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The Algarve Tourism Board (RTA) and the Algarve Inter-municipal Community Association AMAL have come together to challenge the routes announced by national flag-carrier TAP for the coming months.   The entities say the routes do not serve the interests of what is the country’s “main tourist destination”.   Highlighting...

The Portuguese Met Office has issued an alert due to extreme UV ratings forecast for the country today (May 28).   Four inland regions in central Portugal and the upper Alentejo have been issued with the highest possible alert, with people being asked to avoid spending any...

Authorities have unveiled the respective capacities of beaches with the official bathing season set to begin next weekend (May 30).   In the Algarve, the maximum number of beachgoers varies from 8,800 at Praia da Rocha, to just 15 at Lagoa’s Praia da Marinha. The number of...

One of the longest migrations recorded by any land bird is about to be completed.   Using a satellite tag, scientists have monitored a cuckoo that has just flown more than 12,000km from southern Africa to its breeding ground in Mongolia.   The bird has survived ocean crossings and...