Fresh air, stunning views, natural surroundings and good physical exercise. Ahhh, getting outside. It’s something we always think about doing, but often don’t take the initiative. The Algarve of Portugal offers numerous trails, with different views, variety of terrain and spiritual-like experiences.
If you’re on the western end of the Algarve, in Lagos, and you’re looking for where the cool people are hanging out…whether it’s in the day, or the night…you better look for Duna Beach Club. It is both beach-y casual and lounge-y hip. And, there’s plenty to eat, drink and do all day!
Looking for something to do in the Algarve that is kind of cool….and kind of weird? Want to have fish give you a foot massage? At Wonder Fish Foot Spa, in Praia da Luz, you can drop in for a toe-tickling good time.
On the grounds of Cerro da Vila, where roman ruins are on display to the public, the Berardo Collection Museum has installed Ten Monumental British Sculptures to display through September 2011.
Economic crisis got you biting your nails? Global warming getting you depressed? Your mother-in-law nagging you yet again? You need some peace of mind. Sure, there are bars on every corner to numb the pain, and spas at every hotel to spoil yourself. How about going deeper? Escape to the Algarve. There are many options providing a total mind and body make-over…from the inside out.
Some people enjoy a good yoga session to open the lungs, stretch the limbs and free the mind. Others enjoy the way a horse ride through an undisturbed natural landscape offers a connection to both animal and earth, while stimulating the senses. Now, what if you combined the two?
Art galleries generally have a reputation for being minimalistic spaces, in high-traffic urban areas, frequented by bohemian art groupies and upper-end snooty collectors. Côrte-Real Gallery in Paderne is the complete antithesis of that stereotype.
Who would think that one of Portugal’s most pristine beaches would be just at the foot of one of the country’s busiest communities? Ilha Deserta (Deserted Island), in the Algarve near the city of Faro, is a welcome respite from other crowded, popular beaches across the region. And, the adventure to reach it enhances the uniqueness of this must-visit beach.