Friday, 20 May 2011 20:47
The five-star Cascade Resort opened its doors for the first time on April 15, 2011 on a soft-opening basis, with the official inauguration ceremony scheduled for the summer. Located at Ponta da Piedade in Lagos, western Algarve, the hotel has 86 rooms designed with a maritime discoveries theme, incorporating the four continents of Asia, Africa, South America and Europe. Set on a cliff-top, with spectacular sea views right along the coastline, the resort covers a total area of 38 hectares in which, besides the hotel rooms, 58, one and two bedroom apartments and luxury townhouses are also located. Chief among the attractions are the Cascade Performance Sports Academies endorsed by top sportsmen and other figures of international renown, such as Sven-Göran Eriksson, Stefan Edberg and Martin Ertl. Other facilities include an art spa, medical centre, an assortment of restaurants, shopping plaza, villas, townhouses, apartments and several beaches within easy walking distance.
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 00:00
A new hotel at Faro airport will soon be providing travelers at the busy Algarve hub with a mid-budget stop-over option, ideal for early-morning and late-night departures. Operated by Portuguese hotel group Tavfer, the hotel will have 96 guest-rooms, a ground-floor restaurant, two modern auditoriums, boutiques, a fitness center, spa and outdoor swimming pool. Construction is soon to begin, with the new property due to be unveiled by 2013.
Monday, 09 May 2011 00:00
In 2010 it received the “European Council Museum” award, as well as the “Tourism of Portugal” award in 2009, and an honorable mention in the category of “Best Portuguese Museum” in 2008 by the Portuguese Association of Museums. The Portimão Museum is located in the Feu Hermanos preserves factory, on the Arade river. Click here to find out more about this Museum.
Tuesday, 03 May 2011 00:00Southern Portugal has a major new hiking route, with 150 miles of trails, divided into two routes that complement each other: the historic path, which recreates the old road and crossing the main towns, and the path of fishermen along the coast and across the entire Costa Vicentina park. The Vicentina trails are scheduled to open in late 2011, with an eye to nature tourism.
Tuesday, 19 April 2011 00:00Portimão is the second most sought after beach destination by Portuguese, having seen a 65% increase in demand.
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