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Discover Western Algarve: Aljezur

If you are looking for a still unspoilt area in the Algarve, you can’t go wrong if you select the West end of the Algarve as your point of call.

Percurso Cultural da Vila de Odeceixe

Odeceixe abre-nos as portas do Algarve. É a primeira localidade algarvia depois de terras alentejanas.

Aldeia de pescadores, a Carrapateira inclui um conjunto de áreas naturais muito sensíveis do ponto de vista ambiental e paisagístico, constituindo, um forte atractivo turístico no contexto regional.

For the past year we have been receiving information that some of our members had found evidence of oil (crude) in the beaches in the Costa Vicentina.

Aljezur - Monte Clerigo Beach

Situated next to the fishing village of Monte Clerico, in the Aljezur municipality, this calm crystal blue sea and shredded coast beach is inserted in the Costa Vicentina Natural Park. A natural reserve area.

Aljezur - Vale Dos Homens Beach

Praia do Vale dos Homens is situated close to Rogil, the borough capital. A true pearl of natural beauty and complete calm. Limited by tall cliffs of schist, it is a wide beach and an excellent option for those who prefer quiet and isolation, ideal for nature lovers.


The coastline in the Costa Vicentina is essentially a rocky one, interrupted by long stretches of sand around the mouths of the main rivers and streams. Here, the freshwater mixes with the saltwater, making changes in the landscape and opening up possibilities of different life forms.

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Percurso Cultural da Vila de Aljezur

Este percurso desenvolve-se pela zona histórica de Aljezur, passando também por uma zona de grande beleza paisagística que contorna todo o seu perímetro urbano.

The Eastern Algarve is still relatively under-developed and its small resorts have kept much of their original character.

The heart of the Algarve, the Central Algarve is a perfect holiday destination and a Mecca for those seeking sun, sand and sea.

If you are looking for a still unspoilt area in the Algarve, you can’t go wrong if you select the West end of the Algarve as your point of call.

As we prepare for our major event, the Algarve SUP Festival – Summer 2015, the issue of Carbon Credits has been raised, and we’ve been asked if we had made provision to voluntary purchase carbon credits?


Is the writing finally on the wall for fossil fuels?

In the last fortnight we’ve seen new rules on coal emissions in the US, the prospect of a cap on coal consumption in China, and a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) highlighting the risks to fossil fuel investment.

We have attempted to answer some of the most common question asked by beginners in SUP. Here's a list of questions and answers.

This article is the result of a presentation in Loule in 2010 about the Exploration of Oil and Gas in the Algarve, where results of a so called study commissined by the oil industry was presented. As it was to be expected it is all PRO-OIL and GAS Exploration.

How to Ride a Wave with your SUP Board!

Now that you have been paddle boarding for a while, you may feel adventurous and want to experience ridding a wave with your SUP paddle board.

SUP Yoga and Other Types of Exercise

I can just hear you say … SUP Yoga and SUP Exercises, what’s next?

Well, if like many people (including myself) you just don’t like or don’t have time to join a gym, you now have a very nice alternative – take up Stand-Up Paddling (SUP).

SUP Flat Water Fun for the family

SUP Flat Water Fun for kids, mom, dad and seniors. When you are organising a family outing in the Algarve, it isn't always easy to pick activities to do, that everyone in your family will like.

Some Tips on How to SUP with Your Dog!

You love SUP but you also love spending time with your “Fido”. Now, there’s no reason why you can not enjoy both at the same time, all it takes is time, lots of patience and the love of getting wet. 

Many in the oil industry are often heard commenting:- “ Protesters are hypocrites because most depends on our industry to drive their cars, and until protesters against oil and gas exploration personally run their own lives without fossil fuels we are not prepared to consider their position about not extracting fossil fuels.”

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