Sunday, 30 May 2010

‘Prinsendam’ cruises by Praia da Rocha to return in September 2010

Beautiful sight ‘Prinsendam’ cruised past the pier @ Praia da Rocha on Saturday May 29th 2010.

'Gracious living at Sea!'

We are looling forward to see it again on Sunday September 19th 2010 when it arrives from Lisbon on way to Rome!

Links & Notes:

MS Prinsendam

MS Prinsendam on Wikipedia


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Thursday, 27 May 2010

Holiday time at Algarve Holiday Studio – Jardins da Rocha, Praia da Rocha, Algarve

NB from London is spending her 3rd holiday at Algarve Holiday Studio! Well deserved after working with no hols since September. Have a great time at Praia da Rocha!

Location: Praia da Rocha, Portimão, Algarve

Address: Edificio Jardins da Rocha

Avenida das Comunidades V-3,Praia da Rocha,

Portimão, Algarve, Portugal

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Wednesday, 12 May 2010

North American Diva Dianne Reeves and Quartet. Welcome to Algarve, Sunday 16 May, 2010!

The impeccable Dianne Reeves is 4 times grammy winner (3 of them consecutively). She is considered to be one of the most important contemporary jazz singers.

Sunday 16 May, 21:30

Venue: TEMPO - TEatro Municipal de POrtimão)

Ticket prices: €20

Location: TEMPO - TEatro Municipal de POrtimão).

Address: Largo 1º Dezembro, 8500-538 Portimão, Phone: (+351) 282 480 496

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Links & Notes:

Dianne Reeves (born 23 October 1956) is an American jazz singer, known for her live performances as much as her albums. She is considered one of the most important contemporary jazz singers. She lives in Denver, Colorado. (Wikipedia)

Dianne Reeves official website:

Dianne Reeves on

Dianne Reeves sings In Your Eyes -Live at Vienne

Dianne Reeves sings The Man I Love

Dianne Reeves sings Smile


Algarve Holiday Studio:

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Saturday, 8 May 2010

F1 Powerboat racing @ Portimão’s pretty riverside, 8 & 9 May, 2010

Formula One Powerboat Race

Watch them fly in the Arade river, by Portimão’s pretty riverside.

Main competition race Sunday: 9 May 2010 @14:00.

It’s the start of the Championship in Portimão for the 12th consecutive time!

This year with 19 pilots from 11 countries & 10 teams.

However, the Italian Guido Cappellini (Zepter Team), World Champion in 2009 will not be present. The 59 year old won 10 times the World title and retired recently after 25 years of activity!

In the race will be Thani Al Qamzi of the United Arab Emirates, the Finnish Sami Selio, the American Jay Price, Jonas Andersson from Sweden and Duarte Benavente (Atlantic Team; Portugal).

Saturday 8 May 2010 & Sunday May 2010

Venue: River Arade, Portimão

Tickets: Free

Location: Portimão’s Riverside: within walking distance of Praia da Rocha! Google Map:

Notes and Links:

F1 Powerboat World Championship is a competition of powerboats with rules similar to Formula One car racing. Each F1 powerboat race lasts approximately 45 minutes following a circuit marked out in a selected stretch of water, usually a lake, river, or sheltered bay. (Wikipedia) F1 Powerboat World Championship

F1 Powerboat Racing - official website


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Monday, 3 May 2010

What’s On in the Algarve in May 2010

The Algarve is a spectacle of flowers & colour in May. It’s also a time with lots of different activities & events! All accompanied by fantastic Sun, Sea and Sand! Prepare to enjoy!

- Concert with Jazz Diva: Dianne Reeves

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

- Classical Music & Choir Concerts

- Concert by by the Guitars Orchestra of the Algarve

- Painting exhibitions

- Nights @ the museum (Faro, Lagos & Portimão)

- World Powerboat Championship

- Vodafone Rally of Portugal

- Portuguese Touring Car Championship

- Tivoli Veterans Tennis Open Competition

- Snow white on Rollerskates Show

- Music events – part of Algarve University Student Week

- Bossa Nova Concert

- Moscow Piano Concert

- Jazz Concerts in several towns throughout the region

- Night of Fado with Teresa Tapadas/Raquel Peters

- Show with Ballet Flamenco de Madrid

- National Ballet Company performance pays tribute to 'Ballets Russes' -Sergei Diaghilev

- Hip hop Dance Festival (Children and Adult)

- Algarve Light Sail Championship

- Fiesa – International Sand Sculpture Festival (theme: ‘Living World’)

- Snail Festival! (Castro Marim)

- Allove Festival (Lagoa)

- International Film Festival (Albufeira)

- Portuguese water-dog competition (Lagos)

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 May 2010

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


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