Obrigado Portugal

A new theme park is due to open in the Algarve in May 2012 at Quinta dos Vales.

The Park of Senses will allow visitors to “experience the five senses in a joyful way”.

To give people a taste of what will be on offer from next year, a day-long festival called Obrigado Portugal will be held on June 11, starting at 10am at Quinta dos Vales, a rural tourism farm and winery in Estombar.

Entertainment performed by people who aren’t of Portuguese nationality, but live in Portugal, will take the form of a street fair with artists, artisans, street performers, musicians and chefs.

Organisers Marion Buz and Lennie Araujo believe “we live in a world full of virtual entertainment. Who amongst us does not love the perfume of the wet soil after a rainfall, the melody of a waterfall, the comforting warmth of a campfire, the taste of freshly baked bread and the view of the rising moon?”

Entry to the Obrigado Portugal event is free.

For more information, please call 965 471 720 or via e-mail marion@obrigadoportugal.com