Every day of the week there is a market somewhere in the Algarve. Our markets range from traditional veg and fish markets to conventional flea markets where you can find on sale just anything under the sun. The offerings are varied and prices are fair, although at times you should bargain it down.
The Algarve business sector is being seriously threatened by the proposed exploration of fossil fuels (Oil and Gas) both onshore as well as offshore. As you all know the Algarve survives economically out of three industries – tourism, fishing and agriculture – with tourism accounting for more than 80% of the Algarve GDP.
Hustle, bustle and “busyness” all came to pass!
I find myself moved each year at this time by the willingness of people to slow down a bit, to enjoy each other at Christmas parties, Christmas celebrations, and to be generous on Christmas day itself with the exchange of gifts.
Vila Real de Santo António is situated on the Rio Guadiana, which is the river that divides the Algarve from Spain.