Algarve Region

Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel in Sagres opens “M Bar”, first ever innovative “family surf bar”

Tuesday, 05 February 2013 21:54

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Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel, located near the historic town of Sagres on the unspoiled Western Algarve and surrounded by the Natural Costa Vicentina Park and Martinhal beach on its doorstep, has all the elements for a fabulous surf holiday.

The region enjoys many sunny days - temperatures in the sun are around 20°C in the winter and has a number of sporty activities to choose from. The 12 beaches in a few minutes’ drive from the resort are almost deserted and have great surf and both accommodation and air fares are available at very affordable prices in the winter and spring.

The local surf scene has been one of Europe’s best kept secrets – Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel is Portugal’s first 5-star surf destination with access to the best surf beaches on the Costa Vicentina such as Cordoama, Castelejo, Amado, Carrapeteira and Arrifana. Combined with the 5-star facilities for childcare, children-friendly restaurants and spa at Martinhal, coming on a surf holiday with the family is a breeze!

M Bar - Opening on March 16th 2013!

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Path of Salinas Traditional - Castro Marim

Tuesday, 22 January 2013 00:00

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In Marshland Nature Reserve of Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António, there is a footpath that in just two kilometers reveals the secrets and traditions of the "white gold" in the region: the salt. A rare example of harmony between human ingenuity and the power of nature, this hidden gem is right in the heart of one of the most important habitats of national birds.

There is a legend that tells the story of Algarve Gilda, the Nordic princess who became ill because she missed the snow. Her lover, the King of Chelb (current city of Silves) planted thousands of almond trees so that when they were in bloom, they would give the feeling of snow.

Among the houses of the village and the Guadiana, from above one can also see a surprising and geometric white robe made ​​of crystalline sea salt. This occurs in season, which begins in early spring and extends inland into the summer.


Conrad Algarve Awarded ‘2012 World’s Leading New Resort’ at the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2012 Gala Ceremony

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 14:33

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The Conrad Algarve has been awarded the 2012 ‘World’s Leading New Resort’ at the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2012 Gala Ceremony held at The Oberoi Gurgaon, New Delhi in India earlier this month.The World Travel Awards acknowledge, reward, and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the WTA brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.
Conrad Algarve is located in the stylish Quinta do Lago resort in Portugal. Designed for today’s savvy and sophisticated traveller, the contemporary 154 guestroom hotel is the latest addition to the Conrad portfolio and allows guests to enjoy ‘The Luxury Of Being Yourself’.With strong growth across its luxury brands in EMEA, Hilton Worldwide plans to double its portfolio in the next 18 months with eight new openings across the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts brands.

This Festive Season Toast to Health and Wellness in the Algarve, Portugal

Thursday, 13 December 2012 00:00

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Christmas and New Year are just around the corner, being perhaps everyone's favorite time of the year. This is a time of joy and celebration, family and friends gatherings, shopping, gift wrapping and exchanging, parties... lots of stress and excess!

At Longevity Wellness Resort Monchique you can balance your health and wellness priorities and still enjoy Christmas and New Year in its plenitude!


  • Min. two nights accommodations
  • Wellness buffet breakfast
  • Wellness lunch (excluding drinks)
  • Access to the Spa (gym and wet areas)
  • Vitality Plan daily group activities

Single: 185 EUR/night | Double: 200 EUR/night

Click HERE to learn more and reserve


Epic Sana Algarve will open March 2013

Saturday, 01 December 2012 00:00

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The EPIC SANA Algarve is just 200m away from Falésia beach with its sandy dunes. This the first resort of the SANA Group to mix Atlantic beaches with rural countryside. Its location means that the beach can be accessed easily. Falésia beach serves as a backdrop with a forested landscape at the other end of the resort.


The hotel has 160 rooms and two suites.

76 Double Rooms | 84 Twin Rooms | 2 Suites

44 resort view rooms

68 pool view rooms

48 ocean facing rooms

2 ocean facing suites


With an area of around 1,500m, the SPA invites guests to find wellbeing for their bodies and minds. It is made up of four treatment rooms, Vichy shower, sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, hydrotherapy pool, boutique, bar and even an outdoor pavilion for treatments for couples, with a private garden and Jacuzzi. The Fitness Centre has a gym with modern equipment for cardiovascular and weightlifting training. The space also includes a studio for aerobics and yoga classes.



The three restaurants and three bars at the EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel offer a wide range of dining options. The restaurants serve up a host of flavors, ranging from Mediterranean inspired cuisine to the best grilled seafood and the freshest and most healthy salads and vegetables. As well as the outside restaurant and bar, with a wonderful view over the gardens and pool areas, the resort has a Lobby Bar, serving up a traditional menu of drinks and tapas, and a SPA Bar with more healthy and balanced choices.


Hotel services/Facilities:

3 outdoor swimming pools for adults

2 outdoor swimming pools for children

1 heated indoor swimming pool

Poolside bar service

2 Resort View rooms for guests with reduced


2 Studios for guests with reduced mobility

Car Park

Baby Club

Kids Club

Multi-sport Court (tennis & volleyball)

Children’s play area


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