The restaurant Adega Nova serves typical Portuguese food in an old warehouse location.
This beach is said to be one of the most wonderful and quaint beaches in the world.
A lovely breakfast spot. Gorge on some delicious Pastéis de Nata!
A medieval castle from where you have fantastic views of the beach and the sea.
Visit the little village Carvoeiro where you have plenty of opportunities to eat and drink or just stroll around.
Casa Arte is located in a somewhat remote area and offers five beautiful rooms for guests to stay in. Truly a hidden gem, run with great love and passion by its friendly owners Sarah and Freek!
Enjoy great tapas here!
At the Chico Ze great fish dishes are served in an authentic way.
A little farther away from Lagos but still worth a visit, owing to the excellent kitchen and service.
A top-notch restaurant in a beautiful setting!
Located at the old town of Lagos, this restaurant serves a delicious mix of regional and international cuisine.
Monchique is a beautiful small village located in a mountainous region, offering great views from the two peaks of Foia and Picota. Another popular highlight of the area are the "Caldas de Monchique", the natural hot springs.
When it’s still cold in the evenings, enjoy dinner in front of the wonderful open fireplace inside.
Come here for excellent Portuguese cuisine and an incredible view of the area.
We instantly felt welcome at this lovely hidden spot in the mountains, and the food they serve here is typical Portuguese home cooking. Yummy!
Fine dining in a remote farmhouse.
Another one of those absolutely great seafood restaurants in the Algarve!
Our friends Marco and Iris are doing a great job with this beach side restaurant where you can witness stunning sunsets while having a drink and watching your kids play in the sand.
Casa Modesta perfectly combines clean minimalist architecture and interior design with the traditional way of life of the Algarve. Simply beautiful!
Stay at this heavenly boutique hotel and indulge in all their luxurious amenities.
This magical beach with its golden sand, crystal clear water and high cliffs is within walking distance of Lagos city centre.
Protected from the wind by the cliffs framing the bay, this beach is the ideal spot for a long day in the sun!
Perfect for surfing and wind surfing!
Take long and relaxing beach walks at the 4 km long Meia Praia.
Next to the Praia da Rocha are many small restaurants and cafés for a nice lunch break on a long beach day.
A small beach where you can watch fishermen bring in their catch of the day while sunbathing.
In the middle of nowhere inside the Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina lies this hidden gem. Three little huts can be rented from the lovely owner and architect Graça Jalles. The perfect hideout for your Portuguese adventure!
Our thoughts about Portugal South
The spectacular cliff line, the surfers, the family-friendly locals, the multitude of diverse beaches, the hidden gems…
Swim, eat, play golf, hike along the cliff line, visit the westernmost point of Europe in Sagres, snorkel, surf, have fun!
Take a vacation into Our life
We are a family of four currently based in Munich but we love to go on adventures near and far. Tanja (with both Swedish and Austrian roots) started Nectar & Pulse together with Carina in 2010. Chris (originally from Hamburg) and Tanja met in 2011, fell in love, got married, and became parents to their wonderful kids, Jonathan and Victor. Chris worked for BMW and holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering but switched over to working at Nectar & Pulse in 2015. We are soulmates with a shared love for family, business, travel, transformation, fashion, music, good hotels, and wonderful places made with love. From luxury trips to getting up close and personal with nature, we love it all. Come along and follow us! ☺ We love to show you the world from our perspective.
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Each other. Love.
Soulmates who had to meet each other and make babies and now also business together. ☺
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