My Algarve Experience

When I was staying in Faro in southern Portugal, Gwen McCauley of Algarve Experiences, offered to put together a tailor made Algarve experience for me to give me a taster of the area. First on the itinerary was Olhao for a wander around the markets and the town.

Art Nouveau style building in Olhao

Next it was Fuseta.

Weather Vane in Fuseta (with photo effects)

Cafe in Fuseta


Lunch was at Restaurante O Monteiro in Cabanas.  I had an enormous dish of chicken cooked with vegetables which was delicious and at a price of 8.5 Euro puts many gourmet restaurants to shame for flavour and value for money.

It was dry enough after lunch to have a walk along the prom and beach in Cabanas.

Looking back to Cabanas from the beach

Stick patterns on beach at Cabanas

I wondered if Gwen had seen my Pinterest board on Sculptures in Europe when she showed me the plant sculptures in Cacela Velha.

Sculptures in Cacela Velha

Gwen posed for some photos.

Gwen McCauley of Algarve Experiences at Cacela Velha

Our final stop was in Tavira.

River Gilao in Tavira

I was able to pick up free WiFi in the town square.

Fountain in Tavira town square

Colourful gardens in Tavira

Thanks very much Gwen for a great Algarve experience.



This entry was posted in Portugal on by .

About Karen Bryan

Hello, I'm Karen Bryan, I created Europe a la Carte in 2002 to highlight the best places to visit in Europe with travel tips, photos and no fluff reviews. I’m also an artist; my artworks are often inspired by my travels