Central Algarve Magazine Autumn/ Winter 2020/2021

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2020/2021 Winter Issue No.80

2020 Summer Issue 80

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The Covid Effect on Property D avid H a r r i s o n f r o m Vi l l a s & Vacati o ns l o o k s i n t o t h e i m p a c t of t he dre ad e d v i r us o n t h e l o c a l p r o p e rt y m ar ke t.

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elc ome t o t h e po s t -a p o c a l y p s e ! Wi t h t h e desert ed c i t y str e e t s , s u s p e n s i o n o f t r a ve l arrang eme n t s, a n d t h e o b l i g a t o r y m a s k -we a r i n g , it is almost l i ke we bec a m e e x t r a s i n a s c i -fi . An d , while we k eep h ea ri n g a bo u t a 'r e t u r n t o n o r m a l i t y ', we s omehow se n se t h a t s o m e t h i n g s m a y h a ve c h a nge d forever. In t h e A l ga rve, we h a ve a s p e c i a l i n t e r e s t i n knowing h o w t h i s wo u l d a ffe ct t h e t r a ve l i n d u s try and propert y ma rket . T he o n s e t o f t h e v i r u s d e m o ns trate d just how v ul n e ra bl e th e Al g a r ve e c o n o m y b e co m e s as s oon as t h e pl a n e s a re g r o u n d e d . Ul t i m a t e l y , a l mo s t all our l o c a l serv i c es a r e d e p e n d e n t o n t h e fr e e do m to travel. The UK a n d I rel a n d 's d e n i a l o f a n a i r -b r i d g e has effec t i ve l y w i p ed o u t m o r e t h a n 6 0 % o f fo r eign tourist s t o t h i s a rea du r i n g t h e m a i n s u m m e r s eas o n and, let 's f a c e i t , t h a t i s t h e o n l y t i m e o f ye a r t h at most bu si n esse s i n t he Al g a r ve m a k e a p r o fi t . So , there is d e f i n i t e l y t ro u b l e a h e a d fo r t h e e co n o m y. Even so, i n t h e C e n t r a l Al g a r ve , we s t i l l h a ve a fe w aces up ou r sl ee ve s. Residen t i a l T ou ri s m This i s a ge n era l t e r m a n d s o m e e c o n o m i s t s pre fe r to sum i t u p a s ' t h e l ife s t yl e m i g r a t i o n o f t h e wealthy'. T he mai n d i f f e re n c e b e t we e n t h i s a n d g e n e r a l t ouris m, is t hat ma n y t h ou sa nd s o f r e g u l a r v i s i t o r s h a ve acquired p ro p ert i es h e r e . T h i s m e a n s t h e y w i l l always make an e xc ept i o n a l e ffo r t t o c o m e h e r e – a n d of course b ri n g t h e i r f a m i l i e s a n d fr i e n d s a n d m a ke the ir own ind i v i d ua l e f f ort t o o r g a n i s e , r e n t a n d o c c up y

the prop ert i es. Fu rt he r m o r e , e ve n w h e n t h e y a re no t in reside n c e , t h e o w n e r s e m p l o y s t a ff fo r m a i n t e nanc e and imp ro ve me n t s a n d p a y t a x e s . H a p p i l y , t h i s give s this area o f t h e A l ga r ve a fa i r d e g r e e o f r e s i l i e n c e com pare d t o ma n y o t h e r t o u r i s t i c d e s t i n a t i o n s .

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Saf ety Inde e d, as P o rtugal in ge ne ral is alre ady r enowned fo r its s afe ty, c urre ntly lis te d in third p lace in the glo b al lis t o f s afe s t c o untrie s (the UK is no. 45) . Th e Algarve , b e ing o ne o f the s afe s t p arts o f Por tugal, mus t the re fo re b e o ne o f the ve ry s afe s t p laces on the p lane t! Furthe rmo re , the v irus do e s no t transmit so e as ily in lo w de ns ity, s p ars e ly p o p ulate d ar eas wh er e p e o p le te nd to s p e nd muc h o f the ir time outdoor s in the fre s h air. T he R is e of the Telewor ker s This s o unds like s c i-fi to o , b ut fo r the million s of ne w ho me -w o rke rs w ho have b e e n fre s hly in tr oduced to ap p s s uc h as 'Z o o m' and 'Mic ro s o ft Te ams' , this is the ir ne w way o f w o rking in the p o s t-v irus wor ld. The que s tio n is this : ho w lo ng w ill it take th em to figure o ut that it is imme as urab ly mo re saf e an d agre e ab le to w o rk o ve rlo o king a s unny p ool ter r ace than s p e nd c o untle s s ho urs p ac ke d like s a r dines in c o mmute r trains and b us e s ? If yo u are free to wor k w he re ve r the re is a go o d inte rne t c o nne c tion, why not c ho o s e Euro p e 's b e s t c limate ? An Abundanc e of Pr ivate Villas and Apart ment s If yo u had to c ho o s e a lo w -ris k e nv iro n ment f or yo ur family, s p e nding time in a p rivate villa is r eally the ne xt b e s t thing to b e ing at ho me . In your self c o ntaine d e nv iro nme nt, yo u are fre e fro m masks and c o ntac t w ith the mas s e s . Unlike s tays in h otels and c ruis e s hip s , yo u c an c o ntro l yo ur o wn ' social dis tanc ing'. So w hat ab o ut the imp ac t o f the v irus on pr oper ty re ntals and s ale s ? C le arly in the s ho rt te r m, Covid w ill have a ve ry ne gative imp ac t fo r as lo ng as tr avel is re s tric te d. Ho we ve r, o nc e Euro p e ans have built mo re immunity and the availab ility o f ne w vaccin es and te s ting b e c o me s w ide s p re ad, P o rtugal, with its b e autiful b e ac he s and c limate , w ill s till b e on ly a tw o ho ur flight away. So , if yo u are go ing to tr avel anyw he re , we b e lie ve yo u w o uld b e te mpted to come he re ! Pr oper ty R entals In 2020, we e s timate that p ro p e rty re ntal in come w ill o nly b e aro und 30% to 40% o f 2019 le vels. For Central Algarve Issue 80, Winter 2020/2021


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The s ho rtfall in re ntal inc o me w ill c ause some financ ial p ain fo r many o f the p ro p e rty owner s w ho us ually c o unt o n this inc o me to p ay their bills. N aturally, this may c aus e s o me to de c ide to sell and this w ill have s o me do w nwards p re s s ur e on pr ices.

2021 o n wa rd s, i t i s s t i l l t o o e a r l y t o s a y a s m u c h depend s on t h e a va i l a b i l i t y o f fl i g h t s . S a d l y , s o me airlines w i l l n ot re co ve r a n d t h e l a c k o f co m p e titio n m ay in c rea se t i c ket p r i ce s . Ne ve r t h e l e s s , i f s c ie ntific advan c es c a n sp a re u s a n o t h e r g e n e r a l l o c k d o w n ne xt summ er, we a re c o n fi d e n t t h a t we c o u l d b o u nc e b ac k t o 70% . For f u t u re ye a r s , w h e n t h e o b v i o u s s afe ty b enefi t s of sel f - c on t a i n e d a c c o m m o d a t i o n b e c o me s cleare r, we bel i e ve t h a t p r o p e r t y r e n t a l s co u ld b e m ore po p u l a r t h a n e ve r .

Ho we ve r, this s ho uld no t b e o ve rs tated. Th er e has b e e n a ge ne ral s ho rtage o f p ro p e rtie s for sale and we b e lie ve that a fe w additio nal p ro p e rtie s comin g on th e marke t w ill no t le ad to any kind o f c o lla pse ( unless, o f c o urs e , lo ng te rm trave l re s tric tio ns become th e no rm). The gre at maj o rity o f fo re ign p r oper ty own er s are mo rtgage -fre e and w o uld ne ve r ne e d to sell unless the y c ho s e to do that. If p ric e s b e c o me depr essed, the y s imp ly s it tight. The re ality is that this local marke t is re ally ve ry s mall. The re are 5 00M people w ho have the right to mo ve he re and an inf lux of a fe w do ze n b uye rs c an make a s ignific an t impact on de mand. A s afe , c le an e nv iro nme nt w ith b e autif ul beach es in a lo ve ly c limate w ill always b e an attr action ! In c o nc lus io n, the p ro p e rty marke t he re s hould be just fine as lo ng as we c an trave l, and we p redict a f ull re c o ve ry fo r re ntals and s ale s b y 2022.

Long Term Rentals L ook in g fo r the p e rfe ct e s cape f rom t h e c old, dark an d somet imes m i s er a b l e we athe r o f No rthe rn Europe? Why not c ome t o t he Al garve? He re , i n the wi nter, t h e sun remain s warm an d in v it in g. O u td oor s p o rts , s u ch as te nn is an d golf , c an be played t h rough out t he wi nter mo nths . A l s o , yo u a re v irt ually guaran t eed empt y beac h es. St i l l not c onvi nc ed? F or a s li ttl e as €850 p e r mo nth, you c ould ren t a propert y f or on e t o t hr ee m onths and l i ve l i k e a l o cal. Great f ood an d won derf ul weat h er: A p e rfec t rec ipe f or en joyin g lif e!!

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The Benefits of Staying Fit K e e p i ng fit a nd he althy can be s o b e neficia l to both the phys i c a l an d mental we ll-b e ing. N o matter you r age , the r e ar e m a n y wa ys to ge t fit – an d t h i s w i l l m ain tain you r ove r a l l ha p p iness to o.

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hether it's swimming, spinning, pilates, yoga or tennis that that takes your interest, participating in almost any activity has overall benefit s for your mental and physical health. Spinning is a great form of low-impact exercise for any age group. It's a great way for you to improve cardiovascular health and endurance while burning the optimum amount of calories. If it's your legs that you're focused on, the n spinning is a great way to tone and strengt hen your lower body. It's a fast-pac ed fun way for you to work out. Tennis is a good sport for maintaining health, fitness, strength and agility. Not only that, but it also has social and psychological benefits. It's a great way for you to increase your aerobic capacities, improve your metabolic function, and improve muscle tone, strength and flexibility. The best thing about tennis though, is that you can work on all these functions whilst being social and making friends, as tennis can be a team sport too. At least at ATF, you can hang out in our bistro after a good game of tennis! On t he other end of the intensity spectrum you will find pilates and yoga. Both of these come jam-packed with benefits such as: • improved flexibility • increased muscle strength and tone, particularly of your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks (the ‘core muscles’) • improved posture • rehabilitation or prevention of injuries • safe rehabilitation of joint and spinal injuries • increased lung capacity and circulation through deep breathing • improved concentration • increased body awareness • stress management and relaxation

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Overall though, exercise is a great way for each of us to learn to manage and cope with stress. Exercise produces changes in t he parts of the brain that regulate stress and anxiety. It can also increase brain sensitivity for the hormones serotonin and norepinephrine, which relieve feelings of depression. Interestingly, it doesn't matter how intense your workout is. It seems that your mood can benefit from exercise no matter the in tensity of the physical activity. In fact, a study in 24 women who h ad been diagnosed with depression showed that exercise of any intensity significantly decreased feelings of depression! Swimming is another form of exercise that improves both cardiovascular capabilities as well as strength. And, while you'll be performing an exercise in a low-impact manner, you'll be building up your muscle strength, stamina and lung capacity. So, whether you're looking for a quick fix, a social sport, a mental or physical challenge, at ATF, we can provide something for everyone.

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Sport and the Arts are Essential for your Child’s Education! The A l g a r ve In t e r n a t i o n a l S c h o o l c ons i d e r s th e i r s i x r e a s o n s t o m a ke thes e s ub j e c ts a p r i o r i t y

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he va l ue t o p u p i l s o f S p o r t a n d t h e C r e a t i ve Arts has be en a h o t t op i c i n e d u ca t i o n fo r s e ve r a l ye ars . O ft en t he se subj ec t s a r e v i e we d a s a b olt-o n o r extr a t o more t ra d i t i on a l l y a ca d e m i c s u b j e c t s s u ch a s S c ie nc e and Lan gu a ges. When bu d get c u t s co m e , i t i s u s u a l l y m u s i c a nd dram a ( a l on g w i t h ex t r a -c u r r i c u l a r a c t i v i t i e s ) t hat s uffer t h e f i rst bl o w s . I n d e e d , a s t h i s ve r y a r t i cle is b eing w ri t t en , t h e re i s a s t o r y i n t h e UK n e w s t hat universi t i e s a t ri sk o f b a n k r u p t c y i n t h e wa k e of Covid-1 9 ma y on l y be a b l e t o a c c e s s g o ve r n m e ntal loans if t h ey a gree t o a x e lo w -va lu e c o u r s e s s u ch as creat ive a rt s a s t h e se a r e t h o u g h t t o h a ve p o o r e r j o b prospect s. At AI S we t a ke a d i ffe r e n t v i e w . Al l o f o u r p up ils are enco ura ged t o ge t i n t o s p o r t a n d t h e a r t s , w he the r or not t h ey bel i e ve t h e y h a ve a t a l e n t – a ft e r a l l, no child wa s e ve r pe rmi t t e d t o s k i p Ma t h s b e c a u s e the y s aid t he y were n o goo d a t i t ! And, we a re o f t e n p l e a s a n t l y s u r p r i s e d b y t he result s. S o h ere, f or w h a t i t ’s w o r t h , a r e s i x r e as o ns why AIS bel i e ve t h a t S p o r t a n d t h e Ar t s a r e a v ital part of e ve ry c h i l d ’ s e d u c a t i o n :

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Perha ps t h e most im p o r t a n t p o i n t fo r t h e n a ys aye rs is t ha t t a ki n g p a rt i n m u s i c a n d t h e a r t s a c t u ally b oost s a c a d emi c a c h i e ve m e n t ! C h i l d r e n w h o t o o k music le sson s f or o n e ye a r i n cr e a s e d t h e i r I Q s co re s b y 2.5 on a ve ra ge i n c o m p a r i s o n t o c h i l d r e n w i tho ut music le sson s. A n d st u d i e s fo u n d t h a t a s t u d e n t involved i n t h e a rt s wa s fo u r t i m e s m o r e l i k e l y to b e recog nised f or t h e i r a ca d e m i c a c h i e ve m e n t .

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Pupils w h o t a ke p a r t i n d r a m a , m u s i c o r s p o rt are also w o rki n g o n ot h e r i m p o r t a n t p e r s o n a l at t ribute s. P ra c t i si n g a n e w s k i l l i n s p o r t o r l e arning to play a mu si c a l i n str u m e n t t e a ch e s s e l f-d i s c i p line . Young p e op l e l e a rn t o w o r k t o wa r d s a g o a l a n d to t ake r e spo n si bi l i t y fo r t h e i r o w n i m p r o ve m e nt. Experienc i n g suc c e ss i n t h e s e a r e a s ca n a l s o h e lp to grow co n f i d e n c e a n d s e l f-e s t e e m .

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In yo ung c hildre n mus ic and s inging ha s been s ho w n to imp ro ve e arly language ac quisition and s p e e d up the p ro c e s s o f le arning to re ad. Dan cing imp ro ve s mo to r s kills . Art he lp s w ith s e lf-expr ession . We all kno w this , b ut re c e nt s tudie s s ho w that th ese s ame e ffe c ts c an als o b e s e e n in adults . We kn ow b ab ie s thrive w ith mus ic and art s o w hy do we allow o ur c hildre n to give tho s e up s o s o o n?

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Als o , w ho ’s to s ay that w hat p up ils le ar n in PE and Art o r Mus ic le s s o ns is n’t re le vant on ce these c hildre n gro w up and e nte r the w o rld o f wor k? Re gular e xe rc is e and the imp o rtanc e o f healthy eating are life lo ng hab its that c an b e le arne d at sch ool. The c ultural aware ne s s that c o me s fro m the study of mus ic , art and drama? N o b o dy c an de ny these make fo r a fully-ro unde d indiv idual.

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Finally, and p e rhap s mo s t imp o rtantly, these ac tiv itie s are fun! Playing in an o rc he s tr a, being p art o f yo ur s c ho o l te am, re he ars ing this year’ s school p ro duc tio n – the s e are all fun things yo u can do with frie nds . (And s ure ly mo re s atis fying than yet an other ho ur s p e nt in fro nt o f a game s c o ns o le ? ) Imagine p laying the s o lo at the e nd o f ye ar c o nc e rt? Scor ing a w inning go al fo r the te am? Taking a final bow as th e c urtains c lo s e ? Tho s e are me mo rie s that last a lif etime. By no w yo u are s ure ly c o nv inc e d that spor t, drama, art, mus ic are all valuab le p urs uits in an d o f the ms e lve s and we ll w o rth the ir p lac e in the c urric ulum. But we w o uld w is h to e nd the ar ticle w ith this tho ught: w hat if Mo zart had ne ver sat do w n at a p iano o r Frida K ahlo had ne ve r picked up a p aintb rus h? Shake s p e are had ne ve r s e e n a play or Se re na Williams a te nnis matc h? Inde e d, you never kno w w he re yo ur c hild’s ve nture into s p or t or the c re ative arts might le ad! *See adj acent advert .

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Int er pe rson a l a n d s o c i a l s k i l l s a r e a l s o b e i n g devel o p ed wh en y o u r c h i l d g e t s a p a r t i n a sc ho o l producti on or ge t s a p l a ce o n t h e s c h o o l ’s a t h l e tic s s quad: l ea rn i n g t o w o r k a s p a r t o f a t e a m Ta k i ng o n leadershi p rol es a n d e ve n l e a r n i n g t o m e n t o r y o unge r s t udent s a re a l l va l u a b l e a t t r i b u t e s fo r l i fe b e y o nd s chool.

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Hidden-Gem Beaches in the Algarve Sometimes, we want to visit the beaches that are more secluded and not so busy. Combined with beautiful scenery and peaceful surroundings, we'd like to introduce you to some of these ' hidden gems' of the Algarve.

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raia João de Arens can be found between Portimão and Alvor. This hidden gem requires a small amount of effort, but in exchange, you'll find yourself surrounded by beautiful scenery. You may, however, find yourself glancing at the occasional nudist, so be prepared for that too. This beach has stone arches aplenty, so you'll easily find yourself a small cove to make your home for the day. GPS Coordinates: 37.116094, -8.567885

Praia dos Arrifes, Albufeira Another beautiful beach is Praia dos Arrifes, in Albufeira, here, you will also find a short hike down to the beachfront. It's certainly not suitable for young children or the elderly. At Arrifes, you'll find two separate beaches divided by incredible rock formations. The beach can get a bit small during high tide, but it fills a nearby rock pool with calming water for a truly relaxing day by the ocean waves. Praia da Marinha, Lagoa This beauty can be found nestled in the cliffs near Lagoa. The beach itself doesn't get busy due to the long descent of stairs one has to take for access. At low tide, you can venture out and explore the rock pools that are full of fascinating marine life. Praia da Marinh a has been voted one of the top 100 beaches in the world. If you’re looking for seclusion, this is the beach for you.

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I f y ou r b u s ine s s i s mark e ti ng to residen t s an d t o ur i s ts in th e Ce ntral Al g arve , t h en it is saf e t o sa y th is i s th e p u b l i cati o n fo r y o u! Wi t h ea c h ed i ti o n d i s tri b u ti ng 18,000 c opies, as we l l a s l i s tin gs and fe atu re s o n our websit e an d so c i a l m e d ia p ag e s , yo u r ad ve rtisemen t - reac h is max i mi s ed wi th u s . E m a i l u s o n in fo @cen tral-algarve.c om now

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The Beauty behi nd a Mak eover A f t er mon th s o f l o c k d o wn an d i sol ation , so m e o f us m a y b e thi nking – m a y be i t ' s t i m e fo r a n ew look!

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s t he sa yi n g go es , " a ch a n g e is as g o o d a s a re s t!" Some o f us emerg e d fr o m i s o l a t i o n w i t h m e s s y hair, overgro w n eyeb r o w s a n d a s e r i o u s ca s e o f o utfit monot on y! Perha p s, wi t h sum m e r u p o n u s a n d h a v i n g re ac he d the ligh t a t t h e en d o f t h e l o ck -d o w n t u n n e l , n o w is a good ti me f or a ma k e o ve r . Al t h o u g h we k n o w that chang e c a n be good , i t c a n s t i l l b e s ca r y t o o . I f yo u're consideri n g a ma ke ove r , j u s t k n o w t h a t y o u d o n't have to g o t o t h e e xt reme, t h e r e a r e t o n s o f s m a l l wa ys to emb race yo u r n e w l oo k . Let's talk h a i r! We rea l i se yo u ma y h a ve a l r e a d y t o u ch e d u p tho s e root s, or h a d t h a t n ec e s s a r y t r i m b y n o w , b u t changing your hai r c a n c h a n ge y o u r o u t l o o k . C o n s i d e r a to tally new hairst yl e I f you h a ve r e a l l y l o n g h a i r , p e r hap s now is th e t i me f o r a d r a s t i c ch o p . I f y o u 'r e n o t ke e n on a pol a r c h a n ge , t h e n a d d i n g h i g h l i g h t s t o y our hair wit h simp l e f l i c ki n g la ye r s c a n a d d b o u n ce t o y o ur s t ep.

yo ur hands o fte n, taking c are o f yo ur c uticles an d c ho o s ing a ne w c o lo ur fo r yo ur nails c an make a h uge diffe re nc e . C hat to a nail artis t to s e e w ha t look suits yo u and yo ur daily ro utine . The thing ab out n ails is it's all ab o ut the mainte nanc e . On a Budget? Las tly, yo u do n't have to go o ut and b u y a wh ole ne w wardro b e to fe e l like yo u've had a ma keover . The c e ntral Algarve has s o me amazing c harity sh ops that s to c k s o me p re v io us ly-lo ve d ite ms in gre a t con dition . One o f the s e s ho p s is lo c ate d right in c e ntr al A lmancil. Yo u c an p ic k up s o me gre at p ie c e s to c o mplimen t wardro b e ite ms that yo u alre ady have . Visit th e Woof f C harity Sho p and c he c k o ut the ir s to c k.

Hands On Movi n g on , n ot h i n g fe e l s a s g o o d a s a m a n i cure look s. You r h a n d s a re i n y o u r v i e w a l m o s t a l l o f the day , and i f t h e y l ook g o o d , t h e n y o u 'l l fe e l g r e at! Yo u don't ha ve t o go a n d g e t t h e c r a z i e s t t i p s , o r l o n g fake nails t o ge t t h e l o ok. Ju s t t a k i n g t h e t i m e t o m o is turis e Sho p s like P rimark, in MAR Sho p p ing, h ave h uge range s o f c lo thing, and w ith c are ful s e le c tion, you c o uld c o mb ine 5 ne w ite ms in diffe re nt ways to cr eate as many as 20 ne w o utfits ! On that the me , wh enever s ho p p ing fo r ne w c lo thing, c o ns ide r w hat items can be p aire d w ith c lo thing alre ady in yo ur wardr obe, as well as ite ms that yo u may b e b uying at the s ame time. And the re yo u have it! Yo u do n't have to spen d hundre ds o f e uro s to ge t yo urs e lf a make over . If yo u've re c e ntly had a make o ve r in the Alg ar ve, send us yo ur b e fo re and afte r p ic ture s o n o ur F acebook p age , we 'd lo ve to s e e w hat lo c al b us ine s ses h ave don e fo r yo u! 12

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The Stars of the Algarve By far one of the best reasons t o visit the Algarve is for our extraordinary Michelin Star restaurants. Here are four Michelin Stars just waiting for you, from some of the best chefs in the country, in fabulously designed restaurants. Read on...

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e'll st a rt o u r M i c h e l i n S t a r r e s t a u r a n t j o u rne y wit h o n e j ust ou t s i d e o f t h e C e n t r a l Al g a rve in Carvo ei ro. Re s taur a n t e Bo n Bo n i s r e n o w n e d for b eing o n e o f t h e b e s t Al g a r ve Mi ch e l i n s t a r rest aura n t s. O f f eri n g a r e l a x e d d i n i n g e x p e r i e n ce wit h a su c c essi o n of im a g i n a t i ve , t a s t y d i s h e s , f ro m tiny b it e s of su c c u l ent cr i s p y ch i ck e n s k i n , t o t h e lobst er w i t h swee t c o r n , e g g y o l k a n d g i n g e r , e a c h ingredie n t c o me s t o ge t h e r t o c r e a t e a b e a u t i fu l harmony of a rt on t h e p l a t e .

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Stars , b ut Gus to c laims s take to o ne o f them. With a s tunningly de s igne d inte rio r, G ust o by He inz Be ck o ffe rs an inno vative me nu ins p ir ed by Me dite rrane an c uis ine and is c e rtainly o ne of the le ading c ulinary de s tinatio ns in the Algarve. Not o nly do yo u find yo urs e lf s urro unde d b y beauty and inc re dib le fo o d, b ut he re , yo u c an find a lively open kitc he n, a C ub an c igar me nu and an alfre sco ter r ace w ith v ie w s o f the infinity p o o l.

Run by C h e f L o u i s An j o s , y o u c a n 't g o w r o n g at Bon Bon. You ' l l e n j oy t h e b e s t v i e w s o f t h e Mo n c hique M ount ain R a n ge a n d d i s co ve r t h e fr e s h fl a v o u r s o f their sup erb, sea son a l m e n u . Next , ri gh t i n t h e ce n t r e o f Qu i n t a d o L a g o , fo und inside t h e bea ut i f u l C o n r a d H o t e l , y o u 'l l fi n d Gus t o b y Heinz B e c k . T h e m a n h i m s e l f h o l d s 3 Mi ch e lin

In P o rc he s , yo u c an find Oc e an R e s t aurant which c laims fame to no t o ne , b ut tw o Mic he lin Star s! Le ading the kitc he n s inc e 2007 is Aus trian - bor n H an s N e une r, P o rtugal’s C he f o f the Ye ar in 200 9 and 2012. Eve rything ab o ut the Oce a n R e s ta ur a nt is centr ed aro und the the me o f the s e a, fro m its b e au tif ul blue de c o r, w ith magnific e nt c o rals that fill up one f ull wall, to the e ve r-e v o lv ing me nu that c hanges monthly, all o f w hic h are fully ins p ire d b y the o c e a n . To to p it all o ff, the re s taurant has an incr edible v ie w that c an b e e nj o ye d b y o nly 30 tab le s at a time, w hic h make s this re s taurant the p e rfe c t c h oice f or an intimate Mic he lin-dining e ve ning. Try any o f the s e b e autiful e s tab lis hme nts – it will b e a night to re me mb e r!

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What's in a name? Did you know that parents in Portugal must choose their child's name from an official list?

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n fac t the re are tw o lis ts : a w hite -list of allowed name s and a b lac k-lis t fo r tho s e that ar e de finite ly o ff-limits . The w ho le ide a is to pr eser ve P o rtugue s e c ulture – and o f c o urs e b an an yth ing th at' s p lain s illy. Fo r e xamp le , c hildre n c annot be named Pe ac he s , Be ar, o r Fac e b o o k (all e xamp les of celebr ity c hildre n's name s ). Her e's why nam es m ight not be approved: • N o n-P o rtugue s e : N o c alling yo ur kid J ames, he s ho uld b e Jaime . • Ab b re v iate d name s : Ale xandre is allowed, but Ale x is n’t. • It mus t b e ge nde r-s p e c ific : As hle y, f or example, is b anne d. N ame s s ho uld b e s e x-s p e c ific . • It’s a s urname : A firs t name s ho uld be a f ir st name , and the re s ho uld b e no c o nfus io n about it. • It’s c o ns ide re d an inap p ro p riate na me: The go ve rnme nt b ans name s s uc h as Be n-Hur , Pr in ce and N irvana. The s e rule s o b v io us ly o nly ap p ly to babies bor n in P o rtugal to P o rtugue s e p are nts . Nam es af ter Mar r iage Unlike the Englis h-s p e aking w o rld, in which the w o man take s the man’s s urname , in P or tugal th e maj o rity o f p e o p le c ho o s e to re tain the ir own n ames. C hildre n are us ually give n tw o s urna mes, on e f r om e ac h o f the mo the r and fathe r. Popular Nam es :

Bo y s Santiago Francisco João Afonso Ro d r i g o Martim Tomás Duarte Miguel

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hil e we' re wel l a wa r e t h a t t h e Al g a r ve i s f amo us for i t s sea f ood d i s h e s a n d d e s s e r t s (we h o p e you enj oye d ou r Vi l a mo u r a Ca k e T ou r i n t h e l a s t issue), t h e re ' s a l so m u c h t o d i s c o ve r w i t h t h e l o c al, tradit ion a l me a t d i sh e s . Take it a wa y. . . The fi rst st o p bri n g s u s t o a t a k e -a wa y s e r v i c e in t he hea rt of A l ma n ci l , Br a s a F r a n g o . On ce y ou're at t he do or, t ru st us, y o u w o n 't t u r n b a ck . Pe r i - p e ri chicken l i ke you ' ve ne ve r t a s t e d b e fo r e . Al s o , we recom men d ent rem ea d a (r a s h e r s o f p o r k ) a n d s t e aks which c a n be ba rbe c u e d e x a ct l y a s y o u 'd p r e fe r . Take y o u r o rd e r h o m e , o r , j u s t fo r a c h a n g e , t a ke a luncht ime wa l k t o t h e n e a r b y p a r k , o n l y a co u p le o f b lock s a wa y, a n d en j o y y o u r fo o d al fresco . Next , a n d j u st o n t h e a d j o i n i n g s t r e e t , y o u c an find Restaurante G am b oa , a l o ve l y t r a d i t i o n a l P o r t u gue s e rest aura n t w i t h ou t d o o r d i n i n g a t t h e r e a r . E a c h luncht ime t h e re i s a m e n u fo r "P r a to d o Dia" (d is h of t he da y) wh i c h i s e x t r a o r d i n a r y va l u e . B e s u r e to t ry t h e " B i t o que" , a s t e a k , e g g a n d c h i p s d i s h . In the even i n g you ' l l d i s co ve r t h e i r m i x e d g r i l l w hic h includes t h re e va ri a t io n s o f m e a t co o k e d o n t h e grill, it 's a win n e r! Also i n A l ma n c i l , y o u w i l l e n j o y R e s t a u r a n t e Figueir al w h i c h boa s t s a d e l i c i o u s s e l e c t i o n o f m e ats on t heir men u f ro m P o r t u g u e s e S t yl e F i l l e t S t e ak to Tenderlo i n o f P ork se r ve d w i t h p l u m s a n d p o r t s auc e .

T he resta ura n t i s st i l l u n d e r i t s o r i g i n a l m a n a g e me nt from dec a d e s a go . I n t h i s we l co m i n g a t m o s p h e r e you'll no d ou bt f i n d y o u r s l i c e o f s t e a k h e a ve n ! On t h e n ort h si d e o f t h e m a i n r o a d i n Al m a nc il, you will f i n d Churras q u eir a d e A lma n c il . T h e wo rd 16

C hur r a s q ue ir a ro ughly trans late s to BBQ. Her e, yo u'll find a w o nde rfully varie d s e le c tio n of f r esh fis h, grille d me ats , inc re dib le p e ri-p e ri c h icken an d Arge ntinian s te aks . What's c o o l ab o ut this place is the o p e n kitc he n and grill, w hic h make s for an gr eat atmo s p he re as yo u e nte r. One o f the ve ry b e s t re s taurants in this ar ea is Par r illa Nat ur al. Se t w ithin the ir o w n idyllic gar den s, the y have an ab undanc e o f s tyle and p e rs on ality, and gre at s e rv ic e . The y are rightly p ro ud of their s ignature b e e f range w hic h is 100% gras s fed. Steak is c o o ke d o n the ir authe ntic pa r r illa, in the tr adition al Uruguayan way, w hic h naturally inte ns ifies the flav o urs . Las tly, if yo u fanc y a drive o ut into the h ills, make yo ur way to wards Bo lique ime . On the o utskir ts of the v illage , is the A diafa Snac k B ar . The y ar e open fo r b o th lunc h and dinne r. The s taff are frie ndly and we lc o ming, re s taurant is large e no ugh to ho s t gro up s . Be s ure to try the Bife Po r tugue s a (a traditio nal s te ak s e rve d w ith p re s unto in a de lic io us s auc e and s urro unde d w ith ro und-c ut c hip s ). Alter n atively, try the dis h o f c hic ke n and c lams s e rve d in a hot- pot fro m w hic h yo u c an he lp yo urs e lf. We ho p e yo u'll e nj o y the s e p o p ular re s taur ants w hic h re fle c t the gre at range o f p ric e s and ambien ces availab le in this are a. If yo u w is h to me ntion your fav o urite , le t us kno w o n o ur Fac e b o o k p a ge. Tag us: # ins e arc ho fs te ak # c e ntralalgarve magazine Central Algarve Issue 80, Winter 2020/2021


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Reading and Lazy Days N o w t hat t he cold , Winter days are h er e, t h er e' s n o t h in g mo r e r ewa r d in g t h a n g ra bbi n g y o u r K i ndl e or Ama zon F ire Tablet and r ea d in g a g o o d b o o k in fr o n t o f t h e fir e.

C .M. S u tter - Detecti ve Ja de Mo n ro e S eri es This s e rie s b y C .M. Sutte r fo llo w s the e xploits of De te c tive Jade Mo nro e as s he nav igate s her way thro ugh diffe re nt s e rial killings in N o rth Bend. Met w ith c halle nge s alo ng he r way, Mo nro e is h eadstr ong, amb itio us , and fe arle s s . While s he s uffe rs c e rtain trage dy alo ng the way, he r attitude and s kills allo w he r to tac kle each case admirab ly. He r p o lic e c o lle ague s b e c o me he r family which leads to he r w o rrying no t o nly ab o ut the m, b ut sh e h as to ke e p he r o w n family s afe as the dange rs of being a de te c tive c o me a little c lo s e to ho me . Yo u'll b e s wallo we d into the w o rld o f p o lice wor k, s e rial killings and family trials . If yo u e nj o y this s e rie s , yo u c an fo llo w s u it with the FBI Age nt Jade Mo nro e s e rie s as s he furth er s her c are e r into c has ing do w n s e rial kille rs and catch ing the b ad guys .

J osé S ar amago - T h e Ye a r o f t h e D eat h of Ric a r d o R e i s T he worl d ’ s t h rea t s a r e u n i ve r s a l like t he sun bu t R i c a r d o R e i s ta k es she l t er u n d er h i s o w n s hadow. Back in L i sbo n a f t e r s i x t e e n years pra c t i c i n g medi ci n e i n Brazil, R i c a rd o R ei s wa n d e r s t h e rain-sod d en st re et s. H e l o n g s for t he u n a t t a i n a bl y a r i s t o c r a t i c M arcend a , bu t i t i s Ly d i a , the hot el c h a mber ma i d w h o makes a n d sh a re s h i s b e d . H i s old friend , t h e p oet F e r n a n d o Pessoa, ret urn s t o se e h i m , s t i l l wearing t h e su i t h e wa s b u r i e d in six wee ks e a rl i e r.

Mo n i ca Al i - Al en tej o Bl u e Ale nte j o Blue is the s to ry o f a v illage c o mmunity in P o rtugal, to ld thro ugh the live s o f me n and women w ho s e familie s have live d the re fo r ge ne ratio ns and s o me w ho are p as s ing thro ugh. Fo r Te re s a, a b e autiful girl no t ye t twe nty, Mamarro s a is a p lac e fro m w hic h to e s c ap e . Fo r the dys func tio nal P o tts family, it is a way o f running fro m tro ub le (tho ugh no t e luding it). Vas c o , a c afe o w ne r w ho has ne ve r re c o ve re d fro m the de ath o f his Ame ric an w ife , c lings to a no tio n that his ye ars away fro m the v illage , in the State s , make him s up e rio r.

G r egg Ols e n - I f Yo u Te l l : A T ru e S to ry o f Mu rd er, F a m i l y Secr e t s , and t h e U n b r e a k a b l e Bo n d o f S i sterh o o d #1 N ew York T i mes b e s t s e l l i n g a u t h o r G r e g g Ols e n’s s ho c king and e mp o we ring true -c rime s t ory of t h re e si st e rs d e t e r m i n e d t o s u r v i ve t h e ir mo the r’s ho us e o f ho rro rs . Aft er more t h a n a d ec a d e , w h e n s i s t e r s Ni k k i , Sami, and To ri K no te k he ar the w o rd mo m, it claws li ke a n e a gl e’ s t a l o n s , t r i g g e r i n g m e m o r i es that have b e e n the ir s e c re t s inc e c hildho o d. Unt il no w. H a rrow i n g a n d h e a r t r e n d i n g , If You Te ll is a s urv iv o r’s s to ry o f ab s o lute e v il— and t he f re ed o m a n d j u s t i c e t h a t Ni k k i , S a m i , a nd To ri ris ke d the ir live s to fight fo r. 18

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It's Crossword Time! Central Algarve has put together this brain teaser just for you. Guess the movie based on the famous quote!

Across 1. "Reme mber R ed , ho p e i s a g o o d t h i n g , m a y b e the b est of t h i n gs, a n d no g o o d t h i n g e ve r d i e s . " 2. "List e n . . . d o you s m e l l s o m e t h i n g ? " 3. "F at he r t o a murd e r e d s o n . H u s b a n d t o a m u rde re d wife. An d I w i l l h a ve m y ve n g e a n c e , i n t h i s l i fe o r the next ." 4. “I'll be ba c k. ” 5. “If you bui l d i t , h e w i l l c o m e . ” 6. "Wax on , wa x o f f . " Down 1. “You ’re my d a ugh te r . I d o n ’t ca r e a b o u t t h e fact ions. ” 2. "Some t h i n g smel l e d w r o n g . An d t h a t 's co m i ng fro m t he g uy w h o l ove s t he s m e l l o f b u t t s . " 3. "In t h e j u n gl e yo u m u s t wa i t , 't i l t h e d i c e r e ad five or eight. " 20

4. “Do no t p ity the de ad, Harry. P ity the living, and, ab o ve all tho s e w ho live w itho ut lo ve .” 5. “He re ’s lo o king at yo u kid.” 6. “Re markab le b o y. I do admire yo ur c o u r age. I thin k I'll e at yo ur he art.” 7. "Yo , Adrian!" 8. “She warne d him no t to b e de c e ive d b y appear ances, fo r b e auty is fo und w ithin.” 9. “Yip p e e -ki-yay.” 10. "Ye ah, b ut, Jo hn, if The P irate s o f the Car ibbean b re aks do w n, the p irate s do n't e at the to u r ists." 11. “I’m the king o f the w o rld!” 12. "Yo u're go nna ne e d a b igge r b o at." 13. “That'll do , p ig. That'll do .” 14. “He re 's Jo hnny!” 15. "The y may take o ur live s , b ut the y'll never take our fre e do m!" 16. "I'm als o j us t a girl, s tanding in fro nt of a boy, as king him to lo ve he r." Central Algarve Issue 80, Winter 2020/2021


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Movie Marathons for a Family Day Ther e 's no th i n g q u i t e l i k e c u r l i n g u p o n t he s o f a wi t h a s t e a m i n g c u p o f hot ch o c o l a te , a b o wl o f f r e s h l y made popcor n a nd s et t l i n g i n f o r a f a mily movi e m a r a th o n . B u t w h a t t o wa t c h? We'11 i ns p i r e y o u w i t h s o m e m o v ie marath o n i d e a s t h a t j u s t n e ve r s eem to ge t d a te d . The Har r y Po tter Fr anchise This movie franchise comprises 8 films w i t h a t ot a l wat ching t ime of 19 hours. Be sure t o stoc k up o n t he popcorn and hot chocolat e b efore y ou c o mmi t t o wat ching t his series. And no, Harry P o t t er i s n o t just for k ids and t eens. F ollow t he journey of yo un g Harry as he navig at es t he wizarding wo rl d , ma kes friends, defeat s enemies, and falls in love. A n epic t ale of g ood vs. evil which is g reat f or f a mi l y viewing . The Harry Pot t er series is availab le on N et f l i x a n d HBO Port ug al at t he moment . T h e L o r d o f t he R i ngs an d Th e Hob b it S erie s Th i s s e r i e s o f f i l m s is m ad e of two c om p lete tri l o g i e s, o r i g i n a l l y releas ed out of ord er. B u t now, yo u ca n wa t c h t h e st art of the s tory by beginning wi t h T h e H o b b i t t r i logy, an d th en m oving on t o L o r d o f t h e R i n g s. B e p rep ared for m agic , m onst ers, an d a d ve n t u r e a s y ou em bark on th is m ovie ma r a th o n . An o t h e r ep ic tale of good triu m p h ing e v i l t o l d i n t h e m o st c in em atic way p os s ible. 20 ho u r s o f vi e w i n g pl eas u re awaits you . W h e n l a st we c h e c k ed , th e trilogies were availab le f o r v i e w i n g o n N e t f lix Portugal as well as H BO P o r tu g a l . The J ur assic Par k Fr anchise This marat hon is one t hat is k nown b y al l , yo un g and old. Nob ody can forg et t he ripple scen e a s t he T-Rex approaches, it 's one of t he most i c on i c moment s in cinemat ic hist ory . 9 hours o f d i n osa urs and t hrilling moment s, as humans mak e t h e mi st a ke of resurrect ing dinosaurs for ent ert ainm en t ! O ur favourit e quot e said b y Dr. Malcolm, " I ' m si mpl y say ing t hat life, uh... finds a way ." The series is availab le on Net flix Port uga l , ba rri n g t he lat est film. And, t here's a new one in prod uc t i o n now, Jurassic Park : Dominion. 22

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Padel: Calling the Shots As many people are new to padel, when something unusual happens, there can be doubts about the rules. Here is our top 10 list for causes of confusion – and how to make the right call...

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T h e b a l l b ou n ce s e x a c tly in th e jo in b e tween the ba c k wa l l a n d th e g r o u n d . Wa s it in o r out?

Expe ri e n c e d p l a ye r s u s u a l l y co n s i d e r t h e traj e c to ry of t he ba l l a f t er i t s b o u n ce . I f t h e b a l l b o u n ce s up hig he r t h a n t h e t ra j e ct o r y a t w h i c h i t e n t e r e d, it is considered i n , wh e r e a s i f i t b o u n c e s d o w n l o we r, it was ou t . Ulti ma t e l y, i t i s t h e p l a ye r s o n t h a t s i d e o f the ne t who s h o u l d ma ke t h e c a l l . I n p r a ct i c e , i n fr i endly g am es, a d ou bt f u l b a l l s h o u l d b e co n s i d e r e d in, o r at least r e p l a ye d .

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O n s e rvi n g, a f te r th e b a ll b o u n c e s o n the op p on e n t 's s i d e , it th e n a p p e a r s to h it t he ver tic a l j oi n b e t we e n th e g la ss a n d m e s h . I s it out? If th e ba l l re bo u n d s i n t h e d i r e c t i o n o f t h e re c e ive r, t hen i t ’ s a va l i d ser ve , i f n o t , i t i s a fa u l t . I t i s ne ve r a let .

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Pr ior to the s er ve, does the r ec eiv i ng pai r have to s tand behind the line?

N o , you c a n n o t t o u ch t h e n e t i n a n y wa y while a point i s i n pl a y.

N o , the y c an s tand w he re ve r the y w ish. However , in the c as e o f the re c e ive r, as he mus t not volley the s e rve , it w o uld no t make muc h s e ns e to stand in f r ont o f the s e rv ic e line !

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I hit the ball agains t the m es h above t he back glas s , is that OK?

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I h i t t h e b a l l bu t th e n a f te r wa r d s to u ch ed the n e t . Is t h a t OK?

Ca n I l e a n ove r th e n e t to h it th e b a ll?

You must a l wa y s fi r s t a l l o w t h e b a l l to c ro s s t he net , o t h erw i se y o u l o s e t h e p o i n t . H o we ve r, once t h e ba l l h a s c r o s s e d t o y o u r s i d e , i t t h e n s p ins b ack wa rd s or i s d e fl e ct e d o ff a wa l l , y o u m a y the n lean o ve r t o f o l l ow i t (w i t h o u t t o u c h i n g t h e n e t!).

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Wh e n s e rvi n g, I k n o w I m u st sta n d b e h i nd the li n e . B u t c a n I b o u n c e th e b a ll o ve r th e line?

N e i t h er t h e serve r n o r t h e b a l l -b o u n c e ca n c ro s s t he serv i c e l i n e or th e c e n t r e l i n e b e fo r e t h e s e rve is hit . Fu rt h e rmore , t h e s e r ve r c a n n o t b o u n ce t h e b all hig he r t h a n t h e wa i s t , o r b e wa l k i n g o r r u n n i ng w hile st rik in g t h e ba l l .

N o , yo u c anno t hit the b all yo urs e lf on to the mesh , it w o uld b e o ut.

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I hit the ball agains t the f loodlight , i s i t a l et ?

N o , it is o ut. Yo u c anno t hit the ball of f an y 'e xte rnal' o b je c t.

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I ac c identally 's c ooped' the ball whi l e scrapi ng it of f the bac k wall. I s that a valid st roke?

The s ho t is valid. Any s c o o p e d o r p ush ed balls will b e c o ns ide re d go o d as lo ng as the y have n ot been h it tw ic e and the imp ac t o c c urs during o ne movement.

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Our opponents c alled the point out , but we don't agr ee? What s hall we do?

Yo u may as k if the y are s ure and, if they ar e n ot, the n it s ho uld b e yo ur p o int. Ho we ve r, as player s ar e e ntitle d to make the c alls fo r all the b alls on their side o f the ne t, yo u s ho uld re s p e c t the ir de c ision. Note that in frie ndly game s , it is o fte n b e tte r to s imply r eplay the p o int. Frie nds hip is muc h mo re valuable th an a p o int!

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SEPTEMBER

F e s t i va l F Faro T h u S e p 3 r d 2 0 2 0 to Sat Sep 5th 2020 Du bbed t h e ' B e s t Lusoph o n e a n d H i sp a n i c Festi va l ' a t t h e 2 0 1 9 Iberian Fe st i va l A wa r d s , t his ye a r' s e d i t i o n pro mi se s a n o t h e r fant a st i c p ro gra mm e . T here w i l l be so me t h i n g for everyon e: a c u l t u r a l prog ra mme f o r f a m i l i e s , seve ra l e xh i bi t i on s , st ree t sh o w s, t h e a t r e , com ed y, st re et f ood a n d more !

Ok tob erfes t 202 0 in th e A lgarve at VI LA V ITA Biergaten F r i S e p 2 5 t h 2 0 20 to Mo n Oc t 5 t h 2 0 20 Ok t o b e r fe s t i n the Al g a r ve ! V I L A VITA B i e r g a r t e n h o s t s an a u t h e n t i c B a va r ian Ok t o b e r fe s t w ith o o m p a h b a n d , d e lic io us german dishes and beer . . . l o t s o f b e e r . Tab le r e s e r va t i o n s a r e a dv is e d a s t h i s i s o n e o f the m o s t p o p u l a r p a rtie s around. bier g ar ten@vilavitap arc.com

PETISCO ROUTE

F es tival F la menco

Fri Se p 11th 2020 to Sun Oc t 11th 2020

N o rmally tak es place during the middle of Se p te mb e r at the Centr o C ultural de Lagos.

Fo r fo ur we e ks , fro m Eas t to We s t, the re w ill b e ‘ pe tis co s’ ap le nty, w ith lo ts o f e nte rtain me nt and ge t-to ge the rs at the p artic ip ating re s taurants , fo r the de light o f adults , as we ll as kids w ith the Little One s Ro ute . The C he fs Ro ute and a ve ge tarian o p tio n, as we ll as the Ente rtain me nt Ro ute , s up p ly the ingre die nts fo r a s uc c e s s ful e ditio n.

Fe s tival Flamen co is a multi-day c e lebr ation o f flame nc o that takes p lac e in Lagos. Th er e are no rmally sever al p e rfo rmanc es each e ve ning, an d each p e rfo rmanc e nor mally fo c us e s o n a dif f er en t s tyle o f tradition al or c o nte mp o rary flamen co.

S AV E T H E D AT E OCTOBER

Sag re s B i rd wa t c h in g Fe s t i va l

BL iP (Be tte r Living I n Po r tu g a l) Ex h i bition

Feira De Santa Iria Faro

Thu Oct 1st 2020 to Mon Oct 5th 2020

Normally takes place over the second weekend in October.

No rma l l y t a k e s p l a ce a ro u n d O ct o b e r 2 0 t h , t h e d a y o f S a n t a Iri a , a n d l a s t s f o r a ro u n d 1 0 d a y s .

Sag re s B i rd wa t c h i n g Fest i va l i s P o rt u g a l ’s b ig gest n a t u re eve n t s , whe n bi rd s mi g r a t e t owa rd s A f ri c a o ve r t h e villa ge of S a gres a n d t h e Sout h west ern A l g a r ve . Nature l o ve rs f ro m a l l over E urop e c ome t o t r y and s p ot a l l t h e d iffe r e n t t y pes of mi gra t i n g b i r d s in c l ud i n g v u l t u r e s , Egypt i a n v u l t u r e s , black - st o rks, a n d b o o t e d ea gl e s. 24

B L i P i s a n e ve nt o r g a n i s e d b y A dp o p w h e r e e x p a t -r elate d b u s i n e s s e s fr o m Po rtugal a n d a b r o a d s h o w c as e t h e i r g o o d s a n d s e rv ic e s t o e x p a t s l i v i n g in P o r t u g a l . E x h i b ito rs i n cl u d e i n s u r a nc e c o m p a n i e s , fu n e ral h o m e s , h e a l t hc are s e r v i c e s , c o m p anie s s e l l i n g h o m e fu r nis hings and more.

Faro ’s b igge s t and o lde s t fair take s p lac e in Oc to b e r and fe ature s fairgro und ride s , s tre e t fo o d s talls , e nte rtainme nt, s talls s e lling handic rafts and lo c ally-made fo o d p ro duc ts . This fair date s b ac k a lo ng way: the firs t fair was in 1596.

Formula 1 Portimão Fri Oc t 23rd 2020 to Sun Oc t 25th 2020 The Auto dr omo Inte rnac io nal do A lgar ve w ill b e ho s ting Por tugal' s firs t e ve r For mula 1 Eve nt. Tic ke ts are available f or p urc has ing on line. http s:// auto dro mo doalgar ve. com/

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NOVEMBER

A n d ré Ri e u Co n c e r t

Au toc las s ic a l Expo

F r i N o v 2 0 t h 2020

Fri N ov 6th 2020 t o Sun N ov 8th 2020

Join P DM Trave l o n a tr i p to Lis bo n fo r And r é R ie u c o nducting the J o ha nn Straus s Orchestra , the wo rld's largest p r iva te orche s tra, at Altice A r e na w ith an o vernight s ta y a t the 4* O liss ippo Orie nte Ho te l in Portug al's cap ita l c i ty. C all P D M Travel o n + 3 5 1 2 8 2 782 078. Ru a Vito r Co sta e Si lva n. º 1 5 Lo ja F, Lag o s

" I nte r na ti o na l Cl a s s i c & Vinta ge Auto m ob i l e a n d Mo to r c yc le Ex h i b i t i o n . " Auto c la s s ic a l Ex p o p re s e n t te c hno lo gie s a nd t h e f u t u re a dva nc e m e nts o f t h e e n t i re m o to r c yc ling i n d u s t ry . T his e ve nt w i ll d i s p l a y p r o duc ts like Au t o p a rt s Mo de l C a r s , Bike s , i mp o rt s , T r uc ks , Mo to rcy cl e s , l o w r ide r s ka te bo a rd e rs a n d m uc h m ore . W he r e : P ort o .

Feir a de São Mar tinho

Portimão

Sweet Po ta t o Fe s t i va l in Alj e z u r

Usually middle of Novemb er

Usually en d of November

D u ri n g we e k d a y s , i t s t a rt s at 4 PM and lasts until 1 A M . O n S a t u rd a y s a n d S u n d a y s , t h e f a i r a l re a d y o p e n s a t 1 0 A M . T h e ma i n d a y ( S a i n t M a rt i n ’ s d a y ) i s No ve mb e r 1 1 .

A ve ry n i ce f ai r cel eb r at i n g a s t a r o f re gi on al past r y : t h e s we e t p o t at o. En j oy an e x t ra o rd i n a r y at m osph er e wi t h a d e l i c i ou s sm el l of b a k e d o r f ri ed pot at oes ri s i n g a n d spr eadi n g a l l a ro u n d , wi t h i n an u n co n ve n t i on al f r am e of A l g a rve , d u r i n g t h e f al l , wh e n t h e d a y s ar e su n n y , b u t n o t t oo h ot .

T h e re i s n o e n t ra n ce f e e . It i s f re e t o e n t e r F e i ra d e S ã o M a rt i n h o . O f co u rs e you do pay for food, d ri n k s a n d ce rt a i n k i n d s o f e n t e rt a i n me n t . .

T h ere a re p len ty of awesome things t o do t his Wint er in a nd a ro und t he Alga r ve . Cle a r y o u r sc h ed u le and visit some of these grea t fest iva ls a nd event s t o get yo ur fill o f fun. Please Note: Some of these events may change due to COVID restrictions.

DECEMBER

PDM Travel Christmas Shopping visit to Seville

Junior Open Tournament 2020 at Quinta do Lago

We d D e c 9 t h 2 0 2 0

Mo n D e c 2 8 t h 2020 to We d D e c 3 0 th 2020

T he 2020 Sev ille C hr i s tm a s Sho p p ing trip by P DM Travel is no w ava i la ble ! H ote l America 3* be d a nd br eakfas t in the C e ntr e o f Seville rig ht by the ' El C o r te Ingle s '! Guarantee yo ur pla c e i n th is am azing trip to S e ville w he re yo u'll be ab l e to s e e th e Chris tmas Mar ke ts , do your Christmas sho p p ing an d e xp e rie nce e ve r ythi ng that Sev ille has t o o f f e r .

Quinta do La go ' s J u n i o r Op e n i s a gr e a t o p p o rt u n i t y f o r a ll f utur e c ha mp i o n s t o s hine . T he J unio r O p e n i s the p l a c e to te s t re s i l i e n ce a nd ta le nt. T here a re 4 dis ti nc ti ve c o mp e t i t i ve c a te go r ie s , the t i t l e a n d p o ints in the W o r l d A ma t e u r Go lf R a nki ngs are t h e re t o be w o n .

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C a ll ( + 3 5 1 ) 2 8 9 3 9 0 7 0 0 . OR e m a i l a c a d e my @ q uinta do la g o . co m

Christmas Market Fair ATF Us ually 1s t We e ke nd o f De c o r las t We e ke nd o f Nov

Charity Christmas Market at Vale do Lobo Us ually 1s t Weekend of De c . TBC.

A v i b ra n t Ch ri s t ma s M a rk e t h o s t e d b y A l g a rve F i t n e s s & Te n n i s Cl u b . T h e ma rk e t is full of stands to buy a n y t h i n g a n d e ve ry t h i n g Ch ri s t ma s re l a t e d .

T h e Ch a ri t y Ch r i st m as F ai r a t Va l e d o L o b o i s a f an t ast i c d a y o u t f or t h e en t i r e f a mi l y !

A M e rry G o o d t i me i s g u a ra n t e e d i n d e e d !

F i n d i n cre d i b le g i f t s, sam pl e d e l i ci o u s f o ods, an d en j oy l i ve e n t e r t ai n m en t .

E : i n f o @ ce n t ra l - a l g a rve . co m f o r s t a l l i n f o rma t i o n o r o t h e r i n f o rma t i o n

Va l e d o L o bo Par qu e do G o l f e Com pl ex.

Wi t h a n i n door ven u e.

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An Algarve-inspired 3 Course Meal C LA M S “À BU L HÃO PAT O” ( C LA M S WI TH LEMON AND GARLIC ) INGREDIENTS: 1 kg (2 1/4 pounds) clams 100 ml (1/2 cup) olive oil 4 cloves of garlic Coriander (to taste) Juice of one lemon Salt (to taste) Pepper (to taste)

T h e A lg a r ve is w id e ly k no w n for ou r tas ty , tr ad itiona l cu is in e . He r e 's h ow y ou ca n mak e th is h a p p e n at h o me .

DIRECTIONS: 1. Place the clams to soak in water seasoned w i t h s a l t a b o u t 1 t o 2 h o u r s . Wa s h t h e m under running water before cooking. 2. Place the olive oil and the chopped garlic in a skillet and saute over low heat about 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the clams, stir, cover the skillet with a lid and cook over a low heat until the clams open completely. Shake the skillet occasionally. 3 . Tu r n o f f t h e h e a t , s e a s o n w i t h p e p p e r , lemon juice and chopped coriander and serve.

C ATA P L A N A DE MARISCO INGREDIENTS: 3 onio n s t h i n l y sl i c e d 4 g arli c c l ove s c h op p e d 1 cup ol i ve oi l 1 b ay l e a f 450g fresh l y c h o p p e d t o m a t o e s (o r ca n n e d ) 150g c h ou ri c o 1/2 cu p w h i t e wi n e 1kg cla ms i n t h e sh e l l , r i n s e d . 450g p ra w n s 2 t ablesp oon of c h o p p e d p a r s l e y 2 t easpo on s o f pa pr i k a 1 loaf of bre a d sl i c e d fo r d i p p i n g (You w i l l req ui re a cata p lan a d is h fo r coo k in g ) DIRECTIONS: 1. In t h e c a t a pl a n a , c o o k t h e o n i o n s , g a r l i c , i n the olive o i l u n t i l t h e o n i o n s h a v e b r o w n e d a b i t. 2. Pour i n t h e t o ma t o e s a n d t h e b a y l e a f. C o v e r the cat ap l a n a a n d l ow e r t h e h e a t s o i t s i m m e r s f o r about 3 0 mi n u t es. 3. Now a d d i n t h e c h o u r i c o . C o v e r a n d co o k for anot h e r 3 0 mi n u t e s . S e a s o n w i t h p a p r i k a . 4. Now f i n a l l y, l a y th e c l a m s a n d p r a w n s o n t o p . Add t h e wi n e, a n d c o o k fo r 1 5 m i n u t e s o v e r a g entl e h e a t , w h i l e t h e l i d i s o n . On c e d o n e , a dd t he p a rsl ey t o d ec o r a t e . 5. Pour i n t o p l a t es a n d s e r v e w i t h s o m e b r e a d fo r dippi n g.

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B O L O D O B O L A C H A (B I S C U I T C A K E ) INGREDIENTS: 2 p ac kage s o f Maria c o o kie s 250 g o f s o ft b utte r 250 g o f s ugar 3 e gg yo lks 200 ml o f c o ffe e 1 de s s e rt s p o o n o f s ugar (fo r c o ffe e - o ptional) DIRECTIONS: 1. Be at the b utte r fo r 5 minute s . Add the sugar an d b e at fo r ano the r 5 minute s . Finally add th e egg yo lks and b e at again fo r 5 minute s . Reser ve. 2. Add the s p o o n o f s ugar to the c o ffe e (this is o p tio nal). Quic kly dip the c o o kie s ins ide an d place o n a large s hallo w p late . Do no t s o ak the cookies in the c o ffe e to o lo ng, the go al is no t to make them s o ft b ut to tas te like c o ffe e . 3. Make laye rs o f we t b is c uits in c o ffe e a n d b utte rc re am until yo u have o nly 5 b is cuits lef t. 4. Finis h w ith a laye r o f b utte r c re am. Grind the 5 c o o kie s yo u s ave d and de c o rate the c ake. 5. P ut in the fridge fo r a fe w ho urs and ser ve.

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Sports Centres and After-school Activities Finding extramural activities for children o f all ages can be a difficult one. You probably know t ennis can be played at ATF, or horse-riding done at Pinetrees, but what else has the Algarve got to offer?

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o ut o f Lo ulé and Quarte ira, ap tly name d "Tubar ões" sharks in Portuguese - me e t up thre e times per week fo r training, and us ually have o ne game o n either a Saturday o r Sunday mo rning agains t ano ther distr ict. The c o s t o f this is €25 p e r mo nth. Te am unifo rms are s up p lie d b y e ac h c lub, an d laundry is take n c are o f. A s mall ins uranc e f ee is p ayab le , and s ho uld an injury o c c ur, the re ar e ph ysios e tc availab le to p artic ip ants . The c o ac he s h ave a gre at te mp e rame nt fo r w o rking w ith the c hildr en . Th e p atie nc e , the b e lie f in the c hildre n and the passion and e nc o urage me nt that e ac h c o ac h dis p lays is gr eat to see. One p artic ular c o ac h fro m Lo ulé , N uno Mar tins, w ho trains a numb e r o f te ams in b as ke tb all is a f or ce to b e re c ko ne d w ith. N o t o nly do e s he tran spor t the c hildre n fro m o ne p lac e to the ne xt, he train s th em, c o ac he s the m an d believes in the m. He is also the think-tank b eh ind the Bas ke tYo uthF estival, w hic h was s upposed to have hap p e ned th is year b ut has b e e n postpon ed until 2021 due to CO VID. The fe s tival aims to b ring to ge ther young b as ke tb all p layer s f r om all aro und P or tugal. O ver s e ve ral days ch ildr en will p lay agains t each other to b e c ro w ne d the ultimate b as ke tb all c hampions! The fe s tival has p re v io us ly b e e n a large success, and we c an o nly ho p e that 2021 w ill b e ye t anoth er . I f you'd like t o find out mor e about how you can ge t involve d, t hr ough s pons or s hips , giving your ti m e or s imply at t e nding as a s pe c t at or . Email N uno at byf@bas ke t yout hfe s t ival.c om.

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The Algarve: A Foodie’s Fantasy! In a d d i t i o n t o t h e region ’ s warm c lim ate, perfect locat ion and t ranquil at mosphere, t he cuisin e of f ers a n o th e r i n c r e di b l e reas on to vis it. T h a n k s t o i t s a ma zing c h oic e of s eafood and wines, and t he many nat ional specialit ies, such as ca t ap l a n a s a n d t h e fam ou s c od d is hes , ba ca l hau, it ’s no surprise t hat t he reg ion now b oast s six of P o r tu g a l ’s 1 4 r e st au rants that h ave been awarded Michelin st ars. Ho we ve r , t h e r e i s a great c h oic e in every p rice b rack et . Check t hese list ing s, mak e a reservati o n , a n d s e e f o r y o u r se l f !

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Safe Communities – Working together to help keep Portugal a Safe Country "I came from Hong Kong in May 2005 having served some 31 years on the police force, myself and my wife Jane, relocated to Portugal."

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Aft er so me ye a rs s p e n t w o r k i n g w i t h I NT E RP OL, and t h e U n i t e d N a t i o n s Offi c e o n Dr u g s a n d C rime on cross bo rd e r po l i c i n g . I s t i l l wa s n 't r e a d y fo r ret irm en t . S o , I met w i t h I s i l d a G o m e s w h o wa s the n the Civil Go ve rn o r o f t h e Al g a r ve a n d i s n o w Mayo r of Port im ã o a s wel l a s t h e C o m m a n d e r o f t h e G N R fo r F a ro Dis t ri c t ( A l ga rve ). T h e y we r e ve r y p o s i t i ve and wit h t he st ro n g suppo r t o f t h e G NR , S a fe C o m m unitie s Alg arve, a s i t wa s t h e n , wa s fo r m e d . Ou r fo u n d e rs we re M ariann e Gue rrei ro, Da n B i r c h , Ja n e a n d m y s e l f w ith Raoul Ru i M a rt i n ez c h a i r i n g o u r fi r s t G e n e r a l M e e ting. The a i m of t h e a sso ci a t i o n wa s t o h e l p t h e p o lic e com mun i c a t e w i t h t h e fo r e i g n c o m m u n i t y w h o m they had l i t t l e c o n t a c t w i t h a n d t o e n g a g e t h e fore ign com mun i t y mo re w i t h t h e p o l i ce , b y u n d e r s t a n ding their work a n d proc e s s e s , w h i ch a r e o ft e n ve r y d ifferent t o ou r h o me c o u n t r i e s . In 201 2 t h ere wa s a m a j o r fi r e i n t h e E a s t e r n Algarve which af f ec t ed ma n y p e o p l e i n t h e a r e a . We d e cide d therefor e t o f o c us on t h i s i m p o r t a n t p u b l i c s a fe ty is s ue and in 2 0 1 4 we e n t ere d i n t o a p a r t n e r s h i p w i t h the Civil Pro t e c t Au t h ori ty fo r t h e Al g a r ve , t o h e l p the m prom ot e ru ra l f i re sa f e t y t o t h e fo r e i g n c o m m u nity. We were wel l e qu i p p e d t o d o t h i s w i t h n e w v o l u nte e rs s uch as C h ri s S t re t t on w h o h a d e x t e n s i ve i n t e r n atio nal s ecurit y exp eri en c e a n d c r i s i s m a n a g e m e n t , p l u s Ana Silva a m un i c i p a l ve t . Our tea m st a rt ed to g r o w , w i t h Ji m L i t c h k o a cybersec u ri t y e xpe rt w h o h a s d o n e p r o j e c t s fo r N ASA, b ut at t h e sa me t i me s o d i d t h e ch a l l e n g e s a n d by 2015 we b ega n exp a n d i n g i n o t h e r p a r t s o f t h e c o u n t ry. We chang ed o u r n a me t o S a fe C o m m u n i t i e s P o r t u g al and our buildi n g bl oc ks we r e fu r t h e r ce m e n t e d i n t he fo rm of prot oc o l s a t n a t i o n a l l e ve l w i t h t h e GN R, PSP , S E F a n d ANE P C . T h r o u g h these pa rt n e rsh i p s we we r e a b l e t o m e e t regularly , en t e r i n t o va r i o u s p r o j e c t s a n d put forwa rd i d ea s d i r e c t l y t o va r i o u s minist ries a n d gove rnm e n t d e p a r t m e n t s . Alt ho u gh we h a d p r e p a r e d we l l fo r crisis b y a ppl yi n g a n d g a i n i n g a p p r o va l as a Pub l i c ut i l i d a d e b y t h e C o u n ci l of Minist e rs, w i t h t h e h e l p o f o u r B oard Me mber L i l i a Ma r t i n s a n d a l s o b ecomin g P ort uga l ’ s o n l y o ffi c i a l C i v i l Prot ect ion Vol u n t a ry Or g a n i s a t i o n u n d e r Port ug ue se l a w se rv i n g p r i m a r i l y t h e foreig n c o mmu n i t y, we we r e a b o u t t o face t he u l t i ma t e t est b r o u g h t ab out by C o v i d - 1 9 . 42

COV I D – o u r wo r k , a n d o u r v o lu n t e e r s ! It wa s c l ea r ea rl y on th a t we n eeded m o r e res ou rc es to c op e a n d we d ec i d ed to a dver t i se f o r vol u n teers , p erh a p s on e of th e m os t i m p or t a n t d ec i s i on s we m a de. Th i s b rou g h t a g rea t res p on s e, w i th a n ew i n f l u x o f th os e w h o a re c l ea rl y w i l l i n g to g i ve u p th e i r t i m e t o w ork f or S C P to b en ef i t th e c om m u n i ty . We n ow h a ve m ore p eop l e w i th a g rea te r va r i e t y of ta l en ts , s k i l l a n d exp eri en c e, w h o h a ve p r o ve d th ei r w orth over th e l a s t f ou r m on th s . Th i s r a n g e s f rom tra n s l a ti on , c om m u n i c a ti on i n th e f or m o f E l i s e S l otte f rom S weden , tec h n i c a l a n d rese a r c h s k i l l s to s i m p l y p u tti n g tog eth er th e d a i l y r e po r t s, a m a m m oth c om m i tm en t, S C ooP wa s b orn e, pr o v i d i n g c om m u n i c a ti on i n a di f f eren t wa y . H el p i n g th e c om m u n i ty u n d ers ta n d th e m a n y l a w s a n d p l eth ora of i n f orm a ti on , w h i c h of c o u r se i s i n Portu g u es e, wa s a m a j or c h a l l en g e a n d we r e l i e d m u c h on c om m u n i c a ti on th rou g h F a c eb ook f o l l o we r s, w h i c h g rew 4 0 % d u ri n g th i s s h ort p eri od. O u r web s i te wa s g rea tl y exp a n ded w i th m o r e t h a n 5 0 p a g es of i n f orm a ti on i n c l u di n g m ore i m po r t a n t l y va ri ou s G u i d es tra n s l a ted b y J en n y B yers , FA Qs, i n tern a ti on a l tra vel a n d of c ou rs e ou r Da i l y S i tu a ti on R ep orts , p rep a red b y C h ri s S trett o n , D a n i e l F ern a n des a n d m y s el f , a n d th e O vers ea s R e po r t b y L ou i s e Bi rc h . O n s om e da y s th ere were u p to 1 6 , 0 0 0 v i si t o r s t o ou r web s i te a n d i ts b a n dw i dth h a d to b e ex pa n d e d t o c op e! O u r rec ord s s h ow th a t over a 4 m on th p e r i o d o n

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F a c e book , emails and pho ne calls, we r eceived i n th e o rd er of 40,000 co mment s and e nq u ir ies, o f wh i c h we we r e able to res p ond t o ar o u nd 70% . O ur new v olun t e er Eliana Taver as he lped a n s wer m a ny of these as we ll as t he t r anslat io n o f var i ou s s p e eches including t ho se o f t he P r ime Minist e r. At one stag e engageme nt s t hr o u gh o u r Faceb ook we r e almost half that o f t he GNR. Ove r t he pe ri od of t h e pandemic we r eached fo u r millio n pe o ple or i n o t h er words 29,000 a day! We gave we ekly u pd a tes o n Kis s FM radio w it h au dience s bo t h in Po r t u g a l a n d o ve rseas. T his could be expe ct ed o f a sizable o r ganis a ti on , b ut in fact we are a small gr o u p o f 20 dedicat e d v o l u nteers, that p ro vides fu ll se r vices fr e e o f c h a rg e to c o mmunities in Por t u gal as well as visit o r s.

Would you like to serve the Comm unity? We a r e v e r y p l e a s e d t o h e a r f r o m a n y o n e interested in helping to keep the community safe, which is vital at this time. This could just be simple translation work in different languages, research, assisting at our displays, helping with communication during crisis situations, and those with technical knowledge. Safe Communities is proud to be a voluntary organisation serving the community in Portugal. To get in touch, 'like' our Facebook Page or visit www.safecommunitiesportugal.com Central Algarve Issue 80, Winter 2020/2021

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lo c al ho s p ital, a tumo ur the s ize o f a grapef r uit was fo und in his ab do me n. The p o s itio n o f the tumour me ant it was imp o s s ib le to b e o p e rate d o n, so he had to have the s tro nge s t c he mo the rap y p o s s ible in or der to have a c hanc e o f s urv ival. Afte r all his aggre s s ive tre atme nt, he h ad to stay in a High De p e nde nc y Unit fo r mo re than a m onth, wh er e he w o uld have to s lo wly re gain the s tre ng th just to be ab le to w iggle his to e s . One day he s aw an o ld b ike lying aro und h is home in Rugb y, England, and de c ide d to go fo r a r ide. It b e c ame the re ve latio n he ne e de d. Afte r a fe w mo nths , he s e t hims e lf the ambitious go al o f riding fro m Lo s Ange le s to Miami ( 3,473 miles) in aro und 34 days , rais ing mo ne y fo r M a cm i l l an Cancer Suppo r t. But, alas , dis as te r s truc k. He was hit by a truc k, b re aking thre e rib s , his e lb o w , and losin g a lot o f s kin o ff his hands and le gs . In May 201 2, he was give n the all-c le ar again afte r hav ing b e e n diagn osed w ith c anc e r a s e c o nd time , at the s ame tim e as e xp e c ting his firs t-b o rn s o n. Go lding de c ide d to do w hat's kno wn as the 'Trip le C ro w n', c yc ling all thre e of the c halle nging c o urs e s in the no to rio us Haute R oute. He b ro ke the Guinne s s Se ve n Day C y clin g Wor ld Re c o rd in 2017 b y riding 1,766.2 miles ar ound Rugb y N o w , Jame s runs a c yc ling b us ine ss in the Algarve , w he re he live s in Bo lique im e with h is w ife and tw o c hildre n. "I e njoy r iding a bike . For me , it 's f reedom , e s c ape , r e c ove r y, mind- pr oc e s s , me ditati on. I e at be t t e r , s le e p be t t e r and it make s m e a better hus band and fat he r . I t hink s por t is a key thi ng we s hould all have as par t of our lives. We all have t he abilit y t o ac hie ve what we want but oft e n we don't r e me mbe r what we have been t hr ough t o ge t t o t he point we ar e in."

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Redecorating: It Doesn't Have To Be All Or Nothing Often times we find ourselves longing for a change, but it doesn't mean we have to totally gut a room to make some feel-good improvements!

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he n t h e re ' s a c ha n g e o f s e a s o n , i t ca n s p a r k t he d e si re f or a c h a n g e i n o u r s u r r o u n d i n gs . Som et im es t h i s ma n i fe s t s i n a s p r i n g cl e a n o f e pic proport i o n s, o t h er t i m e s , we fi n d o u r s e l ve s wa nting s omet hi n g mo re ra d i c a l – r e d e co r a t i n g ! Neve r f e a r! R ed e c o r a t i n g d o e s n 't h a ve t o b e the tot al g ut t i n g o u t of a r o o m a n d s t a r t i n g fr o m s cratc h. A sim pl e c h a n ge of wa l l p a i n t , a c c e s s o r i e s , a n d s mall det ails c a n ma ke a ro o m fe e l b r a n d n e w . If you h a ve a room i n m i n d , t a k e s t o c k o f w h at you've got i n t erms o f fu r n i t u r e a n d l a r g e i t e m s . Secondl y, d ec i d e wh i ch i t e m s i n t h e r o o m y o u want to k eep, a n d t h ose yo u d o n 't . L a r g e r s o fa s a r e n o t s o easy t o re p l a c e , but th e y c o u l d b e r e u p h o l s t e r e d fo r a whole ne w l ook a n d fe e l . Thirdl y, yo u ' l l wa n t t o b e m i n d fu l o f y o u r b udge t. N ot eve rybod y c a n go o u t a n d b u y b r a n d n e w furnit ur e o n a w h i m, s o s e e w h a t y o u r s a v i n g s lo o k like and d ec i d e h o w m u c h y o u 'r e w i l l i n g t o s p e nd. Reme mbe r, c ol ou r s c a n m a k e o r b r e a k t h e fe e l o f a room a n d ea c h c o l o u r h a s a d i ffe r e n t e ffe ct o n yo ur moods a n d t h e a mbi e n c e o f a r o o m . Ye l l o w i s k n o w n to b e a h a p p y, u p l i f t in g c o l o u r w h e r e a s b l u e can have a calmin g ef f e c t . D ec i d e o n t h e m o o d t h a t y o u want for t hat spe c i f i c room a n d w o r k a r o u n d t h a t . Yo u do n't necessari l y h a ve t o re p a i n t t h e e n t i r e r o o m , b u t if your accesso ri e s a re p r e d o m i n a n t l y t h a t c o l o u r , it c an perform t h e sa me o ve r a l l .

'"As more clients are going for a neutral palette of shades, such as greys and beiges, in their choices for the paint, curtains and furniture, it has become easier to update rooms. All it takes is some bright cushions, complementary rugs and even a couple of statement pieces of furniture. These can then be changed with ease at a later date, to different colours or styles. Another way is to add mirrors to bounce light around a room, which can light up dark corners and make the area feel bigger." Emma, Owner, The Curtain Centre

Don't o ve rd o i t t h o u g h . Av o i d p a i n t i n g t h e ro o m a s ing le col ou r, a n d h a ve e ve r y t h i n g e x a c t l y t h e same s hade. Pl a y wi t h d i f f e r e n t fa b r i c s , p a t t e r n s , a n d to ne s to creat e a c ool , mi sm a t c h e d , e cl e c t i c l o o k The g re a t t h i n g a b o u t r e d e co r a t i n g i n s m a l l s tage s is t hat yo u c a n rea l l y fo cu s o n a l l e l e m e n t s , b i g and s m all, u n t i l yo u r proj e ct co m p l e t e l y c o m e s t o l ife . We sp o ke t o a p ro fe s s i o n a l t o g e t y o u a b i t o f to p not ch adv i c e w h en i t c o m e s t o y o u r r e d e co r a t i ng o n a b udg et . Enjoy ! 48

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any of yo u h a ve h e a r d o r r e a d t h e h o r r o r sto rie s of ki t t e n s a n d pu p p i e s t o o y o u n g t o fe n d fo r themselve s, d ump ed i n r u b b i s h b i n s . Or e ve n family p et s t hat were j ust l ef t o n t h e s t r e e t . T h e s e a n i mals all need a t e mpo ra ry, s a fe s p a c e u n t i l a p e r m a n e nt p laceme n t c a n be ma d e fo r t h e m a t a r e s cu e ce ntre o r Municip a l C a ni l ( ken ne l ) Have you ever w on d e r e d w h a t h a p p e n s t o t he m? S ome ar e t oo you n g fo r t h e Mu n i c i p a l C a n i l t o c are f or and mo st o f t h e re s c u e ce n t r e s d o n ’t h a ve t he r esources t o c a re f or t h e m e i t h e r . T h i s i s o n e o f the times wh en f ost e r pa r e n t s co m e i n t o p l a y . It t ak e s a very spe ci a l p e r s o n t o b e co m e a F os te r C arer. W h e t h er i t ’ s a l i t t e r o f t w o -we e k o l d k i t t e ns o r p uppies, ol d er ki t t en s o r p u p p i e s t h a t n e e d s o c ialis ing an d who ma y h a ve be c o m e t e r r i fi e d o f p e o p l e , the re are man y a n i ma l s t h a t n e e d t h a t e x t r a l o ve a n d att ent ion so t h ey c a n b e co m e r e a d y fo r a d o p t i o n. O nly a l o v i n g f ost e r h o m e ca n p r o v i d e t h a t . Fost ering i s t rul y a re wa r d i n g e x p e r i e n ce y o u h ave a h and and pl a y a n i mp o r t a n t r o l e i n m a k i n g a p e t mo re adoptable. An i m a l F o s te r Pa r e n t s h e l p a d o p t e r s s e e p e ts a t t h e i r b e s t, s o me a n i m a l s ca n no t h a n d l e a s h elte r e n v i r o n m e n t, many get too a n x i o u s t o l et the ir t r u e p e r s o n ality s h i n e t h r o u gh. In a home, they c a n r e l a x s o that p o t e n t i a l a d o p te rs c a n g e t a t r u e s e ns e o f h o w t h e y ’d b e in t h e i r fo r e ve r ho me . F o s t e r i n g p e ts c a n b e fu n , taking a wa l k a l o n g the b e a ch i s a who le 50

lo t mo re fun w he n s tro lling w ith a furry f r ien d by yo ur s ide o r p laying w ith yo ur fo s te r kitten s is a gr eat way to unw ind and p ro v ide the atte ntio n th ey cr ave. Typ ic ally s p e aking, a fo s te r p are nt is able to p ro v ide valuab le ins ight o n the animals they look afte r, s uc h as ho w the y fe e l ab o ut o the r animals, kids o r adults . This kind o f info rmatio n is v ita l in match ing the animal w ith its p e rfe c t ho me . Yo u c o uld be the key to he lp ing s o me o ne find the ir p e rfe c t c o m panion. Fo s te ring is a gre at way to kno w if yo u ar e r eady to ado p t. Ado p tio n o f a p e t is a b ig de c is io n an d if you are no t s ure w he the r yo u are re ady to take that next s te p , fo s te ring is a go o d way to te s t the water . Not o nly w ill yo u gain e xp e rie nc e w ith re gards to car ing fo r a p e t b ut w he n it’s time to ado p t yo u will do so w ith c o nfide nc e . The ab s o lute b e s t thing ab o ut fo s te ring an animal, b ig o r s mall, o ld o r yo ung, w hate ve r it migh t be, is th e fac t that yo u ge t to fall in lo ve , o ve r and over again . If yo u're an animal lo ve r b ut find that yo u h ave to tr avel o fte n, o r yo u're no t re ady to c o mmit to j ust one pet, the n fo s te ring is als o fo r yo u. The tho ught o f fo s te ring c an b e s c ary, but you ar e no t o n yo ur o w n, the re is a ne tw o rk o f s uppor t th at s urro unds animal fo s te r p are nts to e ns ure that th ey ge t adv ic e o r as s is tanc e w he ne ve r it is ne eded. Fr iends & V o lunte e rs o f C anil Munic ip al Lago s is just on e of the many s up p o rt gro up s that c an b e fo und onlin e. FV C ML he lp s the ir fo s te r p are nts s o that th ey ar e p ro v ide d w ith e ve rything the y may ne e d to en sur e the he alth and hap p ine s s o f the ir fo s te rs . If yo u w o uld like mo re info rmatio n o n fo s te ring o r w is h to ap p ly to b e a fo s te r p are nt the re are s e ve ral ways to go ab o ut this . Yo u c an c o ntac t FV C ML v ia the ir Fac e b o o k p age o r e mail the m at fvlago s c anil@ gmail.c o m. Central Algarve Issue 80, Winter 2020/2021


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Portuguese Word Quiz - How much do you know? Whether you're holidaying in Algarve or you're living here permanently, it's always fun to challenge yourself with how much Portuguese you know! Can you order a coffee? Or ask for the bill? Just W ord s

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Ple ase : _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

I woul d l i ke: _________________________

Thank yo u : _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Can I p ay th e bi l l ? ___________________

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Wine : _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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Wh ere i s th e n eares t grocery s tore? _____

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Can you h el p m e? ____________________

Road: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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Wh ere i s th e ATM? ___________________

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Can I p ay by card? ___________________

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Childre n : _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

You can find the answers to this quiz on page 58!

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e t i n th e b e au ti fu l , qu ai nt to wn o f B ol i q ue i me , y o u 'l l fi nd thi s s tun n i n g v il l a. Co mp l e te wi th bre at h ta k i n g v ie ws , and a p e rfe ct b len d o f t rad i ti on a l a nd mo d e rn archi te cture. Bo l i q u e i me is a s mal l vi l l ag e no t far fro m Vi l a m our a, j u s t a s ho rt 10 mi nut e dri ve a wa y . A l tho u g h the l i fe s tyl e m ay se e m w or l d s a p art. In Bo l iq ue i me , yo u 'l l b e l e ani ng more t o wa rd s c ou n tr y l i vi ng , wi th a re l axed p ace of li f e s u r ro u nd e d b y g re e ne ry an d mo u nt a in s id es . The hus tle a n d b u s tl e o f s u mme rti m e w o n't r ea c h y ou he re . A l tho u g h yo u may fi nd y ou r s el f wa i ti ng fo r s he e p to cr oss t he roa d or a tr a cto r to mak e i ts tu rn .

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I n t h e v illage, you h ave Aldi an d L i d l a s well as a h ardware st ore, ph arm a c y a nd ban ks. But if you f an c y mall sh o p p i ng, you' re st ill on ly about 15 min ut es a wa y. Boliqueime h ost s a f ew t radit ion a l f ood f est ivals an d c ult ural f est iva l s t h rough out t h e year, an d you' re s p oi l t f or c h oic e w it h loc al rest auran t s a nd c of f ee plac es t o f ill your days.

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The Power that is Nazaré Off the West coast of Portugal lies a monster of epic proportions. The biggest waves the world has ever seen and a mustsee for any Winter visitor.

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b ou t a t h ree - h o u r d r i ve fr o m t h e Al g a r ve l ie s Naz a ré . I n f a mo u s fo r t h e d e a d l y wa ve s t h a t c all this t ow n h ome .

the ir c ho s e n wave .The c liffs o f N azaré fo rm the per f ect v ie w ing p o int fo r s p e c tato rs o f the dange r these s urfe rs e nc o unte r.

Very re c e n t l y, N e t fl i x a i r e d a d o cu m e n t a r y , Magnet ic , t h a t f ol l ow s e x t r e m e s p o r t s p e o p l e who travel t h e worl d i n se a r c h o f t h e u l t i m a t e co n d i tio ns to do wh a t t h e y so l ove t o d o .

The lightho us e s e p arate s tw o ve ry diffe r ent b e ac he s ! So uth o f the lightho us e is a quie ter beach, the main b e ac h o f N azaré . On the N o rth s ide of the lightho us e , the N o rth Be ac h (P raia do N o rte) is wh er e yo u'll find the b e ac h w ith the angrie r te mp er ament!

N at u ra l l y, N a z a ré i s w h e r e s u r fe r s a t t h e t o p o f their gam e c o me t o p r o ve t h e i r a b i l i t y . T h a n k s to the "N az a ré C a n yo n " , a s u b m a r i n e g e o m o r p h o l o gic al p henom en o n t h a t a l l o w s t h e fo r m a t i o n o f p e r fe ct giant wa ves. I t i s t h e l a r g e s t u n d e r wa t e r ca n y o n i n Europ e, a bou t 1 7 0 k i l o m e t r e s a l o n g t h e c o a s t , r eaching a d e p t h of 5, 0 0 0 m e t r e s . T his mea n s on l y on e t h i n g : wa ve s t h a t c a n r e ac h u p t o 30 met res h i gh , w h i c h i s a p p r o x i m a t e l y t he s a me as a 1 0 st o ry bu i l d i n g . S u r fe r s g a t h e r i n t he wint er to t a c kl e t h ese m o n s t e r wa ve s . T h e co n d itio ns are so ex t reme t h a t t he y 'r e t a k e n o u t b y j e t s k i and assist ed i n p i c ki n g up e n o u g h s p e e d i n o r d e r t o ride

Sinc e 2003, N o rth Be ac h has b e e n ho me to th e N azaré Sp e c ial Editio n (Sumo l Sp e c ial Edition ) , an inte rnatio nal b o dyb o arding c hamp io ns hip for in vited athle te s o nly. The tw o mo s t no te w o rthy s urfe rs to tac k le Nazar é are Garre tt Mc N amara and Ro drigo K o xa, who s uc c e s s fully c aught wave s o f 78 fo o t / 23.77 meter s an d 80 fo o t / 24.38 me te rs re s p e c tive ly. Ap art fro m the s p o rt, the wave s the ms e lves ar e s imp ly a b e autiful, natural p he no me no n to behold. The b e s t time to v is it and s e e the b ig wave s her e is b e twe e n Oc to b e r and Marc h, b ut b e s ure to pack yo urs e lf a warm jac ke t, it can get p re tty c hilly! If yo u'd like to c he c k th e c o nditio ns b e fo re yo u he ad on out f or yo ur ro adtrip , v is it nazarewaves.com to s e e the fo re c as t and e nsur e you' r e no t dis ap p o inte d. Onc e in N azaré , the re a r e plenty of o the r things to s e e and to do, such as inc re dib le lo c al s e afo o d restaur an ts, o r e xp lo ring the w inding str eets an d taking in the p ic ture s que buildings. But the b e auty in the p ower of the o c e an in this P o rtuguese town, is w hat make s it an unp aralleled de s tinatio n fo r a s ho rt w inter tr ip.

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Palác io de Es tói R eopens to Public

S mok ers c a n n ow be s l a p p e d w i t h a fi n e i f t h e y discard c i ga ret t e but ts o n t h e fl o o r . T h e l a w , whic h was passe d l a st yea r, fi n a l l y ca m e i n t o fo r c e fr o m S e pt emb e r.

The 63 ro o m p alac e is re no w ne d fo r its French - style garde ns and p o o l w hic h o ve rlo o k the s e a and the mo untains . N o w , fo llo w ing e xte ns ive re n ovation w o rks b y the Pe s tana Ho te l Gro up , the s pectacular p alac e has b e e n re o p e ne d. The re c e p tio n a r ea h as n ow b e e n mo ve d to o ld C hap e l to make s p ac e for cultur al e xhib itio ns and mus e um e xhib its fro m the r egion ' s his to ric Ro man and Arab ic p e rio ds .

The fine s ra n ge bet ween € 2 5 a n d €2 50. Un d e r the sam e l a w, e st ablish me n t s that fail t o p ro v i d e their pa t ro n s wi t h asht ray s c a n a l so be f ined. Rota de Pe t i s c os Wit h so ma n y even t s h a v i n g b e e n c a n c e l l e d t h i s ye ar, we are p l ea sed t o se e t h e R o t a d o Pe t i s co ('T h e Tap as R out e') is c o n t i n u i n g. This yea r i t st a rt s on 1 1 S e p t . a n d fo r t h e 2 m o n ths , more t ha n 2 0 0 re st a ur a n t s i n t h e Al g a r ve w i l l s e rve r egional t a pa s f o r € 3 e u r o s a n d t r a d i t i o n a l s we ets fo r €2 euros, w i t h a d ri n k i n c l u d e d ! S e e : w w w . fa c e b o o k. com/rot a d op et i sc o

Villages of Por tugal Fo ur v illage s in the Algarve have b e e n s e lected to b e c o me p art o f a natio nal ne tw o rk o f traditional to w ns kno w n as ‘Alde ias de P o rtugal’. P o rtugal’ s v illage to uris m as s o c iatio n (kno w n as the ATA) , aims to highlight P o rtugal’s mo s t authe ntic and traditio nal to w ns and v illage s . The initiative w ill he lp de ve lo p the s e rural ge ms into to uris t attrac tio ns w hils t maintaining the ir c harm. The Algarve v illage s are : Pader ne (Alb ufeir a) , A l t e (Lo ulé ), C ac hopo (Tav ira) and Par is es (São Br ás de Alp o rte l).

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Our Beloved Bill Martin MBE. Songwriter to the Stars

Famous songwriter Bill Martin bid us a sad, unexpected farewell in March 2020. Known affectionately in the Algarve as SeĂąhor Cabelo Branco, he was a force to be reckoned with. We look back at the man who has been visiting the Algarve since the 60s!

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he ye a r 2 0 2 0 h a s no t b e e n t h e g r e a t e s t , a n d in addi t i o n t o t h e mo n t h s o f h a r d s h i p , we 've h a d to add sa yi n g f a rewell t o B i l l Ma r t i n t o t h e l i s t . He was surv i ved by h i s w i fe , Ja n , fo u r c h i l d r e n , Meran, Alison, A n gu s a n d M e l a n i e , fo u r g r a n d ch i l d r e n and a n ewly b orn grea t - gran d d a u g h t e r . H i s w i fe h a s take n the t ime t o sh a re wi t h u s h o w s o m e o f B i l l 's h e a rt has alway s bee n be l on ged t o t h e Al g a r ve a n d h o w s uc h a big part o f t h e i r l i ves wa s a l wa y s h e r e . Bill wa s o n e o f t h e UK 's most acc l a i me d so n gw r i t e r s , h aving r ec ei ved n ume r o u s awards a n d a c c ol a d es throug h o u t t h e yea rs. In November 2 0 1 2 B i l l was presen t e d w i t h t h e p rest igio us L i v i n g L e g e n d award at t h e a n n ua l Ta r t a n C lefs wh i c h c e l ebra t e s S c ot sme n a n d w ome n w h o h ave ma d e a n ou t st a n d i n g cont ribu t i o n t o musi c. S o m e o f his m ost n o t ewort h y s o ng s were pe rf ormed b y S i r C liff Ric h a rd , E l v i s P r e s l e y , S a ndie S h a w, a n d man y o thers. Jan a n d B i l l h a ve h a d a h o m e i n Va l e d o L o b o s inc e the 70s. T h e y spe n t m a n y h a p p y ye a r s a t W yl i e ' s C ot t ag e, wh i c h t h e i r h o m e wa s fa m o u s l y k n o w n as . in 19 96, wh en t h e i r son An g u s wa s a s k e d w h a t h e w o uld l ike t o do f o r h i s 2 1 st, h i s r e s p o n s e wa s , " D i n n e r at D on G io va n n i ' s! " T h e r e wa s n o q u e s t i o n s , fl i g h ts we re booked a n d t h e y f l e w o ve r fo r t h e e ve n i n g ! Jan sa ys, " We a l so h a d a C i t r e o n Ma h a r i Pl a g e 60

as o ur o riginal c ar w hic h we had fo r ye ars but affe c tio nate ly kno w n as The Batmo b ile o r sometimes The Ye llo w Ro lls Ro yc e !" Eve ryo ne kne w to steer clear b e c aus e o f Bill's e rratic driv ing b ut during the 70s an d 80s this was e as ie r, as the re we re ve ry fe w vehicles on the ro ad!

Some of the songs written by Bill: All of me loves all of you - Bay City Rollers Congratulations - Cliff Richard Puppet on a string - Sandie Shaw My boy - Elvis Presley Surround yourself with sorrow - Cilla Black Back home - England World Cup Squad 1970 Forever and ever - Slik Ooh You Are Awful (But I Like You) - Dick Emery Summerlove Sensation - Bay City Rollers Fancy Pants - Kenny

Ove r the ye ars , the ir fo ur c hildre n w o u ld s p e nd the ir s umme rs w o rking in Vale do Lobo an d s urro unding are as . Altho ugh Bill's p as s ing was s udde n and une xp e c te d, family and frie nds c an lo o k back with no thing b ut admiratio n and fo nd me mo ries. Th ey h ad many mo re c e le b ratio ns p lanne d at Gigi's , A n tonio' s, Izzy's , and Julia's line d up b ut the s e o utings will now b e do ne in re me mb e ranc e o f this gre at ma n . With this we s ay, 'fare we ll Bill', thank yo u fo r all the memor ies! Central Algarve Issue 80, Winter 2020/2021


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n Ju ne , the Alamb ique family (w ith 45 ye ars e xp e rie nc e in the r e s taurant b us ine s s ) to o k o ve r the ne ighb o uring land, pr eviously h o u s ing re s taurant São Gab rie l & Thai Garde n, to o p e n BamBoo, an As i a n F us io n Re s taurant & Bar. De s p ite o p e ning during a glo b al p ande mic , we have b e e n deligh ted and g r a t e ful fo r the ve ry p o s itive re s p o ns e fro m o ur c lie nts , b o th locals and v i s i t o r s o n ho liday. Ma nage d and run daily b y the family and o ur lo yal te am , we welcome y o u t o BamBo o . A ne w ve nture to fill, w hat we fe lt, was a gap in the local m a r k e t. We o ffe r a diffe re nt and e xc iting As ian ins p ire d me n u as well as a d e s t i n a tio n fo r fun, drinks & mus ic fo r the w ho le ye ar ro und. I n t he he art o f the Go lde n Triangle , o n the ro ad b e twe e n Q uinta do L a g o a nd Vale do Lo b o , BamBo o is s e t up fo r b o th s umme r a nd win ter d i n i n g w ith an inte rio r & e xte rio r b ar are a and p le nty o f s e a tin g in side a n d o ut. Se t amo ngs t lus c io us gre e n s urro undings we are open f r om 1 p m o n wards fo r lunc h, afte rno o n b ite s , drinks and/o r dinner with a b a ck d ro p o f go o d tune s and a DJ (s e e s o c ial me dia fo r mo re inf or mation ) . A t a k e away me nu is als o availab le . The re s taurant is ve ry f amily f r ien dly w i t h a c hildre n’s me nu and BamBo o K ids are a is re ady and will open as s o o n a s Go ve rnme nt guide line s p e rmit. T h r ee kitc he ns w o rk to ge the r to b ring yo u an array o f dishes and fl a v o u rs : o ur Jap ane s e kitc he n c re ate s the fre s he s t and b e s t q uality m o u t h wate ring s us hi and s us himi. Our Thai kitc he n o ffe rs auth entic Thai c u i s i n e (b o th the s e kitc he ns are b e s ide the s e ating are a s o you can watch t h e c h efs p re p are and c o o k as yo u dine ). Our main kitc he n m en u pr ovides a s e l e c tio n o f o the r c las s ic as ian fus io n dis he s as we ll as s o m e new B a m B o o s p e c ials . We us e the fre s he s t ingre die nts and lo c al Algarve p ro duce an d th e vast m a j o r i ty o f o ur ve ge tab le s and fruit are ho me gro w n in o ur own or gan ic fi e l d s ne xt to the re s taurant. Ove r w inte r 2020 the family p lan to extend va r i o u s are as . It is b ig land w ith a lo t o f o p p o rtunity s o s tay tun ed f or n e w s o f an e xte nde d garde n dining are a, an idyllic garde n weddin g / e ve n t s s e tting w ith p o o l b ar are a and o ns ite v illa-hire . We thank our loyal c u s t o m e rs s o far fo r all the s up p o rt and lo o k fo rward to s e eing mor e of o u r l o c al c lie nts o ve r the w inte r mo nths as we ll as v is ito rs to th e ar ea. @bambooalgarve (Instagram) B a m b o o Re s t a u r a n t & B a r ( Fa c e b o o k ) . bookings and enquiries : +351 289394 521 or team@bambooalgarve.com menu: www.bambooalgarve.com


Why I Chose the Algarve Countryside W

hen you're looking to buy property within the Algarve, the first question someone always seems to ask themselves is, "How close do I want to be to the beach?" Apart from pricing, we've asked some long-time residents to share with us why they chose a property in the countryside. It's always better to ask people who've made and lived with their decision already, what their thoughts are, and perhaps what they might have done differently.

BRIAN COUNTRYSIDE, PERA

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We b ou gh t ou r h o u s e o n t h e e d g e o f t h e l i t t l e village o f Pera . I t wa s i n a g a t e d co m m u n i t y of only 2 5 l i n ked v i l l a s a r o u n d a l a r g e p o o l . We had t he be st o f bot h w o r l d s . . q u a i n t v i l l a g e s e t t i n g ye t only a f e w mi n ut e s d r i ve t o t h e b e s t b e a ch e s and rest au ra n t s i n c e n t r a l Al g a r ve . We we r e j u s t off t he N 1 2 5 a n d a sh o r t d r i ve t o Al g a r ve S h o p p ing at Guia. Fo r 1 2 gl o ri o u s ye a r s we e n j o ye d t h e a u the ntic Alg ar ve bef ore re t u r n i n g h o m e t o t h e UK . . . i n fac t t he prop ert y c o mple x i s k n o w n a s Ja r d i n s d e Pe ra... Googl e i t a n d see f o r y o u r s e l ve s . . i t m a y b e j u s t w hat you ar e l o oki n g f o r .

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Two a n d a h a l f ye a r s a g o we t o o k t h e p l u n g e and mo ve d t o P o r t u g a l . W h e n we c a m e o u t fo r a vis i t bo t h of us wa n t e d t o l i ve cl o s e t o t h e s e a, we h a d ou r c h ec k l i s t o f w h a t w o u l d b e a n ide al loca t i on a n d a l so t h e i d e a l t y p e o f p r o p e r t y . We ende d up f a l l i n g i n l o ve w i t h a r e n t a l p r o p e rty up in t h e h i l l s i n B o l i q u i e m e w i t h s t u n n i n g v ie w s over t h e va l l ey. R e n t i n g fo r a ye a r g a ve u s a little brea t h i n g spa c e, s i x m o n t h s i n t o t h e r e n t a l p e rio d we k n e w t h a t n ot o n l y wa s w h a t we p e r ce i ve d to be t h e i d ea l t ype o f h o u s e b u t a l s o t h e l o ca tio n were n o t ri gh t f or u s . We e n d e d u p m o v i n g do w n t o a sma l l t ow n on t h e o u t s k i r t s o f L a g o s . The house i s p erf e c t f o r u s a n d a n y g u e s t s s t a y i n g and we a re 5 mi n u t e s fr o m a l l t h e a m e n i t i e s that Lag o s h a s t o of f er w i t h t h e a d d e d b e n e fi t o f bein g wi t h i n wa l k i n g d i s t a n ce o f a l o ve l y l i ttle t own t h a t h a s eve r y t h i n g y o u r e a l l y n e e d . We love wh ere we a re n o w a n d k n o w t h a t i f we had not r en t e d f o r t h a t fi r s t ye a r we m i g h t n o t be as happ y a s we a re no w .

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We hadn’t re ally lo o ke d aro und that much w he n we b o ught o ur ho us e . We had o nly visited P o rtugal a c o up le o f time s b ut kne w we had to find s o me w he re c he ap e r than Ho ng K o ng to r etir e . Hav ing live d in As ia fo r 38 ye ars we wanted s o me w he re warme r than the UK b ut c lo s e f or the family to v is it. We had o nly b e e n to P o rtu gal once b e fo re . We de c ide d to have a lo o k at o p tion s in Sp ain to o s o we had a c o up le o f we e ks looking the re to o b ut ve ry quic kly de c ide d it was too c ramme d w ith ho liday typ e p ro p e rtie s all along the c o as t. A frie nd in Ho ng K o ng had intr oduced us to an age nt w ho is b as e d in Bo lique ime. O n o ur p re v io us v is it we had lo o ke d at p ro per ties to wards Tav ira and the ne xt v is it we we re intro duc e d to p ro p e rtie s mo re in this direction. The p ro p e rtie s mo re to wards the c o as t alth ough nic e e no ugh we re mo re c lo s e to ge the r. We didn’ t re ally kno w this are a at all we ll b ut like d the ho us e as s o o n as we dro ve up the drive . The on ly do w ns ide is the re is no c afe o r b ar w ithin walking dis tanc e . We are o k w ith that tho ugh s ince it’ s o nly a fe w mins in e ithe r dire c tio n b y c ar to ge t into Lo ulé o r Bo lique ime . We are b e tween b o th jus t o ff the N 270 ro ad to wards Palm eir al. Frie nds to ld us the s e ns ib le thing to do is to r en t firs t to s e e if yo u like the are a e tc . We didn’ t do that it’s no t o ur s tyle and jus t b o ught the h ouse b e c aus e it fe lt right. On re fle c tio n we ma de the right de c is io n fo r us . It’s le s s than 30 min s to the airp o rt, 7mins into a Lo ulé , 15 mins to Mar s ho p p ing, 15 mins to Vilamo ura, le s s than an h our to Sp ain e tc . If p e o p le we re to as k my advice when lo o king at ho us e s , if yo u do n’t drive lo o k f or p lac e s w he re yo u c an walk to a s ho p , c afe bar etc. Yo u ge t a lo t mo re value furthe r inland. Look f or nic e v ie w s .

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AMY C O U N T R Y S I D E , S I LV E S

We live in the c o untrys ide o f Silve s , ab o ut 7km fro m the to w n its e lf. It's w o nde rfully p e acef ul, lo ts o f b irds o ng and b ig, natural garde ns wh ich are gre at if yo u have p e ts o r like to b e in touch w ith nature . We are o nly a 20 min drive fr om the b e ac he s and have the rive rs ide walks , the b arrage ms , and j us t find it idyllic . We lo ve th e o c e an b ut s till ge t a re gular fix!

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h en i t c ome s t o s h o p p i n g fo r y o u r p e r fec t h ome , I a l wa y s s a y , fo l l o w y o u r h e a r t . I , m yself , l i ve i n t h e h i l l s a s we s a y i n t h e Al g a r ve , b ut I am a bl e t o get t h e b e s t o f b o t h w o r l d s . I sp e n d muc h of m y t i m e a t t h e b e a c h w i t h my fam ily, but I a l so g e t t o e n j o y t h e c o u n t r y s i d e as and when I p l ea se. T h e a d va n t a g e o f t h e Al g a r ve is that y ou ca n , i n f a c t , h a ve y o u r c a k e a n d e a t i t t o o! At Vi l l a s & Va c a t i o n s , we 'r e a b l e t o o ffe r prope rt i e s bot h a t t h e co a s t a n d i n t h e c o u n t rys ide , as par t o f o u r po rt f o l i o . H a ve a l o o k a t o u r countrysi d e prop er t y o n p a g e 5 4 , i t 's s u c h a b eauti f u l h ome but cl o s e e n o u g h t o b e a b l e t o e njo y t he co a st t oo! If y ou ' re l o oki n g fo r s o m e t h i n g c l o s e r t o t h e

Dunas Douradas

b e ac h, the n o ne o f my p e rs o nal fav o urite s is in A lman cil, p ro p e rty re fe re nc e 5464. With this ho me , you' r e close to the c o as t b ut als o to all maj o r s ho p p ing town s an d ame nitie s . The re re ally is no re as o n that y ou can ' t en joy b o th life s tyle s , it's all ab o ut c ho o s ing w her e your h ome b as e w ill b e and figuring o ut the dis tanc es f r om ther e. Familie s o fte n like to c ho o s e b us ie r to wns with ac c e s s to mo re s c ho o ls and c hildre n's ac tivities, wher eas re tire e s te nd to le an mo re to wards the c o un tr yside. Whate ve r it is yo u're c o ns ide ring, ge t in touch with us at Villas & Vac atio ns and we c an he lp you r ealise yo ur Algarve dre am. Dav id Otte w ill dj o @ v illas vac atio ns .c o m +351 289 390 500

2 Beds, 2 Baths

€385,000

Lo ve ly tw o s to re y v illage ho us e w ith R E F : 1287 o w n p o o l and garde n. Lo c ate d o ff quie t walkway w ithin the e s tab lis he d 96m² re s o rt o f Dunas Do uradas . Walking dis tanc e to all ame nitie s , inc luding the b e ac h. Ele c tric s hutte rs , p artially 153m² re no vate d. Air-c o nditio ning in all ro o ms . Imp re s s ive re ntal inc o me , Furnished w ith e s tab lis he d c lie nte le . Fully furnis he d.

Va l e d a Q u i n t a

3 Beds, 3 Baths

€395,000

T his lo ve l y, Va l e D a Qu i n t a R E F : 371 t ownho u se w i t h 3 b e d r o o m s & 3 bat hro oms be n ef i t s fr o m h a v i n g 182m² am ple d i v i si o n s, a f r o n t t e r r a ce wit h el e c t ri c ga t e s f o r o ff-s t r e e t park in g, a re a r t e rra ce w i t h b u i l t 265m² in BBQ, gree n a re a s , a n d a p r i va t e pool. Al l bed rooms b e n e fi t i n g fr o m Furnished having pl e n t y of n at u r a l l i g h t a n d fit t ed wa rd robe s.

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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 €445,000

3 Beds, 2 Baths

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3 b e dro o m "alde ame nto " to w nho us e R E F : 996 ide ally lo c ate d fo r ac c e s s to the b e ac h and w ith s tunning s e a v ie w s 112m² fro m the ro o f te rrac e . Situate d in the he art o f Vale do Lo b o and o nly a s ho rt walking dis tanc e to the 120m² "P rac a" w ith its b ars , re s taurants and b lue flag s andy b e ac he s . We Furnished

h a ve severa l " a l d ea m en to s" a va i l a b l e p l ea se co n ta ct o u r sa l es o f f i ce f o r i n f o .

Va l e d a Q u i n t a One of t h e l a st rema i n i n g p l o t s wit hin th e e st a bl i sh e d r e s o r t o f Vale da Q u i n t a . S et i n p i n e fo r e s t wit h views o ve r t h e co u n t r y s i d e a nd coa st . A p erf e c t n a t u r a l s e t t i n g giving th e op p ort un it y t o b u i l d your bra n d n e w d re a m h o m e o r holiday v i l l a w h i c h w i l l b e s e t i n a quiet pe a c e f ul d e ve l o p m e n t . T h e r esort o f f e rs good i n fr a s t r u ct u r e .

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Urban Plot REF:

€475,000

345 530m² 946m² Not Furnished

2 Beds, 2 Baths

€465,000

This fantas tic So uth-fac ing to w nho us e has the unus ual b e ne fit R E F : 2 0 5 6 o f b e ing s e mi-de tac he d, and w ith 129m² an e nc lo s e d garde n it o ffe rs e xtra p rivac y aro und the p o o l are a. Airc o nditio ning, Mo s quito s c re e ns and 282m² ro lle r s e c urity s hutte rs (Ele c tric s hutte r to lo unge ). P rivate p o o l Furnished te rrac e w ith o utdo o r s e ating are a, b uilt in BBQ. Furthe r lo g s to re .

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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 Quinta do Lago

€650,000

3 Beds, 3 Baths

An end - of - t erra c e to w n h o u s e , R E F : 5213 locat e d w i t h i n t h e p o p u l a r & exclusi ve re so rt o f Ma r t i n h a l . T h e 183m² propert y i s bu i l t t o a h i g h s t a n d a r d and o f f ers e xc el l e n t va l u e , l o ck u p and le a ve op t i on . F e a t u r e s i n cl u d e 214m² air co n d i t i on i n g t h r o u g h o u t , double gl a z e d , p ri va t e p o o l a n d Furnished g arde n . Ga t e d c o n d o m i n i u m .

Almancil

€745,000

4 Beds, 4 Baths Large de tac he d 4 b e dro o m family v illa s ituate d in a p e ac e ful b ut c o nve nie nt lo c atio n. This p ro p e rty b o as ts many fac ilitie s inc luding s p ac e and tranquility, large p o o l, b right and s p ac io us ac c o mmo datio n. P o o l and s unny te rrac e w ith p atio furniture , o uts ide dining tab le and b uilt-in BBQ are a. Large b as e me nt.

Va l v e r d e An at t ra c t i ve, si n gl e -s t o r e y v i l l a in t he sma l l a n d e x c l u s i ve a r e a o f Valverd e, n e a r Q u i n t a d o L a g o . Wit hin wa l ki n g d i s t a n c e t o Qu i n t a Shopp i n g. T h e 3 be d v i l l a c a n b e ext end ed a f u rt h e r 1 2 0 m ² , e a s i l y t ransf ormi n g i t i n t o a 4 b e d r o o m villa. T h e ga rd en c o m p r i s e s o f a g ood - si z ed sw i mm i n g p o o l surrou n d ed by t re e s .

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5464 546m² 835m² Not Furnished

€800,000 Co.

2310 220m² 1113m²

Furnished

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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

€949,950

A c o mp le te ly re no vate d thre e -b e dro o m R E F : 6396 to w nho us e w ith a p rivate p o o l. Lo c ate d in a quie t c ul-de -s ac w ithin 160m² Vale do Lo b o ne ar Te nnis Valle y. Bathe d b y all day s un to the p o o l are a. The inte rio r is s p ac io us , b right and 228m² o p e n p lan. All the gro und flo o r ro o ms are o ne le ve l. Tw o b e dro o ms w ith Furnished e ns uite s , o n the gro und flo o r.Firs t flo o r. Mas te r Suite w ith a b e autiful p rivate te rrac e w ith dis tant s e a v ie w s .

Dunas Douradas

4 Beds, 3 Baths

€1,200,000

Ideally loc a t e d so u t h -fa c i n g , v i l l a R E F : 332 wit hin t he qu i et resor t o f Du n a s D ourada s. T h e grou n d fl o o r h a s b e e n 154m² r edesign e d t o ma ke t h e l i v i n g a r e a l ook b rig h t a n d spa c i o u s . T h e l o u n g e d iner is op en pl a n a nd h a s a m o d e r n 317m² f eat ure fi re p l a c e . A f u l l y fi t t e d a n d e quippe d ki t c h en , wi t h a wa l k Furnished i n pant r y, i s prec i se l y d e s i g n e d t o maximise t h e spa c e.

Va l e d a Q u i n t a

4 Beds, 4 Baths

€1,200,000

Exc e p tio nal luxury v illa w ith p rivate p o o l and p le nty o f mo de rn fe ature s . 3 e ns uite b e dro o ms w ith s un te rrac e s . Entranc e hall o p e ns o nto an amp le liv ing are a w ith a "Fo go -Mo ntanha" fire p lac e and s urro unding fe ature s to ne . Air c o nditio ning, s o lar p ane ls , unde rflo o r he ating, fire p lac e , and e le c tric s hutte rs .

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355 335m² 939m²

Furnished

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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 Finding inspiration for innovation in Vilamoura... 2020 has proven to be a trying year for most, with a global pan demic that has put most of us to the test. At Villas & Vacations, we've opted to use the time to innovate and bring about a new way of approaching the real estate market.

exception of the people wearing their masks. Our office is fully equipped for walk-ins though, with sanitizer freely available. If you'd like to pop in and see the properties we have for you, all you have to do is bring your mask along!

Like the saying goes, "There's always a rainbow after the storm." We've moved forward with a way f or our clients to view properties from the comfort of their s ofa, without having to incur travel expenses. We are now offering a live virtual tour with your real estate agent. Taking you through the home you wish to see as if you were there with us.

The real estate market itself is still active, with many properties still being listed for sale and viewings happening weekly. We've not seen much of a shift in the property market of late.

At first, we walk the house and property with you over video call, and then ask our clients to perform a self-guided tour through the very same property. The aim is to revisit rooms you wish to see again, and be able to ask questions on the spot about the features you see. This new approach is proving to be suc cessful, with many offers coming through based on virtual tours alone. With the uncertainty of travel in the air over the past few months, as well as the chance that travel may yet take months to return to n ormal, it's important that we offer our clients a safe way to view homes they're interested in. Vilamoura is still a hive of activity, with improvements to walkways and other public areas still happening. Shops and restaurants are still open and operating, albeit with earlier closing times and fewer seats open. We've not seen too much of a change in our lifestyle here, with the

Vilamoura T his So u t h - E a st f a c i n g , T o p -fl o o r apart men t c a n be f o u n d i n t h e beaut iful C o n d omi ni u m P i n h a l da M ar i n a i n Vi l a mo u r a . H a s a privat e a l f re sc o t err a ce w i t h s e a views. M a t u re ga rd e n s w i t h p o o l , rest aura n t , ba r, t e n n i s co u r t , superm a rke t a n d re ce p t i o n . Al l bedroo ms h a ve f i t t e d wa r d r o b e s .

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With regards to the longevity of the housing market during this year, Standard & Poor's (S&P) points to decreases in housing prices in all European markets this year, with the highest drops in Italy, Ireland, Spain and the UK. Our new market approach may look to be a standard way of life moving forward, with many of us unsure of what the future holds. But never fear, the property market in Portugal is still alive and well. If you're interested in selling your property in Vilamoura, then get in touch, and we'll be sure to take all the necessary measurements to make sure this is done in a way that exceeds your expectations. If you're looking to buy a property in Vilamoura, then we can do this virtually for you, or arrange a visit in person if you're already in the country. Joaquim Hipólito sales@villasvacations.com + 351 289 300 150 + 351 916 134 219

3 Beds, 3 Baths REF:

€355,000

6398 128m² - m² Not Furnished

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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 Wa l k i n g d i s t a n c e t o g o l f

3 Beds, 3 Baths

€390,000

TWO P LUS ON E TOWN HOUSE! We ll p re s e nte d, mo de rn to w nho us e R E F : 6 3 6 8 in Vila So l re s o rt. Fully fitte d, 92m² granite w o rk-s urfac e s in the kitc he n. Do ub le -glaze d, Air165m² c o nditio ne d, we ll-finis he d, do ub le garage , fly-s c re e ns , c o mmunal p o o l, s urro unde d b y the 'Vila So l' Furnished w o rld-c las s go lf c o urs e s

Vilamoura

5 Beds, 3 Baths

€795,000

Det ach e d si n gl e st o r e y 3 + 2 b e d R E F : 6276 villa in exc e l l en t c on d i t i o n , i s set in a qui e t p a rt o f Vi l a m o u r a . 145m² Elect ri c ga t es op en o n t o t h e drivewa y w i t h P o rt u g u e s e ca l ca d a 1961m² parkin g a re a . T h i s h o m e h a s s t yl i s h qualit y f i t t i n gs, l a rg e m a t u r e Furnished g arden w i t h c o ve re d p a r k i n g , 1 2 0 0 sqm of ma t ure l a n d s c a p e d g a r d e n s .

Central Residential Area

8 Beds, 8 Baths

€850,000

This large and we ll maintaine d v illa o ffe rs e xc e lle nt ac c o mo datio n R E F : 5 1 6 8 and is ide ally lo c ate d w ithin 600m² a 1.5km walk o f the e ve rp o p ular Vilamo ura Marina. Air1510m² c o nditio ning, 3 p o o ls , e xc e lle nt re ntal inc o me , BBQ are a, o utdo o r s e ating, o ff-ro ad p arking, Furnished b as e me nt/game s ro o m, s o lar p ane ls , c ul-de -s ac lo c atio n.

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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 Golf and Sea Views

3 Beds, 3 Baths

€1,150,000

This ve ry e l ega n t c l a s s i c a l s t yl e R E F : 6401 propert y i s l oc a t e d i n o n e o f 344m² Vilam o u ra ' s pri me r e s i d e n t i a l areas, bo rd e ri n g t he P i n h a l G o l f 1048m² Course. D ou bl e en tr a n ce d o o r s g ive wa y t o t h e rou n d e n t r a n ce hall, w i t h gu est w c a n d a b e a u t i fu l Not half ro u n d st a i rc a se l e a d i n g t o t h e Furnished first fl oor. T h e ga rde n i s m a t u r e and lo w ma i n t e n a n ce .

Close to Marina

3 Beds, 3 Baths

€1,295,000

We ll-p re s e nte d luxury s ingle -s to ry R E F : 6200 v illa w hic h has b e e n up grade d to a high s tandard. With e xc e lle nt 205m² finis he s inc luding b e autiful mature garde ns , and a large s altwate r 916m² he ate d p o o l. Auto matic gate , c e ntral he ating p re -ins tallatio n, air c o nditio ning, do ub le -glazing, Furnished the rmal ins ulatio n, alarm p re ins tallatio n, and s o lar p ane ls .

Golf Course Contemporary

4 Beds, 4 Baths

€1,590,000

Cont empo ra ry a n d l u x u r y fo u r R E F : 6403 b ed vil l a on a gen e r o u s p l o t 200m² and cust om bu i l t t o p e r fe c t i o n . Spacio u s l o u n ge wi t h , l a r g e d o u b l e g lazed d o ors l ea d i ng o u t t o p o o l 798m² area w i t h ext en si ve a l fr e s co t e r r a ce wit h a ba rbec u e a n d e x t e r i o r Furnished relaxin g a rea s. T h e p o o l i s l a y o u t in a un i que wa y su r r o u n d i n g t h e propert y o n t w o si de s .

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V i l l a s & Va c a t i o n s Featured Homes

We l l m a i n t a i n e d m o d e r n and ideally family villa Exceptionally well-presented and maintained luxury villa with pool, sea-views and many modern features. All three first floor bedrooms have there own private terrace with distant sea views. The villa also boast a fantastic games area with bar and toilet.

Va l e d a Q u i n t a 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms €1,400,000

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815m²

Pool

Furnished

5 Bedroom Villa with a selfcontained apartment

An impressive, 5 bedroom villa with a covered area of over 600m². Offering stunning panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and coast. Huge swimming pool, underfloor heating and cooling. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac and a short drive from Almancil. Garage and large basement area offering the possibility of a cinema room.

Quinta da Madeira 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms €2,150,000 Co.

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660m²

3300m²

Pool

Not Furnished

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