Algarvean Daze

Events & Activities - mainly during the daytime - across the Algarve

Algarvean Daze Sponsors Information Websites

Algarvean Daze is pleased to announce it's alliance with a number of Algarve-focused information websites.

These currently include the Online Petition site aimed at facilitating the repair of the EN264, the Algoz - Messines road, an informative site about the Red Palm Weevil, the pest which is systematically destroying Canary Palms across Europe and the Algarve, and a real-time Golf Information webpage which displays news items about golf and golf related issues, but with an Algarve bias.

Additional websites will likely be added to this list, but always with the Algarve at the forefront. We hope that you find the information supplied by these partner pages helpful and informative.

Too Many Sad Endings

I've just recently heard that SOS Algarve Animals: Quintinha dos Animais at Goldra is to close down by the end of May. This imprints a large question mark upon the lives of the many cats and dogs who have been abandoned, rescued by SOS Algarve Animals, and now again face an unknown and potentially undesirable fate.

You can help. Why not visit the website and read the blog? There you will find information about what's still needed between now and closure, along with pictures of some of the animals waiting to be re-homed.


Maria de Lourdes Ingle set up her animal sanctuary in the hills above Loule in Goldra back in 1999. The land, some 7000 square metres, was originally bought by her in 1985 to develop in to villas. However, Lourdes, who was living in England at that time, frequently returned to her native Algarve. Each time she returned, the more distressed she was by the sheer number of cats and dogs roaming the streets, some starving, some diseased, all neglected and scavenging for survival amongst the rubbish bins. Some, of course, were feral, others family pets that the family no longer wanted.

Sadly, with the closure of the sanctuary, all this must now end. Maria has cared for over a decade. Now it's our turn.