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12/02/2014
Most of us know that honey ranks high on the nutritional value scale. But did you know that bees are an endangered species?  And did you realise just how much work goes into bringing honey to our tables?...
07/02/2014
“My old man said, join in the fun and don’t dilly dally on the way.” Well maybe not quite the right words, but the Angels will guide us all into a right old sing song for a very good cause. Take heed of my old man and come and join in… 
10/01/2014
During 2013 we ran a total of six competitions and presented eight lucky winners with prizes of wine and cash. We had competitors photographing Algarve chimneys, counting goodies in the jar and searching for Christmas angels. Read more about our winners and find out how many angels were hiding in our property picture...  
29/12/2013
Despite predictions, it’s not been a bad old 12 months here in the Algarve. The property market picked up, there was a rise in the number of tourists visiting the region, the Algarve hosted the Portugal Masters, we partied on the streets, the  sun shone, the sky was blue, what more could we ask for? Here’s a reminder of some of the highlights…
17/12/2013
Christmas is a time for family, for goodwill, for children, for celebration. Across Europe there are differences and similarities in how Christmas is celebrated – differences in dates, foods, traditions, and more. Find out a little bit more about who does what at Christmas time…
11/12/2013
Traditions vary from country to country and region to region, and the Algarve is no different. Find out about Algarvean Christmas customs and celebrations, and why the Christmas season in Portugal runs from 8 December until 12th night (6 January). From gifts and food to mass and festivals, there is much to admire…
10/12/2013
Meravista is always looking for what’s new and what’s interesting in the Algarve. Here we share seven ideas for trying out something different over the winter months. Living, learning, exploring, experiencing – that’s what the Algarve lifestyle’s all about!...
10/10/2013
While bird watching enthusiasts can find rare birds throughout the Algarve national parks from East to West, and along the entire 200+kms of coastline, Algarve residents can enjoy many variety of birds right from their back porches. Find out about birdlife in our writer’s garden and find out about other bird watching activities available in the Algarve region… 
23/09/2013
Recently, the Desperate Horsewives of the Algarve put all their talent and energy into organising a fabulous family fun day, all to raise much-needed funds for Their Voice Portugal, a horse sanctuary based north of Lisbon. Not only did they raise over €5000, but it was a spectacular day of unusual horse-themed fun. Meravista went along to see what it was all about…
02/09/2013
The Algarve Chimney photo competition closed a few days ago and Meravista is pleased to announce the winner of the €100 cash prize. As well showing you the photos from the winner and runners-up, there were a few somewhat unusual entries as well, which we’re pleased to share with you here…

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