Western Algarve – Lagos to Barão de São João

After much deliberation over the constantly changing forecast, we finally decided to take a risk and head west for a few days’ hiking prior to my family visiting for the New Year. Harri had worked out a four-day circular route … Continued

Albufeira winter – Boliqueime to Albufeira

Many of the large Algarve hotels are practically empty in December (before the Christmas rush), which means we’ve grown used to sharing vast breakfast rooms with very few others. At Hotel São Sebastião De Boliqueime, we had the entire breakfast … Continued

Albufeira winter – Ferragudo to Carvoeiro

To say we were a little bit excited about our first weekend away this winter would be an understatement. And while we enjoy exploring new places, we were delighted to be returning to two of our favourite Algarve resorts – Ferragudo … Continued

Albufeira winter 2017-18: the first week

Well, we’re back in Albufeira after an absence of eight months and we couldn’t be happier, if only because the sun is shining, the days are warm and the dark, damp Welsh autumn already seems a million miles away (it’s … Continued