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25 x Enjoy the Algarve! Because there´s so much more to the south of Portugal than just lying on a beach.

Posted by Marianne Hoesen on Thursday, June 8, 2017, In : General 
                                    

The Ria Formosa is home to the largest population of sea horses in the world. The yearly Bike Meeting in Faro attracts about 35.000 bikers. In Silves, they make wine out of oranges. With coasteering in the Costa Vicentina Nature Reserve, you jump off 12m cliffs into the Atlantic Ocean. The Algarve’s cuisine isn’t only about sea food, but also includes locally farmed porco preto. Mountain bikers from all over the world train in the hills of São Brás ar...

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Making the Move to Portugal

Posted by Marianne Hoesen on Sunday, March 19, 2017, In : General 
                     

When it comes to moving to a new country, there is a lot that must be done. There is probably a lot that you’re moving for, as well. Portugal is home to many activities, events, beautiful places and friendly people. Moving here can be a great step for anyone who wants a new life in a country where people are friendly and there is plenty to do day or night. 

Why Move to Portugal

Portugal is, simply put, one of the most fascinating countries to live in. Whether you are look...

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Do You Know These Remarkable Facts About Portugal?

Posted by Marianne Hoesen on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, In : General 
                     

Some of these facts about Portugal you may have heard about before, but you probably do not know all of them......

  1. Cape St. Vincent is the most southwestern part of Europe´s main land. In its fortress was a seafaring school during the golden era of exploration. 
  2. Portugal was the first global maritime power during the 15th and 16th century. Henry the Navigator and Vasco da Gama are some of the best known names of that time.
  3. Portugal is a surfers´paradise. It is famous for t...

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Marina of Vilamoura, Marina of the year 2015

Posted by Marianne Hoesen on Sunday, May 24, 2015, In : General 
                       

The Marina of Vilamoura in the Algarve, conquered the premium Marina Of the Year 2015, which distinguishes the best marina in the world and is considered one of the Nautical Tourism Oscars, awarded jointly by The Yacht harbour Association (TYHA) and the British Marine Federation (BMF), both from the UK. 

The prizes were awarded according to the results of an online poll done exclusively by the owners of vessels which visited marinas in 2014. In a statement, Vilamoura Mar...

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Algarve - Best Place In The World To Retire

Posted by Marianne Hoesen on Friday, April 24, 2015, In : General 
                       

The Algarve was voted Best Place In The World To Retire in 2015!  This region is not only a great destination for a holiday, but there are also lots of reasons why the Algarve can be your future place of residence.

  1. The weather - The Algarve has a mild climate with on average 3300 hours of sunshine each year.
  2. Safety - Portugal is one of the safest countries in the world regarding crime and violence.
  3. Health care - The Algarve has a very good infrastructure for international ...

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Marianne Hoesen Born in the deep south of The Netherlands, I moved to the central Algarve in 2007, together with my partner and 2 dogs. In the meantime we added some goats and chickens and are living a peaceful life in the rolling hills of the rural south of Portugal. I invite you to read a bit in my blog and to leave a comment afterwards. Also check out the holiday accommodations mentioned elsewhere in this website.

 

 
Weersverwachting
Algarve
Meer weer in Silves
Algarve Portugal
café Portugal, bica
Esteva, rock rose, Algarve
sun, beach, Algarve
real cork real wine
beach Algarve
folklore dance Algarve
chicken piri piri