Dive In! Cool Pools in Portugal

Share0Share0Share0 Dive In! Cool Pools in Portugal   Summer in the Algarve – sunshine beating down, balmy evenings, historic villages, wonderful beaches, fabulous fresh produce and sea food and of course – a dip in your own swimming pool. That’s what holidays in this lovely area of Portugal are all about.   Cool pools you’ll […]

Summer events in the Algarve

Share1Share1Share0 What’s on Summer in the Algarve 2018 We take a look at just a few of the many great events in the Algarve this summer: from heritage festivals to foodie fetes and sporty celebrations. Silves’ Medieval Fair Every year, the city of Silves hosts a Medieval fair in the historic centre. With travelling musicians, […]

Best things to do in the Algarve

Share0Share0Share0 The Algarve is in the south of Portugal. It’s a place of beautiful beaches and cultural cities. Sunshine, golden sands, al fresco dining, lively nightlife, friendly atmosphere and plenty to do make this a top holiday destination. And, when you add to the mix that here at Palmer & Parker we’ve got the best […]

The Most Beautiful Beaches in the Algarve

Share1Share2Share0 Whatever the reason for visiting the Algarve, do not give in to the temptation to miss the stunning beaches.  They are not like beaches in other popular holiday destinations such as Spain.  For a start, the beaches in the Algarve are not on the Med but the Atlantic, so there is a proper tide, […]

Algarve Motorway Tolls Explained

Share0Share0Share1 If you haven’t been to the Algarve before (or even just for a few years) then the new toll system on the A22 motorway might be something of a surprise.  It is actually not new (it has been in operation in Portugal since 1991) but it is new to the Algarve, and it is actually […]

The Algarve Children’s Activities

Share0Share0Share0 With hundreds of miles of unspoilt beaches, beautiful scenery and matchless golf, Portugal is rightly one of the top destinations for family visits in Europe. It is an especial hit with children as well: everybody loves a pool but there is more to it than that. The Algarve loves children and they are entirely […]

Some of the Best Villas near the Sea

Share0Share0Share0 Beach or pool? Pool or beach? It can sometimes be quite hard to decide. Here is a quick list of villas that make the decision harder – very close to the beach but with lovely private pools. A Colina, Praia da Luz, Algarve, Portugal Sleeps up to 11.Lovely family villa with boules, pool table […]

Things to do in Praia da Luz

Share0Share0Share1 When we first started in Praia da Luz (in the early 70s!) it was really just a modest fishing village, but a very scenic and attractive one.  Since then there has been development but nothing like in other parts of the Algarve: of course tourism is important but it remains low-rise and has a […]