From 26 September to 6 October, the long-awaited popular beer festival Oktoberfest, is back at VILA VITA Biergarten in Porches, inspired by the Munich-based beer festival that also takes place at this time in Germany.

Open daily from 1pm to midnight, on Fridays and Saturdays, the closing time will extend until 2am.

The festive and typical atmosphere of the German feast is recreated in the genuine 'beer garden' with a special selection of traditional Bavarian delicacies. As to be expected, plenty of Erdinger weissbier - one of most renowned breweries in Germany and partner of the event – as well as the Porches Craft beer and many more options will be served by a team dressed in traditional costumes. During the week, enjoy live performances from 7pm, whilst on the weekends, a band specially flown in from Bavaria will entertain the crowds.

Featured on the menu are the prized schnitzel with the traditional potato salad and cabbage salad, the typical bretzl, cold cuts and the traditional apfelstruedel, in addition to the best quality sausages and meat from VILA VITA’s own onsite butchery. Vegan options will also be available. For the festival newcomers, curious about the delicacies, the Biergarten team will be on hand to explain all about it. 

A novelty this year, three beers for the price of two will be offered during the Beer Happy Hour, every day, between 3 pm and 6 pm.

The festival, which is also supported by Delta Cafés, the Porches Parish Council and Lagoa City Council, promises a lively party atmosphere for the entire family.

Table reservations are required through the website vilavitabiergarten.com. Free external parking is available. 

VILA VITA Biergarten is located on the EN125, by the Porches roundabout.

 

 

Christmas is fast approaching and now is the time to start thinking on how to make this Christmas even more special than the last one.

We plan family moments around a table filled with delicious typical delicacies, we plan to reunite with our loved ones, some of whom are not around during most of the year, and we look forward to the opportunity to show them how much we care for them, whether through genuine demonstrations of affection, or through special gifts that create spontaneous smiles.

VILA VITA Parc helps you to make these smiles come true. Accept our gifts suggestions below and be prepared to raise the bar of your future Christmases.


Gift Vouchers VILA VITA Parc

Looking for an unforgettable gift for a very special person? This Christmas offer a VILA VITA experience. The VILA VITA Gift Vouchers are available from €100 and may be used in Accommodation, Restaurants and Bars (in and outside the resort) and in Spa services. They may be acquired online through VILA VITA Parc's online shop  by emailing reservas@vilavitaparc.com or calling +351 282 310 100.

 

VLife Store at VILA VITA Parc

The VLife Store, located at VILA VITA Parc's VLife Shops area, is filled with outstanding Portuguese products. From the resort's very own Herdade dos Grous and Quinta do Valbom wines, renowned ceramics by Bordallo Pinheiro and Vista Alegre and perfumes from Comporta, to flip-flops and yoga mats made of cork and amenities by Claus Porto, one of the oldest soap brands in the world. The perfect place to get that very special gift this Christmas!

 

Fine Wines & Food Fair 2019 - Tickets now for sale

The Fine Wines & Food Fair, one of Europe’s biggest gastronomy event will be back to VILA VITA Parc from 5 to 13 May 2019, hosting a stellar repertoire of world-renowned chefs, wine makers and gourmet producers.

The 8-day programme will include a series of exclusive gourmet dinners in VILA VITA Parc’s two-Michelin star Ocean Restaurant and fine dining restaurant Atlântico, prepared by different guest chefs on each evening, for a restricted audience of 30-80 food and wine lovers. The special highlight goes to the exceptional Kitchen Party -  the centre stage of the programme - that will take place on Saturday 11 May 2019, featuring renowned international guest chefs and winemakers from around the world, and catering to over 500 guests. The perfect Christmas gift!

Know more at: www.finewinesfoodfair.com.

 

This December, the Algarve welcomes its first Christmas Street Food Market.

On the weekend of 8 and 9 December, the Christmas spirit invades VILA VITA Biergarten, in Porches, Algarve, with the VILA VITA Christmas Food Market: a street food market that celebrates the best of national and international flavours, highlighting 8 wooden alpine huts to deliver the most authentic wintry atmosphere.

Visitors will be able to indulge in a selection of diverse delicacies such as the traditional Raclette with potatoes and pickles, Christmas turkey tacos, waffles with different toppings, soft ice-creams, Currywürst sausages with tomato and curry sauce, Ramen and Gyosas, among many others.

Accompanying the gastronomic offer is a wide selection of beverages such as the Pilsner and Special Bock Christmas versions of the Porches Craft Beer (VILA VITA’s very own craft beer), wine, hot chocolate, spiced tea, and of course, the traditional mulled wine (Glühwein).

The event will also feature artificial snow to recreate as much as possible the typical atmosphere associated with this time of the year, live music and a Christmas sing-along, as well as a fire pit where visitors will be able to roast marshmallows, a popcorn and candied cotton cart, and a Santa Claus that will be in charge of putting a smile on the face of every child that visits the market during this weekend.  

Two days of pure Christmas celebration among family and friends, in the welcoming and quaint atmosphere of Portugal’s most authentic German beer garden.

The VILA VITA Christmas Food Market will take place on the weekend of the 8 and 9 of December, from 2 to 9pm, at the VILA VITA Biergarten, in Porches, Algarve. Free entrance.

If you think the Algarve is exclusively a Summer destination, you are mistaken.

Boasting over 360 sunny days per year, the Algarve offers you the ideal conditions to enjoy moments of pure relaxation all year long. In the Winter you have the advantage of being able to enjoy all of the region's beautiful natural attributes, away from the crowds that usually flood the Algarve during the Summer months. Discover below some of the activities that you may do this Winter, in the southernmost region in Portugal.


Getting lost in the green inner Algarve

 

Photo by Travel in Portugal

Drive towards the Serra de Monchique or the Serra do Caldeirão, and get lost in its lush green sceneries. Discover the inner Algarve and its most typical products and traditions.

Go on a boat ride in the Ria Formosa

The Ria Formosa is one of Portugal's most charming natural areas. This natural park extends over 60kms, reaching the cities of Loulé, Faro, Olhão, Tavira and Vila Real. Discover it on a boat ride where you'll be able to observe the countless bird species that inhabit it in the Winter. 

Take advantage of the region's countless golf courses

The Algarve is a true haven for golfers from all over the world. Boasting over 46 golf courses spread throughout the region and a mild climate that offers sun practically all year long, the difficult part is only choosing the one that suits you the most.

Surf some of Portugal's best waves

In the Winter, the Algarve welcomes some of the year's best waves, ideal for surfing. Wether you're learning how to surf, or just looking to perfect your technique, this is the perfect destination for you. 

Explore its diverse gastronomic offer

Dish from Ocean restaurant (VILA VITA Parc)

Did you know that the Algarve is the region with the largest concentration of Michelin star restaurants in Portugal? Discover some of the best gastronomy in the world while also taking the opportunity to indulge in the delicious Algarve typical cuisine.

Go Birdwatching

Over 386 different bird species have been identified in the Algarve, making it a paradise for birdwatchers from all over the world. Some of the most popular areas for birdwatching in te region are Ria de Alvor, Lagoa dos Salgados, Ria Formosa or Costa Vicentina.


VILA VITA Parc offers several different tours for you to discover the best of the Algarve with full comfort. The resort's hospitality team will be happy to tailor-make any tour so that you have the best possible experience, according to your tastes and preferences.

This Christmas dedicate your time to what really matters: spending quality time with family and friends.

With 11 restaurants and 6 bars, VILA VITA Parc knows how to offer premium gastronomic experiences that will give you truly unique Christmas moments.

On Christmas Eve, choose from several different options available: from a grill experience at Moroccan-style Aladin Grill restaurant, dinner at the sophisticated and retro-chic Bela Vita restaurant or at Arte Náutica restaurant, located directly on the beach in Armação de Pêra, to the finest flavours of contemporary Japanese cuisine at Mizu-Teppanyaki.  If you are looking for something really special, enjoy an extraordinary gastronomic experience at 2 Michelin Star Ocean restaurant.

On Christmas day, lunch options range between the traditional Christmas roast at Atlântico fine dining restaurant with a delightful ocean view, buffet with the best German flavours at VILA VITA Biergarten in Porches, or dinner at Praia Dourada beach restaurant in Armação de Pêra. In the evening, try our typical Portuguese experience at Adega restaurant, the grill experience at the Aladin Grill restaurant, or a memorable gourmet dinner at Ocean restaurant.

For a different Christmas spent in the vast and tranquil Alentejo plains, consider the festive menus at the Herdade dos Grous and indulge in the finest flavours of the typical Alentejo cuisine by Chef Rui Prado.

All you have to do is choose the perfect option that suits you and let VILA VITA take care of all the details.  It´s that simple!

Please check VILA VITA Parc’s Christmas programme for more detailed information on the resort’s offers.

 

Please check Herdade dos Grous Christmas menus below:

For more information and reservations please contact:

VILA VITA Parc: +351 282 310 100 | fb@vilavitaparc.com

Herdade dos Grous: +351 284 960 000 | info@herdade-dos-grous.com

The festive season is approaching quickly. The Christmas spirit is beginning to set in and the time comes to start thinking about this year’s Christmas Dinners.

Whether to thank your employees or only as a way of getting long or short time friends together, this year surprise them with a Christmas dinner in one of VILA VITA Parc’s many restaurants or event rooms. The intuitive service and passion for perfection of our experienced and highly creative team are the key elements for your dinner’s success.

See below the several available options when it comes to restaurants and event spaces in and outside VILA VITA Parc, as well as the special Christmas menus, and contact us to receive a proposal adjusted to your needs.

Outside the Resort

VILA VITA Biergarten

Recently refurbished, the VILA VITA Biergarten resembles a real Bavarian mountain chalet. A comfortable and cosy atmosphere and a menu made of the best German delicacies, are the key elements for its success. The upper floor, with capacity up to 75 people, offers the ideal conditions for group/corporate events, including a slightly elevated area perfect to be used as a stage.

Please see below the Christmas Group Dinner Menus at the VILA VITA Biergarten:

 

Praia Dourada Restaurant

This casual beach restaurant, with a breathtaking view of the sea’s sparkling blue shades from the beach at Armação de Pêra, offers a fresh and modern young atmosphere as well as a vibrant menu made of freshly made dishes. More than 15 special gin drinks, med cocktails, coffees, shakes and cold press natural juices complete the menu. It’s the perfect location for a relaxed Christmas dinner filled with positive energy. The restaurant’s capacity is 70 people.

Please see below the Christmas Group Dinner Menus at the Praia Dourada Restaurant:

 

Arte Náutica Restaurant

The Arte Náutica is an elegant beach restaurant with a large terrace, located less than 4kms from VILA VITA Parc, at Armação de Pêra. The menu is made of a selection of fresh fish straight from the market, plus grilled meats, salads and snacks. The perfect choice for a Christmas Dinner with the sound of the sea waves as the soundtrack. The Arte Náutica restaurant has capacity up to 58 people.

Please see below the Christmas Group Dinner Menus at the Arte Náutica Restaurant:

 

Inside the Resort

Events’ Spaces (Meeting Rooms and Event’s Pavilion)

As an alternative to the restaurants, you may choose from one of VILA VITA Parc’s several event spaces. The meeting rooms and the Events’ Pavilion, with areas that go from 55sqm to 600sqm, are the perfect choice for a completely personalized and exclusive event.  

 

Special Locations

 

Wine Cellar

If you’re looking for a special and unique place to surprise you Christmas Dinner guests this year, then VILA VITA Parc’s extraordinary Wine Cellar, with a stock of over 11,000 amazing vintages, including the spectacular reds from the Herdade dos Grous, the resort’s own wine estate and farm located in the Alentejo, may very well be the place for you. The Cellar, located at 8mt deep which allows it to maintain a stable temperature throughout the year, is made of bricks up to 150 years old, imported from Egypt, Austria and Greece. It’s a unique place where you’ll be able to host Wine Tastings accompanied by a delicious selection of tapas, or exclusive dinners up to 12 people.

 

Mizu-Teppanyaki

The Mizu-Teppanyaki restaurant, with a Zen and relaxed atmosphere, a decoration inspired by Japanese culture and tradition mixed with a sophisticated and modern style, high quality ingredients, innovative culinary techniques and a privileged view over the Atlantic Ocean, is the resort´s new contemporary fine dining Japanese restaurant. With a capacity of 42 people indoor, 14 people in the outdoor terrace overlooking the ocean, and 10 people at the Teppanyaki, Mizu-Teppanyaki may very well be a special and unique option for you Christmas Dinner this year.

 

For more information and proposal request, please contact us by emailing fb@vilavitaparc.com or calling +351 282 310 100.

On the 17 November Chef Rodolfo Guzmán joins Chef Hans Neuner for a 4-hands gastronomic experience.

The 2 Michelin-star Ocean Restaurant, located at  VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa, in Porches, Algarve, will be welcoming on the 17 November, chef Rodolfo Guzmán, from Chile's BORAGó restaurant - distinguished in 2015 as the second best restaurant in Latin America and in 2018 one of the 50 Best Restaurants in the World.

Following the unforgettable evening of the 20th March, featuring guest Chef Christian Bau, from the 3 Michelin Star restaurant “Victor’s Fine Dining by Christian Bau”, chef Hans Neuner will now be welcoming as a guest chef in his kitchen Rodolfo Guzmán, for a unique 4-hands dinner. This event is part of a series of special dinners taking place at VILA VITA Parc since the beginning of the year, the Culin’Art Dinners.

Guzman’s cuisine, based on the use of traditional Chilean ingredients from the earth and the sea, cooked under the influence of the traditional gastronomy of the Mapuche people (an indigenous people from south-central Chile) and theatrically plated in earthy creations, will be joining Hans Neuner’s Portuguese influenced cuisine, based on local and seasonal products served in flawless gastronomic works of art. An evening of union and tribute to the best flavours from Chile and Portugal.  

Amongst Rodolfo Guzmán’s innovative signature dishes are the Venison tartare with Maqui berries, the Chilean rhubarb with fruits of the beach or the milk of cows, goats and donkeys in a creative re-adaptation of the classic Tres Leches dessert.

For €230 per person (drinks excluded), guests will have a unique opportunity to taste the extraordinary gastronomic creations of two of the biggest names in worldwide gastronomy, in the casual elegance of the Ocean restaurant, featuring sublime views over the Atlantic Ocean. Wine pairing is available for €125 per person.

For more information and reservations please contact Ocean restaurant at info@restauranteocean.com or +351 282 310 100.

The Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival announces artist line-up for the 3rd edition taking place in October at VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa, in the Algarve.

The VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa is getting ready to welcome the 3rd edition of the Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival, taking place from the 16th to the 21st October 2018 at the resort. The festival, organized by Smooth Entertainment, has been gathering, since 2016, the biggest international names in the world of jazz, funk and soul, in the unique and exclusive setting of the 5 stars resort, located in Porches, in the Algarve.

Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival 2017 (Photo credits: Christian Nordström)

Headlining the list of artists is the renowned guitar player and Grammy winner Norman Brown and the 4-time Best Guitarist of the Year Peter White that will be returning to the Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival for the second time, following his performance in the 2016 edition.

Norman Brown

Jeff Lorber Fusion, led by pianist Jeff Lorber, which has won a Grammy earlier this year, will be one of the other big names at the Festival, as well as guitarist Marc Antoine, winner of several Best Artist of the Year awards and saxophone players Paul Taylor, known for its mix of funk and sensuality, and Michael Lington, with 9 solo albums and a background as a sideman to several world-renowned artists such as Michael Bolton, Barry Manilow or Bobby Caldwell.

Jeff Lorber Fusion (photo credits: Alex Scola)

The Festival will also feature more recent jazz artists such as the saxophone player and Jazztrax Artist of the Year 2015 Rocco Ventrella, bassist Brian Bromberg, trumpet player Lin Rountree, and the young Lindsey Webster, Billboard’s magazine Artist of the Year 2016 & 2017 and, along with Sade, one of the only 2 female vocalists to reach the top of the Billboard Jazz Chart (2016 for 4 weeks and 2017 for 2 weeks).

Lindsey Webster (photo credits: Franco Vogt)

The individual concert tickets are now available at www.shop.vilavitaparc.com/en/15-algarve-smooth-jazz-festival or by emailing customerservice@vilavitaparc.com

For more information please visit: www.vilavitaparc.com/en/upcoming-events/3rd-algarve-smooth-jazz-festival

 

A true paradise for social media lovers.

VILA VITA Parc is filled with magical nooks and crannies that make it an Instagrammer’s delight. Everywhere you look you discover a new special place that offers you endless Instagrammable options (yes, Instagrammable is now a word!).

Vivid colours, incredible details and a surprising and elegant design, not to mention the amazing opportunities it offers foodies in terms of food photography: all the requirements are met for you to share amazing pictures of your dream holidays with your family, friends and followers and get all the likes and comments you deserve.

We’ll let you in on some of these well kept secrets. Now it’s up to you to make magic happen on social media next time you visit VILA VITA Parc. Oh, and don't forget to tag VILA VITA Parc on your photos! (#vilavitaparc | @vilavitaparc)

Christian Lacroix Floral Wallpaper

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The lobby that takes you to the Winter Garden next to the Bela Vita Restaurant, in the Main Building, is definitely one of the favourite spots at VILA VITA Parc. The incredible and unique floral wallpaper by Christian Lacroix, complemented by a set of elegant and minimal furniture, is often used as a background for many of the pictures taken by our guests.

Wicker Chair "The Throne"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The large wicker chair located near the infinity pool at the Clubhouse is often referred to as “the Throne” by many of our guests and visitors, many times associated to one of the most popular TV shows of all time – Game of Thrones. Made with traditional materials, it is a mandatory spot for any social media lover.

Infinity Pool

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The infinity pool by the Clubhouse is definitely on the Top 3 most Instagrammable places at VILA VITA Parc. The incredible, breath-taking view over the Atlantic Ocean and the cliffs that surround the secluded beach, makes it one of the most photographed spots ever at the resort.

Ocean View Straw Hats

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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What could be better than to enjoy an uninterrupted view over the endless shades of blue of the Atlantic Ocean while resting under a beautiful straw sun hat? The garden in front of the Residence building is one of the favourites when it comes to sharing a paradise-like picture on social media.

Traditional Tiles Tables

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The traditional Portuguese tiles on the tables at the Oasis Bar’s terrace, located at the Main Building, are definitely one of the favourite details of our guests and visitors. Especially when they are decorated with one of the amazing cocktails prepared by the experienced bar team, or an expresso accompanied by one or two (let’s make it two) Pastéis de Nata - one of the most popular and delicious pastries in Portugal.


There’s a lot more to discover in terms of perfect Instagram-worthy places at VILA VITA Parc, but we prefer not to ruin the feeling of discovering them by yourself.

Visit VILA VITA Parc on Instagram at www.instagram.com/vilavitaparc

Summer means good weather, meetings with friends, relaxing and fun moments and outdoor meals.

VILA VITA Biergarten helps you to put all these elements together and to enjoy unforgettable moments accompanied by the extraordinary flavours of direct fire cooking.

Every Friday until the 21st September don’t miss VILA VITA Biergarten’s Summer BBQ and its extraordinary buffet filled with grilled organic meats from VILA VITA Parc's Herdade dos Grous, salads and desserts, always accompanied by the usual selection of German beers. Enjoy your meal in the outdoor area to better take advantage of the wonderful Algarve Summer nights, accompanied by the sounds of the live jazz band Dixie Kings in a lively Bavarian atmosphere.

Hours: every Friday, until the 21st September, from 7:00pm to 10pm

Price: €24 per person (drinks excluded) / 50% Children up to 12 years old

 

Reservations:

Tel: + 351 282 381 177

Email: biergarten@vilavitaparc.com

GPS: N37.12746º W8.40150º

www.vilavitabiergarten.com