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Gluten Free Portugal: A Guide to Lagos and the Algarve

on September 19, 2018

Dan and I went to Lagos in the Portuguese Algarve this summer, and had an wonderful week of chilling in the sun, drinking cocktails, coastal hiking, and surfing! Of course I was also on a mission to find the best gluten free Lagos Portugal food to share with all of you. I wasn’t sure how gluten free Portugal as a country was, knowing that some of their most popular delicacies are gluten-filled pastries (looking at you, pastel de nata). I was curious to find out, and luckily, was not disappointed! Continue reading

Bura Surfhouse: Come to Lagos Portugal for this Hostel!

on September 15, 2018

It was three years ago on a particularly drizzly English day when Bura Surfhouse popped up on my Facebook ads. With a bit of curiosity and a yearning for (even internet-sourced) sunshine, I clicked over to the Bura Surfhouse website. A hostel on the algarve coast of Portugal, featuring yoga classes, a pool and bar, barbecues, pancakes every morning, a short walk from five stunning beaches, daily surf/hiking/paddle board/kayak outings, and (the kicker) weekly trips to walk the local humane society puppies?! Well, it’s not really a surprise that I spent the following three years with Bura Surfhouse at the back of my mind every time I planned a trip!

This year, I finally got to visit Bura Surfhouse in Lagos, Portugal. But did it live up to my expectations? Continue reading