Tourism Rentals

November 3rd, 2014

A new law on tourism rentals makes it mandatory for any individual letting property to register with the Tax Department as a business activity. The law comes into effect on 27th November and also demands that all persons letting property for short term tourism register with their local council for Alojamento Local (“AL”).

AL registration has been in place for some time but the new law alters the procedure for registration and includes the necessity to produce proof of the registration of a business activity by production of an “inicio de actividade” form submitted to the tax department.

For those persons already registered under AL with their local council, there is now the obligation to produce an “inicio de actividade” form as submitted to the tax department within 30 days of the date the law comes into force.

Registration needs to be effected before the end of 2014 and thus we recommend that any person who may need assistance makes contact with us for futher questions, and with a fiscal representative as soon as possible in order to proceed.

World Golf Awards Ceremony at Conrad Algarve

October 7th, 2014

World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony 2014

The World Golf Awards Ceremony, hosted by Conrad Algarve, on the evening of Saturday 15th November will be the climax of an exclusive weekend itinerary. Everything from your own chauffeur driven airport pick-up to a full 18 holes of golf on Friday & Saturday on the famous Quinta do Lago courses, with food and beverages supplied over the full weekends itinerary which will be included in the weekend package.

At present all attentions are focus in the totally revamped North Course – the resorts new number one golf course, predicted to become one of the new stars of European golf. Redesigned by renowed American architect Beau Welling in close collaboration with European Ryder cup captain Paul McGinley, the revamped layout has been built to the highest specifications and is in line to become the new number one course.

So, what are you waiting for to book a visit to Quinta do Lago and enjoy the spectacle of the World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony? While you here give us a call and we will be more than happy to tour you around and take you to view our properties!

VILA VITA Parc Best Beach Hotel in Portugal Award 2014

September 25th, 2014

London, September 2014 – Leading luxury hotel and resort, VILA VITA Parc in the Algarve, has overcome fierce competition to be awarded the “Best Beach Hotel in Portugal 2014” prize by the world’s top hotel price comparison website, Trivago.

Thousands of reviews and opinions were analysed by the experts at Trivago, who whittled the long list of beach hotels down to the three most outstanding, including: 2013’s winner, Grande Real Villa Italia, 2013’s runner-up, Cascais Miragem and VILA VITA Parc. VILA VITA Parc was announced as the winner scoring an impressive 92.38%. Surrounded by 22 acres of subtropical gardens with endless views of the Atlantic Ocean, it is unsurprising that VILA VITA Parc is the global users of Trivago’s favourite.

Escape top the award winning VILA VITA Parc this Septemberand save with the hotel’s exclusive “Endless Summer Offer” (until September 30th) and enjoy its beach location for some last minute summer sun.

SHOWJUMPING EVENTS Vilamoura Champions Tour 2014

September 24th, 2014

Cavalo   Another sunny day in Vilamoura!

Vet check has already started, the competicions start tomorrow!!!

Vilamoura again hosts the 2014 Equestrian Champions tour from the 25th of Sept to 19th October. This is one of the biggest show jumping events in Europe. Here you can experience top riders of the international horse sport with their best horses in the highest classes of jumping.Total prize money this year is € 454,000.

Well known names in the equestrian world competing include Nick Skelton (GB Olympic Gold), Laura Kraut (USA Olympic Gold), Cecilie Hatteland (Norway) and Ben Maher (GB World No 3). Commentary will be led by Eamonn McGowen well known in the media.

Visit the international horse show CSI VILAMOURA 2014 in Portugal and experience the international horse sport live in an exclusive ambiance. CSI VILAMOURA 2014 in Portugal is a horse show of category CSI1* (A), CSI3*, CSIYH1*.

As well as the international horse show, Vilamoura is also famous for its golf courses – and rightly so, with 6 magnificient courses to choose from, enjoying a reputation as the best golf destination in Europe.

With a whole host of well designed golf courses offering different levels of difficulty, Vilamoura hosts some prestigious international tournaments and presents a challenge to golfers of all levels from the experienced golfers to novices ones.

Vilamoura marina has the capacity to berth over 1,000 vessels. The marina is surrounded by large Hotels and Luxury holiday homes as well as a large casino and numerous restaurants and vibrant bars.

At the far corner of the marina, it is possible to charter boats for big game fishing. There are also facilities for jet skiing and parascending. Close by there are also a number of sports clubs, a shooting range and many night clubs.

Besides golf, Vilamoura offers a fabulous choice of sports facilities:

- Tennis

- Squash Courts

- Kart racing

- Mini golf

- Sailing

- Waterskiing

- Big game fishing

- Sea cruises and boat trips some of these specifically designed as dolphin-watching trips


For the jogging lovers there’s a great public running track along the city!

So, what are you waiting for to book a visit to Vilamoura and enjoy the spectacle of the ShowJumping Event? While you here give us a call and we will be more than happy to tour you around and take you to view our properties!


Portugal Masters golf tournament 2014

September 10th, 2014

Portugal Golf Masters

We are pleased to announce the Portugal Masters, will take place at Oceanico Victoria Golf Club in Vilamoura from October 9-12, 2014.

The Portugal Masters golf tournament is held for the seventh year running, and this year it is staged by the European Tour , Your Golf Travel and Portuguese Tourist Board

Peter Adams, Championship Director, commented: “There is an obvious synergy between tourism and golf in Portugal, and specifically, the Algarve, which is home to so many wonderful courses”

“The Portugal Masters historically attracts a diverse audience – principally holiday makers in the Vilamoura area enjoying the late autumn sunshine! – and we feel that a substantial number of travellers to the region would wish to come and play”

So, what are you waiting for to book a visit to Vilamoura and enjoy the spectacle of the Tour’s leading players in action at Oceanico Victoria Golf Club? While you are here give us a call and we will be more than happy to tour you around and take you to view our properties!


Trampolins International Championship in Loulé

August 27th, 2014



The Loulé Municipal Sports Hall will stage the 9th edition of the International Trampolines Competition Loulé Cup from the 4th to the 7th of September, an event organized by the Association of Parents and Friends of Gymnastics Loulé, with the support of the Loule Municipality and the Portugal Gymnastics Federation.

The 9th Edition of Loulé Cup will have about 500 participants; gymnasts from 50 delegations representing 11 countries: UK, Spain, Ireland, Belgium, France, Sweden, Brazil, Canada, United States, Qatar and Portugal.

In a press release, Loulé Council refers: “This sports tournament, sponsored and granted by the International Gymnastics Federation, is already a worldwide well known trampoline competition”



Getting the right property…

August 21st, 2014

Do you have an intention to buy a Property in the Algarve close to the coast, in Lagos for example, but would like a lower price range? Well, find some of our suggestions below with fantastic areas only a few miles from the coast…

All these locations (Lagos, Albufeira, Vilamoura) have inland alternatives, if buyers don’t need to be 2 minutes from the beach then there’s some great properties 10 minutes away from the coasts in each of these locations.

Albufeira : Ferreiras is approx. 3 miles away from Albufeira center, and offer’s a huge increase in value for money.  The easiest comparison between the two certainly that we’ve seen over the last 12 months has been for the price of an older apartment in Albufeira you can buy a brand new townhouse with two or three times the space in Ferrieras.  Prices for a 3 bed townhouse, with communal pool here would be from €165,000.

Vilamoura : Boliqueime is just a few miles out of the town of Vilamoura, and although it would not be considered “cheap” it certainly offers better value for money and is also very popular in its own right due to it being just a few minutes from both Vilamoura as well as Albufeira.  Villas here would still be around €300,000, with townhouses a much cheaper option from the €190,000’s.

Lagos : As Lagos is a much larger town, there’s much more choice than say Vilamoura here. And with this, the range of prices is also much larger.  You can buy an apartment from €100,000 here just a 10 minute walk to the beach in a residential area (no pool), villa’s are still expensive in the main town however as there is little land here now, so again the outlying areas such as Odiaxere could well be a great alternative, with a traditional and typical Portuguese town center with a lovely park style square in the center and small shops and restaurants lining the landscaped streets, prices are much lower here. You can pick up a villa in this area from the low €200,000’s, opposed to Lagos centres’ €350,000 +


Paris Hilton in the Algarve

August 12th, 2014


American socialite Paris Hilton performed  last night  in the Algarve to DJ one of its top discos at the Seven nightclub in Vilamoura.

The club is part-owned by Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo’s ex-brother-in-law,  and Paris Hilton was the guest of honour for what was the club’s third anniversary.

“The latest from Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton). … Had so much fun playing for you all last night at Seven Club! …. Love my beautiful penthouse suite at The Conrad Hotel! …”


Ellie Goulding, Leona Lewis and Snoop Dog in the Algarve

August 6th, 2014

Ellie gouldingsnoop dogLeona Lewis


The winner of the Brit Award for Best Female Solo Artist performs in Zambujeira do Mar on the 7th August. Ellie Goulding is the latest confirmation for the 18th Edition of MEO Southwest.

The beautiful grounds of the Pine Cliffs resort will become the stage for one of Britain’s most fabulous voices. Leona Lewis rocketed to fame as winner of the 3rd series of The X factor (UK) and her R&B and Pop sounds have brought her international nominations and awards including Grammy nominations and MTV awards.

Now in its 18th edition, the Summer Gala with Leona Lewis promises to be another stylish evening. As in previous editions, there are several ticket options available.

And Snoop Dogg’s upcoming concert at Seven Club in Vilamoura on August 06, 2014.

Portugal was announced the winner of 16th prizes at the Annual World Travel Awards

August 4th, 2014



Winners at the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2014 have been revealed during a night of suspense at the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso in Athens, Greece.

Hailed as ‘the Oscars of the travel industry’, World Travel Awards celebrates its 21st anniversary this year and is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade.

The brand aims to celebrate those organisations that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence.

It is with a great pleasure that after the 9 prizes achieved last year, Portugal was now announce the winner of 16th prizes of the 21st World Travel Awards, voted by travel agents worldwide.

World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke said:”Europe is presently in the middle of a fast paced recovery after a couple of tough years, and the brands that have taken our awards tonight are at the forefront of this. Our voters have recognised these are the key industry players who will be leading the pack over the coming years. This is a springboard to their continued success”

Europe’s Leading Airline to South America TAP Portugal
Europe’s Leading Airline to Africa TAP Portugal
Europe’s Leading All Inclusive Resort Pestana Porto Santo Beach Resort & Spa, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Boutique Hotel Vila Joya, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Boutique Resort Choupana Hills Resort & Spa, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Cruise Destination Lisbon, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Cruise Port Porto de Lisboa, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Design Hotel The Vine Hotel, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Hotel Residences Pine Cliffs Residence, Albufeira, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Landmark Hotel Bairro Alto Hotel, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Island Destination Madeira Islands
Europe’s Leading Luxury Resort Conrad Algarve, Portugal
Europe’s Leading River Cruise Company DouroAzul
Europe’s Leading Tourist Board Turismo de Portugal
Europe’s Leading Villa Resort Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel, Portugal
Europe’s Most Romantic Resort Vila Vita Parc, Portugal


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