Portugal Holidays: 11th Sea Gastronomy Festival at Tavira

11th Sea Gastronomy Festival at Tavira, Algarve, Portugal

11th Sea Gastronomy Festival at Tavira, Algarve, Portugal

Portugal Holidays: 11th Sea Gastronomy Festival at Tavira, Algarve, Portugal (2nd-25th of May 2014) – Enjoy the last days!

This festival will be hosted by the town of Tavira, along with the villages of Cabanas and Santa Luzia, from the 2nd to the 25th of May 2014. With many restaurants and cafes taking part, offering local and seasonal produce from the sea, this festival is certainly worth a visit while holidaying in the Algarve to experience this seafood culinary extravaganza. This festival celebrates the culinary skills and tastes of the Mediterranean Diet, something that is recognised by Unesco as of Intangible Cultural Heritage. For Portugal, with nearly 500 miles of coastline, their vibrant fishing industry has been instrumental in the development of the Portuguese economy.

One popular Portuguese dish is Seafood rice (Arroz de marisco). This is a rice stew with a variety of shellfish. Along with tomatoes, onions, coriander and chili pepper. Also, there is the humble sardine. Popular in the Algarve with both locals and holidaymakers, they are commonly grilled, served up with a sprinkling of salt and a wedge of lemon on the side. Quite delicious and refreshing.

For those wishing to stay near Tavira there is a fantastic selection of accommodation: Pousada de Tavira – Convento da GraçaVila Galé Albacora, Vila Galé Tavira, Hotel Porta NovaPedras da Rainha, Pedras d’el Rei.

Tavira town, with an active fishing port, is a very popular holiday destination, while still holding onto its old world charm. Exploring the narrow cobbled streets, offers the opportunity to admire the Portuguese and Moorish architecture. Along with over 20 churches, described as some of the finest in the Algarve.

For those wishing to fit some golf in during their holiday in Portugal, there is a fine selection nearby: BenamorQuinta de CimaQuinta da Ria, and lot more in the Algarve. All offering exciting games in fantastic locations. 

by Richard FM Conlon

20 reasons to go to Portugal … beside golf!

Go to PortugalThe Spanish website of Condé Nast Traveler has just revealed 20 reasons to ” drop everything and go to Portugal. ” From the beaches , to wine , to sweet , to cities like Lisbon and Porto, ” Portugal is equal to Spain , but better ,” says the author of the article .

From the North to the Algarve, passing by the islands , there is always one of those Portuguese beach that you thought no longer existed on the European continent poised to become one of your favorites ” , can be read in the magazine article that selects the beaches as the main reason for traveling to Portugal .

Oporto is extended clothing on the balconies, francesinhas, the cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia, the bookstore that looks plucked from a fairy tale” , are some of the reasons why the city also is unbeaten in her present one of the most prestigious journals article travel the world .

Lisbon: ” An incredible white light

Lisbon PackageThe capital Lisbon ” always has the sea on the horizon and an amazing white light that turns in the most beautiful city in the Iberian Peninsula ” .

The cuisine is also noteworthy. The “ magnificent breakfast ” that ” even the most humble bar is wonderful ” , the ” Port and Madeira Wines known throughout the world,” ” the tastiest apetizers ” , “ different ways to cook a delicious cod” and famous pastel de Belém tempt the palate of the author.

Since the tiles ( decorative element that is already a national symbol ) of a church in Braga the Tea House Matosinhos from architect Siza Vieira , passing by the Casa da Música and the Manueline style off the Monastery of Batalha, Portuguese buildings display a unique style unmistakable , “praises the product you elect architecture as the eighth reason to stay in Portugal .

Algarve PackageThe author also reveals that “it is a great place to make all sorts of purchases ” because they are committed ” affordable for the average pocket.

There are situations where time seems to have stopped, like when you see the fishermen arrive at the port and even sell your goods or a product that is in the main streets of the city and that there is not yet in the big chain stores “explains Raquel Piñeiro Portugal considers that an ” exotic place to discover .

Already, the archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores are two major reasons for leaving the proud Portuguese because they offer a bright landscape , ” crops that are born of volcanic rocks , beaches where it’s always spring , traces of the Discoveries and nature that has both form exotic flower like a whale to dive before our eyes .

They will greet you by name and with a smile

Adding to the beauty of the beaches , the paper also highlights ” the wind and the waves of the vast Portuguese coast that is ideal for surfing , kite surfing, windsurfing ” in “ocean considered the fun of the bravest .

In the list of 20 reasons to visit Portugal are also the tradition, Fado, the elegance and simplicity of the inns and hotels of the Portuguese .

If for two consecutive days at the same bar, the third day will greet you by name and with a smile . I can not remember the time it happened elsewhere in the world , and in some places it never happened . Gestures like these are the kind of tourism promotion that wins us forever ” , concludes Rachel Piñeiro .

Tee Times Tour Operator invites you to go to Portugal and discover our fantastic country.