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Established in 2000, Essential Algarve is the leading Luxury & Lifestyle Magazine in the Algarve, Portugal. Essential Algarve magazine is published bi-monthly in both English and Portuguese. Targeted at the top end of both the tourist market and the international residential community, the magazine highlights the cosmopolitan lifestyle that the Algarve has to offer: Latest News in the Algarve, Events and Concerts in the Algarve, Exhibitions and Gallery openings in the region, Health and Beauty Tips, Design Trends, Lifestyle, Parks, Nature Escapes, Golf News, Architecture Trends, New Properties to Buy in the Algarve, Hotels and Resorts, Spas, Best Restaurants in the Algarve, Best local and Portuguese Wines, New Local Businesses, Local Producers, New Cars, and so much more.

Essential Algarve provides a lively mix of features, articles, reports, essential information and top-quality photography throughout, along with regular independent and up-to-date guides providing quality references for all those wishing to visit the region.

Essential Algarve is one of many international publications produced by Open Media, Portugal’s leading publisher of foreign-language media both in print and online. From its base in the Algarve, the group’s regional media products include magazines, newspapers and websites in English (Inside Carvoeiro, Inside Lagos, Clubhouse Algarve and Algarve Resident), Portuguese (Barlavento) and French (Vivre Le Portugal). Open Media Group also works in close cooperation with associate companies both in Lisbon (Essential Lisboa) Madeira (Essential Madeira) and Macau (Essential Macau). In the Algarve, the group has expanded both by acquisitions and new title launches, as in 2012 and 2013, the group acquired the Algarve’s two longest established regional newspapers, Algarve Resident and Barlavento, launched respectively in 1989 and 1977, adding news media to the lifestyle magazine portfolio, Essential Algarve.

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