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American surfing website praises Praia da Rocha

‘Southern Portugal steals Nazaré’s thunder’ - this is the title of a photographic report published by American surfing website ‘The Inertia’, which highlights how internationally-successful...

Faro budget bill passes despite opposition outrage

Faro municipality has seen its 2014 budget of €68 million approved under a cloud of controversy and accusations from the opposition who say it is a “badly drafted bill” and should have been “...

Albufeira attracts 50,000 revellers to New Year’s Eve Party

More than 50,000 people gathered in Albufeira to welcome in 2014 during the city’s New Year’s celebrations, which have been known to be the best in the Algarve.

The end-of-year party...

Here at Algarve Resident, we were surprised at the amount of people who hadn't heard of TEMPO, and those who had still weren't quite sure where or what it was. It is, in fact, one of the best...

Lagos takes up the cudgels for VAT-victimised restaurants

Lagos council entered the New Year fighting. Its municipal assembly passed three pivotal motions honing in on restaurants' crippling IVA (VAT) rates as well as the parlous state of roadworks on...

Alcoutim could partner with Spanish neighbours

Alcoutim Mayor wants to join forces with neighbouring Mértola and Spanish border councils to apply for EU funds.

Mayor Osvaldo Gonçalves told Lusa news agency that the two Portuguese...

Firefighters working hard to restore water in Messines

São Bartolomeu de Messines may finally be getting its water supply system back on track after two ruptured water pipes left a big slice of the local population without water.

The fire...

Hard-up families and people struggling to pay for Alzheimer's medication have been given a welcome cash-boost by Alcoutim borough council.

The municipal authority has transferred €25,000...

Silves budget: where less can mean more

Getting no support from opposition parties, Silves’ CDU Câmara has voted to approve the lowest council budget for many years - a total of €35.9 million - but even with this amount, it hopes to...

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