A breath of fresh air

field of wild flowers in algarve

St Brigid’s Day, celebrated on February 1, has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival of Imbolc and is the festival of new life.

A time to look forward to brighter days and warmer weather, which we have already been experiencing in Algarve.

Currently the temperature is a balmy 22ºC and many are enjoying al fresco meals, making the most of local beaches and the many walking and cycling trails.

Perfect for a half-term and of course Easter holiday, Algarve is now welcoming many who choose to get away for a few days and enjoy a breath of fresh air.

There has been major infrastructure investment over the last few years and all our properties have free Wi-Fi and multi-language television channels for guests to make use of. People are enjoying the opportunity to work remotely and make the most of the great weather.

Spring seems to be upon us with the almond blossom in full bloom and wild flowers popping up. The Algarve dawn chorus is in full song with birds returning or stopping off on their return to northern Europe (it is a little early for the latter).

Algarve holds the title of World’s Best Beach Destination and many are enjoying the beaches at the moment although, the sea temperature may be a little chilly for most.

Ideas for those who wish to enjoy the many trails here could include one inland, the thermal springs at Fonte Santa da Fornalha where the water emerges at around 27ºC. Suggestions of two coastal trails, including Carvoeiro and Alvor, can be found here. 13 other trails make up the Fishermen’s Trail on the west coast, a great way to discover Algarve at its best.

Cycling is very popular in Portugal and one interesting route in the region is the Via Algarviana stretching 300kms across Algarve with auto-guided routes, themed routes plus 12 additional short paths.

These all offer a great opportunity to discover the Algarve hinterland.

For guides, including maps, on the whole region click here. Ranging from recipes to bird watching, cultural heritage to local wines – many reasons to visit us in Portugal’s southern-most region.

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