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Shopping in the Algarve

17 days till Christmas! Time for shopping is running out! So you’ve been to most of the Christmas fairs and markets and found all sorts of lovely gifts, but you still have more shopping to do for Christmas. Here are some suggestions and Algarve shopping tips to help you on your way...
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.
Get a head start on your Christmas shopping! During the coming weeks there are Christmas fairs and markets across the Algarve, featuring the interesting, the unusual, the unique and of course the edible! Find out about the Algarve’s Christmas fairs…
You don’t need stacks of cash to enjoy life in the Algarve. In fact, the richest person on the planet couldn’t buy the fantastic weather and the region’s natural beauty. So, leave your wallet behind and have a great time...
My golfing girlfriends and I had purchased two apartments on our last visit to the Algarve. Who says dreams don’t come true?
The last leg of our tour takes us along the Algarve’s west coast, where there are many different shopping opportunities.  Ranging from the beautiful Algarvean pottery at Porches to traditional markets in Sagres, you can also enjoy the modern amenities of the Algarve’s newest mall  - Aqua Portimão and the historic town centre of Lagos...
Shopping in the Algarve’s tourist capital, featuring Albufeira and Guia. Since the 1980s there has been a large influx of foreigners buying property in the Algarve. As well being a major tourist destination, many people have relocated to the Albufeira area. Accordingly, shopping facilities have been modernised, expanded and improved...
PART 4: A diverse triangle of top-end shops and farmers’ markets. Whether a dedicated shopper or a necessity shopper; resident in the Algarve, or just here on holiday, you will love the experience of shopping in this diverse triangle of towns. From the traditional farmer's markets in Loule to the designer boutiques of Quinta do Lago, and the beach-front shops and cafes,...
PART 3:  Exploring the traditional shops The next leg of our tour takes us a little way inland to explore the towns of Moncarapacho, São Brás de Alportel and Almancil. You won’t find modern shopping malls in these towns, but they are the places to go for individual and often family-owned stores, where the local pharmacy, the post office and the baker are all within yards...
PART 2: East Algarve - Olhão and Faro    As well being a major tourist destination, many people have relocated to the area in or around the Algarve’s capital city of Faro, where there are a variety of properties for sale. Olhão and Faro provide a great shopping experience as well as the opportunity to explore their historic sites.