The length of Algarve is about 150 kilometres, from Spain to the Atlantic West Coast. We visited only the eastern part, from Faro to the Spanish border. These are the holiday Algarve tips: discover some cities, sample local food and regional specialties, bike along the coastline and surprise yourself with a jeep tour. Read more »
Did you know that Lisbon is the oldest city in Western Europe? We enjoyed walking the steep streets of Portugal’s capital city, it was great exercise to burn off all that delicious Mediterranean cuisine like the infamous grilled sardines.
Center of Portugal is the biggest region of Portugal, between Lisbon and Porto.
Don’t forget to check out most exceptional food travel spots on the beautiful island of Madeira.
Where do you eat in the Algarve? Pure! Food & Travel has 4x Algarve restaurants tips for you. In addition to a Mediterranean culinary base with fish and crustaceans, lots of vegetables and juicy fruit, you will also find plenty of Moorish influences in the Algarve. Think of ingredients like citrus fruits, figs, almonds and locust beans. Read more »
There are many places you can stay in the Algarve, such as hotels, B&Bs, at a campsite or at a small and nice eco-design boutique hotel. You can already guess, we chose the last one. I recommend two places for you in the relatively quiet coastal area between Faro and the Spanish border. Read more »
Rotas da Ilha Verde is a small vegetarian restaurant with a living room feel. They serve the best food I had during my stay in the Azores. That’s why I had dinner there twice. I have only positive remarks: a lot of choice, wonderful combinations, fresh juices just consisting of fruit and nothing else, local cheese, delicious desserts and very friendly waiters. Read more »
A dream came true when I finally was able to travel to the Azores. I spent a week on the largest of the islands: Sao Miguel. Sao Miguel is the ideal setting for nature lovers who want a different kind of vacation away from touristy crowds. At any part of the island, you will be amazed at the contrast of the blue of the ocean with the green landscapes. Sao Miguel has been one of the highlights of my travels so far and I love to share my Azores tips. Read more »
Port wine tasting is what I enjoy most of all in Porto. The best place to try port? Visit the famous port houses. Fun, informative and tasty if you are in Porto. Brands like Sandeman, Offley, Graham’s, Kopke and Taylor probably sound familiar. At the Vila Nova de Gaia, the port houses are close together.
Next week Pure! Food & Travel discovers Porto & North of Portugal. As a wine lover, I’m excited about the Douro wine. The theme of this culinary trip: Great Wine Capitals. Porto and the North of Portugal have four World Heritage Sites by UNESCO: the historical city of Porto, the historical city of Guimarães, the Foz Côa Art Valley and the Douro valley. Read more »
We start our wine and foodie tour in Alentejo with a visit to the estate and winery at Herdade de Malhadinha Nova in Albernoa. Next to the lovely accommodations there is a fine dining restaurant where you can enjoy lunch and dinner. A glass wall in the restaurant gives you the feeling you are sitting in the garden, and presents you with a great view of the plants and peacocks. Read more »
On our previous trip to Lisbon, Cascais, and Sintra I was impressed by the charm of the Portuguese capital. Before heading to Alentejo to join a gastronomy and wine press trip, I decided to visit Lisbon again. I gave myself 24 hours. The 5 top must visits in Lisbon: Read more »
Enjoy Alentejo and Lisbon! Lots of local food and wine! Pure! Food and Travel joined a press trip ‘gastronomy and wines’ to Alentejo in Portugal. Before heading to Alentejo I was in Lisbon for 24 hours. On my itinerary were visits to Detox Lounge by Liquid and Quinoa Organic Bakery. I stayed at boutique hotel ‘Inspira Hotel Santa Marta’ where I enjoyed a delicious dinner with local and organic food and Alentejo wine. Read more »