Cabanas-de-Tavira, in Portugal’s East Algarve, is an increasingly popular destination for expats and tourists alike. In this article, an expat who spent five years in the area suggests five of his favourite places to eat. Cabanas-de-Tavira may be a small fishing village, but this East Algarve destination transforms into a paradise for tourists over the summer months.
Portugal offers the holy trinity of sea, sun and sand, making barbecue food a logical and mouthwatering choice! A barbecue in Portugal is a true pleasure, and with sun for over 300 times per year, it needn’t be a rare thing. I’m in the UK as I write this, and over the past couple of weeks I’ve had a few barbecues, all interrupted by varying degrees of rain!
A new Portugal beer festival, which attracted tens of thousands of people last year, will be repeated in Faro for the second time in July. If you think about beer in Portugal, chance are that the brands that spring to mind are Super Bock and Sagres. The latter is reasonably ubiquitous and well known across the UK, as well as in Portugal.
The past week has delivered a flood of information about the next shopping centre to open in the Algarve – now officially named as Mar Shopping Algarve. Mar Shopping Algarve is to be the name of the huge new shopping centre in Loulé, launching next year. The new mall will be the home to the region’s long-awaited IKEA store, and will apparently be several times larger than the (already huge) Algarve Forum mall in Faro.