High quality entertainment in Loule: Festival Med!

Best festival in the Algarve, do not miss it! Starting Wednesday 23 June and end Saturday night 26 June….

Femi Kuti

Considered to be one of the most important cultural events in the Algarve region, the MED Festival blends music from all around the world with Mediterranean culture and achieves a perfect combination of the most diverse artistic expressions.

Music is given special importance at this festival, with stages being set up in particularly attractive places all around the historic center, where more than 40 established bands and performers will be playing “world music”.

Besides music, the intense program of cultural entertainment offered to the festival’s visitors will consist of a wide and diversified range of gastronomy, street entertainment, theater, exhibitions and Mediterranean-inspired crafts.

During these hot summer days, Loulé will be transformed into a city filled with high quality entertainment and open to the world.

Watch this video to get in the mood. Orchestra Baobab performs Friday 25th.

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For further information regarding the Festival: www.festivalmed.com.pt

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Festival Med – 5 day Music Festival held in Loule (24 – 28 Jun 2009)

The best of the Mediterranean comes to Loulé in the Algarve every summer for a music, dance and arts extravaganza. Festival Med welcomes renowned world music stars from Morocco, Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal for this cultural concoction.

This is a fantastic event, especially for tourists seeking versatility in what the Algarve lifestyle can offer. Additionally to great music, expect to see plenty of other forms of art including hand-crafts, dance performances and street theatre. For 5 days, the historic surroundings of Loulé will tempt you with scents from traditional cuisine from each of the countries taking part in the event.

The MED festival, organized by Loulé Municipal Council, plays host this year to some well renowned music figures, including the Orquestra Buena Vista Social Club ®, La Notte della Tarranta feat. Stewart Copeland and Horace Andy & Dub Asante.

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club


Music, or more specifically World Music, forms the basis of the festival and, after six editions of the event, definitely takes pride of place at the MED. Apart from the two main stages, there will be a further three secondary stages where promising artists will be performing.

To further entice you with this annual event, Festival Med has also been nominated into the category ‘Best Cultural Events’ at the Gala of Events 2009. Decked out with its’ multicoloured decorations, Loulé opens welcoming arms, inviting you to this 5 day festival for you to enjoy during your stay within the Algarve… expect it to be one of the events of the summer!!

Click this previous posting to find out more about the area of Loule itself http://algarvehousing.net/news/2009/03/11/loule-place-to-be/


24 – 28 Jun 2009 (annual)



Have you ever slept in a Windmill in Portugal?

Have you ever slept in a Windmill? Have you ever had two large pools just for yourself? next to a private tennis court and your own pool table???

In the Southern part of Portugal, the Algarve lies on top of a hill, The MendesMill. A luxury holiday home and Windmill for rent, with everything you need for a perfect holiday in the sunny Algarve. 7 rooms divided over a villa, cottage and windmill, all with air-conditioning. Ideal for family reunions, large parties, but also good for a romantic couple. Set up for outside dining and wining, many terraces, sun and shade, stunning views to the coast and sea. Lots of antique furniture makes you feel home. There is computer and wireless internet, if you miss home; a private tennis court, and private pool table. this private rental villa is located near picturesque village Boliqueime and market town Loule.

Please click on this link for more information about this unique property of Algarve Housing or contact me direct for prices, more information and availability.

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Get ready for sun, sea and sand! Book Quinta Palmeiral.

Beautiful restored luxury Farmhouse-Loule

There are some holiday destinations which just get better each year, exceeding expectations and providing every member of the family with a truly memorable break. This year, why not holiday in style in the Algarve’s Portugal and avoid cramped hotel rooms, noisy neighbours and busy pools, by taking your own private villa where you can relax in peace and enjoy your holiday exactly as you dreamed.

Infinity Pool with lush views

AlgarveHousing is sole agent for holiday home: Quinta Palmeiral.

Set in the one of the highest points of the ‘Serra do Algarve’ with Panoramic views across rolling hills to the Atlantic Ocean. Pure, Portuguese, rustic elegance, in a very luxury style, that is what Quinta Palmeiral offers. Re-built farmhouse, externally exactly as it was, to the finest details. Inside built to the most exacting, modern standards, including under-floor heating and cooling. Tall French Oak doors, pole and cane ceilings. Quinta Palmeiral is a very private residence, overlooked by no one, yet is an easy reach of all you need. By car, Loule is 5 minutes and Faro Airport 20 minutes.

Luxury, interiors

Two en-suite bedrooms, 1 double, 1 twin, with fitted wardrobes; a well equipped kitchen, open dining and lounge area. All decorated and fitted to the highest standards. The high level terraces have views across the gardens to the south and west. Tiered steps take you to through the fruit tree garden to the formal lawn below. Adjacent to the main house is a large terrace under a suspended pergola with three rooms designed to service the pool areas; a kitchen, a shower room including drench shower, a steam room and a large services and store room. A great place to start and finish your day! All overlooking the private gardens and infinity pool, and breathtaking views.


Low Season: 750

Mid Season: from 850

High Season: 1500

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Get ready for the sun, sea and sand and book this beautiful restored farmhouse Quinta Palmeiral now!

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