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Christmas markets are popular for Christmas shoppers searching for unusual and unique Christmas gifts and decorations, and the Algarve is no different.  Meet some of the people behind the creative crafts available at some of this year’s Christmas fairs, bazaars and markets.
Christmas shopping is a unique and festive experience at Algarve Christmas fairs and markets. Spare a thought for the ladies (and a few gents) who work their socks off for months, creating unusual gifts and tasty wares to sell at a Christmas fair, market or bazaar. Think of the effort, investment and talent needed to make some of the excellent crafts that they display. 
Guia is the home of the world famous chicken “piri piri” and our blog tells you about some of the wonderful property for sale in Guia and have this fabulous local speciality on your doorstep…
Throughout history, the Portuguese have affected the advancement of education and educational facilities, both nationally and outside of Portugal. Learn more about Portugal’s history and education today in the Algarve.
Vila Real de Santo António is a small town in the east of the Algarve, right on the border with Spain with the Atlantic coast to the south and the Rio Guadiana to the east. With a bustling town centre and lovely suburbs, this area is still lower-priced than other coastal towns in the Algarve. Come on in and find out more about apartments available in this area. 
The clocks have gone back and we got an extra hour in bed, this is the time we start lighting our cosy log fires and snuggle down for winter. But hang on a minute! The sun is still shining, the temperatures are still in the high 20’s and the Algarve is booming with activities and entertainment!
Mediterranean gardens are the low maintenance and low cost way to enjoy gardening and outdoor living in the Algarve. The Mediterranean Garden Association provides information and guidance on how to create and keep your perfect indigenous garden.
No matter what your age, living in a city gets the juices flowing and living in Faro suits all ages for sure. There are schools, parks and playgrounds for kids. There are bars, nightclubs and the mall for the young set. The older crowd have the theatres, restaurants and marina, whilst the golden oldies have the shopping, museums and the hospitals to hand!
In the lead up to the biggest golfing event of the year for the Algarve, Meravista takes a look at where golf started and how did the Algarve come to host the Portugal Masters?
    Your donation of €5 in cash or a backpack, can make a big difference to underprivileged kids in the Algarve.