Tag: Carnival in the Algarve

Carnival Rio de Janeiro or Algarve?

Of course Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is the most famous and colourful carnival of the world, but if you cannot make it to Rio de Janeiro, carnival in the Algarve can be entertaining too! Especially this year as the weather forecast is looking good, the last many years it has been cold, windy and wet!

The carnival in the Algarve this year will be governed by the EU’s crisis. But in a playful way. Satire always is plentiful during the carnival parades. The largest carnival parade takes place in Loule. And with the 106-year existence, making this one of the oldest Loulé Carnival parades in Portugal. A colorful celebration that a large number of visitors from home and abroad attracts.

Samba dancers and politicians
Except for ‘Angela Merkel’, ‘Nicolas Sarkozy and Portuguese politicians, there are samba dancers and musicians performing in and around the floats. They will be making stirring music by the Av. Jose da Costa Mealha of Loulé. The parades are in the afternoon on 18, 19 and 21 February. Entrance is € 2.00.

Carnival Celebrations in Loule
Apart from watching the carnival parades in the afternoon, you can also join one of the many parties in the evening. On Saturday, February 18 from 22 pm there is the traditional carnival gala at “Palácio do NERA” in Loule. Dress up and join the carnival gala! Monday night, carnival with a DJ. Admission to the carnival gala on Saturday costs € 15,- and Monday you can go in for € 7,-.

More carnival in the Algarve
Many other location in the Algarve, carnival is celebrated, including 19 and 21 February from 14.00 parades in Paderne and Alte. And in the town Odiáxere (near Lagos) there is a carnival parade on the 21st of February.

The traditional fisherman’s village Ferragudo, has Friday and Saturday night carnival party at the Tucabar with live music of various artists of the Algarve.

Saturday 18th of February there is a carnival party at The Santa Eulalia Club, Albufeira with a Brazilian Samba group and various DJ’s, start 23.30 till early mornings!

 There are loads more parades and festivities, we just mentioned a few we think is worth to try!

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Enjoy Springtime In The Algarve!

Carnival in the Algarve
Carnival in the Algarve

I live in the Algarve for almost 10 years, coming here for almost 25 years! and many times I get the question, what is the best time to visit the Algarve? I have a standard answer for that, March and April. Why??? the smell of orange blossom, the Mimosa and all the flowers blooming… daisy’s, poppy’s….millions, I cannot describe how beautiful this is….stunning nature!

Besides that 5-8 March is Carnival!

Spring in the Algarve
Poppy's in the Algarve

Year after year the Carnival Parade in Loulé is the absolute highlight of the Algarvian carnival season. This spectacular event attracts many thousands of visitors from all over the region.

Combine the fantastic time of the year with all the smells and flowers, with Carnival in the Algarve, and book a nice Holiday Villa near Loule! Quinta Palmeiral, in March 675 euros per week, and April 810 euros. The villa sleeps 4.

Holiday Villa in the Algarve
Holiday Villa in the Algarve

Most towns and villages in the Algarve has Carnival, so spent your Carnival Holiday in the Algarve!

This year, Easter is in April, another reason to visit the Algarve! Have a look at my website, for more nice Holiday Villas, and contact me for more information.

Come and enjoy, the daisy’s, poppy’s, mimosa, orange blossom and last but not least some sunshine!

Spring in the Algarve
Flowers in the Algarve

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