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PEDAL POWER: a cycling holiday in the Algarve

Cycling has never been more popular, particularly in the UK, where the recent successes of British cyclists in the Olympics and the Tour de France have inspired men and women of all ages to squeeze into their Lycra and head out on the open road.

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Chambers of Commerce New Year Reception

We are happy to say that the Chambers New Year Reception at Macdonald Monchique last Friday, 20th January, was a great success with more than 110 registrations for the reception and dinner fully signed up with 85 people

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GUEST BLOG: Nature Hike to the Monchique Mountain
By The London Thing

Hiking to the Monchique Mountain was one of the highlights of my recent trip to the Algarve. It never even crossed my mind that nature can be so beautiful since every time I imagined south Portugal, I associated it with the beach and sea life.

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DEEP CLEAN: give your body an all-natural detox

Modern city living isn’t kind to your body. From pollution in the air to chemicals in food and skincare products, and even toxic build-up from stress and emotions, it has a lot to deal with. Thankfully, we have an inbuilt system that works hard to process and eliminate toxins, but it could do with a little help occasionally.

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GUEST BLOG: Winter Sun Escape
By The London Thing

Algarve in Portugal has been one of those places I wanted to visit for so long but never really found the right moment to do so. When the opportunity presented itself to take a few days break in a beautiful Macdonald Monchique Resort and Spa in the Algarve, I jumped with joy instantly booking my flights.

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GUEST BLOG: Garden of the Algarve
By Sophie Hellyer

I don’t travel much these days as a decision to try and lower my carbon footprint, so for my one non-working holiday of the year I thought I’d better make it a pretty special one. I decided last minute to travel to (...)

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Sensorial Spa: the power of nature

We think you’ll feel pretty relaxed the moment you walk through the doors at Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa. Surrounded by lush, green forests, mountainous woodlands and blue sky stretching as far as the eye can see, (...)

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Green giant: celebrating 50 years of golf in the Algarve

It’s hard to believe that just 50 years ago, the golfing scene in the Algarve was virtually non-existent. That all changed in 1966, when three-times British Open Champion Sir Henry Cotton opened his Championship course at Penina...

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Surf’s Up: where to catch the best waves in the Algarve

With its combination of beautiful sandy beaches and wild, rugged cliff tops, the Algarve’s extensive coastline has long been a big draw for locals and tourists alike. It also has a well-established surf culture, (...)

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Family Friendly Resort in the Algarve

Boasting clean, safe beaches, friendly locals and at least 300 days of sunshine each year, the Algarve has much to offer families, so it’s no surprise that so many flock to the region for their annual fix of sun, sea and sand.

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Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa: Bringing casual chic to the Algarve

What springs to mind when you think of the Algarve? Sun-kissed golden beaches? Check. Vibrant street festivals? Check. Championship golf courses? Check. Exquisite seafood and luscious wines? Check.

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