Set in a magical corner of the Algarve close to Albufeira is a place of pine clad ochre cliffs, with wooden steps leading down to the magnificent Praia da Falesia. Here and surrounded by tranquil groves of umbrella trees and manicured gardens you will enjoy a most delightful evening at the spectacular Al Quimia Restaurant. A gourmet celebration for four and special dining delight, Villa Cascata experienced a magical and intimate evenfall, dining al fresco and overlooking the gardens and Atlantic pines.
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Villa Cascata shares with you, 'There are the many reasons to travel to the Algarve this Autumn. From fewer crowds and lower prices for flights and accommodation. The masses have left the soaring cliffs, golden beaches and scalloped bays. Surrounded by the Atlantic, the coast is a water-sports paradise, while the hilly hinterland has historic castle towns, whitewashed villages, rolling countryside covered in almond trees and citrus orchards, rural farmhouse restaurants and glorious hiking. Find out more why autumn is a great season to discover the Algarve.
When it comes to fantastic beach holidays this summer, the Algarve takes the top spot for sun, surf and scenery. Cocktails to wave riding You could be sipping cocktails at a seafront bar, soaking up the rays from a secluded cove or riding the waves on its wild west coast.
Sardines have long been a part of the tradition and culture of the Algarve and although the region does not have all the tinning and canning factories of the past the sardine is still a firm family favourite in the Algarve. Most restaurants will have sardines on the menu but the best time to go and eat sardines has to be during the annual Sardine Festival held in Portimão every year in August. This year it is between the 3-7 August.
Find your way through your ‘Pesces Purchase’. The sheer variety of different types of Portuguese fish can be overwhelming, and the fact that all of the names are in Portuguese doesn’t make things easier either. Ordering fish in Portugal, whether it’s in a restaurant or at a market, can sometimes be intimidating. Villa Cascata has created a helpful guide..