Sunday, 28 February 2010

What’s On in the Algarve in March 2010

An excellent mix of events with something for everyone. Love the Algarve! It’s waiting for you!

- ‘Carmen’ Opera

- ‘Fantasy Tales’ music show at Algarve Casino, Praia da Rocha

- Classical Music Concerts

- Jazz concerts

- Painting exhibitions

- Photography exhibition (Portimão’s Municipal Museum)

- Fantasy Film Festival

- Superbike World Championship

- Rhytmic Gymnastics Competition

- Mountain Bike Race (Departure: Praia da Rocha)

- Father’s Day Cycle ride

- Monchique Mountain Sausage Fair

- Turkish Music Concert & ‘Get to know Istanbul’ Festival

- March Youth Festival

- Concert with Portuguese singer Sérgio Godinho (Acoustic)

- Fado concert with Viviane

- Tango Dancing Show

- Hip Hop Dance Algarve Competition

- Albufeira’s Classic Cars Exhibition

And a lot more is taking place this month!

Obtain the Algarve What’s On Guide in hard copy at Faro Airport (in the Tourist Office) and in all Tourist Offices throughout the Algarve or you can download it from here:

What’s On in the Algarve in March 2010

There is more to the Algarve than ‘Sun, Sea & Sand’!


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Monday, 22 February 2010

Women’s 17th Algarve Football Cup is back with the best World players in the tournament, February 24th – March 3rd, 2010

THE 17th ALGARVE Women’s Football Cup kicks off on Wednesday 24th of February 2010 at the new stadium of Bela Vista in Parchal, close to Praia da Rocha & Portimão! Portugal takes on the Faroe Islands!

Twelve teams will battle it out in 3 rounds: Germany, China, Finland, Denmark, USA, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Portugal, Austria, Romania & Faroe Islands.

Group A features Germany (current World Champion), China, Finland & Denmark.

In Group B we have USA, Norway, Iceland & last year champions Sweden.

Group C consists of host Portugal along with, Austria, Romania & Faroe Islands

Sweden was the winner last year beating the reigning Olympic champions: USA on penalties!

The Cup final is on Wednesday March 3rd at the Estádio Algarve, Faro.

Apart from Lagos, Parchal, and Faro matches will also be held in Olhão, Vila Real de Santo António, Albufeira, Ferreiras & Silves.

24th February Matches:

14h00 - Portugal 5 - 0 Faroe Islands (Complexo Desportivo Belavista - Parchal)

15h00 - USA 2 - 0 Iceland (Estádio Municipal Vila Real Santo António)

15h00 - Finland 1 - 1 China (Estádio Municipal de Lagos)

18h00 - Sweden 2 - 2 Norway (Estádio Municipal Vila Real Santo António)

18h00 - Romania 2-0 Austria (Estádio Municipal de Lagos)

17h00 - Germany 4 - 0 Denmark (Complexo Desportivo Bela Vista - Parchal)

26th February Matches:

14h00 - Portugal 0- 0 Romania (Complexo Desportivo Belavista - Parchal)

15h00 - Denmark 0 - 2 China (Estádio Municipal de Lagos)

15h00 - Norway 1 - 2 USA (Estádio José Arcanjo - Olhão)

15h00 - Iceland 1 - 5 Sweden (Estádio Municipal Vila Real Santo António)

17h00 - Germany 7 - 0 Finland (Complexo Desportivo Bela Vista - Parchal)

18h00 - Austria 3 - 0 Faroe Islands (Estádio Municipal de Lagos)

1st March Matches:

14h00 Faroe Islands 1 -5 Romania (Estádio Municipal de Albufeira)

14h00 - Portugal 2 -1 Austria (Estádio Algarve, Faro)

15h00 - USA 2 - 0 Sweden (Parque Desportivo da Nora - Ferreiras)

15h00 - Norway 3 - 2 Iceland (Estádio Dr. Francisco Vieira – Silves

17h00 - China 0 - 5 Germany (Estádio Algarve, Faro)

17h00 - Denmark 2 -1 Finland (Estádio Municipal de Albufeira)

3rd March Matches:

11th place match - Austria 6 -0 Faroe Islands

9th place match - Portugal 0 -3 Norway

Portugal finishes in 10th place.

7th place match - Finland 0 -1 Romenia

5th place match - Denmark 2 -1 Norway

3rd place match - Sweden 2 -0 China

Final : 16h00 - Germany 2 - 3 USA (Estádio Algarve, Faro)

USA is the winner of the 17th Algarve Cup! Congratulations USA Women's Team!

Links & Notes

With the next Women's World Cup in 2011 in Germany, and the next Olympic Games in 2012 in London, competitions such as the 17th annual Algarve Cup in Portugal are very significant!


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Wednesday, 17 February 2010

36th Cycle Tour de Algarve, “Algarvia”, is underway & ends on Sunday 21st February in Portimão!

The Tour consists of 5 stages starting at Algarve Stadium and finishing in Portimão.

Names like Alberto Contador (last year’s winner), Andreas Kloden, Levi Leipheimer, Luís León Sanchez, Ivan Gutierrez, Robbie McEwen, André Greipel, Gert Steegmans, Thor Hushovd, Bernhard Eisel, Samuel Sanchez, David Millar, David Zabriskie, Stjin Devolder, Sylvain Chavanel, Lars Boom, Vladimir Karpets & Volodymir Gustov will be present.

On Sunday 21st February, at near midday enjoy the arrival of the cyclists at Portimão’s pretty Riverside (near Casa Inglesa café/restaurant & Portimão’s Municipal Museum) as the cyclists complete the Tour and the final stage.

The “Algarvia” covers approx 700 km.

Wednesday 17 Feb: 1st stage, Algarve Stadium - Olhão, 158 km (departure at 10:50; arrival at 14:30)

Thursday 18 Feb: 2nd stage, Sagres (Fortress) - Lagos, 207,5 km (departure at 10:50; arrival at 15:45)

Friday 19 Feb: 3rd stage, Castro Marim- Alto do Malhão, 174 km (departure at 10:50; arrival at 15:00)

Saturday 20 Feb: 4th stage, Cacela - Tavira, 169 km (departure at 10:50; arrival at 15:00)

Sunday 21 Feb: 5th stage, Lagoa (Fatacil) - Portimão, 17 km (individual time trials with departures from midday; arrival at 12:20)


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Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Still time for a quick getaway to spend St Valentines in the Algarve!

Our suggestion for your St Valentines: Sunday 14th February 2010

Stay at Jardins da Rocha and enjoy a romantic dinner at Casa da Rocha restaurant!

Why Jardins da Rocha?

Fantastatic sea views; Quiet location; perfectly priced; all the conveniences to make you feel as if you were at home!

Why Casa da Rocha Restaurant?

Perfectly located within 2 mins from Jardins da Rocha. Ideal for that romantic dinner! Best spot at Praia da Rocha!

Excellent menu with the best fish and meat dishes - difficult to beat anywhere in the Algarve!

Perfect for a memorable romantic evening !

Venue: Jardins da Rocha

Address: Avenida das Comunidades V-3, Praia da Rocha, 8500-309 Portimão, Algarve -Portugal

Tel.: 00 44 (0) 798 659 6572



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Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Excitement in the Air: Portimão SkySurf ProTour 2010 – 6th & 7th, 20th & 21st, 27th & 28th February 2010

Head for Portimão’s airfield at Montes de Alvor for the SkySurf ProTour 2010 & Portugal’s Cup Parachute Jumping Competition.

Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 February 2010: Skysurf Protour

Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 February 2010: VF4 (formation competition)

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February 2010: Freefly

Update: The Freefly competition and the activities during the weekend of 27/28 February 2010 have been cancelled due to predicted bad weather!

Watch the action in giant screens !

Free entrance!

For the young ones there will be a bouncy castle for their entertainment.

Venue: Aeródromo Municipal de Portimão (Portimão airfield)

Location: Montes de Alvor

Address: Penina, 8500-059 Alvor

Contact: Tel.: 282 495 942; 282 496 770; Fax: 282 495 942

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Note: The winner of the competition to create the most original phrase with the words ‘Portimão’ and ’skysurf’ will get a ‘Tandem Jump’ with José Vera, the Portuguese national skysurf champion!

Links & Notes:

Further details: Skysurf protour


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