Central Algarve – Salir and Rocha da Pena

It was probably just as well we’d gone to bed at such a ridiculously early hour (8.30pm) because the clocks went forward last night and we might otherwise have overslept. After a pleasant but unimaginative breakfast of warm bread rolls, … Continued

Western Algarve – Burgau to Lagos

We overdid it slightly last night. Soon after our arrival at the very pleasant Hotel Burgau, it started raining again and by the time we ventured out to eat it felt more like rainy Wales than the sunny Algarve. Burgau … Continued

Western Algarve – Vila do Bispo to Burgau

We awoke to better weather, although there was little reason for cheer: more rain was forecast for around noon. The owners of Casa Mestre have been gradually renovating this large property and each time we’ve stayed here we’ve witnessed improvements. … Continued

Western Algarve – Barão de São João to Vila do Bispo

At some point in the early hours of the morning I was awoken by a distant beeping noise. Groaning, I rolled over and eventually managed to get back to sleep. It was only when I awoke again hours later that … Continued