What you REALLY want to do this summer – Algarve events

sunset over alvor

It’s wonderful to welcome Fiona Butler from www.myguidealgarve.com She has been running her website for ten years now and has picked up an awful lot of great information in the process. She shares it with you on the latest episode of Algarve Addicts. Thanks for listening!

Fiona Butler show notes

  • Her youth in Ireland and being a holiday rep in the Algarve.
  • Faro airport at 3am back in the 90s.
  • Praia da Rocha, Praia de Vau and Alvor, stories from the past.
  • Alvor walkway and the lifesavers building (where you can rent paddle-boards, windsurfers and kayaks).
  • Restaurant Caniço renowned for it’s seafood as you move east from Alvor towards Praia da Rocha.
  • Alvor boat trips do great trips through the rock cliffs near Prainha.
  • “Dust was your default setting” and we talk about Albufeira, Vilamoura, Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago (we talk a little about the airplanes… check out our podcast with Chris the pilot)
  • We talk about Faro as well (more with Carlos in Episode 29)
  • How Fiona went from holiday rep to online business owner of www.myguidealgarve.com
  • Summer 2018 and the major events in the Algarve:
    • Loule Jazz
    • Lagoa Jazz Fest at Fontes de Estombar
    • Silves Medieval Fest
    • Silves Beer Fest
    • Alameda Beer Fest (270 types of beer in Faro)
    • Medieval Fest Alvor
    • Pirate Week in Armação de Pêra
    • Pirate Week in Alvor
    • BPM Festival in Praia da Rocha (Sept 20-23 2018)
    • Summersound at NoSolo Agua (August 17-18 2018)
    • Baixafest Faro
    • Festival F
    • Algarve Orchestra
    • Algarve Jazz Club
    • Sardine Festival in Portimão
    • Seafood festival in Olhao (we talk a little about Olhão, the islands, Maramais Bar and there’s more in Episode Paul Reese).
    • Oktoberfest in Porches (also craft beer festival)
    • Paderne Medieval Festival and Christmas markets later in the year.
    • Goose Barnacle Festival (“Perceves!”)
    • Lusa night festival in Loulé.
    • Querença Chouriço Festival (spring time).
    • Sao Bras Feira de Serra (country fair)
    • Fataçil agricultural fair.
  • Fiona’s recommendations:

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