Simon Mars

Our journey for you.

Welcome to our Marslagrve blog to showcase the best of our properties and the beautiful area of the East Algarve that we love and enjoy.


Portuguese Nêspera Fruit

The loquat is a plant species of the subfamily Maloideae, of the Rosaceae family.  Despite its name, it comes from southeastern China


In 1139, Portugal appointed King Afonso Henriques as its king. Lisbon is said to be four centuries older than Rome. Due to its excellent trading location, th

Par Tee Mini Golf & Fish & Chips!

Situated right next to a good size car park, this quirky mini golf place is good fun and a great before or after dinner teaser. 

This mini com


The village of Moncarapacho is just a few kilometers inland from the main EN125 highway. 

This quaint Portuguese, Algarvian town has lots to of

Olhão Delights

Olhão is slowly becoming a go to destination for travellers and holiday makers. The town has changed massively since we arrived here in 2010. The towns Mayor

Olhão App

Saw this sign post yesterday as we drove out of Olhão, you can download it from the apps store or for Android via google. Checked out the app and it looks re