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Nov 20, 2020

Algarve Long Term Rentals, New Properties Available for 2020/2021

Call us to discuss your Algarve long term rental. We have many contacts and know what is available to help your move. We can also guide you through the process.

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Nov 20, 2020

Things to do in Cordoba, Spain

Córdoba began as a Roman settlement, and by the 10th century, it was the most important city in Europe. When the Muslims invaded the Iberian Peninsula at ...

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Nov 20, 2020

Sierra Nevada Guide, Spain

The mountain range of Sierra Nevada appears just behind the city of Granada. It has the largest natural park in Spain, renowned for its icy slopes and remote...

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Nov 20, 2020

Things to do in Gibraltar

With pubs, fish and chip shops and afternoon tea on offer, entering Gibraltar is like stepping foot in Britain. Yes, this is a British territory, but the ...

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Nov 20, 2020

Things to do in Malaga, Spain

Málaga is the birthplace of Picasso, a city brimming with contemporary art museums, where hotel skyscrapers mix with century-old monuments like the Alcazaba ...

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Nov 20, 2020

Things to do in Marbella and Puerto Banus, Spain

Marbella is renowned for its luxurious hotels, golf courses, and flashy marina, but this lively town in Costa del Sol also has its historical heritage ...

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Nov 20, 2020

Sherry Route Guide, Andalusia, Spain

Sherry is a fortified wine produced in the southwest of Andalucia. Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlúcar de Barrameda and El Puerto de Santa María, are the three ...

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Nov 20, 2020

Things to do in Cádiz, Spain

Cádiz is a charming port city located on the west coast of Andalucia. It's among the oldest cities in Europe, occupied for at least 3,000 years...

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Nov 20, 2020

Things to do in Ronda, Spain

Set in the Málaga province, Ronda leaves visitors gasping for air with its dramatic scenery. The town sits on the edge of a deep ravine amid mountains and...

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Nov 20, 2020

Things to do in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

Often overshadowed by bigger cities such as Seville and Cádiz, Jerez also deserves to be in yourAndalucia itinerary. The Alcázar and Cathedral share some of...

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Nov 20, 2020

Things to do in Granada, Spain

Nestled amid the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Granada stands out with its whitewashed houses and medieval landmarks built during Spain's Moorish occupation...

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Nov 20, 2020

Andalucia Road Trip, 14 Day Itinerary From Seville, Spain

On the south coast of Spain lies Andalucia, a region dotted with hills, whitewashed villages and pristine beaches. Between the 8th and the 15th century, it ...

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Oct 21, 2020

Things to Do In Seville, Spain

As the capital of Andalucia, Seville is the perfect entry point for those looking to explore the south of Spain. Ancient buildings like the Real Alcázar and ...

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Oct 15, 2020

Carvoeiro: What You Need to Know

Once a fishing village, Carvoeiro has been a tourist hotspot for nearly 60 years. And when you take a closer look at the area, it isn’t hard to see why...

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Oct 14, 2020

Where to Eat in Lisbon: A Foodie’s Guide

Lisbon is a city of extravagance, full of food, wine, and culture. This Portuguese capital not only has authentic Portuguese cuisine and wine but it ...

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Oct 14, 2020

Praia da Falesia: One of the World's Best Beaches

Praia da Falesia translates to “beach of cliffs” and it is widely believed to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire world...

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Oct 13, 2020

A Beach Goers Guide to Praia da Arrifana

Just 6km outside of Aljezur, this beach is one of the gems of the western Algarve region. Rugged and natural, this is the perfect place divers and surfers alike

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Oct 12, 2020

What to Do When Visiting Seville

Seville is the capital city of the Andalusia region of Southern Spain. As such, it offers a wide array of sights to see and places for visitors to explore....

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Oct 09, 2020

A Traveler's Guide to Granada, Spain

As one of the most famous towns in Southern Spain, Granada simply must be seen to be believed. Granada has played a major role in the history of Spain...

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Oct 07, 2020

12 Best Things to See and Do In Valencia

Valencia is a charming and vibrant city that proudly displays Spain’s thriving culture and history. If you are looking for a quiet, sleepy getaway, this is not

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Oct 06, 2020

Why You Should Visit Guimaraes Portugal

In the Minho region of northern Portugal lies the city of Guimaraes. Lovingly called the cradle of the Portuguese nation, Guimaraes has been designated a UNESCO

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Oct 06, 2020

Porto Covo: Portugal's Beach Destination

If sun, sand, and sea sound like the makings of a perfect holiday, then Porto Covo should be your holiday destination. This small, fo rmer fishing village

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Oct 01, 2020

Best Things to Do and See in Aveiro Portugal

Less than an hour’s drive from Porto, the town of Aveiro, is a colorful and unique escape from the everyday. Crisscrossed by canals and dotted with ...

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Sep 28, 2020

A Complete Visitor's Guide to Sintra

Sintra is a must-see destination in the Serra de Sintra or Sintra mountains. Known for its stunning palaces, Sintra was once the chosen destination for Portugal

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Sep 25, 2020

A Complete Guide to the Douro Valley Wine Region

The Douro Valley is a magnificent region, brimming with history, culture, natural beauty, and some pretty incredible wine! Douro Valley wines are easily ...

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Apr 21, 2020

Flavours of Porto - The Food & Wine Experience

Experience Flavours of Porto - The Food & Wine 5 nights luxury holiday in Porto and Douro Valley, taste local produce, drinks and traditional dishes...

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Apr 14, 2020

A Visitor's Guide to Sagres

If you head toward the most southwestern point in mainland Europe, you will inevitably pass through the town of Sagres. With an incredible link to ...

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Mar 22, 2020

Monchique: A Charming Mountain Town

Monchique is a small Portuguese town located in the North-Western Algarve mountain range of the Serra de Monchique. From these lush, green mountains the ...

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Mar 22, 2020

Faro: Your Guide to the Capital of Algarve

The Algarve is a beautiful and sunny region in southern Portugal known as a perfect travel destination. Faro, the region’s capital, is known for its coastal...

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Mar 22, 2020

What to See and Do in Viana do Castelo

If you are traveling to Portugal, you can choose from a large number of incredible destinations. In the Norte, or Northern region of Portugal...

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Mar 22, 2020

5 Reasons to Visit Alentejo

The Alentejo region in Portugal is famous for its cork oaks and olive groves, but there is so much to do in this area that spans from the Tagus River down...

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Mar 22, 2020

Lisbon: Your City Guide

When it comes to travel destinations, Lisbon is in a class by itself. This Portuguese capital is grounded in history and tradition while still being a ...

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Mar 20, 2020

An Art Lover's Guide to Porto

As one of Portugal’s major cities, Porto has a thriving and vibrant art scene. Whether you are into contemporary art, historic masterpieces, cutting edge ...

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Mar 07, 2020

The Ultimate Alentejo Guide, Discover Portugal

Between Lisbon and the Algarve, lies the Alentejo, Portugal’s largest region. The name stands for “beyond the Tejo”, as it sits past the river Tagus, below...

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Mar 04, 2020

Things To Do In Braga & Gerês, Portugal

In the north of Portugal, just a few miles farther from Porto is the city of Braga. With fewer tourists heading this way, you’ll often find yourself alone ...

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Mar 03, 2020

Why You Should Use a Travel Agency in 2020

Thanks to the internet and booking engines, the travel industry has changed dramatically. Planning a trip all by yourself is relatively easy and has become ...

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Mar 02, 2020

Things To Do In Braganca, Portugal

In the region of Trás-os-Montes, just below the Montesinho Natural Park, is Bragança, a historic city of two faces. On one end there's the old town centre...

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Feb 28, 2020

What To Do In Guimaraes, Portugal

Portugal's roots begin in Guimaraes. It was here that its first king was born and it was the country's first capital before Lisbon took its place...

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Feb 26, 2020

What To Do In Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Set between the Lima river and the Atlantic ocean, you'll find the historic city of Viana do Castelo. In the Age of Discovery, Viana was a departure point...

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Feb 24, 2020

What To Do In Costa Verde, Portugal

In this final leg of our journey, we made our way down the Costa Verde (Green Coast), a coastal stretch in the North of Portugal with pristine beaches ...

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Feb 23, 2020

Driving Along Spanish Border From Salamanca to Braganca

After visiting the golden city of Salamanca, we continued our road trip along the Spanish border. We passed through the Arribes del Duero Natural Park...

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Feb 22, 2020

Things To Do In Alentejo Region of Portugal

After ​visiting Évora​, we set out on a road trip through the Alentejo. We drove through small remote villages, climbed up castles, sipped many wine glasses...

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Feb 21, 2020

Things To Do in Douro Valley, Portugal

Devoted wine lovers must pay a visit to the Douro Valley in Portugal. Just a few miles away from Porto, this is one of the oldest wine regions in the world...

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Feb 19, 2020

Things To Do In Madeira Island, Portugal

Exotic gardens, natural seawater pools and incredible mountain views await you in Madeira.The island is famous for its all-year-round warm climate...

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Feb 18, 2020

Portugal Road Trip Itinerary

Most people arrive in Portugal through Lisbon, the country’s capital. But this little corner of Europe has much more to offer. We packed our bags and hit ...

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Feb 13, 2020

Things To Do in Aveiro, Portugal

Aveiro is a city of icons. It’s the chain of canals, the ​moliceiros ​ and the Art Nouveau buildings that make this one of Portugal’s most picturesque regions..

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Feb 10, 2020

What To Do In Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca is a magical city located in the northwest of Spain. It’s famous for its sandstone buildings, which seem to change colours as the day goes on...

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Jan 26, 2020

Praia da Luz: A Beach Goer's Guide

Praia da Luz was once a small fishing village but today, it is one of the most popular tourist resort towns (and one of the best beaches!) in the Algarve!

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