Ferragudo boom: A closer look at the village’s expansion over the decades and its future prospects
Apr11

Ferragudo boom: A closer look at the village’s expansion over the decades and its future prospects

Over the years, this quaint fishing village has become home to more and more businesses and restaurants that honour its history – April 11, 2024 | Text Beatriz Maio Over the last few decades, Ferragudo has continued to grow in a wide variety of areas, from property to hospitality. Not only are more and more tourists visiting and taking an interest in the village, but investors, both Portuguese and foreign, want to capitalise on this...

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Ferragudo welcomes New Year’s Day with a cold swim
Dec26

Ferragudo welcomes New Year’s Day with a cold swim

Everyone is invited to participate in the traditional New Year’s Day swim, this year in a new location – December 26, 2023 | Text Michael Bruxo Ferragudo is getting ready to welcome 2024 with its traditional New Year’s Day swim, which challenges those brave enough to a swim in the sea on January 1. Next year’s edition will be held at Praia Grande as opposed to the usual location of Praia do Pintadinho where it has taken...

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Marie Patterson explores some local favourites and hidden gems not to be missed in Carvoeiro and Portimão
Dec11

Marie Patterson explores some local favourites and hidden gems not to be missed in Carvoeiro and Portimão

A tourist at home – December 11, 2023 | Text Marie Patterson | Photos Charlotte Cockayne/Open Media Group With winter around the corner, on this occasion I decide to embrace some local charms which are a little more suitable to the current time of year. My Sunday adventure began at the heart-pounding labyrinth of mystery known as Escape Carvoeiro – an escape room that promised, and delivered, an immersive experience that sparked both...

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Local artist Jérome Gay applies his multifaceted talent to sculptures, ceramics, and paintings
Sep14

Local artist Jérome Gay applies his multifaceted talent to sculptures, ceramics, and paintings

Turning feelings into art – September 14, 2023 | Text Beatriz Maio | Photos Charlotte Cockayne/Open Media Group Born in the UK, Jérome Gay came to live in the Algarve as a child with his English mother and Spanish father, where he grew up, made friends, and acquired a taste for the country. From an early age, he had a connection with the arts as his family had several paintings at home which, together with his good grades at school in...

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Ferragudo is home to a trendy brunch spot that has already become a reference in the area
Jul31

Ferragudo is home to a trendy brunch spot that has already become a reference in the area

Brunch in Rio offers “a memorable experience for more than just the food” – July 31, 2023 | Text Beatriz Maio In a familiar, intimate and comfortable environment, Brunch in Rio offers a memorable experience, not only for the food – which is exceptional – but for its relaxed atmosphere and pleasing décor. It is a place that was missing in the Algarve and has been much appreciated by locals and foreigners who haven’t stopped...

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Club Nau Beach Lounge is preparing to host its XII Beach Fest 23 by the Sea this weekend
Jul11

Club Nau Beach Lounge is preparing to host its XII Beach Fest 23 by the Sea this weekend

The event will consist of three days of sun, sand, and lots of music – July 11, 2023 Club Nau Beach Lounge is hosting the 12th Beach Fest at Ferragudo’s Praia Grande beach this July 14-16, starting at 4pm. The event will feature several concerts of different musical genres, DJs and lots of entertainment to dance the night away. The party kicks off on Friday, July 19, to the rhythms of Rock band Ray & Ventura, followed by the...

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Local Guide: Uncovering hidden gems in Carvoeiro and Ferragudo
Apr11

Local Guide: Uncovering hidden gems in Carvoeiro and Ferragudo

In this new series, Inside Carvoeiro unveils some local favourites and hidden gems that cannot be missed in the area – April 11, 2023 Even having being granted the privilege of living in this local area for nearly 30 years, I still am constantly surprised by the amount of people who cross my path with suggestions of things to do locally that I am yet to try. Tourists are blessed yet overwhelmed with an array of things to experience...

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A local shop in Ferragudo honours the best Algarvian flavours
Aug22

A local shop in Ferragudo honours the best Algarvian flavours

The Origens Shop has been committed to honouring and showcasing the best flavours of the Algarve – August 22, 2022 Coming from the sea and the mountains, from east to west, the products available at the Origens shop show the best flavours that the Algarve has to offer. This is, precisely, the goal, according to owner Luís Alberto. “It’s a retrospective and an appreciation of Algarvian flavours. It’s a reflection of our love for...

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New Ferragudo Hotel aims to showcase “Authentic Algarve Experience”
Apr07

New Ferragudo Hotel aims to showcase “Authentic Algarve Experience”

Between land and sea: the new Brícia du Mar Hotel in Ferragudo – April 7, 2022 A new rural hotel has just opened in Ferragudo, Lagoa. Brícia Du Mar is located between the countryside and the sea in Vale da Areia, just a short walk away from stunning beaches and the picturesque village of Ferragudo. The four-star hotel boasts 56 rooms — 44 studios with a kitchenette and 12 standard rooms — as well as a restaurant, an event area, two...

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New beach playground at Ferragudo’s Praia Grande Beach
Feb01

New beach playground at Ferragudo’s Praia Grande Beach

A new beach playground has been unveiled at Praia Grande in Ferragudo (Lagoa), giving children a place where they can play “safely and comfortably all year round” – February 1, 2022 Representing an investment of over €45,000, the new playground replaces the beach’s previous play area which was dismantled after the Portuguese Environmental Agency (APA) warned that it was located below a cliff that was deemed “at risk of...

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