Guidebook for Algarve

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Guidebook for Algarve

Food scene

One of our favorite places in the Algarve! Absolute must if you are visiting lovely Alvor. The chef used to worked in a Michelin star restaurant and really serves mouthwatering tapas. Our suggestions are Batatas Bravas, Mushrooms with Garlic. They have a secret patio where they often have live bands performing relaxed music.
13 gastrobar
13 Tv. do Castelo
One of our favorite places in the Algarve! Absolute must if you are visiting lovely Alvor. The chef used to worked in a Michelin star restaurant and really serves mouthwatering tapas. Our suggestions are Batatas Bravas, Mushrooms with Garlic. They have a secret patio where they often have live bands performing relaxed music.
This cafe offers many options of fresh juices and smoothies and healthy food like salads, vegan baked goods, fruit bowls, and sandwich with hummus and avocado. Try out their home made brownies and banana muffins.
Super Juice
This cafe offers many options of fresh juices and smoothies and healthy food like salads, vegan baked goods, fruit bowls, and sandwich with hummus and avocado. Try out their home made brownies and banana muffins.
Warning: call before you go. It's a pop up cafe and it opens only during lunchtime. Try this little cafe nestled in the most beautiful garden centre. You sit amongst the trees and plants at natural looking wooden table and chairs with brightly colored cushions, choose either sun or shade in this unique and glorious garden setting. Refined lunch menus. Natura Garden Centre, Loule 8135-107 Portugal+351 914 020 391
Naturalgarve
943A EM527
Warning: call before you go. It's a pop up cafe and it opens only during lunchtime. Try this little cafe nestled in the most beautiful garden centre. You sit amongst the trees and plants at natural looking wooden table and chairs with brightly colored cushions, choose either sun or shade in this unique and glorious garden setting. Refined lunch menus. Natura Garden Centre, Loule 8135-107 Portugal+351 914 020 391
Situated on the beach, the restaurant was built to take full advantage of the breathtaking views over the sea and is reached by exclusive elevator transporting you down the cliffs right into the restaurant. Please go! ;) Extremely romantic.
37 locals recommend
Caniço
5 Aldeamento Prainha Club
37 locals recommend
Situated on the beach, the restaurant was built to take full advantage of the breathtaking views over the sea and is reached by exclusive elevator transporting you down the cliffs right into the restaurant. Please go! ;) Extremely romantic.
Portuguese food with a contemporary twist. Fancy dining with a great wine list. Sometimes they invite artist for live music.
13 locals recommend
Restaurante O Barradas
13 locals recommend
Portuguese food with a contemporary twist. Fancy dining with a great wine list. Sometimes they invite artist for live music.
This place's decor will take you back in time to 1930s or 1940s. Traditional Portuguese pastry and coffee for quite reasonable price. One of the most authentic and oldest cafes in Portimao serves delicious desserts with almonds and figs among many other local ingredients.
13 locals recommend
The House of Isabel - Pastry & Tea Room
61 R. Direita
13 locals recommend
This place's decor will take you back in time to 1930s or 1940s. Traditional Portuguese pastry and coffee for quite reasonable price. One of the most authentic and oldest cafes in Portimao serves delicious desserts with almonds and figs among many other local ingredients.
A great value for your money at this restaurant that serves amazing shellfish. Our recommendation is "Sapateira". Looks shabby on the outside but if you are visiting Ferragudo, you won't be disappointed by the friendly service and the outstanding quality of their food.
Maré Viva
23 R. Mal. Carmona
A great value for your money at this restaurant that serves amazing shellfish. Our recommendation is "Sapateira". Looks shabby on the outside but if you are visiting Ferragudo, you won't be disappointed by the friendly service and the outstanding quality of their food.
Located right at the Zona Riberinha this place offers great local wine and contemporary setting.
Faina
Located right at the Zona Riberinha this place offers great local wine and contemporary setting.
An Institution in Portimao for grilled fish.
32 locals recommend
Dona Barca
32 locals recommend
An Institution in Portimao for grilled fish.
Great Indian restaurant. Highly recommended if you like Indian cuisine.
MASALA HOUSE,Indian restaurant
Great Indian restaurant. Highly recommended if you like Indian cuisine.

Sightseeing

This short walk is along an elevated wooden walkway, which skirts the top of the cliffs and offers wonderful views over the stunning coastline.
25 locals recommend
Algar Seco
16 Estr. do Algar Sêco
25 locals recommend
This short walk is along an elevated wooden walkway, which skirts the top of the cliffs and offers wonderful views over the stunning coastline.
Great and modern museum in an old sardine factory.
66 locals recommend
Museu de Portimão
66 locals recommend
Great and modern museum in an old sardine factory.

Surf School

If you are looking into starting to surf this is the perfect spot. It is located directly in the Marina of Portimao.
6 locals recommend
Future Eco Surf School
6 locals recommend
If you are looking into starting to surf this is the perfect spot. It is located directly in the Marina of Portimao.

Activities with kids

A little farm in the middle of the city that offers family activities such as animal feeding, painting, gardening etc. Please visit their page on facebook for current schedule.
Quinta Pedagógica de Portimão
A little farm in the middle of the city that offers family activities such as animal feeding, painting, gardening etc. Please visit their page on facebook for current schedule.
If you want to spend a fun day at a water park this place has rides for all levels of bravery and ability. The workers keep it safe and clean by disinfecting the gear you use for rides.
132 locals recommend
Slide & Splash
125 Vale de Deus
132 locals recommend
If you want to spend a fun day at a water park this place has rides for all levels of bravery and ability. The workers keep it safe and clean by disinfecting the gear you use for rides.
Recommended for parents and children, very interactive place. You can participate in one of the workshops with your children.
14 locals recommend
Centro Ciência Viva de Lagos / Lagos Ciência Viva Science Centre
34 R. Dr. Faria e Silva
14 locals recommend
Recommended for parents and children, very interactive place. You can participate in one of the workshops with your children.
Great gym with classes and children activities (more for long term stay guests).
Ginásio Amarilis - Fitness
Great gym with classes and children activities (more for long term stay guests).
If you are looking for a day in the shade go to Lagos zoo with your kids.
57 locals recommend
Zoo de Lagos
57 locals recommend
If you are looking for a day in the shade go to Lagos zoo with your kids.