Praia Formosa. Bowbelle. Desertas islands “protected”

The tunnel at Doca de Cavacas, linking Praia Formosa to the Centromar area remains closed with conflicting reports as to when it will re-open. The Diario last week said it was scheduled for before the summer, including the repair of the pathway from the Regency Yacht Bar (whose staff, ............ more

New Ronaldo/Pestana hotel? Budget. Portuguese expat blog.

CR7 hotel rumours

I keep hearing rumours of a joint project between Pestana and Cristiano Ronaldo to develop a new “boutique” hotel in Funchal bearing the “CR7” brand. This could possibly replace the new building at Praça do Mar that sits on the site of the old container port west of the Marina/Beer ............ more

Quinta do Lorde. Carnival. Blipfoto.

Quinta do Lorde Project today has an uncertain future.

A cloud has settled over the future of 262 workers at the Quinta do Lorde resort east of Caniçal. They were reported to have been summoned to a meeting on Thursday where they were told that the Arab investment group had notified the banks on Monday of its withdrawal from the ............ more

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