Dunas Douradas Beach Club

Sitio do Garrao, Almancil, Algarve, 902-8135, Portugal | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Almancil

Fabio Reis

A travel blog entry by austin.dixon27

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... learned everything he knows today on his own with some time spent shadowing other chefs. I then began to ask a couple questions related to culinary appropriation. -I asked him what he thought was the biggest influence from Africans/Afro-Europeans. His reply was that they had a large impact on spices and how things are seasoned. -I asked him if that influence came from from the past or present interactions. His ...

Into the Mountains of Portugal--and Back in Time

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson

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... Crown and was already a parish in 1535." Since 1836 it has been administered by the Municipality of Tavira.

The brochure stated that beginning in 1836, it took 150 years "to forge a bond between the village population and their new administrators" in Tavira! Evidently, change comes slowly in these parts of the world!

We approached the village after a 47 km, winding, rainy, climb, and found we had quickly stepped back in time. The misty rain, ...

1434. Back Across the Bridge

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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... across the long bridge across the bay... and to Portimao. My Lagos Superhike is officially over. Summary of my Lagos Superhike. This Superhike allowed me a number of snapshots of real life in small town Portugal and its simple charm... it also allowed me a look at some of the faded grandeur of yesteryears in castle towns like Silves and ...

1431. Bonus Point Hike

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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... foot... And... there it is... suddenly a valley opens up before me, an ancient arched bridge across river and classic medieval town on the other side, built around a magnificent castle towering in the center.

Yep, I'm glad I broke with tradition and did a little research this time.

I hurry down the valley and plunge into this magical town.

Over these last couple days I've come to equate traditional here in Portugal with ...

1433. Cozy Hilltop Town

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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Day 176 2 hrs, 6.0 kms On down the road, I find myself walking along a busy highway lined with water parks and touristy stuff--so when I spot another village off to the side on a hilltop, I eager to check it out. Here I wander in the dusk through the tranquil cobblestone streets, and pause for a concert sitting on a wall, overlooking the village, open fields and the sun setting beyond, with a charming little whitewashed church behind ...

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This hotel, located on Sitio do Garrao, Almancil, is near San Lorenzo, Millenium Golf Course, Casino Vilamoura, and Laguna Golf Course.
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