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WHERE MOMENTS BECAME STORIES TO REMEMBER...

THE PERFECT HOTEL...

for any activity

to relax

HEATED POOL

BEACH

to play Golf

SAN LORENZO GOLF COURSE

SPA

KIDS CLUB

TENNIS COURSES

GOLF

for any event

PINHEIROS ALTOS GOLF COURSE

MEETINGS

INCENTIVES

WEDDINGS


WHERE MOMENTS BECAME STORIES TO REMEMBER...

WELCOME TO DONA FILIPA HOTEL 5-STAR BEACHFRONT FAMILY & GOLF HOTEL OFFERING ENDLESS ALGARVE LUXURY

Rising up from the golden sands of Vale do

Guests can choose to play a wide array of golf

Lobo,

courses, including Dona Filipa's world famous

the

five-star

Dona

Filipa

Hotel

is

surrounded by lush greenery and panoramic ocean views that stretch for miles. Newly refurbished to the highest standards of luxury, the hotel blends modern design with classic Portuguese style… and is perfect for family holidays, glorious golf breaks, corporate retreats and relaxing beach getaways.

San Lorenzo and Pinheiros Altos courses.


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EXPLORING DONA FILIPA In a amazing location... 15 minutes from Faro Airport 200 meters from Vale do Lobo beach

WHERE TO EAT

SPACES

Pool Bar

Parking

Dom Duarte Restaurant

Pool

Kamal Restaurant

Playground Kangaroo Club

Courts Tennis


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WHERE TO EAT

Step in to the elegant world of Dona Filipa and experience some of the finest drinks and dining to be served up anywhere in the glorious Algarve. Whether sampling some of the famous buffets on offer at the exclusive Kamal Restaurant; relaxing with cocktails by the pool; or indulging in a light snack at Duques Lounge Bar… you’re guaranteed to discover a wide-range of exciting flavours and endless culinary delights. Expect outstanding Portuguese cuisine, superb international gastronomy, a host of carefully selected, locally sourced ingredients… and a five-star experience to remember.

BREAKFAST

Kamal Restaurant

6:30 am - 10.30 am

LUNCH

Kamal Restaurant

12.30 am - 6.30 pm

Pool Bar

10.30 am - 6 pm

DINNER

Kamal Restaurant

7 pm - 10.30 pm

Duques Lounge Bar

6 pm - 11 pm

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ALGARVE SECRETS Algarve is the beautiful southern coastline of Portugal. It is a region blessed with stunning beaches, picturesque fishing towns and a glorious climate, all of which combine to create the perfect holiday destination.

The Algarve is wonderfully varied, able to appeal to a wide cross-section of tourists; there are pristine beaches for families, waterparks for teenagers, buzzing nightlife for young couples and historic towns for cultural tour.

Exploring the best hidden places in Algarve

The sky above our head and the sand beneath our feet. Remember that life is good!


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FONTE DA BENÉMOLA

QUERENÇA, LOULÉ

The village of Querença has some secrets and the Fonte da Benémola is one of the most beautiful. A trail through the interior with the company of the fountain and its waterfalls is an unforgettable experience within the Hidden Algarve.

SAPAL NATURAL RESERVE

CASTRO MARIM & VILA REAL DE ST.ºANTÓNIO Sapal Nature Reserve divides Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António, which are two historical cities that are worth visiting. But it is impossible to be indifferent to the natural beauty of the reserve, where you can find salinas dating back to the 18th century and migratory birds such as flamingos.

RIBEIRA DO CADOIÇO’S WATERFALL LOULÉ

Ribeira do Cadoiço’s waterfall, besides being a stunning place, its location still makes it more surprising, because it is in the very center of Loulé. It was recently rediscovered by the locals, but for a long time it was completely secret.

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FORTRESS AND BEACH OF CACELHA VELHA

CACELHA VELHA, VILA REAL DE ST.ยบANTร“NIO Cacelha Velha village, although it is small, is very charismatic. White sandy beach until the eyes can see meets Ria Formosa to form a view not to be missed. The fortress and chapel next to the beach built after the great earthquake of 1755, draw the perfect scenery.

PONTA DA PIEDADE LAGOS

Ponta da Piedade (Portuguese for "Piety's Point") is a group of rock formations along the coastline of the town of Lagos. Consisting of yellow-golden clifflike rocks up to 20 meters high, they are one of the most famous touristic attractions of Portugal. Several grottos in Ponta da Piedade can be visited by boat.

PEGO DO INFERNO

TAVIRA

Pego do Inferno is one of the largest waterfalls in the Algarve. It is in the interior of Tavira and is, in fact, an amazing place. After the trail of about 15min, you will find an idyllic setting in the middle of the greenery.

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BENAGIL CAVE PRAIA DO BENAGIL, LAGOA Benagil Cave has of such extreme beauty that it seems unreal. It is only accessible by boat and the whole trip seems to be taken from a movie. Inside the cave there is a beach brightly lit by the cavity at the top of the cave, which makes this place one of the most beautiful in the world.

CASTLE OF SILVES

SILVES

The Castle of Silves is one of the most remarkable works of the Arab heritage in the Algarve, with more than a thousand years of existence. Silves, due to the location, was one of the most important cities during the Portuguese Discoveries, it is worth to feel the atmosphere of the castle.

CAPE ST VINCENTE

SAGRES, VILA DO BISPO

Cape St Vincente is known to be the "end of the world" because it is the westernmost point, not only of Europe, but of the whole world. Due to this privileged location for the Atlantic Ocean, it was the site chosen by Infante D. Henrique to establish his navigation school, which would become fundamental in the Portuguese Discoveries.

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DONA FILIPA HOTEL

WHAT´S ON in Algarve

Something’s always going on in the Algarve. The Algarve is famous for having over 300 days of magnificent sunshine, splendid white beaches and a charming Mediterranean feel. What you might not know is that the Portuguese south coast has plenty more to offer than simply soaking in the rays; there are a whole of host of vibrant and inspiring programmes waiting for you. Concerts, plays, dance performances, exhibitions, sporting events, popular festivities, themed festivals, fairs and markets all combine to make your holiday exciting. Take a look at the Algarve and Dona Filipa Hotel programme and decide what you don’t want to miss.

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PAX.02 - THE FLIGHT OF PAX' PAINTING EXHIBITION BY DEBORA PAX Albufeira - Pintor Samora Barros Art Gallery Monday to Saturday 5 pm - 11 pm Closes Sundays and Public Holidays T. 289 542 867

16-18 AUGUST SILVES MEDIAVAL FAIR - XILB AND THE VIKINGS Silves Starts at 6pm T. 282 440 800 https://www.cm-silves.pt

16-25 AUGUST FATACIL 2019

Lagoa - Fairs and Exibitions Municipal Park

Starts at 6pm T. 282 380 400

in Algarve

https://www.cm-lagoa.pt

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Figuras Theatre (Opening Gala) Others days - Down town Faro 17/08 - 9:30pm (Opening Gala) Others days - 10pm T. 289 825 545 / 289 888 110 https://www.folkfaro.com https://www.teatrodasfiguras.pt

21 AUGUST 'SUMMER IN TAVIRA' BY MIGUEL ARAÚJO

Tavira - Gallery Palace Park 10pm T. 281 320 500 http://www.cm-tavira.pt

22-25 AUGUST INTERNATIONAL MASTERS FUTSAL

Portimão Arena 9pm http://cm-portimao.pt http://www.bol.pt (Tickets)

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BANHO 29' FESTIVITIES WITH HERMAN JOSÉ Solari Dock (Lagos) and Pescadores Avenue (Luz) Starts at 6 pm T. 282 440 800 https://www.cm-silves.pt

29-01 SEPTEMBER 23 ESTOI HORSE FAIR

Estoi - Horse-Riding Arena 9am - 4am http://www.algarv-e-ventos.com/pt/o-que-sepassa/calendario/event/12971-23-feira-do-cavaloestoi-2019

31 AUGUST WHITE NIGHT Loulé Starts at 7pm T. 289 400 600 https://www.cm-loule.pt

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WEDNESDAY EVENINGS BBQ BUFFET Kamal Restaurant 7 PM 40

WHAT´S ON

in DONA FILIPA

SUNDAY EVENINGS

FISHERMAN’S BUFFET Kamal Restaurant 7 PM 40

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For booking or more information: Hotel Reception / Kangaroo Club (Ext: 4411 / 4316 )


THE BEST PLACE EVER...

to celebrate your birthday

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ALGARVE

EXPERIENCES

We have gathered some great experiences for you to enjoy and get to know better the Algarve region.

SEVEN HANGING VALLEYS HIKING ROUTE This Route was voted "Europe's Best Hiking Destination" in a ranking promoted by European Best Destinations, which was voted by more than 28,000 travelers from 153 countries. The Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos (Seven Hanging Valleys) is one of the most scenic hiking routes of the Algarve. This fairly challenging hike trail of 11.5km (round trip) follows the stunning coastline between Vale de Centianes (Carvoeiro) in the west and the Praia da Marinha to the east, placing it ahead of natural tourist attractions in countries like Norway, England, France or Spain. This is a dramatic coastline formed of massive limestone cliffs that have been savagely eroded to create deep sea caves, perilous sink holes and majestic sea arches. Within the golden cliffs, winter streams have carved out wide valleys (the “hanging Valleys�), in which secluded beaches are sheltered from the power of the ocean.

UNIQUE PRIVATE BOAT TOUR

RIA FORMOSA & DESERT ISLAND

An experience that will surely stay in your memory! Come and visit the Atlantic and Ria Formosa Natural Park aboard the COBALT 240 boat. Adrenaline and fun will be the words that will define your day, full of water sports.


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CLAM PICKING & OYSTER TASTING

FRIA FORMOSA NATURAL PARK

A unique local experience, an opportunity to spend the day with a local clam picker on his daily clam picking tasks. A real life adventure on a traditional fisherman's wooden boat with live experiencing of the ancient skills and secrets. Portuguese water dog will accompany the tour, an opportunity to meet and interact with this special Portuguese breed. The activity takes place in the heart of the natural park of Ria Formosa, a protected lagoon for different species of fauna and flora. Guided by a local experienced fisherman and a nature guide you will learn the old ways of clam and raiser clam picking, along with some other curiosities. Visit to an oyster bank for an oyster degustation with local white wine.

UNDERWATER ROUTE

PRAIA DA MARINHA

It was identifed 3 routes which comprise the most interesting aspects of the different habitats from Praia da Marinha. The itineraries take about 30 minutes and can go to maximum depth of 3 – 4 meters. The routes can be done as free or scuba diving.

LAKE ALL INCLUSIVE This is an amazing fun day at the lake, with water sports of your choice, fun for the whole family. Guests will have unlimited access to a 3 hours water sports package, including: Pedalo, Kayaks, Fishing gear, Paddle surf , Sailing boat, Shade & Sun beds

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ADRENALINE QUAD BIKE ALGARVE This is a pure adrenaline activity on a power-full 570 Sportsman Polaris Quad Bike. Inland off road tracks will take you to unspoilt Algarve on a guided tour between Salir and Benafim villages. Stop for a taste of local organic flavours.

4X4 CORK ROUTE ADVENTURE

FUN, EXCITEMENT AND ADVENTURE!

Full day off road adventure for the whole family, especially designed for Dona Filipa Algarve guests. Explore the unspoiled village S. Brás de Alportel, known by the cork handicraft, to visit cork factory and shop where guests can purchase the locally produced cork fashionable items. Time for lunch in a local restaurant and return to hotel via local distillery where guests have unique opportunity to see and taste the local firewater “Medronho”. These tour is only available on weekdays.

SKYDIVING EXPERIENCES At the Penina Air field, 5 minutes away from the Hotel, you can enjoy the ultimate view of the Algarve... from 4,300 metres above. There are a range of skydiving experiences on offer in the area; from one-off tandem skydives for first-timers, to seven day courses for those keen to learn how to skydive during accelerated freefall.

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DIVING | OCEAN REVIVAL If an underwater adventure sounds more appealing, you will be excited to discover that the Algarve is home to the world’s largest artificial reef. Created during 2012/2013 by sinking four Portuguese Navy ships, the Ocean Revival Underwater Park offers the chance to discover developing ecosystems via an awe-inspiring network of corridors. Boasting 300 days of good diving a year, structures to explore measuring up to 102 metres, and an impressive variety of wildlife to see including conger eel, scorpian fish and sea horses, this is a must for any diving fan. www.oceanrevival.org/pt

AUTÓDROMO DO ALGARVE

KARTING

Since 2008, the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, has been the home of motorsports in Portugal, welcoming millions of adrenaline-junkies and the simply curious. There's also a racing school that offers the chance to enjoy a spin in a Porsche 911 Carrera and motorbike track sessions. Those who prefer karting can race around one of the largest karting tracks in Europe here; measuring an impressive 1,531 metres, or opt for the challenge of a 12 corner track at Hot Wheels Raceway. www.autodromodoalgarve.com

BOAT TRIPS TO BENAGIL CAVES The Algarvian coastline is home to many inspiring caves. The easiest way to discover these impressive rock formations is via boat and the most famous is widely regarded as the Benagil Sea Cave. This dome-shaped natural structure has been named the 9th ‘Coolest Cave in the World’ by The Huffington Post for its triple arched entrance and spot-lit self-contained sandy beach.

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DONA FILIPA

CURIOSITIES WHY THE NAME DONA FILIPA FOR THE HOTEL? The Dona Filipa Hotel was built by Trusthouse Forte in 1968, with the work of the English architect Peter Darvall. D. Filipa de Lencastre played an important role in preserving the Portuguese-English alliances. It was during the reign of Master of Avis that the oldest existing agreement was signed: the Treaty of Windsor, May 9, 1386. For this reason, when we talk about the history of Dom João and Dona Filipa, we will have to tell also the story of the relation between Portugal and England. The Dona Filipa Hotel stands out in honor of this relation, as a privileged spot for holidays for the English families, in an idyllic setting, facing the sea and with sunny days.

WHY DO WE HAVE THE CITY OF OPORTO ON A PAINTING AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE HOTEL? Filipa de Lencastre (Philippa of Lancaster), was an English princess of the House of Lancaster, who became the Queen consort of Portugal by getting married with the king D. João I. The wedding was celebrated in 1387, in the city of Oporto, as part of the agreement within the scope of the LusoEnglish alliance against the France-Castile alliance. The civil wedding was on the 2nd of February, but the wedding at the Cathedral of Porto was only on the 14th of February. This is the same date for the opening of the Hotel Dona Filipa, 50 years ago.


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DONA FILIPA

CURIOSITIES WHO IS DOM DUARTE? The second restaurant of the Hotel, still in the process of renovation, is named Dom Duarte in honor of one of the sons of D. Filipa, the Writer. In the renovated rooms and suites of the hotel, you will also find a lamp that symbolizes the feather with which D. Duarte wrote his poetry and history. Can you find it?

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WHY THE NAME KAMAL? Named for an ancient Arabian instrument of celestial navigation, the Kamal was integral to the great Portuguese voyages of discovery... including those made by D. Henrique, son of our hotel’s namesake, Dona Filipa. Its use paved the way for the Age of Discovery itself, and led to the import of many of the ingredients, spices and flavours associated with Portuguese cuisine today; flavours you will experience for yourself, right here at Kamal. Fittingly, the name also has the literal meaning of perfection, balance and peace.


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