did you know that the the month of May was named for the Greek goddess Maia? She was the goddess of fertility.

28 Marc h 1 9 8 6 - L ad y Gag a i s b o rn (Si ng e r ) in M a n h a ttan, he r re al na me bei n g S te f a n i Jo anne Ange l i na G e rman otta .

11 M ay 1997 - I BM ’s Deep Blue superc omput er def eat s Garry Kas p a r ov in c h ess, bec omin g t h e f irst c ompu ter to beat a world- c h ampion c h ess player .

30 Marc h 1 8 4 2 - A ne s the s i a i s u s e d for t he fi rs t time in a n o p e rati o n

13 M ay 1950 - First Formula On e G r a nd Prix rac e is h eld.

2 M ay 1975 - Dav id Bec kh am ( Socc er player ) is born in Leyt on st on e, Engl a nd . 21 Marc h 1 9 9 9 - Fi rs t ci rcu mnavi g ation of H e w ould go on t o play h is f irst s oc c er t he e arth b y a h ot ai r b al l o o n. game f or M an c h est er Un it ed at jus t 1 8 years old. 23 Marc h 1 9 3 3 - A d o l f Hi tl e r b e co mes Dict at o r of Ge r many 8 M ay 1886 - Coc a- Cola is in ven t e d .

32

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


2 1 Ma y 1 9 3 2 - Ame l i a E arhart b e co mes the fi r s t w oma n to fl y s o l o acro s s th e At l a nti c O c ea n . 2 4 Ma y 2 0 0 1 - 15-ye ar-o l d Te mb a Tsh eri is t he y oun g es t p e rs o n to cl i mb to th e to p o f Moun t E ve re s t. 2 7 Ma y 1 9 3 9 - B atman fi rs t s ho ws up as a s u p e r h er o i n a DC co mi c. 3 0 Ma y 1 9 6 7 - Dare d e vi l E ve l K ni e vel ju m p s h i s motorcycl e o ve r 16 cars l in edup i n a r ow .

June Did you know that in the early Roman calendar June only had 29 days, it was Julius Caesar who added the additional day giving June 30 days? 1 Ju ne 1 9 6 7 - T h e B e atl e s al b u m Sgt . Pe p p er’ s L on el y He arts Cl u b B and is r e l e as ed , f ea tur i ng the hi t s i ng l e L uc y in the S k y w i th D iamo nd s . 9 Ju ne 1 9 3 4 - D o nal d Du ck mak e s his f i rs t eve r a p p e arance .

DID YO U KN O W? S k i n i s the b o d y ’s l a r g e s t o r g a n a n d c a n c o m p r ise 15 p e r c e n t o f a p e r s o n ’ s t o t a l we ig ht!

1 6 Ju n e 1 9 0 3 - The F o rd Mo to r Co mpan y is i ncor por a te d . 2 0 Ju n e 1 9 4 9 - Li o ne l R i chi e (Si nge r ) is b o rn i n A l a b a m a, R i chi e l au nche d h is s e l f-t i tle d s ol o al b u m i n 1982. He hit t h e ja ck p ot w i th th e l e ad s i ngl e , “T ru l y,” w hi ch s ur g ed to No . 1 l ate i n the year. 2 7 Ju n e 1 9 6 7 - T he fi rs t e ve r AT M i s inst al l e d i n L on d o n, E ngl and . 2 8 Ju n e 1 9 1 9 - The s i g ni ng o f the T r eat y of Ve r s a il l e s f or mal l y e nd e d Wo rl d War I . A ccor d i n g to the te rms , Ge rmany was a s se s s e d s ol e b l ame fo r the war. 2 0 Ju n e 1 9 9 7 - I n Ho ng K o ng , the fl ag of the Br i ti s h C r ow n Co l o ny was o ffi cially lo we r ed a t mi d n i ght and re p l ace d b y a n e w f la g r ep re s e nti ng Chi na’s s o ve rei g n ty a n d the o ffi ci al trans fe r of po we r . Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

33


Sat i sf y Your Swe e t T ooth th is Spr ing A S W E E T T O U R O F V I L A M O U R A ’S B E S T C A K E C A F ÉS !

W

e ’r e wel l i nt o our n ew dec ade n ow, h opef u l l y hav in g made p rogres s wi th ou r r e s o l u t i ons and diet goals we s et at th e Ne w Ye ar. So m aybe n ow is th e time to le t of f s o m e st eam and s atis fy y our s weet to o th . I 'm t a l ki ng abou t a tour to c on s ume wo nde r fu l , del i ght fully s weet c akes an d tre a t s t h at mel t i n your mouth , all foun d in th e C e nt ral Al garve (s ee map on p age 79 ). T he fi rst pl ace i s th e Ca fé Jes u s on th e E N 1 2 5 , opposi t e t h e DH L buildin g. N ot muc h c an be seen f rom th e outs ide, but p a rk of f t o t he si de of t h e s t r eet and ma k e y o u r way ins i de . You ’l l be g r e e t ed wi t h d e l i c i o u s smel l s ran g i n g f rom th e c o o k i ng of th e p r a to do dia ( p l a t e o f t he d a y ) t o s eaf ood d i s h e s and mo r e . B ut t he hi dd en s ec ret c omes in th e f o r m o f Bolo do Bolacha – th at’s bis c uit ca k e to u s T hi s del ect abl e piec e of cak e is made pu r e l y f rom Mar i a Bis c uits , c ream an d co ffe e . It ’s a m u st - try ! I f y o u now head in to Vilamoura, tak e th e s e c o nd rou ndabou t towards th e Old Cours e . Yo ur fi r st t u r n r i gh t tak es y ou in to th e little ce nt e r wher e you can fin d a Sp ar an d th e h i dde n g em t hat i s Tuttapanna Ca fe . 34

T h e ca k e s e le ctio n ma y be s ma ll, b ut we ll w orth it. I f y ou ’re u n s u re o f wha t t o ch o o s e , g o w ith th e ch oco la te ca k e . I t ’ s d e fin ite ly s o me th in g w o rth w ritin g h ome a bo u t. T h e y a ls o s e rve s a v ou ry tre a ts lik e B ra z ilia n in s p ire d ch e e s e ba lls to fill th o s e s ma lle r, e mp ty s p a ce s in y ou r tu mmy . C on tin u in g o u r jo u rn e y fo r s a tis fy in g o u r s we e t cra v in g s , we ta k e y ou rig h t in to th e h e a rt o f Vila m o ur a . H a ve y ou v is ite d Kr u n ch y Kr ea m ? N o t o nl y is th e coffe e p re tty g o o d , bu t th e s e l e c t i o n of d o u g h n u ts w ill blow y ou r min d . F r o m C ooki e Mon s te r in s p ire d d ou g h n u ts t hr o ug h to le mon me rin g u e fla v ou r a n d mo r e . D o n’ t fa n cy a d o u g h n u t? Ne ve r fe a r. T h e y a l s o s e rve w o n d e rfu l Nu te lla a n d B a n a n a c r e p e s a ccomp a n ie d by fre s h cre a m. L a s tly , if y ou h e a d on to th e Vila m o ur a M a rin a , y ou ’ll fin d a re s ta u ra n t ca lle d Ca p r iccio . H e a d to th e le ft a n d y ou ’ll fin d a n ice cre a m ba r to d ie fo r. F la v ou rs ra n g e from T rip le Da rk C h o cola te to y o g h u rt-ba s e d fla v o u rs a n d more . Pick a cu p o r a wa fe r con e a n d y ou ’r e o n y ou r wa y to s we e t h e a ve n ! All locations on Vilamoura map – p79. Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


INTRODUCING BAMBOO The f a mi l y b ehi nd Al amb i qu e re s t a u r a n t h a ve take n o ve r o f the ne i g h b ou r i n g l and , (p re vi o u s l y housin g S ã o G a b r ie l & T hai Gard e n) to cre a t e Ba mB oo. A n ex c iti n g b r and ne w As i an Fu s i on Re st a ur a n t & Bar o p e n fo r l u nch, din n er a nd s ma ll pl a t e s al l ye ar ro u nd . A so ci a b l e la r g e , ce ntral b ar are a (i n t erior a nd ex te r i or ) wi l l s e rve co ck tai l s a n d re ason a b l y p r i ce d b e e r & wi ne whilst chi l d r en c a n p l ay i n the B amb o o Kids sp ac e . Exp e c t a n e x c iti ng s e l e cti o n o f fl avours fro m th e k i tc h en and a d e s ti nati o n f or fu n, d r i n k s a n d mu s i c fo r al l .

Opening Spring 2020. Bamboo Restaurant HALF FEB2020.pdf

1

03/02/2020

13:23

A família Alambique irá abrir mais um espaço no terreno vizinho onde funcionava o São Gabriel e Thai Garden, o BamBoo! Um restaurante de fusão asiática aberto para almoço e jantar durante todo o ano e uma agradável zona de bar interior / exterior , onde pode desfrutar de um bom cocktail, vinho, cerveja ou até mesmo um petisco asiático, a um preço razoável e com um espaço onde as crianças podem brincar e se divertir . Venha provar a nossa junção de sabores asiáticos num ambiente divertido.

Abertura na Primavera 2020

C

M

Y

CM

MY

CY

MY

K

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

35


36

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


Yo u can o btai n di s c o unt by us i ng yo ur bo nu s ca rd a t a l l e s t a b l i s h me n t s h i g h l i g h t e d wi t h t h e ye l l o w s q u ar e.

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

37


Yo u can o btain di s c o unt by us i ng yo ur bo nu s ca rd a t a l l e s t a b l i s h me n t s h i g h l i g h t e d wi t h t h e ye l l o w s quar e.

38

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


Yo u can o btai n di s c o unt by us i ng yo ur bon u s ca rd a t a l l e s t a b l i s h me n t s h i g h l i g h t e d wi t h t h e ye l l o w squ ar e.

Massages are good. At-home massages are amazing!

Enjoy the benefits of Massage & Beauty therapy services in the comfort and privacy of your own home. We are qualified professionals. VILAMOURA | VALE DO LOBO | VALE DO GARRÃO | QUINTA DO LAGO

Call: (+351) 961 297 167 | www.massage-me.eu | Enquire Now!

Spr i n gt i m e Cock t a i l Recip e : Teq u i l a Hone y Suckl e Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

I ngr edients : 50 ml White Te quila 25 ml Ho ne y Syrup 25ml Lime Juic e I ns tr uc tions : C o mb ine ingre die nts in a s hake r and s hake with ice. Strain into a c o up e and garnis h w ith a lim e wedge. I n t he wor ds of one J ame s B ond, “I ’ll have t hat s hake n, not s t ir r e d.”

39




You can o btain di s c o unt by us i ng yo ur bo nus c a rd a t a l l e s t a b l i s h me n t s h i g h l i g h t e d wi t h t h e ye l l o w s qu a re. Yo u can o btai n di s c o unt by us i ng yo ur bo n u s ca rd a t a l l e s t a b l i s h me n t s h i g h l i g h t e d wi t h t h e ye l l o w s q u ar e.

42

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


Yo u can o btain di s c o unt by us i ng yo ur bo nu s ca rd a t a l l e s t a b l i s h me n t s h i g h l i g h t e d wi t h t h e ye l l o w s qu ar e.

CHURRASQUEIRA D A A L M A N C I L 20% Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

43


44


Yo u can o btain di s c o unt by us i ng yo ur bo nu s ca rd a t a l l e s t a b l i s h me n t s h i g h l i g h t e d wi t h t h e ye l l o w s qu ar e.

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

45


CENTRAL ALGARVE WORD SEARCH T H E R E A R E 35 W O R D S H I D D E N I N T H E B L O C K O F L E T T E R S B E L O W , W O R D S A R E I N A S T R A I G H T -L I N E , B U T I N A N Y D I R E C T I O N – F O R WA R D S , B A C K WA R D S , U P O R D O W N A N D E V E N D I A G O N A L L Y ! C A N Y O U F I N D T H E M ALL? ALGARVE A LT E BAMBOO BOLIQUEIME BOLODOBOLACHA BREXIT CANDIDO C A S AV O S T R A CHEEKYPUP CHILLIES CORTEREAL CURIOSA EUROCOOLING FA L E S I A FIGUEIRAL FISHERMEN FLOWERS FOURSEASONS H O L I D AY S IBCSECURITY MRTECH O M A LV E I R O PINETREES P R O Q U I N TA Q U I N TA D O L A G O SHAKESPEARE SOULSPECTRUM SPRINGTIME SUNSHINE TENNIS T U T TA PA N N A VA C AT I O N S VA L E D O L O B O VILAMOURA VILLAS

Scrabble Facts! If all the Scrabble tiles ever produced were lined up, they would stretch for more than 80,000km! Scrabble has quite a celebrity following, those celebs who play include: Sting, Keanu Reeves, Moby, John Travolta, Carol Burnett, Jimmy Kimmel, Kylie Minogue, Mel Gibson, Joan Collins, Tom Cruise, Kate Hudson, Richard Nixon and Queen Elizabeth II. Each hour, at least 30,000 Scrabble games are started. When last did you play a game of Scrabble? 46


MAIS DO QUE SERVIR, HĂ 30 ANOS QUE CUIDAMOS! Celebrating 30 years of pure enjoyment!

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

47


S

T O P 5 FA C T S A B O U T L E D L I G H T I N G T H AT Y O U M AY N O T K N O W

o w hat ’s al l t he h yp e about LED lig h tin g ? We l l , nowadays, LED ligh ts are us ed i n mo s t h o mes becau se of th eir great efficie n cy and t h e y consu me les s elec tric ity.

u p g ra d e to mo d e rn circu it p ro te ctio n a nd RC D ma in s w itch e s (w h ich re qu ire pe r i o d i c te s tin g of th e Te s t bu tto n to ch e ck the s w i t c h is w o rk in g p ro p e rly ).

LED li ght s gi ve th e p erfec t amoun t of li g ht ne eded f or an y area of y our h ome. S o n o t o nl y do t hey serve th eir p urp os e, but th e y d o so wi t h m uc h les s of a c os t to y o u r h o us e h ol d u pkeep. T hi s t ype of l i ghtin g can c ome in diffe re n t co l o u r s so t hat you’re able to des ign y ou r h o m e ’ s li ght i ng t o your own s p ecificatio n s . S o w hat ar e t he bas ic mus t-kn ows with reg a r d s t o LED l i ghtin g? • LED l ight s consume les s elec tric ity. Th e y ca n s a ve u p t o 80% of your lig h t electrici ty bil l a nd t hu s, ar e en ergy-effic ien t. • LED l ight s are durable an d las t muc h lo ng e r t han nor m al ligh tbulbs . • LED s mai nt ai n a c ool temp erature. Un lik e th o s e o l d f l u orescen t lamp s , LEDs do n ot h e a t up . • LED b u l b s ar e m uch k in der to th e p lane t, d o no t c ont ai n merc ury an d reduce us e o f f o s s i l fu el s.

Ne x t, y ou ca n u p g ra d e illu min a te d a r e a s w ith L E D lig h ts th ro u g h o u t th e s p a c e y ou ’re w ork in g o n . T h e be s t p a rt a bo ut L E D lig h tin g is th a t it ca n be ta ilo re d to s ui t t he ro o m’ s v ibe o r lo o k . I n h ome ce ilin g s , d o w n lig h ts a re a g r e a t op tion th a t ca n a ls o be d imma ble to c ha ng e th e mood a n d a mbie n ce of th e room .

S o , w h at can you do to in c orp orate th i s int o y o ur home, shop , offic e or res taurant en vi r o nm ent s:

G a rd e n lig h tin g is a n o th e r p la ce whe r e y ou ca n u p g ra d e to L E D lig h tin g , u p- l i g ht s in y ou r g a rd e n ca n be co lou re d to c r e a t e a n in cre d ible look a t n ig h t. T h is me ans y o u ca n e n h a n ce th e mos t be a u tifu l p a rts o f y o ur g a rd e n fo r th os e n ig h t-time s o cia l eve nt s !

I t ’ s r ecom mende d to h ave a s afety c h e ck on y o ur Fu se board(s ) wh ich may require a n

Contact Mr. Brown below for help and further information.

48

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


team@mariasbeachalgarve.com www.mariasbeachalgarve.com

@mariasbeachalgarve

Bookings: +351 289 358 675

Extended restaurant . Large roof top bar and lounge, serving bites . 180ยบ sea views . Open all day from 12.30pm til late Beach shack and sun beds from early spring

On the beach, between Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago, drive past Dunas Douradas Beach Club, we are at the end of the road. Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

49


Soul and Jazz in the Algarve M

illions of music lovers throughout the world have fallen in love with the sounds of Jazz, Funk and Soul music. This kind of music can take over your entire body, mind and, excuse the pun, soul. For some, soul and jazz can bring to mind visions of Afro hairstyles, bell-bottom trousers, disco balls and wacky dance moves. For those of us who love the genre though, where do we find this type of music on The Algarve? Our first step along our search for jazz, funk and soul brings us to a small establishment in the hills above Boliqueime. At Jax Bar , you can find yourself surrounded by ten different nationalities at once, enjoying a cold beer and tapping your foot to the sweet sounds of Jax herself on the saxophone. Whether it’s prawns or pizza you’re after, Aretha or Al Green, Jax Bar is the place to be. Fo llow their Facebook page facebook.com/jaxbaralgarve to keep up to date with events.

in addition to the concert, wine tasting, tapas, a voucher to visit Silves Castle and Municipal Museum of Archeology and a bottle of wine), the trip is totally worth it. With performances on different weeks by various artists, you’re sure to get your groove on. You can find more information at: www.cm-silves.pt. Don’t fancy the drive out? With spring in the air and the weather warming up, lighting up the barbecue and spending afternoons outside sounds like a grand idea. What’s missing? The sound of that funk, jazz and soul filling the air. If you’re stayi ng in, then you need to head on over to Soul Spectrum Radio , a new digital, online radio station dedicated to all us jazz, soul and funk music lovers from all around the world. Soul Spectrum Radio was created by Mark Sebastian.

Further up into th e hills, our trip takes you into the municipality of Silves. Ever heard of Jazz in the Wine Cellar ?

Passionate about soul music, Mark decided to launch the radio station. Previously a familiar voice on London’s airwaves working for the capitals Choice and Jazz FM, he now also presents the Kiss FM ‘Drive Time Show’ in Portugal.

The concert runs from October right through until the end of May, featuring many differe nt performers. At only 12€ per ticket (includes,

After reading this, I hope you'll soon be inspired to join us, listening to a favourite James Brown track, humming and tapping that foot!

Soul Spec tr u m R a d i o - t h e col ou r fu l wor l d of jaz z , so u l an d fu n k! A new di g i ta l ra d i o s t a t i on d e d i ca te d to j a z z , so u l an d fu n k mu sic lo ver s aro u n d th e wo r l d . From Ja m e s B row n to Al G re e n , the Q u e e n of Soul Areth a F ra n kl i n to t h e j a z z of N i na S i m o n e an d G re go r y Po r te r. Soul Spec tr u m b r i n g s you t h e s ou l s oun d s you w an t to he ar aro u n d the cloc k .

50

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

51


Wa lk in the Footsteps of a Poet From the beautiful village of Alte (only a 20 min. drive), explore the literary walk of the poet, Candido Guerreiro.

T

he Algarve is not only famous for its hundreds of kilometers of coastline, beautiful beaches and stunning weather. Did you know that Alte, a quaint little town not far from the Central Algarve, is famous for being the home of the poet, Candido Guerreiro? The town itself can be found a short 20 minute drive from the Central Algarve region, heading inland. Alte is home to the literary walk of Candido Guerreiro. If you park as close as you can to t h e f o n t e i n t h e c e n t r e o f A l t e , y o u ’l l be at the start of the literary walk. Each plaque is accompanied with a QR code that guides the walker through the poetic delights of Candido. With the beautiful poems displayed in traditional Portuguese tile designs.

Candido was born in Alte in 1871, and died in Lisbon in 1953. Not only was he a poet, but a lawyer and a notary in the Loule area for many years. O n c e y o u ’r e i n A l t e , y o u c a n v i s i t the museum, run by a local man of 90-something years old. Enjoy one of the many coffee shops or pack a picnic and enjoy it at the riverside by the fonte. To find the start of the walk: GPS 37.236463, -8.176038

Translation: My village is planted upon the flanks Of a mountain most fair, where olive groves Lend grace to her homesteads so very white More so than pigeons from any loft could O deep and tragic ravines, o, steep banks, O white almond trees and canes of green, O river, whose goam spews forth wildly from This monstrous and indomitable beast; Ye t a t y o u r f e e t , o r u d e n a t u r e i m m e n s e , My dear blessed home and hearth such peace, Bestow upon my sweet existence, In such light, such love and serenity Ye t s t i l l I j u d g e m y s e l f a c r e a t u r e b a s e , Mere digger of soil, but saintly in soul... Candido Guerreiro (Poeta de Alte) 1871 - 1953 52


Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

53


Help! I need to plan my kid's Birthday Party! Feeling a little overwhelmed about how to put together a day of wonder for your little one? We’ve got some party tips, tricks and ideas just for you.

I

t’s n e ver a n e a sy t a s k wh en you r c hild ’ s birthday r o l l s a r o u n d. Yo u ’r e ex p ec ted to p u t on a p art y , cater f o r t h e ma sse s, en tertain th e c hild ren and do it al l wh i l e k e e pi n g y our s anity! Ha ve y o u t h o u g h t of oth er c reative op tions for you r ch i l d ’s n e x t b i r t hd ay? B les s ed with th e warm we a th e r a n d su n n y da ys for alm os t all year round, the o p t i o n s c a n b e mu c h m ore flex ible for p are nt s cel e br a t i n g o n a b u dg et. P i c n i c o n t he be a c h! P u t a s ide y o u r b e st p ic n ic blan kets , gather up s o m e t h r o w pi l l o ws an d beac h um brellas and you ’r e a l m o st h a l f wa y there. With th e em p h as is on s i mp l ic i t y , cater i n g f o r t h e pi cn i c i s re l a t i ve l y stra i g h tf o r wa r d. Ge t i n s p i r e d w i t h diff e r e n t t y pe s of sa n d wic h e s. Wr a p e a c h o n e indi v i d u a l l y i n c l i n g w r a p to k e e p t h e m fr e s h . Ne x t, y o u c a n pur ch a s e so me e x t r a crisp s , bi sc u i t s a n d cold d r i n k s t o b o o st up th e s na c k s f o r the d a y. And for ent e r ta i n me n t ? A qu i c k d ig in you r c hild ’ s toy cabi n e t s h o u l d r e ve a l p len ty of balls , beac h bats, fr i s be e s , b u c k e t s a n d sp ad es to get the c hild ren mov i n g. G e t y o u r i n v itees to brin g their favourit e thi n g s t o o ! A bi r th da y pa r t y a lways feels a little m ore sp e c i a l w i t h b a l l o o n s (with or with out h elium ). Tie the m to st o n e s a n d su rround you r p ic n ic area. We kno w t h a t pl a st i c i s b ad for the environm ent, so don' t f o r g e t t o t a k e t he was te with you .

54

Par ty in the Par k! How ab out look ing int o one y our local mun i c i pa l park s? The park s usually have plent y of s h a d e t rees and y ou could hire in a few folding c h a i rs and t ab les. Part y shops have t hemed cups a n d plat es t hat can usually mat ch y our child’s f a v ouri t e animat ed movie. If y ou set -up close t o a c h i l d ren ’ s play area, y ou can even mak e use of a read y ma d e play g round while y ou relax and chat t o y our friends. Don't g et st ressed ab out t he cat ering , g o f o r c ol d fing er-snack s. Supermark et s have plent y o f sa usa ge rolls, rissoles and chick en nug g et s t hat ca n be prepared on t he same morning as t he party. Pl a c i n g t hem decorat ively ont o larg er plat es can gi ve t h e appearance of a fancy plat t er wit hout t he expen se! There’s a larg e part y shop on t he main st reet in Quart eira t hat supplies almost any t hin g t o d o wit h b irt hday part ies, from t hemed servie t t es t o b alloons, pinat as and more. Rememb er t hat y our child is g oing t o apprec i a t e what ever b irt hday part y y ou can put t og e t h er. A memorab le day need not b e expensive. Simpl y f oc us on t he occasion it self, invit ing t heir close st f ri en d s and family t o join in t he fun.

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


Have you checked out our Vilamoura Cakes Tour Article on page 34? Look out for the icons on our back map and send us pictures of your tasty treats of choice! Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

55


Hampshire Fire and Rescue helps Fire a nd Rescue services in Albufeira and Silves

Algarve 2020 Saturday 9th May Starting @ 5am

D

a r k n e ss I n t o Li g h t was c reated in Dublin , Ir e l a n d i n 2 0 0 9 where 400 p eop le s et off to wa l k 5 km t o r a i se a waren es s in th e global figh t agai n s t s ui c i de a n d self-harm .

I

In 2 0 1 9 o ve r 2 0 0 , 0 00 p eop le took p art in 150 l oca t i o n s, i n 1 6 c o u n t ries ac ros s 5 c on tin ents .The H ea l t h y M in d s A lg a r ve Asso ci a ti o n h as now broug ht this e ve nt t o t h e Al g arve for the firs t tim e and t hey hop e t o i n ve st t h e m o nies rais ed into loc al m ent al he a l th s e rvi c e s a n d c l in ic s for c hild ren and ad ult s acro s s t h e Al g a r ve .

We h a d b een i n c on ta c t w i th th em s i n c e th e f i r e s i n 2 0 1 8 w h en th ey k i n d l y don a ted i n f ra red c am e r a s a n d u n i f orm s to th e B o m b ei ro s ( f i rem en ) i n S i l ve s. We a s k ed th e S i l ves f i re c h i ef on c e m ore a n d a n s we r wa s ' Yes p l ea s e! ' . N ow a l l we n eed ed to org a n i s e wa s t h e tra n s p ort a n d h a n dover! !

The Shack Lake Bar, Quinta do Lago 5KM Walk

Registrations Open 25th February 2020

wa s c on ta c ted b y D ev o n a n d S o m erset F i re an d R e s cu e to s ee i f th e l oc a l A l g a rve f i re a n d res c u e s e r v i c e s w ou l d b e i n teres ted i n rec ei vi n g 1 6 0 s ets of b r e a t h i n g a p p a ra tu s .

Th e 5 k m wa l k w i l l take p lac e on Satu rd ay 9t h Ma y 2 0 2 0 a t 5 a m de partin g from T he Sha ck La k e Bar, i n Qu i n t a do La g o – w h ere all c ountries will walk i nto th e su n r i se a t t h e s am e tim e.

Th e s h i p m en t w ou l d c on s i s t of 9 p a l l ets ea c h m ea s u ri n g a s q u a re m etre a n d wei g h i n g 1 2 5 k g . T h i s wa s n ot g oi n g to b e ea s y . L u c k i l y th e f ol l ow i n g c om p a n i es don a ted th ei r s ervi c es f or f ree.

R e g i s t r a t i o n s f o r t he event are op ening on 25 Fe br uwww.darknessintolight.ie/algarve a r y 2 0 2 0 . T o b o ok you r p lac e, vis it eith er: ww w . da r k n e ss intolight.ie/ algarve @darknessintolightalgarve ww w . h e a l t h y mind s algarve.org

K e e p up t o da t e w ith th e route, tic ket i nf o r ma ti o n a n d de t a ils via ou r s oc ial m ed ia p ag e s : – d a r k n e s s in t o lighta l ga rve

Algarve 2020

www.facebook.com/DILAlgarve

Saturday 9th May Starting @ 5am

Ti c k e t P r i c e s a r e a vailable on th e webs ites and i n cl u de a D I L t - shirt, water an d breakfas t is op t i o n a l a t t h e e n d o f th e walk for a s m all d onat ion to th e ch a r i t y .

The Shack Lake Bar, Quinta do Lago

O u r r eq u e st i s si m ple – whatever you r age or s i t u a ti o n , wa l k w i t h us , talk with us , s o th at tog e t h e r we c a n c r e a t e a world wh ere s uic id e, selfharm a n d st i g ma h a ve been rep lac ed by h op e, selfcare a n d a c c e pt a n c e .

5KM Walk 5 K M WA L K

• •

G reg ory Di s tri b u ti on w ou l d c ol l ec t th e g o o d s i n t h e Wes t c ou n try a n d m ove th em to Bi rm i n gh a m . Pa l l etl i n e ( G reg ory a re a m em b er ) DW C l a rk ( m oved th e g ood s f rom B i rm i n g h a m t o E s s ex) A l g a rve R em ova l s ( w h o m oved th e g ood s f r o m E s s ex to A l b u f ei ra )

I d o n ot n orm a l l y p rom ote b u s i n es s es b u t , i n t h i s c a s e i t i s m ore th a n wa rra n ted a s a l l th es e c o m pa n i e s g a ve th ei r res ou rc es a n d ti m e f or f ree. Wel l d o n e t o th em , a n d th a n k y ou s o m u c h ! Th e g oods were del i vered on ti m e a n d u n d a m a g e d i n F eb ru a ry a n d were h a n ded over to th e C o ma n d a n t e s of S i l ves a n d A l b u f ei ra , w h o di vi d ed th e s h i pm e n t f or d i s tri b u ti on to s ta ti on s th rou g h ou t th e A l g a r ve a c c ordi n g to th ei r n eed s . Kei t h H o l d en

Registrations Open 25th February 2020 www.darknessintolight.ie/algarve @darknessintolightalgarve www.facebook.com/DILAlgarve 56

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


ALGARVE’S FINEST IRISH GASTRO PUB Book your table online at www.thecheekypup.com Quinta Shopping, Quinta do Lago | +351 289 358 205 | reservations@thecheekypup.com

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

57


Would you Risk your Life for ‘Lucifer’s Fingers’? Portuguese fishermen risk life and limb to harvest goose barnacles.

K

no w n a s Perc e bes i n P o rtu g u e s e , t he s e s e a f ood d e l i caci e s are g i ve n tw o ra t h e r m or e il l u s tri o u s name s i n Eng l i sh : G oos e Barnacl e s o r L u ci fe r’s Fin g e rs. It is said that sailors once suspected, due to their gooseneck shape, that these crustaceans

the head and anyone could drown ’, cautions one of the rock-scarred locals. Working in pairs for safety (although safety may not be the right word!), some descend ropes and try to keep a foothold at the base o f the slippery cliffs. Others approach by boat and risk the full might of the ocean dashing them on the rocks. Either way, it’s not for the faint-hearted. Even so, many of the fishermen would still argue that the risk is worth the prize. The daily harvest is restricted to 15kg per diver, with prices reaching between €30 and €60/kg depending on the quality and size. The barnacles are boiled in salt water for no more than a minute, or more traditionally – the time it takes to recite the lord’s prayer. They can be eaten hot or cold, and the more simply, the better. When told that celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey serves the barnacles in a creamy sauce, the locals threw their arms in the air. Enough said!

eventually grew into Barnacle Geese. Needless to say, that was before the days of Charles Darwin. The nickname Lucifer’s Fingers does not require any explanation beyond seeing a plate of them! These scaly creatures are most abundant i n the tidal areas close to Sagres (far-west Algarve) where fisherman pry them off the rocks whilst taking a pounding from the waves. ‘ One bang on

58

If you see Percebes on the menu, you should give them a try – there is nothing to compare that could bring the taste of the ocean so evocatively to your palate. As a footnote, this fishermen’s frien d is not so appreciated by sailors. Barnacles, amongst other creatures and plants, will foul the hull of any boat left in the water. In severe cases, this will dramatically affect the performanc e and, as you may imagine, are difficult to remove.

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

59


Brexit Withdrawal Agreement How does this affect British Expatriates?

N

ow that Brexit has finally happened, we are in the transition stage which is plan ned to end on 31 Dec 2020. All Brits who become resident in an EU country before that date will have their rights pro tected under the Withdrawal Agreement for life.

to obtain a S1 form from the UK which will also provide the right to a European Health Insurance Card. Any temporary eligibility regarding pensions and health have now been replaced with lifetime rights under the Withdrawal Agreement.

This will be unaffected by whatever the UK and the EU agree upon as a longer term deal.

So what’s not covered in the Withdrawal Agreement? As we have seen, for most British residents, little seems to have changed. However, there are a few notable differ ences:

Therefore, if no agreement on a future relationship is reached, the UK and EU could default to World Trade Organisation rules. However, the Withdrawal Agreement itself would continue as an international treaty in its own right and we may be covered by it for the rest of our lives. This means that expatriates effectively retain the same rights as they did before Brexit, although this only applies to the host country in which we live, Portugal. Naturally, this assumes that anyone who has not registered their residency should do so before the end of the year. Residents who have been here less than 5 years can still be absent abroad for up to 6 months each time. After 5 years they are entitled to become permanent residents of Portugal and retain their rights after absences of up to 5 years. Anyone working in Portugal and paying social security will have automatic rights to health care and other welfare benefits. Others are advised

60

• Freedom of movement: This is still under negotiation. However, as things stand, you can spend up to 90 days in every 180 days in the Schengen area without requiring a visa or residency. • Cross border services: Unless you are registered as a frontier worker, you may not be able to offer your services beyond Portugal. • Professional Qualification: You should try to register your qualification in Portugal before 31 Dec 2020. • Future Spouses: If you wish to later return to the UK with a non-EU spouse, you may have to comply with more stringent UK rules. • Voting Rights: Many of the voting rights available to UK expats are being withdrawn. If you wish to read more about the effects of the Withdrawal Agreement, we recomm end the following website: https://britishineurope.org

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

61


Hydrogen is the missing link! Everyone seems to agree, we urgently need clean, low-carbon energy. Otherwise, we will have no solution to climate change, which is already the biggest global health threat of the 21st century.

W

ith India and China burning enormous quantities of coal, and even Germany is currently bringing online a new coal-fired power sta tion in 2020, we need to urgently change our sources of energy. There is easily enough energy being generated by the sun, wind and waves. Yet, these energy sources are often far away from the cities which they need to power. For example, solar pane ls covering the Sahara desert could generate enough solar energy to meet the entire global demand. However, how could we connect to the rest of the world and then, perhaps even more difficult, store enough energy to keep everything going during the night? Those who are shouting “extra-long cables and a huge battery”, please bear with me. The answer is probably going to be hydrogen, the most abundant element in the universe. At wind and solar energy sites, excess electricit y not supplied directly to the power grid can be used to perform electrolysis to split water molecules into oxygen and hydrogen, with the hydrogen stored for later reuse, ensuring that not a single kilowatt-hour is wasted. This concept is already being demonstrated in Scotland’s Orkney Islands where tidal and wave generators create more clean electricity that its 21, 000 inhabitants need.

Even after exporting to the UK natio nal grid, the islands’ winds, waves and tides generate about 130% of the electricity required. That surplus energy no longer goes to waste, but produces hydrogen. This gas then powers the islanders’ cars and even the local ferry. This is not just a small, isolated project, but a vision shared by Japan’s government and its world-leading auto industry, which are together making a huge bet that hydrogen — rather than batteries — will provide power for the emission-free cars of the future. Starting with the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, they want to put millions of hydrogen vehicles onto the nation’s roads. Visitors to Tokyo may still find vehiclecongested roads, but the exhaust pipes will only produce a few drops of water, and the air will be clean! “Hydrogen, as both a primary source, and more importantly, a carrier of energy, must become cheaper and more easily affordable,” declared Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe in Davos this year. “My government is aiming to reduce the production cost of hydrogen by at least 90 per cent by the year 2050, to make it cheaper than natural gas.” Here in the Algarve, we can share th at vision. Surplus energy from our enormous solar potential could produce sufficient hydrogen to

run our vehicles and even sell to fund public services. If that plan becomes a reality, we’ll be well on the way to a clean and sustainable hydrogen economy. 62

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


A little Tongue Twister Challenge: Repeat as many times as you can! 1. She s ells se a s h e l l s by th e s e a s h o r e . 2. How can a cla m c r a m i n a c l e a n cr e a m ca n? 3. Eleven be ne v o l e n t e l e p ha nts !

(+351) 289 358 007 (+351) 912 571 912 studioshop@quintastyle.com Av. 5 de Outubro/Estrada de Vale D ĂŠguas, n°30 8135-103 Almancil

www.quintastyle.com

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

63


gente que ama o som do mar... Garrão beach… the best Sea View

Praia do Garrão Nascente Almancil eduardos-paradise@hotmail.com +351 289 355 508

Estrada de Vale de Lobo, Escanxinas 8135-016 Almancil +351 289 356 372 info@bellarosa.pt 64

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

65


Portugal Still Has Low Cost of Living Experts measured 132 countries by a range of living costs including accommodation, clothing, taxi fares, utilities, internet, groceries, transport, and eating out.

W

ithin the EU, Portugal (no.54) still represents great value – the only cheaper countries were the Eastern-bloc countries (who most recently joined). The UK (no.27), was classified as cheaper than the US or Canada but a little more expensive than Italy or Germany. As expected, at the top of the list, Switzerland and the Scandanavian countries continue to be eye-wateringly ex pensive. Whilst, at the other ext reme, a poppy-picking holiday in Afghanistan remains extraordinarily low cost, apart from that all-important insurance! 1 . S w i t z e rland 2 . N o r wa y 3. Iceland 4. Japan 5 . D e nm a rk 6. Bahamas 7 . L ux e m b ourg 8 . I s ra e l 9 . S i ng a p ore 1 0 . S o ut h K orea 1 1 . Ho ng K ong 1 2 . B a rb a d os 1 3 . I re l a n d 14. France 1 5 . Ne t he r lands 1 6 . Aus t ralia 1 7 . Ne w Z ealand 18. Belgium 1 9 . S e y c h elles 2 0 . U n i t e d States 2 1 . Aus t ri a 2 2 . F i nl a nd 2 3 . S we d en 2 4 . C a na d a 2 5 . P u e rt o R ico 26. Malta 2 7 . U n i t e d K ing dom 28. Italy

66

29. Ger many 30. Macao 31. Qat ar 32. Unit ed Ar ab Emir at e s 33. Taiwan 34. Le bano n 35. Bahr ain 36. Cypr u s 37. Jamaica 38. Gr e ece 39. Zimbabwe 40. Pale st inian Te r r it o r y 41. Et hio pia 42. Panama 43. Co st a Rica 44. Spain 45. Tr inidad And To bago 46. Jo r dan 47. Slo ve nia 48. Mau r it iu s 49. Ur u gu ay 50. Est o nia 51. Ku wait 52. Thailand 53. Cr o at ia

54. Portu g a l 55. O m a n 56. Bel i z e 57. S a u d i A ra b i a 58. La tvi a 59. C a m b odi a 60. F i j i 61. C z ec h R ep u b l i c 62. El S a l va d or 63. Bru n ei 64. N i c a ra g u a 65. S l ova k i a 66. Li th u a n i a 67. Dom i n i c a n Re p u b l i c 68. C h i l e 69. C u b a 70. S u ri n a m e 71. N a m i b i a 72. S ou th A f ri c a 73. G u a tem a l a 74. H on du ra s 75. M ya n m a r 76. Ec u a dor 77. H u n g a ry 78. Bra z i l 79. K en ya

80. China 8 1 . Pol a n d 82. Russia 8 3 . Bots wa n a 84. Malaysia 8 5 . Ira q 8 6 . Ira n 8 7 . S om a l i a 8 8 . Peru 8 9 . Vi etn a m 9 0 . M on ten eg ro 91. Ghana 9 2 . Ph i l i p p i n es 9 3 . In d on es i a 9 4 . Bu l g a ri a 95. Albania 9 6 . B os n i a A n d H erz eg ovi n a 9 7 . M exi c o 9 8 . S erb i a 9 9 . R om a n i a 1 0 0 . Ta n z a n i a 1 0 1 . Bel a ru s 1 0 2 . Tu rk ey 1 0 3 . Bol i vi a 1 0 4 . M oroc c o 1 0 5 . M ol dova

106. 107. 108. 109. 110. 111. 112. 113. 114. 115. 116. 117. 118. 119. 120. 121. 122. 123. 124. 125. 126. 127. 128. 129. 130. 131. 132.

R wa n d a U k ra i n e A rg en t i n a A rm en i a B a n g l ad e sh Zambia S ri Lan k a M a c ed o n i a Pa ra g ua y N i g eri a C ol om b i a K a z a kh st a n Uganda A l g eri a A z erb a i j a n Egypt N ep a l G eorgi a K os ov o Ven ez u e l a Tu n i s i a K y rg yz st a n U z b eki st a n S y ri a In di a A f g h a n i st a n Pa k i s t a n

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

67


T H I N G S W E S AY T O D AY THANKS TO WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE “M y a f f e c ti o n h ath an un k n o wn b ottom , l i k e th e B a y o f P ortu ga l” Th e a b o ve i s t he on ly men tion of Portuga l in the e n t i re works of Sh ak es p eare. It ap p e a rs i n ‘A s You Like I t '. F o r t h e cu r i ou s, i t comp ares Ros alin d’s de p t h o f l ove f or O rlan do to th at of th e de e p e s t ocean. We do n ot ex ac tly k n ow w he r e t h e Bay of Portug al was th oug h t to be . H o we ver , we mi gh t n ow s p eculate wh eth e r

th is cou ld be a t Na z a ré , n e a r L is bo n. He r e , from a n e x tra ord in a ry d e p th of 5 k m , r e c o r d bre a k in g wa ve s a re fo rme d , w h ich n o w a ttra ct th e w o rld ’ s be s t s u rfe rs . I t i s e a s y t o ima g in e th a t th e s ca le of th e s e fe a rf ul wa ve s w ou ld n o t h a ve e s ca p e d th e a tte n tio n o f t he E n g lis h a n d P o rtu g u e s e s a ilo rs a t th e t i m e . W h ils t th e a bove lite ra ry g e m ma y ha ve be e n mo s tly o ve rlook e d , s o ma n y o f t he ba rd ’ s o th e r p h a s e s h a ve be co me p o p ul a r e x p re s s io n s (s e e be low )

SELECTION OF POPULAR SHAKESPEAREAN EXPRESSIONS “GREEN-EYED MONSTER” Meaning: jealousy. From: Othello (Act 3, Scene 3)

“WILD GOOSE CHASE” Meaning: a hopeless and never-ending pursuit. From: Romeo and Juliet (Act 2, Scene 4)

“IN A PICKLE” Meaning: a difficult or uncomfortable situation. From: The Tempest (Act 5, Scene 1)

“WEAR YOUR HEART ON YOUR SLEEVE” Meaning: to express your emotions openly, especially when others notice without much effort. From: Othello (Act 1, Scene 1).

“THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER” Meaning: being in a position to take advantage of life’s opportunities. From: The Merry Wives Of Windsor (Act 2, Scene 2) “BREAK THE ICE” Meaning: to start conversation. From: The Taming Of The Shrew (Act 1, Scene “LOVE IS BLIND” Meaning: an inability to see shortcomings in a lover; doing crazy things when in love. From: The Merchant Of Venice (Act 2, Scene 6)

68

“METHOD TO HIS MADNESS” Meaning: Someone’s strange behaviour has a purpose. From: Hamlet (Act 2, Scene 2) “FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE” Meaning: Respond to an attack by using a similar method as one’s attacker. From: King John (Act 5, Scene 1)

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


Education: A Different Way

A brand-new school at the heart of the Algarve is planning to shake things up with a fresh approach to education. The Algarve International School.

T

he Alga rve I n t e rn a ti o n a l S ch o o l – w h i ch o p e n ed its doors a t t h e be gi n n i n g o f t h i s ye a r – i s co n fi d e nt that it s fo c us on t h e wh o l e ch i l d w i l l p r o v i d e a r efreshing a l t e rn a t i ve f o r y o u n g p e o p l e h o p i n g t o ge t an educat i on t h a t w ork s fo r t h e m . T he bra i n c h i l d of f ou r D i r e ct o r s – w h o a m o n g the m h ave over 5 0 yea rs’ exp e r i e n ce i n e d u ca t i o n – t h e s ch ool is s et t o c h a l l e n g e t h e wa y t h a t s c h o o l s h a ve al way s op era t ed by op e n i n g i t s e l f u p t o n e w i d e as and f resh appr oa c h e s.

At AIS t h e f oc us i s f i r s t a n d fo r e m o s t o n s t u d e nt we llbeing . Fun d a men t a l t o t h e s c h o o l ’s e t h o s i s t he u nderst an d i n g t h a t n u r t u r i n g t h e r i g h t m i n d s e t , a lo ng w i t h encou ra gi n g c on f id e n c e a n d s e l f-b e l i e f, i s f undam en t a l t o a c h i l d ’ s a b i l i t y t o l e a r n . T he scho ol i n t en d s d e l i b e r a t e l y t o r e m a i n s m a ll; there is a c a p of 1 2 pup i l s i n e a ch ye a r g r o u p . T h is al lows eac h t e a c h e r t o b u i l d s o l i d r e l a t i o n s h i p s w ith al l of t he c h i l d re n i n ea ch o f t h e i r cl a s s e s . T h e s mall cl ass sizes a re a l so be n e fi ci a l fo r t h e p u p i l s ’ l e a r ning: the t eache r h a s en o u gh t i m e t o ch e ck i n w i t h e ve ry s i ng le st u d e n t ove r t h e c o u r s e o f e a c h l e s s o n . Far more si gn i f i c a n t t h a n c l a s s s i z e s i s t h e s ch oo l’s e d ucat iona l ph i l o so p h y . Al g a r ve I n t e r n a t i o n a l S c ho o l h as high ed uc a t i on a l sta n d a r d s a n d a l l G C S E a n d Al evel class es a re t a u gh t b y t e a c h e r s w h o h a ve ye a rs o f e x perience i n prepa ri n g p u p i l s fo r e x a m s . H o we ve r, the school a l so re c o gn i s e s t h a t n o t a l l c h i l d r e n a r e o n 70

the s ame e duc atio nal p ath and that o ne s ize absolutely do e s no t fit all. All o f this fe e ds into the s c ho o l’s c e ntral mission: te ac hing yo ung p e o p le ho w to think and to lear n. AIS e ns ure s that it p rio ritis e s de live ry o f s kills r ath er than s imp ly fo c us ing o n c o nte nt. In His to ry, fo r e xamp le , unde rs tanding bias and the imp o rtanc e o f lo o king at mo re than o ne sour ce is far mo re imp o rtant than me mo ris ing name s and dates; e s p e c ially w he n the fac ts are e as ily ac c e s s e d v ia a de v ic e in e ve ry te e n’s p o c ke t. In the light o f this , s ub je c ts w hic h in o the r s c ho o ls might b e e xtrac urric ular are an inte gral p art o f the s c ho o l’s c urric ulum. This thinking is re fle c te d in the str uctur e o f the s c ho o l day. AIS time tab le s fo ur ho urs o f traditio nally ‘ac ade mic ’ le s s o ns in the mo rning w ith lunch at 13.30. The s ingle le s s o n in the afte rno o n is dedicated to we llb e ing and c re ativ ity. C urre ntly, the school s c he dule s afte rno o n le s s o ns in Mindfulne s s , PSHE, Art Enric hme nt, Mus ic , P E and Danc e , all o f which ar e de live re d b y qualifie d e xp e rts in e ac h fie ld. Finally, Algarve Inte rnatio nal Sc ho o l b e nef its f r om hav ing amazing fac ilitie s right o n its do o rs tep. The s c ho o l s hare s its s ite w ith Algarve Te nnis an d Fitn ess, at the c e ntre o f the Go lde n Triangle . Amo ng the o n-s ite s p o rts ’ fac ilitie s are tenn is, p ade l and b as ke tb all c o urts and a danc e s tudio. Additio nally, the o n-s ite re s taurant o ffe rs pupils a daily dis c o unt o n ho t fre s hly c o o ke d me als .With a fo c us o n he lp ing yo ung p e o p le de ve lo p a s e n se of self , c o nfide nc e and a life lo ng lo ve o f le arning, the A lgar ve Inte rnatio nal Sc ho o l is he lp ing its p up ils not on ly to p as s e xams , b ut to gro w into the ve ry b e s t ver sions of the ms e lve s that the y c an b e . Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


MAP REF: C4

Rental Reservation Enquiries (+351) 289 390501 rentals@villasvacations.com DUNAS DOURADAS R E F : D D 4 04

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Villa From £1,552 per week VA L E D O L O B O . R E F : V L E N 43

Superb 4/5 bed villa with sea views From £2,856 per week Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

VA L E D O L O B O . R E F : V L 941B

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Apartment From £644 per week ALMANCIL. REF: ABCORT

3 Bedroom Villa with Pool From £812 per week 71


V i l l a s & Va c a t i o n s F e a t u r e d P r o p e r t i e s Make your ‘Brexit’ to Portugal! Now is the best time to come for the beaches, weather... and property!

T

he year 2 0 2 0 i s n ot o n l y B r e x i t ye a r , i t i s a fa ntas tic opportun i t y t o l egal l y e s t a b l i s h y o u r s e l f o n m ainland E u rope. Wit h t h e U K a bo u t t o i m p o s e a n Au s t r a l i a n -s t yle i m migrat ion syst em a t t h e e n d o f t h e ye a r , t h e c u rre nt f reedom o f move me n t we cu r r e n t l y t a k e fo r g r a n t e d may n ot b e so si mpl e i n t h e fu t u r e . T he simpl e t rut h i s t h i s : a n y o n e t h i n k i n g o f b as ing themselves i n P o rt uga l w i l l h a ve t h e e a s i e s t o p p ortunity to do so t h i s ye a r. You ca n a c q u i r e m o s t o f t h e r i ghts o f b eing a E urop ea n c i t i z e n , w i t h a m i n i m u m o f e ffo rt. E s sent ially a l l yo u h a ve t o d o i s t u r n u p a n d t e l l the au t horit ie s you ’ ve a rri ve d – h o w e a s y i s t h a t ?! Elsewh ere i n t h i s i ss u e (p 6 0 ) we d i s cu s s t h e r ule s in a l ittle m ore d e t a i l . H owe ve r , fo r a n y o n e l o o k i n g f o rward

Va l e d o L o b o

to s p e nding quality time in P o rtugal, e s p ecially re tire e s , this is a gre at time to ge t yo ur feet under the tab le . If yo u ne e d any mo re p e rs uas io n, check o ut the inc re dib le b e ac he s and c limate , an d take a lo o k at s o me o f the b rilliant p ro p e rtie s w ith h ave f or s ale . At the mo me nt, we are e s p e c ially ke e n on th e fo llo w ing: • In Dunas Do uradas , a lo ve ly 2 b e d v illage- h ouse w ith o w n p o o l. Eas y walking dis tanc e of th e b e ac h. Only €385K (re f :1287) • Large luxury 4 b e d v illa in Vale da Quin ta f or €1.2M. Again, gre at value ! (re f :355) Se e tho s e p ro p e rtie s , alo ng w ith many mo r e, on the fo llo w ing p age s . Go o d p ro p e rty hunting!

2 Beds, 2 Baths

€295,000

The p e rfe c t “lo c k up and go ” ho liday ho me in the he art o f Vale Do Lo b o . Tho ro ughly up date d in a tas te ful and mo de rn s tyle , this gro und flo o r c o nve rte d ap artme nt has a p rivate te rrac e and a b uiltin BBQ. It is c lo s e to all ame nitie s , making it an o uts tanding re ntal inve s tme nt.

Vilas Alvas This at t ract i ve spa c i ou s s e co n d f loor apartmen t i s l oc a t e d w i t h i n the peacefu l resort o f Vil a s Al va s , s u rrounded by pa l m t re e g a r d e n s an d a larg e c en t ra l swi m m i n g p ool, t his 2 bed room a p a r t m e n t h as been t a st e f ul l y d e c o r a t e d throug hout , f ea t uri n g u n d e r fl o o r h eat ed b ath rooms. Wi t hi n wa l k i n g d i s t ance t o Va l e d o Ga rr ã o b e a c h .

Te l : ( + 3 5 1 ) 2 8 9 3 9 0 5 0 0 / 9 1 1 1 1 9 0 0 9 sales@villasvacations.com 72

2 Beds, 2 Baths REF:

REF:

2406 80m² - m²

Furnished

€305,000

6354 92m² - m²

Furnished

www.villas-vacations.com Government Licensed Estate Agent: 715AMI Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


V i l l a s & Va c a t i o n s F e a t u r e d P r o p e r t i e s Va l e d o L o b o

3 Beds, 2 Baths

€425,000

Traditio nal s tyle , 3 b e d to w nho us e R E F : 4239 lo c ate d in the mo s t p o p ular are a o f Vale do Lo b o w ithin 5 minute s 75m² walk to the P raç a, b e ac h and go lf c lub . The ac c o mmo datio n p ro v ide s e ve rything yo u ne e d fo r an ide al 150m² ‘lo c k up and go ’ ho liday ho me . Not Air-c o nditio ning, ro o f te rrac e w ith Furnished s e a-v ie w s .

Dunas Douradas This fant a st i c S o u t h -fa ci n g townho use i s se t i n t h e we l l e st ablis h ed resort o f Du n a s D ourad a s wi t h i n wa l k i n g d i s t a n ce of t he be a c h . Wi t h t h e u n u s u a l benefit of a n e n c l o se d g a r d e n i t offers ext ra pri va c y a r o u n d t h e p ool are a . Gre a t va l u e fo r a t r u e gem!

Encosta do Lago

2 Beds, 2 Baths REF:

€485,000 Co.

2056 129m² 282m²

Furnished

2 Beds, 2 Baths

€525,000

Be autifully re no vate d, firs t flo o r ap artme nt s e t w ithin o ne o f the mo s t e xc lus ive re s o rts o f Quinta do Lago , w ith s p ac io us inte rio rs and c harming de c o r the p ro p e rty inc lude s all o n s ite fac ilitie s : large c o mmunal s w imming p o o l, te nnis c o urts , re s taurants and re c e p tio n o ffic e . Re as o nab le c o ndo minium c harge s .

Te l : ( + 3 5 1 ) 2 8 9 3 9 0 5 0 0 / 9 1 1 1 1 9 0 0 9 sales@villasvacations.com Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

REF:

636 112m² - m² Furnished

www.villas-vacations.com Government Licensed Estate Agent: 715AMI 73


V i l l a s & Va c a t i o n s F e a t u r e d P r o p e r t i e s A l m a n c i l We s t T his rust ic st yl e v i l l a i s p r i ce d to sell qui c kl y, l oc a t e d o n a g o o d sized , e n c l o se d a n d ve r y privat e plo t surro u n d ed b y m at ure ga rd en s. Fea t ur i n g a i r condit ionin g i n a l l be d r o o m s , tr adit iona l sh ut t e rs, t er r a c i n g s urrounds t h e v i l l a , l a r g e o ff-r o a d parking area , l a rge ba se m e n t , m ains and bo re h ol e wat e r s u p p l y .

4 Beds, 3 Baths REF:

€645,000

1479 134m² 1000m²

Furnished

Boliqueime

4 Beds, 4 Baths

€725,000

Ele gant s tyle Quinta, b uilt in 2002 b y the c urre nt o w ne rs w ithin a de s irab le are a o f Bo lique ime . With a b le nd o f traditio nal and mo de rn, this fo ur-b e dro o m v illa is b o th s p ac io us and we ll de s igne d. The v illa b e ne fits fro m a large p lo t w ith a b e autiful mature garde n, large s w imming p o o l and te rrac e . Garage & b o re ho le .

Va l v e r d e A n at t ract i ve, si n gl e- sto r e y v i l l a i n t he sma l l a n d e xc l u s i ve a r e a o f Valverde, n ea r Q ui n t a do L a g o . Wit hin wa l ki n g d i st a n ce t o Qu i n t a S h opping. T h e 3 be d v il l a c a n b e e x tended a f u rt h e r 1 2 0 m ² , e a s i l y transformi n g i t i n t o a 4 b e d r o o m vi lla. T he ga rd en c omp r i s e s o f a good-siz e d swi mmi n g p o o l s u rrounde d by t re es.

Te l : ( + 3 5 1 ) 2 8 9 3 9 0 5 0 0 / 9 1 1 1 1 9 0 0 9 sales@villasvacations.com 74

3 Beds, 3 Baths REF:

REF:

6373 325m² 4480m²

Furnished

€800,000 Co.

2310 220m² 1113m²

Furnished

www.villas-vacations.com Government Licensed Estate Agent: 715AMI Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


V i l l a s & Va c a t i o n s F e a t u r e d P r o p e r t i e s Va l e d o L o b o

3 Beds, 3 Baths

€ 8€18 03 5, 0, 00000

Attrac tive 3-b e dro o m linke d v illa lo c ate d in Vale do Lo b o . This p ro p e rty has large So uth fac ing te rrac e s and a p rivate p o o l. It is in a quie t lo c atio n w ithin walking dis tanc e to the b e ac h and all fac ilitie s . An ide al ho liday ho me w ith ve ry s p ac io us inte rio r div is io ns . Has gas c e ntral he ating.

Loule

4 Beds, 4 Baths

REF:

3641 160m² 265m²

Furnished

€1,150,000

A lmost c o mpl e t ed pro j e ct . F i n a l R E F : 6141 finishing s st i l l t o be ch o s e n . T h i s propert y i s pe rf ec t f o r s o m e o n e 213m² looking for a bra n d n e w p r o p e r t y which ca n h a ve p u rc h a s e r s fi n a l to uches a n d d e si gn s i n c l u d e d . 4000m² E levat ed p osi t i o n a bo ve t h e h i s t o r i c a l to wn of L ou l é o f f eri n g p a n o r a m i c Not views. Un d e rf l oor h e a t i n g & c o o l i n g , furnished s olar hot wa t er a n d a i r -c o n d i t i o n i n g .

Va l e d a Q u i n t a

4 Beds, 4 Baths

€1,200,000

Exc e p tio nally we ll-p re s e nte d R E F : 355 luxury v illa w ith p o o l and many mo de rn fe ature s lo c ate d in a quie t 335m² are a o f Vale da Quinta, w ithin the Go lde n Triangle . The re are dis tant s e a v ie w s fro m the to p te rrac e , and 939m² the v illa als o b o as ts a fantas tic re ntal trac k re c o rd he lp ing to Furnished c o ve r its o ve rhe ads and ge ne rate re ve nue .

Te l : ( + 3 5 1 ) 2 8 9 3 9 0 5 0 0 / 9 1 1 1 1 9 0 0 9 sales@villasvacations.com Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

www.villas-vacations.com Government Licensed Estate Agent: 715AMI 75


V i l l a s & Va c a t i o n s F e a t u r e d P r o p e r t i e s Dunas Douradas

4 Beds, 5 Baths

€1,500,000

This com pl et e l y re n ova te d , s i n g l e R E F : 2092 s torey, 4 bed v i l l a , si t s o n a g o o d s i zed plot i n t h e e ve r- p o p u l a r 224m² r es ort of D u n a s D ou ra da s . Wi t h i n wal k ing dist a n c e t o t h e b e a ch , i t 1125m² i s ideal for l i v i n g i n or r e n t i n g o u t . A truly ou t st a n d i n g i n ve s t m e n t . Not Po s sibilit y f or 5 t h bed ro o m o n t h e Furnished f irs t floor.

Quinta do Lago

5 Beds, 5 Baths

€5,500,000

Exc e p tio nally c harming v illa w ith R E F : 1404 s e a v ie w s o ffe rs to tal p rivac y and s e c lus io n, s e t in o ne o f the mo s t 620m² e le gant are as o f the Quinta do Lago re s o rt. The p ro p e rty c o mp ris e s o f 5 e n-s uite b e dro o ms and s tudy, 2170m² a high s tandard kitc he n w ith a b re akfas t b ar le ading into a large Furnished te le v is io n ro o m and b ar are a.

Do you have a property for sale?

“ Th e s e a re j u s t a few p ro p erties s ol d as a res ul t of our Wi nt er Is s ue of C e n t r a l A lg a rve M a g a zin e. At Villas & Vac at i ons we w ork t i rel es s l y t o get your pr op e r t y so ld. O u r s a l e s team is d ed icated t o us i ng al l medi a and pl at forms avai la b l e t o maximize th e market i ng behi nd your s al e.” Te l : ( + 3 5 1 ) 2 8 9 3 9 0 5 0 0 / 9 1 1 1 1 9 0 0 9 sales@villasvacations.com 76

www.villas-vacations.com Government Licensed Estate Agent: 715AMI Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


V i l l a s & Va c a t i o n s F e a t u r e d P r o p e r t i e s Why I invested on a property in Vilamoura? Vilamoura, considered one of the best tourist destinations in Europe, provides a superb quality li festyle. Situated only 25 mins drive from Faro Airport , Vilamoura has its own Internation al Marina, a gateway for visitors from around the globe (voted the “Best International Marina” b y The Yacht Harbour Association). Its beautiful, gol den, sandy beach runs from Vale do Lobo to Albufeira. There are lots of other activities to offer for the more active. For bike riders, there is an excellent network of cycling paths. There are five golf courses, an international tennis centre and a free activity/exercise circuit. There is fun for the whole family! Aquashow waterpark is nearby and will soon have an indoor area for winter visi tors too! Water sports for all

V i l a m o u r a N o r t h We s t

€299,000

3 B E D S , 2 B AT H S R E F : 6 3 2 3 88m²

-m²

Furnished

Refurbished, 3 bed, ground floor apartment with a lovely private terrace, overlooking the swimming pool.

V i l a m o u r a N o r t h We s t 2 B E D S , 2 B AT H S 101m²

153m²

€358,000 REF:

6361 Furnished

Lovely apartment, located on a quiet and private condominium, in the prestigious “Vilamoura Laguna Resort”

Te l : ( + 3 5 1 ) 2 8 9 3 9 0 5 0 0 / 9 1 1 1 1 9 0 0 9 sales@villasvacations.com Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

ages are available at the beach. On a historic note, there is an archaeological museum “Cerro Da Vila”. A large number of shops, supermarkets and top restaurants with a variety of national and international cuisines to choose from. Party lovers come to enjoy Portugal’s best sunset events and animated nightlife, including its unique, avantgarde style Casino. If you’re considering living or retiring in Vilamoura, investing in a rental property or business, let me help you find exactly what you’re looking for! Joaquim Hipólito Tel: (+351) 916 134 219

Vilamoura Marina

€350,000

2 B E D S , 2 B AT H S 107m²

147m²

REF:

6344 Furnished

South-East facing, ground floor apartment, found in the luxury “Condominium do Golf” in Vilamoura.

Quarteira

€370,000

2 B E D S , 2 B AT H S R E F : 6 3 6 4 149m²

- m²

Furnished

Magnificent apartment on the Black Horse beach, with unbeatable sea views and b o r d e r i n g Va l e D o L o b o .

www.villas-vacations.com Government Licensed Estate Agent: 715AMI 77


V i l l a s & Va c a t i o n s F e a t u r e d P r o p e r t i e s VILAMOURA Vila Sol

€390,000

3 B E D S , 3 B AT H S 92m²

REF:

172m²

6368 Furnished

We l l p r e s e n t e d , m o d e r n t o w n h o u s e w i t h m a t u r e gardens, adults and children’s pool set in a luxury resort.

Vilamoura South East 5 B E D S , 3 B AT H S 145m²

1961m²

€795,000 REF:

6276

Furnished

Detached, single storey villa in excellent condition, within walking distance to the Old Village.

Vilamoura South East

€1,295,000

3 B E D S , 3 B AT H S R E F : 6 2 0 0 205m²

916m²

Furnished

We l l - p r e s e n t e d , l u x u r y , s i n g l e - s t o r e y v i l l a . Recently upgraded to high standards with excellent finishes.

78

Quarteira

€590,000

2 B E D S , 2 B AT H S R E F : 6 3 2 5 98m²

- m²

Furnished

A delightful apartment located on the seafront, benefitting from recent refurbishment and astonishingly good sea views.

Vilamoura North East 3 B E D S , 3 B AT H S

€975,000 REF:

6313

Not Furnished Detached, luxury villa in a quiet area by the centre of Vilamoura and championship golf courses. 230m²

365m²

Vilamoura South East 5 B E D S , 7 B AT H S 334m²

€1,950,000 REF:

6367

868m²

This contemporary, detached, 5 bed, modern villa is currently under construction, e s t i m a t e d c o m p l e t i o n i n Au g u s t .

Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020


Central Algarve Issue 79, Spring 2020

79


V i l l a s & Va c a t i o n s Reduced Prices!

W i t h S o u t h F a c i n g P o o l Te r r a c e Lovely two-storey village house with own pool and garden. Roller shutters to all doors and windows, fly screens. Air-conditioning and red flagstone floors. Benefits from Dunas Douradas facilities: central reception, on-site supermarket, Roman-style central pool, children’s pool, tennis courts, 5* restaurant and poolside snack bar.

Dunas Douradas 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms €385,000

REF:

1287 96m²

153m²

Pool

Furnished

Spacious townhouse with plunge pool This lovely townhouse is situated in one of the newer developments in the “ G o l d e n T r i a n g l e ” , Va l e d a Q u i n t a . C o n v e n i e n t l y s i t u a t e d c l o s e t o Va l e do Lobo – a perfect location for either a holiday home or permanent residence.

Va l e d a Q u i n t a 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms €395,000

80

Tel: (+351) 289 390 500 (+351) 911 119 009 sales@villasvacations.com

REF:

371 102m²

265m²

Pool

Furnished

w w w. v i l l a s - v a c a t i o n s . c o m G o v e r n m e n Ct e nLt ir ca leAnl sg aerdv e E s t a t e AI sgs eu en 7t 9: , 7S p1r 5i nAg M 2 0 I2 0