Essential Algarve spoke to Peter Adams, director of international championships for the PGA European Tour Peter Adams has been involved in sports from a young..
Neuroscience, sustainable tourism and transformative experiences that lead to pure happiness are the “new wealth”, assures Magdalena Osmola Magdalena Osmola has a restless mind, always..
The Algarve’s American dream: Tourists from the US discover Portugal & the Algarve
Tourists from the United States have finally discovered Portugal, and the Algarve is no exception Americans’ growing interest in the Algarve, in terms of residents,..
Marita Barth’s mission is to share the good things in life and the art of living well Marita Barth Rodrigo y Corral is the general..
Cooking with Passion: Mimo Algarve inspires through traditional Portuguese cuisine
Mimo Algarve is inspiring tourists to cook and savour traditional Portuguese delicacies with a gourmet twist Gastronomic tourism is becoming increasingly popular in the Algarve...
Close to the sea and with a view towards the countryside, Quinta do Mel offers the best of two worlds In the whitewashed building and..
Making Vila Real Grand Again: The restoration of Hotel Guadiana
The grande dame of Algarve tourism, Hotel Guadiana, has been restored to its former glory. In true Portuguese fashion, this is the first five-star hotel..
A Flagship for Wellness: An interview with Longevity’s CEO Nazir Sacoor
Essential speaks with Longevity CEO Nazir Sacoor, whose five-star health and wellness hotel, developed in alliance with the HPA Group, opened over the summer in..
Portuguese chef Lúcia Ribeiro excelled abroad and is the driving force behind the project Mimo Algarve Right at the entrance, on a wall covered in..
International schools appeared in the Algarve in the 1970s as an education alternative for foreigners moving to the region. Less than a month after the..
Architectural Wonders: An interview with architect Vasco Vieira
Acclaimed architect Vasco Vieira seamlessly combines architecture, art and design, and the world is taking notice Le Corbusier once said: “Architecture is the learned game,..
Redesigning Tradition: the TASA Project breathes life into time-honoured crafts
The tradition comes from the Algarve and the ideas from the world – the TASA Project breathes life into time-honoured crafts Around eight years ago,..
The light of Loulé shone brightly during LUZA – the first light festival in the Algarve The first Algarve International Festival of Light (LUZA) may..
Apolónia Pride: A look into one of the Algarve’s most recognised supermarkets
With three shops in the region, Apolónia is a prime example of a successful family business in the Algarve It is one of the few..
Erik de Vlieger is a versatile businessman who found the lifestyle he was looking for in the Algarve At 58 years old, Erik de Vlieger is..