Cinemas, concerts and nature

orchard of almond trees in blossom

Check out what to do in Algarve over the next few days. There are some interesting, fun activities and events happening.


The French film Énorme, by Sophie Letourneur, is being shown at Portimão’s Museum on January 27. It will start at 9pm and admission is free.

If you are a keen cinema goer, São Brás Cine Teatro hosts weekly sessions showing both Portuguese and foreign films.

Click here to subscribe to Cinemalua’s monthly programmes. Tickets are just €5 each and sessions start at 7.15pm.


On January 29, Lagoa’s Carlos do Carmo theatre is hosting the trio Elas e o Jazz.

Accompanied by musicians, Joana Machado, Marta Hugon and Mariana Norton will sing titles from Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Richard Rogers and many more.

Purchase tickets, €10, online here, from the ticket office at the theatre or Lagoa’s Balcão Único.


If you fancy learning about Albufeira’s history then clear your diary for a Thursday and book up for a free guided tour.

The tours are offered in both Portuguese and English and you will need to register at least two-days prior to the tour. Register by phone, 289 599 502, or send an email to

For more walking and exploring little-known areas, Portugal Walks are the people to meet. On January 28 Let’s Walk through Almond Blossom will take around two to three hours and takes a path through orchards and the barrocal limestone offering fabulous views. Meet Julie, who will guide those taking part, at the Nave de Barão village café and learn a little more about the countryside. The cost is €5 per person, part of which goes to charity. For more information click here.


For cyclists an easy to intermediate mountain bike ride will start at Salir at 9.30am on January 30.

The ride will be around 35kms to 40kms, with a café stop along the way. For more information phone +351 913 226 954 or email

If you’re interested in history then check out information about Roman ruins and Arabic castles click here, fancy a day trip to the most south-westerly point of mainland Europe? Click here for more information on what to do and see whilst there.

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