The only thing about writing Thursday’s travel posts is that it really makes me want to book a holiday. We have had some amazing travel images grace the pages of Boho Life and today we are so pleased to share with you these gorgeous Portugal images from Bohemain Weddings. What I especially love is that most of these images were shot on film. I love film photography and I am sure you will agree the colours and grain look amazing!
I’ll pass you over to Michael from Bohemain Weddings…….
The Algarve in Portugal, specifically Carvoeiro is a place that we have travelled to many times. We like the fact it never changes, is never overcrowded and still has that village feel. It has a small beach, interesting local shops and some amazing restaurants with great seafood and stone steak. It’s a really good place to explore during the day or in the evening, often with live music and a friendly atmosphere wherever you go. We recommend ‘A Gale’, for authentic Portuguese cooking, the stone steak is amazing. O Indiano is the most amazing Indian restaurant ever, Chicken Goa to die for!
We travelled there for a short break in late September 2014, but we are not ones for sitting still for too long as we like to explore. At the top of the village there is a lookout point, this not only gives amazing views or the coast line and sea below but also contains a little restaurant and cave (the type smugglers might have used in the days of sail ships).
Praia da Marinha
The Algarve is littered with hidden beaches, caves and coves so if you are willing to do a little exploring you will find many hidden Gems. The first of which that we can recommend is Praia da Marinha. This has its own look-out point, beach and snack bar / beach hut. The views (especially in the evening light) are breath taking and the beach is in our opinion the best in the area.
Ferragudo – Portimao
15minutes drive away around the coast is Ferragudo, a small fishing village that over-looks the Port Town of Portimao. We highly recommend exploring it for an hour or two if you are in the area as there are some lovely little traditional streets with pastel colours, weathered doors and window shutters.
Where to stay – (Villa & Pool photos)
There are many places to stay in the area, there are only two hotels and they are kept back from the main village so don’t spoil its originality, also self-catering apartments and villas. We highly recommend staying in a villa just outside the village. Still within walking distance you can get great deals out of season and have your own space. We ended up with a 4 bedroom villa with a big private pool, roof terrace & garden for just the two of us. Perfect. We highly recommend www.algarvevillaowners.com
Benagil – Restaurant
A must try and another place to explore is Benagil, it looks like a really small beach / mini fishing inlet from the road but is actually hidden and opens up to be much bigger. Most people don’t realise it’s there so carry on past. Whilst you are there you must try (o pescador) for amazing sea food.
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