Keep a social distance of 2 meters, wear face masks in a public area, and hygiene like wash your hands regularly.
On daily bases, people ask me how is it to be in the Algarve? To me, it is still heaven! The new normal does not really affect me. You can still go to the beach (plenty of sun lounges to choose from), bars and restaurants are open. Make sure you always have a face mask with you, as when you enter a restaurant, you need to wear a face mask. Once you sit down, you can take it off and enjoy the lovely food and drinks. The sunsets are still stunningly beautiful, the temperature nice, the beaches sandy, and the seawater refreshing!
In March this year, I wrote the article below, but at the same time, the coronavirus hit Europe! It was not a good idea to promote the Algarve. But it is August now, and the Algarve is safe and clean, and with respect to the new normal, we can handle Covid-19 in Portugal! Algarve Housing like to remind you why to visit the Algarve!
The coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is a new virus for the human species, therefore we have no immunity against it. It is likely that all of us will have contact with this virus in the future.
However, it is the transmissibility that is worrisome. Only a minority of people require hospitalization and, in the most extreme cases, ventilator support (respirators). Now, if many of us get sick at the same time, there may not be resources to treat everyone.
Time for an update, time to give some answers to questions about the Coronavirus. What is the situation in Portugal and in the Algarve? Algarve Housing will do the best they can to help you!
It’s March, and spring has already knocked on the Algarve’s door. Nature is waking up, and there is no better season and place than to also awaken after your own winter sleep. Algarve Housing would like to share with you some nice facts about spring in the Algarve. Why not have a spring break?
With more than 150 beaches Algarve in all colors and shapes to choose from, we can rightly say that the Algarve is the perfect beach destination.
It’s mighty hard to pick the most beautiful ones, since they all have their share of charms and it is of course subjective, so we’ve tried to make a nice mix of those we think stand out, each in their own way.
Whether you are on holiday in the Algarve or planning your holiday to the Algarve, Algarve Housing made a top 10 of beaches Algarve for YOU!!!
Are you on holiday in the Algarve? Or do you live here? August is a busy and warm month! Make sure you protect yourself well against the sun and drink enough water.
Apart from that, there is so much to do regarding festivals, live bands performing along the coast plus various DJs who will guide you through the long hot summer nights in the Algarve.
Hopefully you have a nice place to stay in the Algarve. IF not, check our website for nice villas in the Algarve. We already receiving many bookings for 2019. So contact me for more information regarding your paradise in the Algarve!
We can roughly divide the Algarve into 3 parts, West, Central and East Algarve. Today we’d like to inform you about the Central Algarve. Algarve Housing rent villas all over the Algarve, but most villas we rent are located in the Central Algarve. Why visit central Algarve?
Visit Central Algarve
In the heart of the Algarve, the choice of things to do is endless and suits any type of tourist. Whether you’re a sporty type, a history nut, a party animal, a silent and nature seeker or a regular run-of-the-mill holidaymaker, you will be able to find what suits you in the Central Algarve.
Summer is coming up! But not yet. June is the month before the high season starts, so nice temperatures, not too busy beaches….so splash in the sea, chill out at the beach, and drink a nice vinho at one of the many beach bars Algarve and enjoy the lovely sunsets in the Algarve!
The Algarve is an increasingly popular holiday destination for families, and that is of no surprise. There is an impressive amount of activities in the Algarve that will make any child feel in paradise. And when children feel in paradise, so do their parents. To facilitate your choice, Algarve Housing made a top ten of exciting things to do with children in the Algarve.
Top 10 best things to do with children in the Algarve:
What is Medronho? Today Algarve Housing will inform you about a typical Portuguese drink and fruit of the Algarve! It is hard to miss this while you are on holiday in the Algarve. Therefor we like to share a few details about medronho, or firewater in the Algarve!
While up north, in March, Winter has still no intention of making place for its successor, spring in the Algarve, has already installed herself comfortably on the throne.
After the almond trees gave the start signal with their delicate white blossom, one tree after the other follows their footsteps in an explosion of colors and scents, as if exposing their assets in a glorious beauty contest.
Although the weather is stormy and rainy, spring is in the air! I have seen the first poppy’s and some other flowers start to bloom, next to the birds giving big live concerts! Lovely! This time of the year is so nice, as temperatures are mild, ideal to explore the Algarve by foot, or bicycle. March is also still low season for the rental market, so take you chance, and rent a nice villa in the Algarve in March! Algarve Housing like to share with you a few things to do in March in the Algarve:
It is February in the Algarve, and the Almond trees are in full blossom, stunningly beautiful! But what is the story behind the blooming of those Almond trees? Why is it called the snow of the Algarve? Algarve Housing would like to share with you this nice tale of the Almond tree blossom in the Algarve…..
December in the Algarve, for an enjoyable, alternative Christmas holiday destination in Portugal. The winter months were typically the low tourist season for Algarve but over the last few years the Christmas holiday season has become more popular, as many of the North African winter sun destination have become unsafe due to political instability or terrorism.
The increase of visitors to the Algarve means that there are more hotels and restaurants open and there is a livelier atmosphere in the larger towns, like Albufeira, Vilamoura, Lagos…. Algarve Housing like to update you, and share with you some things to do in December in the Algarve.
I can’t believe it is already November! After a really hot October, we finally had a bit of rain, the clock has changed, so a bit of winter feeling coming up! Soon the wood burner can start doing his job! Yes November in the Algarve.
But writing this in my office, with doors open, the sun coming in, I realize how lucky we are living in the Algarve, and although November in the Algarve is low season, it is a great time to visit the Algarve! Why, well I just gave you 1 reason, the sun is still shining, and it is warm enough to spend your days outside. If you like walking, the temperatures are ideal for hiking, same for bicycling! Plus flights are cheap, as well as villa rental prices! So pretty nice November in the Algarve.
Algarve Housing like to share a few things to do in November in the Algarve:
On 15 August, many parts of Europe celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, as well in the Algarve Portugal. It is a national Holiday, most shops and public places are closed on this holiday in Portugal.
The Feast of the Assumption of Mary is a very important day in the Catholic religion. It is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ.
The Assumption Of Mary is a feast day that is celebrated on August 15th every year. This feast day commemorates Mary’s death and her assumption into heaven. Because it commemorates this sacred occasion – which is viewed by many as Mary’s divine birthday – it is not only a Holy Day of Obligation, but is one of the most important Marian feasts.