The stretch of Algarve beaches from the sheltered South coast to the wild surf spots on the West coast offer up one of the best coastlines in Europe, in fact the region been awarded ‘Best European Beach destination’ at the World Travel Awards. Here is Antonio Pina, Presedent of the Algarve Tourism Board giving a few words at the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2012 at Conrad Algarve.
Happy New Year Everyone, it’s a little late which is the typical Portuguese style, but its better late than never!
2013 is an exciting year for us all in the Algarve with lots going on, the calendar seems to be jam packed with event catering for all tastes.
Watch the video slideshow and see what Paraiso Jardim has to offer!
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As spring is in the air and to celebrate 2012 we are offering a 12% Price reduction on our apartments for limited period only. To take advantage of this great offer please send us an enquiry on the bookings page!
Be quick, this special offer is for a limited period only!
After reading an article by TripAdvisor ranking Lagos Number 1 out of 15 World Destinations on the Rise for 2012 it reminded us of the beautiful boat tours Lagos has to offer of the coves and grottos along the coastline. Just a short car or bus ride from Paraiso Jardim, a grotto tour is the perfect way to spend a relaxing afternoon in Lagos.
With such a magnificent coastline of golden sands, beautiful cliffs and impressive rock formations, it’s hardly surprising there are so many boat trips on offer – choose from sightseeing trips, onboard BBQs, dolphin watching, fishing trips and more.
Boat trips are a brilliant way to see the area and its coastline in all its glory from a unique perspective. If you get the chance we recommend you should take a Grotto Tour by small fishing boat to visit the enchanting sea caves along the cliffs and spectacular rock formations of the coast.
At the most south-westerly point of mainland Europe, Sagres has to be one of the most outstanding places in Portugal for Birdwatching, especially being a part of the Costa Vincentina Natural Park . The region attracts an ever growing number of birdwatching enthusiasts every year, who seek out the different species of birds.
With it’s unique geological position, Sagres has a lot to offer to the Birdwatching world. Autumn see’s thousands of birds making the journey south along this migratory corridor for the winter with over 160 different species. The coastal position of Sagres also offers an exceptional observation point for the many species of sea birds, as well as birds found in the forests and lowlands of the region.
Towards the end of September and beginning of October Sagres will be host to the 2nd year of the Sagres Birdwatching Festival. If last year is anything to go by there will be field trips, lectures, bird ringing, competitions and even whale and dolphin watching.
If you would like any information on the festival please send us a message via our contact page and we can forward you some more information.
Wishing you all a Happy New Year, Let’s raise a glass for 2012
All the Best
Kathy and Alan
For a while now we have been using the skyscanner website, its a great tool for comparing the best airlines, flight times and prices, so we thought we would share and even add the tool to the website It is easy enough to use, just select the departure airport on the map then the destination and click show flights.
We hope this is helpful to you and hope to see you soon
Combine a plethora of endless beaches, Beautiful Accommodation, a bounty of characteristic Portuguese food and some of the friendliest people in the world, and you have the makings of a great surf trip.
It’s been a while I know and the summer season is definitely with us.
We are starting the summer by hosting a Summer Fete for the local church. Whilst I don’t go to church I am quite comfortable with those who do and St Vincent’s in Luz do some fantastic work for underprivileged families, the local orphanage and hold a soup kitchen a couple of times a week for those in need. So when a friend asked if we would consider playing hosts I jumped at the chance, it was a great way to put something back into the Community.
The hardest part has been spending the last week strimmering the rather large field so that we can park 50 cars without any problems. Its about 30 degree’s fantastic sunshine but not so great when you have a pair of loppers and an axe in hand!!!
There are loads of stalls with all the usual Cakes, Tombola, Raffles, Crafts etc but we also have some more unusual entertainment like Chico the Clown and Dino the Parrot.
My brother Bob has come up with a few games which I think will take everyone back to their childhood he has built a Coconut shy, shooting the bottle (Very cleverly held on by a small magnet as the bottles are not real just cut out copies). He also has an aircraft hanger which you have to glide a plane into and of course the chip and put for the golfers.
I know it will be a great day for everyone and I will remember to take some photos so you can see the event.