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Christmas is a time of good cheer, but sadly not for all. There are many people across the Algarve that rely on the support of their local community to bring a little happiness into their lives at Christmas. There are some great charities across the region, staffed by amazing individuals, who work selflessly in an effort to ensure that those less fortunate souls...
Meravista is running a survey of people who call the Algarve home. Whether you’ve recently retired to the region or you made the move many years ago and have lived, worked and raised your family in the Algarve, we’d love to hear from you. By sharing your views with us, you will help us to promote the Algarve as an ideal place to live and encourage people to invest in the...
Enjoy a grand evening of entertainment at Lagoa Auditorium on 2nd November and help raise funds for regional cancer charity’s much-needed patient service. Local and international acts will be appearing in the show. Read more and reserve your tickets...
Meravista is conducting a survey of Algarve expats, to find out when and why they moved here, and what makes the Algarve their place of choice to live. We want YOU to take the survey! Find out why and how… 
Meravista is running a survey of people who have made the Algarve their home. Whether retired, working, running their own business – it’s Algarve expats we hope to hear from. Find out about the survey and find out why your participation is so important… and in return for ten minutes of your time, Meravista is offering 3 lucky winners a case of Portuguese wine… 
We interviewed expats from different countries and cultures and decided it would be a good idea to take it a step further and create a survey so we can get even more understanding about the expats who chose to move to the Algarve: why, where, when…  Here’s what we learned from those we talked to, and info on how you can join our survey. You can also enter the survey draw...
This year’s Better Living in Portugal exhibition, fondly referred to as BLiP, promises to be the biggest and best lifestyle event of 2013 in the Algarve. And that’s not just because Meravista will be there!...
After 14 years living in the Algarve, one expat explains why she loves living here, and what makes it so enjoyable. Living in the foothills north of Faro, off the beaten tourist track, enjoying the laidback lifestyle: it’s a way of life many people might aspire to. 
The Algarve is a fabulous place to get married, whether you live here permanently or have a destination wedding. With plenty of options of where to tie the knot, and sunshine guaranteed, your family and friends will certainly love you for it! 
The last in our series of Algarve driving blogs is all about buying or owning a vehicle in Portugal.  This blog gives detailed information about the buying process and documentation, as well as the local tax and inspection requirements…