Feira Medieval – Silves

The sixteenth edition of the Silves Medieval Fair will take place between August 9 and 18, 2019, in the historic center of this Algarve city. It will be 10 days of historical recreation of the medieval period of the former capital of the Kingdom of the Algarve.

Elements such as dance, music and poetry are fundamental in this scenario, showing the vitality and diversity of the arts in medieval Arabian everyday life and making known a vibrant city as far as culture and the arts are concerned.

Between 6:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m., visitors will have the opportunity to experience unique adventures, memorable experiences that will bring them back to other times, to the golden age where Silves was the capital of Al-Gharb.

Horseback tournaments, exclusive animation in the Castle of Silves, medieval delicacies, dance and animation, will take visitors null true journey in time, where it will be possible to have a vision of what the city will once have been of its inescapable importance in the history of the region.

Festival do Marisco – Olhão

The Olhão Seafood Festival is considered one of the most popular summer events on the Algarve coast. Every year it takes place in an idyllic setting, next to the Ria Formosa, in the Olhanense Garden. The Festival captivates thousands of visitors. And this year will be no exception. With a luxury poster and to celebrate the 34th edition, Olhão is an unavoidable destination between 9 and 14 August 2019.

The lovers of seafood and bivalves of the Ria Formosa will not be indifferent to this true gastronomic festival of high quality, where also not lacking much music with national and international prominent artists:

The start is with a very special concert of Matias Damásio (day 9), which has Aurea as guest. The program follows with the HMB (day 10), a Tribute to the Queen (day 11) and the performances of Paula Fernandes (day 12) and Ludmilla (day 13). There will also be, in addition to the performances of several bands that open these shows, two nights where DJ Christian F (August 9) and Wilson Honrado (August 14) prolong the party for the night inside.

There are many types of seafood that can be tasted for 6 days in the Olhanense Fisherman’s Garden in the center of Olhão, this being one of the main points of the year for all those who live not only fishing but also catering in Olhão.

Grilled prawns, crab cakes, seafood rice, paellas, lobsters, clams or oysters continue to make mouthwatering visitors to the Seafood Festival.

All these flavors can be tasted in a space with thousands of seats.

Festival da Sardinha – Portimão

A classic, this Festival that every year brings together thousands and thousands of people willing to taste the sardines in the land of which they are emblematic. Here, the sardine is the queen of the party, accompanied by music, crafts and much animation given by the various great artists of the national music that will take to the stage every night.

The Festival that marks the Algarve summer in the Riverine Zone of Portimão runs from August 7 to 11, will take place every day between 6:00 pm and 01:00 a.m. and access is free.

During the festival’s five days, the city will be animated by artists and local cultural associations that will ensure the lively street and the axis of the traditional restaurants, with theater, dance, music and folklore.

Praia da Coelha

At the so-called rabbit beach you will find magnificent shells and a restaurant, which is known for its fish dishes, sun worshipers but also with small snacks, cool drinks and ice spoils. The path from the parking lot, leads over a beautiful dirt road, down to the beach. If you want to see the panorama of the higher coast, you can find the best vantage points on the various paths.

The beach is used equally by locals and visitors to the HAPIMAG resort, but is never really overpopulated. Also here you can rent beach chairs and a lifeguard is also in the summer months on site.

Praia dos Pescadores

The Fishermen beach is right next to Albufeira’s old town and is perfect for families, providing entertainment and suspense all day long. Numerous restaurants, bars, shops and cafes are located around the beach and offer everything your heart desires. You can also rent a retreat boat and canoe to explore the bay from the water, try stand up paddling or watch the kids romp around on the water playground. Even more action is promised by tours on the jet ski or the banana boat. Kiters or windsurfers will not get their money’s worth here due to the calm water conditions.

Praia do Inatel

On a total of 2 km of sand, the three beaches of Albufeira extend: Praia dos Alemães, Praia do Inatel and Praia dos Pescadores. The Praia do Inatel is located in the center, named after the Hotel Inatel in the immediate vicinity. This beach is popular with locals and tourists alike. There are some trails along the cliffs that lead to hidden vantage points from which you can take fantastic panoramic views. The beach itself is always busy, but you can still find a place to spread your towel during the summer months. A lifeguard ensures safety in the water, even if swimming is not dangerous here.

Praia dos Alemães

Praia dos Alemães translated means “beach of the Germans”, even if you should not be fooled by the name, because you usually meet more Dutch and English than German. This beach section is definitely suitable for active vacationers. Families with children like to come to this beach, because a few meters from the beach there is a floating playground. On the inflatable platform, the little ones can let off steam and prove their sporting skills on the slippery course. For cooling off, take a ride on the Banana boat. Lifeguards have the bathers well in view and if you want to rest a bit, under a beach umbrellas always a shady spot to relax. Beach bars and restaurants are in the immediate vicinity, on the rented deck chairs you can have your order also brought directly to the beach chair.

Praia da Oura

The golden beach is located directly in the tourist center of Albufeira. That’s why the service and entertainment factor is particularly high here. Various shops and cafes offer everything you need for a relaxing beach day. Bars and restaurants line up here and make sure that nobody has to stay hungry. Beach vendors offer towels, sunglasses, selfiesticks and more. If you leave all that behind, you only have to disconnect a few steps from the beach. Yellow and orange parasols provide protection from the sun. There are also some other water activities, such as a floating sofa or a banana boat. Some bars are also open in the evening and invite you to dance after sunset.

Praia de St. Eulália

The approximately 550m long, fine sandy beach is located directly in front of the eponymous luxury resort Grande Real Santa Eulália, but is accessible to everyone. The entire environment is therefore particularly impressive. Right at the beginning you will find a beach chairs rental and water sports is available here. The restaurant is very good and is more in the upscale price range.

Praia da Maria Luísa

Between the resorts of Santa Eulália and Olhos de Água is the narrow strip of sand, which is used mainly by the guests of a large resort hotel above the cliff, especially in the summer months. There is also a parking lot right on the beach. Lifeguards, beach chairs and umbrellas and a water sports fan ensure optimal security and entertainment, there is also a restaurant here. The shallow entry into the water makes this beach particularly attractive for families with children.