Happy New Year 2013

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.

Here are just a few of the events I have found so far:

 Event Interest Month Date Venue
Tour de Algarve (Volta ao Algarve) Cycling February 14th – 17th Algarve
Loule Mardi Gras Festival Carnival February To be Confirmed Loule
WRC Vodaphone Rally Motorsport April 11th-14th Algarve
European F3 Open Championship Motorsport May May 18th – 19th Portimao
World Super Bikes Superbikes Motorsport June 9th-13th Portimao
Faro Motorbike Rally Motorcycle Festival July 18th – 21st Faro
Ferrari Challange Motoracing Motorsport July 21st Portimao
Silves Medieval Festival Carnival August To be Confirmed  Silves
Fatacil Festival Festival August To be Confirmed Lagoa
Grand Prix Powerboat P1 Powerboat racing September To be Confirmed Portimao
Formula 1 Windsurfing Competition Windsurfing September To be Confirmed Alvor
Sagres Bird Watching Festival Bird Watching Sept/Oct To be Confirmed Sagres
FIA GT World Series Motorsport October 4th – 6th Portimao

The Algarve also came away with best of awards in what is deemed to be the tourism equivalent of the Oscars held in October, these included “The Best European Beaches” and “The Best Golf Holiday” destination! For more information click here.

So it looks like whatever you are into – Bird Watching to Partying , the Algarve has something to suit all.

Staying at Paraiso Jardim you will enjoy a touch of real Portugal and it is ideally located to take advantage of all the events and lots of those award winning beaches, we will be posting up some surf photos of the beaches taken over Christmas, there’s always something going on all year round!

Have a Great Year and we hope to see you soon

Kath & Alan

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