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The Algarve Wetlands are Home to these Amazing Creatures

Portugal’s Algarve has a lot of holiday interest, but people rarely think of its natural beauty and wildlife. Here are some incredible pictures of the Algarve wetlands birdlife. Algarve is the most popular Portuguese destination for British holidaymakers. The population triples over the summer, and that’s because a lot of people associate the place with […]

6 Fascinating Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Algarve

1. The Revamped Stones of Pedrava Last autumn we launched two holidays in the warm, winter sun destination of the Algarve. Headwater customers on the Walking in the Algarve’s Wild West and Cycling in The Real Algarve itineraries both stay at the Aldea d’Pedrava, roughly translated as the Stones of Pedrava. A decade ago, the owner Antonio Ferreira, decided […]

6 Portuguese Festivals you don’t want to miss in 2014

We’re now at a point where it’s healthy to say that 2013 was awful and that this year is going to be much better. Assuming that the previous statement is scientific fact, let’s look at the 2014 Portuguese festivals we’re looking forwards to most. This goes in the Algarve section because it’s such a hotspot […]

These Algarve Azulejos will get you hooked on Portuguese history

Azulejos give a brilliant insight into Portuguese past.

We asked 1,000 Brits to name a Portuguese meal that isn’t Piri Piri Chicken

A survey asking 1000 18-34 year-old Brit’s to name a Portuguese meal that isn’t piri piri chicken revealed that, as suspected, we actually have no idea what Portuguese food is. When I began writing about the food and drink of Algarve, or even Portugal as a whole, it occurred to me that a lot of […]

What’s it like to be a Headwater Rep Overseas? Tony & Ludmilla’s Guest Post

Reps Tony and Ludmilla on working in the Western Algarve… When our boss called us about the new region in Portugal’s Deep South and asked if we would be interested in working there, it took only a few sips of rosé and a couple of olives to pique our interest. Usually we work in Headwater’s […]

Press Release: Headwater Launches the Alternative Algarve Walking & Cycling Holidays

Explore the Algarve’s Wild West with Headwater Having been a long-time favourite for golfers, surfers and winter sun-seekers, Portugal’s Algarve can hardly be described as a well-kept secret. However, venture just a short distance from its developed southern corner, and you’ll soon discover the fabulously untouched “wild west” – a little known, un-populated region of […]