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Portugal is 5th best country to live comfortably in retirement … for wealthy foreigners

A US ranking has put Portugal in 5th place for ‘the Best Countries to Comfortably Retire’ to ... as long of course as people are foreign and on healthy pensions. (A national spending his/ her retirement in Portugal is more than likely to be strapped for cash, and still...

Portuguese tourists arrive in Algarve in force … but not enough to fill gap left by foreigners

August has arrived, and with it has come the expected waves of Portuguese tourists who have chosen the Algarve to enjoy their summer holidays. All...

Order of Dentists sounds alert over pandemic’s toll on oral hygiene

Portugal’s Order of Dentists has sounded the alert over the toll the pandemic is having on people’s attention to oral hygiene. Initially people were terrified...

DGS shortens time span between administration of Pfizer doses 

A new rule, published today on the DGS health authority site is that the time span between first and second shots of the Pfizer...

End of an era in Castelo Branco: Dielmar declares insolvency

Dielmar - the long-standing Portuguese clothing manufacturer whose ‘glory days’ include kitting out the Portuguese national football team - has finally declared insolvency after...

“Many companies in tourism sector won’t survive”

Entrepreneur André Jordan predicts bankruptcies and unemployment due to Covid-19 crisis André Jordan, one of the forefathers of luxury tourism in Portugal, has predicted that...
Portugal Resident

Vertical pursuits

Based in Lagos, Volta do Mar promises radical moments of climbing in contact with nature, for all skill levels In maritime jargon, the Portuguese term...
Adrian Hook

Think beyond residency when planning for life in Portugal

The Brexit countdown encouraged many Britons to move to Portugal in 2020, perhaps earlier than originally planned and without having full time to prepare....
Richard Lamberth

London Calling

Uphill struggle As London re-opens with the relaxing of most Covid-related restrictions, Westminster City Council thinks it has just the idea to get shoppers and...
Portugal Resident

The August 2021 Night Sky

Welcome to the August night sky. This is one of the best months of the year for night sky-watching as we have warm nights...

Ilha Deserta’s Estaminé restaurant reopens four months after being destroyed by fire

Faro’s Ilha Deserta restaurant Estaminé reopened on Sunday (August 1), four months after it was completely destroyed in a fire. The announcement was made by the company that manages it, Animaris, which says that “essential services” have been resumed. “The access boardwalks are already built, the WCs and showers are...

Vivenda Miranda reopens under new management

Speaking about the recent acquisition to operate Vivenda Miranda Boutique Hotel by the Carvoeiro Clube Group, its CEO Patricia Bürer said: “You should never swap a winning racehorse.” With 30 years of experience in the market and currently responsible for managing eight resorts in the Carvoeiro and Lagoa area,...

BPCC seeks Southern Area representative

The British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce (BPCC) has announced it is recruiting a part-time representative for the Southern Area of Portugal to be based in...

Fine & Country expands in the east

The acquisition of well-known Tavira estate agency Manor Properties sees Fine & Country Tavira move to a prime city centre location. Manor Properties, an...

Fried chicken giant Popeye’s invests €50 million to open 40 restaurants in Portugal

American fried chicken fast food chain Popeye’s is planning to open 40 restaurants in Portugal, with the first due to open as soon as...

Protecting seahorses

Working to raise awareness about this environmental problem, artist Bordalo II sculpted two giant seahorses using recyclable waste in Faro The two large-scale pieces use...

Algarve Senior Bikers head for the cooler west coast

During the recent somewhat warm weather, the organisers of the July Algarve Senior Bikers (ASB) ride decided to head towards the cooler west coast...

Almancil students awarded for their achievements

Since it was chartered in 2006, Almancil International Rotary Club (AIRC) has been raising funds to support local disadvantaged people. In addition, the club...

André Jordan receives OBE medal from British Ambassador to Portugal

André Jordan, the man famous for his contribution to the development of tourism in Portugal, was officially named an Officer of the Most Excellent...

Are you looking for a unique hobby? How about winemaking?

The new Winemaker Experience from Quinta dos Vales gives wine lovers the perfect opportunity to make their own wine from their own vineyard, right...

A new white from the Douro

This wine is new in at Apolónia (€17.95) and the label depicting two beautifully drawn butterfly illustrations certainly catches the eye. No information about...

Pão com Manteiga: the Algarve’s new artisanal bread

A new brand of artisanal bread made with natural yeast and without any chemicals or preservatives has been launched in the Algarve by 28-year-old...

A pastry made by Monks

Whilst in the UK we have traditional desserts and treats such as Spotted Dick, Flies’ Graveyards and Fat Rascals, in Portugal one of the...

Editor’s note: Roger Eastoe’s article “EU treatment of non-resident UK homeowners in Portugal”

Editor’s note: Roger Eastoe’s article “EU treatment of non-resident UK homeowners in Portugal”, published in the Algarve Resident edition of March 11, continues to...

Monchique/Portimão fire

The fire that started on Friday at Tojeiro, Marmelete, Monchique, once again reminds us of the considerable risk of rural fires in Portugal. This...