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Life as a foreigner in the Algarve can be quite tricky especially when things keep changing so quickly. This blog aims provide you with local news and information about what’s happening in your community, the region and the country. It is the natural complement to the invaluable INFOrmation pages and to the directory of English-speaking language businesses and associations in and around the Algarve.

Guest Writers who contribute to Algarve Live – please see below.

We all know that the region has a lot to offer so this blog is also about reviews.

If you have:

  • Seen something nice?
  • Been somewhere good?
  • Done something fun?
  • Held an event in your community, club or association?

We would love to have your review – and you can review anything.

Just send it to us and we’ll get in touch. If you have any questions at all, we will be happy to answer them. Don’t be shy about writing – everyone can do it and it’s YOUR opinion we are looking for.

From time to time we will also post articles from expert contributors on topics of particular interest and credit them here in this column.

Welcome to Algarve Live!

The postings on this site don’t necessarily represent AngloINFO’s positions, strategies or opinions.


Guest Writers:






Meravista Property – Anita van Huson


Meravista is a new website dedicated to Algarve property for sale and long term rent. The map-based site is easy to use and includes many handy features, including searching by location or price, and the option to compare up to five properties side by side.  Offering thousands of properties, Meravista is unique in that it does not list the same property more than once, and property details can be viewed without leaving the page. Meravista also offers a host of information about the Algarve as well as regular updates about local events.








Spencer Dohner & Associates - Dr Spencer Dohner


Tel: 934 229 144

A group of young and dynamic lawyers aiming to provide a truly efficient, ground-breaking and quality service, with a modern and technical approach to business focused on client satisfaction.

Offices in:

Largo São Luís, nº 11c, 4ºDir., 8000-143 FARO
Rua dos Sapateiros nº 39, 3º Esq. 1100-576 LISBOA


Algarve Newswatch - Len Port


A renowned Irish journalist and author is contributing articles to Algarve Live from Algarve Newswatch, his reflections on current affairs in southern Portugal. His two recent books “People in a Place Apart” and “The Fátima Phenomenon – Divine Grace, Delusion or Pious Fraud?” are also available for download via the AngloINFO Bookshop. For more about Len click here for Algarve Newswatch:





Safe Communities Algarve – David Thomas

Tel: 913 045 093

Safe Communities Algarve is an on-line platform providing a “one stop shop” of information and access to services available to all members in the community in the region on the subject of crime prevention.
Please visit our website Registration page to receive the latest updates and news about crime prevention. The aim of Safe Communities Algarve, is to work closely with the police, other authorities and the security industry in order to:

  • Assist the authorities provide crime prevention advice to residents and visitors to the Algarve
  • Help the authorities communicate details of the Secure Residents Program, how to join the scheme and where to obtain information
  • Provide a forum of experience and expertise in the private security industry to support and compliment the work of the police
  • Encourage active support of the police effort to promote crime prevention and safe communities

Lawyers – Artur da Costa Bruno, Advogados
Tel: 289 821 727

We are a forward-thinking practice with dedicated, professional and specialist staff. We endeavour to deal with every individual’s legal affairs in a business-like and competent manner. Conveniently located in the Algarve, our office is situated in Faro (capital) close to the Marina, hotels and local bus routes and only a few minutes from the airport.
Our aim is to provide a high quality standard of advice and technical expertise in Commercial Property, Residential and Tourist Conveyance, Buying and Selling a Business, Leases, Employment Law (Compromise Agreements), Family Law (Divorce), Litigation and Wills and Probate.

A large number of our instructions come from loyal, existing clients, as well as new clients who have received recommendations. We are highly approachable and always available.


Lawyers – José Plácido dos Santos & Associados – Advogados
Tel: 282 340 250

Legal consultants specialising in criminal and civil law, litigation, individual and corporate foreign investment in Portugal.