The O Insight Guide Portugal: ALGARVE

*This article is written by Ana Polónio, Project Manager of Ovation Portugal DMC.


An Inside Tip for Foodies 


Our country is extremely rich in terms of flavours and variety of food and whenever I have the chance to go to the Algarve the first stop is always at Restaurant “A Ver Tavira” (Largo Abu-Otmane, Tavira) for the best “Cataplana”! The word “Cataplana” refers not only to the shell-shaped utensil but also to the delicious dishes that are made in it. My favourite is fish and seafood cataplana because this is the best way to try local fresh fish and seafood.



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Explore the mountainous region north of Portimão, around the rural town of Monchique that boasts some of the Algarve’s best inland scenery. In this hidden treasure, you can not only admire the beauty of the inland but also meet with some local producers of “medronho” and sweets that are still being produced in the “old fashion way”. Explore the cork route and the Algarve hills in S. Brás de Alportel. Portugal is the world’s main exporter of cork so you will have the chance to get to know the production process and its impact on the natural and local heritage of the area.



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Enjoy superb cocktails and local appetisers while admiring one of the most beautiful sunsets at Maria’s Restaurant & Beach Lounge (Praia do Garrão Poente, Almancil).


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