Easter is approaching and I'm back to bring you some suggestions of what to do in the “sweetest” festivity of the year. I know that these articles, more linked to the lifestyles, they were well handed over to my colleague Mariana Carriço, but I also confess that I already missed presenting her with ideas and suggestions for things to do and/or visit.
The Algarve is full of recommendations for spaces and hotels that are preparing everything down to the smallest detail to make this Easter unforgettable. In today's article I leave some to whet your appetite and whet your appetite. There is no shortage of ideas and plans for all ages!
O Vila Vita never lets festive dates go unnoticed and takes great care to make everything amazing. The weather points to beautiful sunny days and, therefore, nothing better than spending time with the family, outdoors overlooking the gardens, live music and a brunch of Easter Sunday prepared by chefs executives.
the menu of brunch Easter is served at buffet lines and has a wide selection of inputs like, rille of rabbit, the spring vegetable quiche with cheese from the island or the all courgette with dip of roasted cauliflower and curry. In the live station you can find fried shrimp with wild garlic, white asparagus with relish of tomato and pine nuts or a leg of lamb roasted and glazed with fine herbs.
Easter calls for candy, right?
Therefore, nothing better than finishing your brunch with an "extensive buffet lines of desserts, from the most typical of the Algarve such as the “Folar” of the region, the eggs of Easter Holiday, the chocolate nests to the jar with mango and almond or the French pudding».
O brunch it is only available on Easter Sunday, April 9th, from 12:30 pm. The menu costs 95 euros per person (drinks not included) and can be consulted here. If you want to make a reservation, you can do so from website.
The Quinta do Lago resort has a very extensive program for this Easter break. All resort outlets have activities, let's do it?!
O Meat Steak house, on the 2nd and 9th of April, prepared a brunch of Easter where «you can enjoy the menu buffet lines with succulent meat, fresh salads and cocktails tasty", the children will have entertainment and live music will enliven the lunch.
As far as activities are concerned, on the 3rd of April there will be a workshop of Macramé, where you can learn techniques to create your own decorative pieces.
On the 4th of April, gather your family and friends to participate in a Peddy Paper, «taking place in the open air, on a dynamic route with enigmatic clues and puzzles to solve where entry is free for anyone who wants to venture». And, on the 7th of April, take part in the workshop of candles
If the children in your family like pizza, this activity is not to be missed! On the 5th of April the meeting is at KOKO, the resort's most family-friendly restaurant, perfect for the little ones!
On this day, children aged 5 to 12 will be able to make their own pizzas with the help of a professional pizza maker, where they will receive a kit, a drink and the pizza they make.
Also on the 5th of April (and the 12th), you can take advantage of the Green Wednesdays, which are mini golf sessions for the whole family.
O The Shack is not left out of the Easter program. the most bar cool do resort there will be “Family Day at The Shack”. You can enjoy the warm days of the Algarve in the hut by the lake, «which offers tasty food, cocktails fresh food, live music and lots of entertainment for the little ones.».
Movie nights come back to The Magnolia Hotel. On the 8th and 15th of April, prepare popcorn and watch your favorite movies at the hotel that takes us to the vibe de Palm Springs! If you don't live in the Algarve and want accommodation, The Magnolia Hotel offers a 20% discount for adults and children enjoy free accommodation and meals.
And now I share with you the most anticipated activity and the one that is successful every year: the Easter Egg Hunt. On the morning of Sunday, April 9th, the little ones look for the eggs hidden in the North&South practice field, next to the KOKO restaurant. «Live music, balloons, face painting, games and a bouncy castle – the perfect combination for an unforgettable morning!».
After a lively morning, Easter lunch is at Lake House, an amazing view, a beautiful restaurant and delicious food. Is there better?
I didn't forget the restaurant Old house! «In partnership with Adérita Artistic Gallery Space opens a new Art Exhibition full of refinement with live music, welcome drinks and unique canapés by the hands of Chef Alípio Branco.»
Options abound. See all in website and make your reservation.
If your goal is to get away, I bring you three options: Vila Gale Hotels, Villa Termal Caldas de Monchique Spa Resort ou Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort.
If you choose Vila Gale Hotels, you have 9 options available: in Tavira you can stay at the Vila Gale Albacora ou Vila Gale Tavira. In Vilamoura, the Vila Gale Ampalius and the Vila Gale Marina. O Vila Gale Atlântico and the Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa are in Albufeira and, very close by, in Galé, you can visit the Vila Gale Collection Praia.
In Armação de Pêra, there is the Vila Galé Naútico and, finally, in Lagos the Vila Gale Lagos. They all have plans to celebrate this festive season. «Different buffets specials for Good Friday, Saturday and Sunday Easter Holiday, available from 35 euros per person, drinks included. Children up to 12 years old pay half price.» For the youngest, of course there will be an egg hunt!
As far as accommodation is concerned, proposals start from 55 euros per night (and per person).
You can consult all the information on the website.
If, on the other hand, you are looking for something quieter, Monchique is the ideal option. You have 4 hotels at your disposal. You can visit the hotel Central: thermal hotel, the new Pure Monchique Hotel and the Central Suites & Apartments. The Easter program includes 2 or 3 nights, with VIP treatment upon arrival at the hotel, breakfast included, the traditional egg hunt and Sunday lunch.
Offers start at 141 euros per person.
Easter program information is available here.
O Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort it has an excellent service and a privileged location, it is located in the “golden triangle” of the Algarve and is close to the iconic Vilamoura Marina and some of the best beaches in the Algarve.
On Easter weekend, this resort has prepared for you a few days of pure relaxation with activities for kids and adults alike. For the youngest, the activities designed «are quite diversified and very fun: from discovering the Easter rabbit in an adventure to Egg Hunting, to Master class In addition to the sweets of the festive season, many other moments of pure fun are planned, such as inflatables, face painting or balloon modeling».
For adults there will be «various live music performances and special menus, in an invitation to discover the gastronomic flavors of the Victoria restaurant, in sumptuous buffets, with fantastic train stationshow to cook, more traditional dishes and various regional delicacies».
In addition, Anantara has a spa «recognized as a true sanctuary». Booking a visit to this spa is like «embarking on a completely personalized journey, renewing energy with ancient Mediterranean therapies, exclusive rituals and invigorating Asian techniques».
To make your reservation or obtain more information, you can consult the website, do so by calling (+351) 289 317 000 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
O Hotel Faro marks Easter Sunday with the famous Easter Buffet. The hotel is known for having one of the most emblematic views of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, where people like to have lunch and enjoy family time. The traditional lamb stew will not be missing for lunch, as well as Folar de Olhão for dessert. These are just two options among the many delicacies that the chef has prepared for you.
The price is 49 euros per person, drinks and coffee included. Children up to 3 years old do not pay and from 4 to 12 years old pay 50% of the price.
See the full menu here and make your reservation.
Easter is synonymous with chocolate, right? We all think about buying a cake, an egg or almonds. To beautify and sweeten our Easter table, today I leave two Instagram pages that make “eat and cry for more” cakes and desserts.
On the page Honey with L, We found a little bit of everything. At Easter, the famous spoon eggs are made. You can buy a 350g egg with whatever filling you like: kinder, oreo, strawberry bonbon, snickers vegan, among others.
can buy one mix of 3 eggs and choose the flavors you like best, or the box of 6 mini eggs of 50 grams and get to know all the fillings available. For the little ones, you can order a “Confectioner Kit” that brings the products to make your own egg or you can also order an “Egg Hunt Kit”. Prices vary between 18 and 26 euros.
On the page Luli's Cakes there are four specific Easter dessert menus. The “Menu Cenourinha” serves 10/12 people, and consists of a carrot cake with chocolate brigadeiro and drip of 70% cocoa.
The “Menu J. Rabbit” serves 6/8 people and includes a vanilla cake, drizzled with coffee, mascarpone cream, vanilla and coffee, finished with cocoa powder. The “Enchanted Forest Menu” serves 8/10 people and includes cocoa pool cake black, curd raspberry, cremaux 70% chocolate and fresh red fruits. Finally, the “Menu Ninho de Ouro”, serves 12/14 people and is designed for all those who love Dom Rodrigo. The cake is cinnamon, with dulce de leche brigadeiro, crunchy almond, walnut and salt flower and a touch of egg yarn.
Menus are priced from 20 euros.
When it comes to pastry, the most sophisticated (and beautiful) boutique café in the Algarve cannot be left out. A tea house located in the lobby of the Hotel Tivoli Marina, in Vilamoura.
O glee boutique cafe stands out for its unique porcelain pieces full of refinement, very comfortable pastel colored furniture, marble tables and a feminine, elegant and welcoming atmosphere. It's a boutique café where French pastry satisfies all chocolate lovers and beyond.
This Easter, the Head he prepared some cakes/desserts that remain in our memory because of how beautiful they are, but he gives us a «friendly piece of advice: they taste as good as they look!». You can visit Glee and have lunch there or, if you prefer, you can order for takeaways. The options are varied and you can choose between chocolate egg gold, spring chocolate egg (milk chocolate), ruby chocolate egg, among others.
Check it all out on Facebook Glee.
We end this list of suggestions with a very affordable and very pleasant option. If you don't want to go to restaurants, hotels or cafes, and prefer the outdoors and peace of mind, how about a picnic?
If you choose a beautiful place, everything is easier. There are some suitable and prepared places for this purpose and others that are not so much, but it is something that we can easily solve. I leave some suggestions that you can research and see if you like.
In Lagos, we have Ponta da Piedade, which offers a breathtaking view.
In Loulé, Trafal beach has a lot of shade and tends to attract many fans. You can also visit the Fonte Férrea, in São Brás de Alportel, which is a very well prepared place to receive picnics and families.
In the municipality of Lagoa, Fontes de Estômbar is a very beautiful place.
If you prefer, you can have a picnic on the beach at sunset. I guarantee you won't regret it.
For this program you don't need to do a lot of work. A selection of cheeses, sandwiches, a mix of snacks, fruit, water, juices... just choose what you like best, put it in a basket, a towel and you're all set.
If this was your plan, don't forget to collect your rubbish, nature thanks you!
I wish you a good Easter and enjoy!
Note: There will certainly be, throughout the Algarve, other restaurants, hotels and places with options for this festive season. If this is one of those cases, please send us your information via email email@example.com .