Visit Armenia and Get Surprised Visiting Armenia may not be on most travelers’ lists but the truth is that this Caucasus country has a lot to offer and might surprise you for such a not-so touristic destination. Traveling in Armenia is easy and safe, and as such, it is a great travel destination (actually, … Read more
Is Algeria Worth Visiting? I’m often asked this in some travel communities and forums with threads related to Algeria. Unfortunately, when most think of a tourist destination, Algeria is not under the radar, and yet the country is magnificent. I might be biased, but I truly think it is a beautiful country with a rich … Read more
Algiers, a Breathtaking Journey Through Time Algiers [El Djazaïr], also known as el-Behdja or Algiers the White, is the capital of Algeria and is nestled between the Mediterranean and towering mountains. Ottoman palaces, Moorish mosques, Arab architecture, Berber fortifications, French colonial houses, ‘Parisian’ avenues… everything adorns a destination that also stands out for the … Read more
Discovering Algarve’s best beaches is quite a challenge! Even for a local like me, trying to filter among so many unique beaches is really difficult. But making these types of lists is a useful resource for everyone that visits the Algarve, especially for first-timers. There are different types of beaches on the list, so I’m … Read more
The Pego do Inferno Waterfall, around Tavira is the largest waterfall on a set of three waterfalls in the Asseca stream (the other two being the Peasant Waterfall and the Torre Waterfall) Although the Pego do Inferno Waterfall is only 3 meters high, it still impresses. And if we add to it the beautiful lake … Read more
The Alqueva region is located less than 50 km from Évora. The construction of the Alqueva dam, at the beginning of this millennium, gave rise to the largest artificial lake in all of Western Europe, at about 250 km ², completely changing the landscape, ecosystem, and routines of those who lived here. I have to … Read more
Since Sines, on the Alentejo Coast, at Cabo de Sagres, on the Algarve Coast, come and discover the best beaches on the Costa Vicentina to relax on your next summer vacation. You can take a whole week covering approximately 130 km of the Alentejo coastline to discover its secrets. And all that coastline is compacted … Read more
Visiting Loulé is rarely on the priorities of the “must – visit” lists for those who are in the Algarve. But there are reasons to visit it: its medieval historic center, the archaeological, architectural, and cultural source of Arab influence in the region, and the busy streets full of character and personality. Loulé is a … Read more
If I had to describe Lagos in just a few words: historical, cultural, carefree, and lively. Join me in discovering this pearl of the Algarve, with this guide made by a local. Lagos has a myriad of things to offer its visitors, especially for those looking for a destination that combines history and summer perfectly. … Read more
Albufeira needs no introduction: it is the beach vacation destination of the Algarve. There are thousands of people visiting Albufeira and the city becomes an authentic mecca for sunbathing and sea (where there is no shortage of beaches to extend the towel and tanning), of the party without limits, and nightlife crazy. In this article, … Read more
Insufficiently appreciated, few consider visiting Faro on a holiday trip to the Algarve except for passing by. The capital of the Algarve, the most coveted bathing destination in the south of Portugal, has much more to offer. It has more than enough historical, natural, and cultural heritage to put it at the top of the … Read more
Benagil Cave, have you heard? We bet you have seen this photograph of the Benagil Cave in several places and you wonder why. Know that the reason is because the Benagil Cave is really one of the most beautiful places in Portugal. The coast of the western Algarve is especially fertile in algares, vertical caves, and the Benagil algar is one of its most beautiful. That is why on a trip through the Algarve it is mandatory to visit the Benagil cave.
The Praia do Barril trail, in Tavira, allows access to the homonymous beach on a 1.5 km linear trail that leads to Praia do Barril beach and explores part of Tavira Island and the tradition of tuna fishing in Ria Formosa.