Portugal Missing You!


Missing you Portugal! We stayed at this all inclusive hotel in Porches, the Algarve – Be Live Palmeiras Village. This is the pool area with a slide – there were two pools with bars – where you could wile away the sunny day with a cocktail in hand! I’d highly recommended this hotel especially for families with young children, the entertainment on offer to keep them occupied was excellent. The poolside activities such as Water Zumba were also great fun, and there was a daily program of evening entertainment too. There were two buffet areas included in the all – inclusive price plus three extra restaurants with a small charge attached. The food was diverse, catering for most tastes. In general I’d recommend Buffet 2 as there was an outdoor seated area to enjoy your food in the sun, rather than eat inside in the other larger buffet area within the hotel itself which felt like a food hall.


We discovered this wonderful cave cut through the cliff face linking two beaches near our hotel.



It was well worth it!


Here I am with my daughters about to explore what’s beyond the cave…

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And here’s the reward – a  beautiful beach on the other side.


Talk about tranquil golden sand, textured with footprints of assorted humans, occasional dogs who have escaped from their owners – rolling in furry abandon on the sand, not to mention the crazy seagulls. One minute those seagulls were tranquilly standing on one leg, stretching their wings, doing a tai chi move, the next they were dive bombing us!

Striking cliffs and that sea……so rich with hues of colour. An artist’s dream.

These wonderful cliffs are everywhere in Portugal and provide a great backdrop for family photos.



A holiday to Portugal wouldn’t be complete without a boat trip. The four of us went via Albufeira on a well organised day out.  We had a wonderful experience stopping at a beautiful bay for a barbeque of fresh fish, pork, salad and wine.
No wonder my hubby and I are smiling!


Here is the lovely boat we sailed on..




Perhaps I might have convinced you to visit Portugal. It is one of my favourite holiday destinations – I have been to the Algarve three times, and loved it each time!

Bye for now,




About Marje @ Kyrosmagica

Hi. Welcome to my blog, Kyrosmagica. A blog about magic, books, writing, laughter, and much more! I'm a debut writer in the process of finishing my first YA fantasy novel, set in Cambridge. I write book reviews on Net Galley and Goodreads. I have a penchant for travel and have relatives in far flung places, Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore, (my birthplace.) I grew up in in Bonnie Scotland, in Edinburgh, and now live in Cambridge. I love sunny, hot places, particularly Rome, Venice, Portugal, Barcelona, and I forgot to mention the sun drenched beaches of the Caribbean, how could I? I am lucky to have been blessed with two lovely daughters and a husband who I fondly refer to in this blog as my black sheep. Family joke! With my passion for travel, culture, beautiful beaches, good food, books, theatre, writing, and humour, I hope to keep you entertained. I'm loving every minute of this creative journey, please join me.
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21 Responses to Portugal Missing You!

  1. I love Portugal too. Only been to the Algarve once, but have had three trips to the Aveiro area, further north in the country. The Costa Nova is stunning, and the canals and architecture in Aveiro itself are terrific. Most important of all, though, the Portuguese are such lovely people. Glad you enjoyed your break.

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  2. So that’s where you’ve been. Glad to hear you had a great time, Marje. Welcome back home.

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  3. Annika Perry says:

    Marje, I was keen to visit before but now I’m definitely convinced! 😀 You look so relaxed and content and the beach is a dream. The entrance to the beach through the cave is magical and pure tranquility and bliss. Water zumba!! My mind boggles! Lovely to see what you’ve been up during the summer.

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  4. It looks like you had a great vacation. The beaches are as beautiful as the smiles 🙂

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  5. Denis1950 says:

    Thanks for sharing your Portugal experience Marje, I bet it was great to walk on sandy beaches?, (just joking)

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  7. inesephoto says:

    Fantastic holidays!

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