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by madaboutangling
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Praia de Odeceixe
Replies: 1
Views: 612

Praia de Odeceixe

Not used to the local beaches being so busy, went up the West Coast on traffic free roads and discovered this lovely family friendly beach between two cliffs, 15 minutes north of Aljezur. It is very flat and goes out for a long way at low tide. Bordered by a river that goes up to the pretty village ...
by madaboutangling
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Silves Mediaeval Fair
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: Silves Mediaeval Fair

Thanks for the recommendation. Will go this weekend. It’s a busy week with the Portimao Sardine Festival and the Olhao sea festival so should be fun.
by madaboutangling
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Silves Mediaeval Fair
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Silves Mediaeval Fair

We are in the area for the first time when this takes place in August. What is it like and what is worth doing like seeing the jousting?
by madaboutangling
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Vintage Wine Bar
Replies: 0
Views: 514

Vintage Wine Bar

Enjoyed first visit and we tried a number of local wines which were very good. 5 Euros a glass but big sizes. Had good tapas board. Manager very friendly and talked through the wines with enthusiasm. Pleasant room. It’s just across from the taxi rank in Carvoeiro. Good to have another real wine bar ...
by madaboutangling
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Helders
Replies: 5
Views: 1220

Helders

Saw that Helders has reopened today after an extended holiday which will be good news for its many fans. Shame it was our last day! Made up by being able to be on the beach in shorts in January.
by madaboutangling
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Island trips
Replies: 3
Views: 867

Re: Island trips

Been on two island trips this visit that I really recommend. Firstly Culatra, which you reach by ferry from Olhao best for 4 Euros return. Drop off at the Culatra stop, walk along the boardwalk to the beach, then you can walk along this beautiful beach west for about an hour until you reach the lig...
by madaboutangling
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Portuguese wills
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Portuguese wills

What can anyone advise about the need or not for a Portuguese will covering property here? Thanks.
by madaboutangling
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Island trips
Replies: 3
Views: 867

Island trips

Been on two island trips this visit that I really recommend. Firstly Culatra, which you reach by ferry from Olhao best for 4 Euros return. Drop off at the Culatra stop, walk along the boardwalk to the beach, then you can walk along this beautiful beach west for about an hour until you reach the ligh...
by madaboutangling
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Pani. Spectacular Views. But is that enough?
Replies: 3
Views: 1423

Re: Pani. Spectacular Views. But is that enough?

Went tonight and really enjoyed it. Agree forget the starters but the mains were really good and so generous you don’t need starters anyway. Superb terrace view. Book and get there well before sunset.
by madaboutangling
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Wedding
Replies: 15
Views: 2859

Re: Wedding

Depending on the size of your group, have a look a Pescador in Bengali which is in great setting and you could book it all.
by madaboutangling
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Fishing trips
Replies: 0
Views: 728

Fishing trips

Has anyone been on a good local fishing trip for deep sea fishing? Looking for a boat from Bengali, Ferraguda or Portimao that will offer varied bottom fishing, I went on one from Alvor and caught lots of bream but want more variety of fish. Also looking for shore fishing location tips to catch bass...
by madaboutangling
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Mar D'Fora
Replies: 1
Views: 703

Re: Mar D'Fora

I agree. We went for the first time in June. It has a wonderful position and a pleasant walk up from the town. The starters and puddings were disappointing though the Cataplana was good. Certainly you pay for the view. Feel that Onze is much better and sitt8ng outside there is just as good. The othe...
by madaboutangling
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Tennis
Replies: 4
Views: 898

Re: Tennis

Although a bit out of town, playing at Rocha Brava is good with 4 courts and a bar and cafe next to them
by madaboutangling
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Black And White Night
Replies: 0
Views: 1096

Black And White Night

Really enjoyed our first experience of this really fun night. Great Irish band on the main stage then fireworks and music. What an atmosphere in the town which was really buzzing with thousands having a great time.
by madaboutangling
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Terroir
Replies: 18
Views: 8357

Re: Terroir

We have been going there since it launched and visit every trip.The guys who run it really know their wine and there is a huge range you can taste until you find what you really like. There is a good variety of tasty small plates too. Certainly different from the traditional restaurants but a class ...