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Wedding

Thinking of having a Wedding abroad, take the time and explore our lovely Algarve with it´s magnificent scenery and climate.  This is a once in a life time experience, Talentos & Iguarias can arrange the venue and catering services for you, let us worry about organising this special event and make it stress free for you !!

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Gale Beach

A 500 metre long beach that merges with Praia dos Salgados. Rock formations jut out of the sand providing bathers with little bays and shelters. There is a paved parking area and the beach is reached by dirt ramps. It is extremely popular in the high season. Services available in the recreational area: pedal boats, shark rides, water skiing and jet skiing.

Praia dos Salgados

A long expanse of sand interwoven with a chain of dunes cut off by a small depression caused by runoff from the Lagoa dos Salgados during the winter period.    
To reach the beach you have to cross a tourist development associated with the nearby golf course. The beach boasts 1,500 metres of sand and an adjoining parking area with spaces for people with reduced mobility.
The lake is a large body of water with ample wetlands vegetation, particularly where the salt pans border the reed beds. Coots, shags, purple swamp hens, flamingos and black-winged stilts – the last two of which are endangered species in Europe – are a few of the species of birdlife present here.

Maria Luisa Beach

Nestled under a cliff, the waterline of this beach breaks onto the sand during the rainy season, forming a ravine and splitting the cliff in two.
It is accessed by road and dirt track with a parking area at the entrance to the beach with spaces for people with reduced mobility.

Praia dos Pescadores

Cut off by a cliff to the east and by an amphitheatre to the north and west, the beach is accessed through the lower town along the Av. 25 de Abril. Parking is solved by a multi-storey car park known as P5. The beach is named after the many fishing boats that used to anchor here and that have now found a home in the modern Porto de Abrigo. Foot volley games often take place at the end of the afternoon, the sport having its roots on these sands.

Peneco beach

Located in the middle of the town, it is accessed by a tunnel bored through the cliff connecting the beach to Rua 5 de Outubro. It is also possible to get to the beach using the stone steps leading down from the Esplanada Dr. Frutuoso da Silva. The beach is 1 kilometre long and separated from Praia dos Pescadores by a cliff.

Santa Eulalia beach

A long stretch of sand circled by low cliffs topped with pine woods. It has a parking area with spaces for people with reduced mobility and is easily accessed. It offers good infrastructure and amenities and several secluded coves among the rock formations.

Praia dos Olhos de Agua

Situated in the picturesque village of Olhos de Água, this beach is named after the famous ‘olheiros’ – freshwater springs that gush up from the sand flats at low tide. The beach has a harbour where fishermen anchor their traditional fishing boats, and has an imposing reddish sand and clay cliff as a backdrop. The parking area has spaces for people with reduced mobility. It is accessed by a ramp and stairs.

Barranco Beach

Beach with the ‘Praia Dourada’ (Golden Beach) award.
A long stretch of sand framed by a continuous cliff, this beach boasts good infrastructure and amenities and offers a wide variety of water sports.
It can be accessed by car or on foot down a track. There is a small parking area adjoining the beach with spaces for people with reduced mobility.
The nooks and crannies of the tall cliffs that line this beach make it a favourite nesting place for bee-eaters during the reproductive season. In 2000 it was awarded the ‘Bandeira Dourada’ (Golden Flag) for its rich and moderately used surroundings from an environmental point of view.

Praia da Falesia

The beach lies beneath a 40-metre high, red clay cliff speckled with white sand. The top of the cliff is covered by a pine wood criss-crossed by paths providing walks above the coastline. From the top of the cliff you get a perspective of just how this place has been blessed by nature. The cliff stretches eastward out of sight beyond the limits of the council, and westward where it is abruptly cut off to make way for a yellowish limestone cliff.
The beach is accessed by road and has an adjoining parking area reached by wooden stairs. Recreational equipment is available.

Algarve Travel Destination

The Algarve is the southernmost region of mainland Portugal. It has an area of 5,412 square kilometres with approximately 451,005 permanent inhabitants, and incorporates 16 municipalities.
The Algarve is the most popular tourist destination in Portugal, and one of the most popular in Europe. Its population triples in the peak holiday season thanks to a high influx of visitors, and receives an average of 7 million foreign tourists each year. In total, including national visitors, almost 10 million people visit the Algarve every year.
In the 1960s the Algarve became a very popular destination for tourists, mainly from Britain. It has since become a common destination for Germans, Dutch and Irish people. Many of these tourists own their own property in the region. There are Algarve-based English-written publications and newspapers specifically addressed to this community. In addition to the natural beauties and plenty of beaches, the Algarve has invested in the creation of a network of golf courses. Well-known beaches in the Algarve range from Marinha Beach to Armação de Pêra. A well known spa town is Caldas de Monchique.

The Algarve is a popular destination for tourism, primarily because of its beaches, Mediterranean climate, safety, cuisine and relatively low costs. Is also popular for religious tourism, for example with the pilgrimages to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Piety (best known as the Sovereign Mother), a Marian shrine dedicated to the patron saint of Loulé, that attract thousands of pilgrims of the Catholic faithful to the city, or with the international pilgrimages to the apparitions site of Our Lady Mother of Goodness occurred near São Marcos da Serra.
The procession of the Sovereign Mother (Our Lady of Piety) attract thousands of pilgrims to the Marian shrine of Loulé, in Algarve.

Algarve's mild climate has attracted interest from Northern Europeans wishing to have a holiday home or residence in the region. Being a region of Portugal, and therefore in the European Union, any EU citizen has the right to freely buy property and reside with little formality in the Algarve.[6] British expatriates, followed by German, Dutch and Scandinavians, are among the largest groups wishing to own a home in this sunny region of Portugal.

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Anniversary

Planning to have your anniversary in the Algarve, Oficina de Sonhos can arrange a special venue for you with various choices of themes !  Let us make this special day a memorable one for you to remember, we will organise all the catering and decorations of your choice.  Let us do all the worring and make it a stress free moment for you !  We can also provide you with a variety of special anniversary cakes, we leave it up to you to select your cake.

Albufeira Travel Destination

Albufeira is a city in Portugal. It is the seat of Albufeira Municipality, in the Faro District of the Algarve Region, in southernmost Portugal.

It is a main tourist destination, due to its coastal location. The city has a population of 22,000. It is 250 kilometres (160 mi) from Lisbon, and is within close proximity of Paderne Castle. Lagos is located 30 kilometres (19 mi) to the west, and Faro 45 kilometres (28 mi) to the south-east. Facilities include a marina, golf courses plus a great many hotels, apartment blocks, restaurants and bars for the annual flood of visitors.

The town started to become a hub for tourism in the 1960s, and has grown to accommodate this since, growing out into the surrounding hills to accommodate thousands of the 5 million tourists who visit the Algarve region each year.

The tourist areas are divided into two main areas, Areias de São João, known colloquially as 'The Strip', a nightlife oriented area, with many clubs and bars, and the more relaxed Old Town, based in the original town, which maintains the traditional Arabic architecture where possible.

The town also has two beaches, Praia dos Pescadores, or the Fisherman's beach, and Praia do Túnel, or the tunnel beach to the West, which is accessed through a tunnel through the cliffs.

There is also a harbour, which offers a variety of boat trips along the Algarve coast.

Olhos de Agua Travel Destination

Olhos d’Agua is a quiet fishing village between Albufeira and Vilamoura. Most of the activity in Olhos d’Agua is on the main street, with this road running down to the hill to beach. Here you’ll find a fair selection of bars and restaurants.
While it can get quite busy in the summer months, compared with Albufeira, it is quiet resort, and out of season, very quiet indeed.

How to?

Pack a Car for a Long Road Trip.

* Make a list - The list should be like entertainment, clothes, shoes, passport, visa (if necessary), etc.
* Make sure to have a small video player/a car TV/iPhone/iPod/iPad/tab, etc. - Anything that can be heard or seen like TV to watch and iPod to listen to music.
* Make sure to have your driving stuff like driving license, rental papers (if they are on rent), visa, passport.
* Make sure to have a list of restaurants & restrooms - Even hotels or lodges because if you miss your way then you can stay overnight there.
* Have a camera to take pictures of beautiful scenery - Even if it is desert, then take pictures of sand storms, old houses, camels, oxen, etc.
* Put all stuff in small bags.
* Take the map with you - If you lose your way then you can take back the highway road.

 
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