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Algarve Business Listings -

The Algarve Business Directory

Algarve Business DirectoryA FREE service to promote businesses and retail outlets throughout the Algarve. Hopefully supplementing my Luz Shopping, Luz Services and Property Services pages by providing links to services and goods not necessarily available in Luz.
Rather than trawl the web and copy other 'ads' most of the businesses below have been included as a result of a direct request for inclusion, or I have used them myself or have been recommended to me, hence a rather diverse selection.

Latest Additions / Updates

Linen-etc - Linen ( Online ) - March 2014

Dr. Krystov Bock - Chiropractor - February 2014

Jah Shaka - Surf Shop - January 2014

Golden Triangle - Catering - January 2014

Business on Wheels - Event Catering - June 2013

Some of the contact numbers ( especially for businesses rather than shops ) are 'head' offices and their addresses are not necessarily places you need / or able to visit. Also, whilst I've shown locations on the map they are only to town / village level. So telephone them before hand for more accurate directions and details of products and services on offer.

Should you use any of the services listed here, please let them know where you got the information from, for no other reason than it encourages them to keep me up to date with any changes in their details.

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Locations of other Algarve Shops & Businesses

Gaby's Take Away
- Catering services.
Algarve Cooks
- Catering Services
Rainha Roasts - Catering Services
Alternative Medicine - Mind over Matters.
Alternative Treatment - Velhos Retreat.
Artist - Elsa Eliza Zorkow. Sala das Arte
Children - Orqujdea.
Chiropodist - Ann Bull.
Chiropractor - Paul Meyer.
Dicotheque - Phoenix.
Event Catering - Business On Wheels.
Florists - Florista Aquaflor.
Florists - Florista Petalis.
Hairdresser - Marion Bedbur.
Language Centre - Centro de Línguas de Lagos.
Nursing - Home Care
Surfing - Jah Shaka Surf Shop.
Art - Artist - Annie Daenens
Nursing - Home Care
- Language Centre
Discotheque - On the Rocks
Food Supplies - Bio Mercearia
- Val Verde International School
Language Teacher
- José Henrique Marques
Vetinerary - Consultório Girassol
Art Gallery
- Claude Bernier
- Clinica Veterinaria
Teacher / Tutor
- Hannah Nash
Linen -
F J North Pool and Snooker Lda

Snooker, Pool, Video Games
Gale & Lobo
Golden Triangle Catering

Algarve Home Catering
Little Rascals
- Formula delivery
Simply Fruit - Frozen fruit mix
Thomas Green - English Foods
São João
- Fitness Centre
- Language School
Dr. K.Bock
- Chiropractor

Click on the letter for the map location or the name for the details

Click here to submit your own FREE entry.
If you are already listed use the link to request an update / amend your entry.











Sao Joao




Gale & Lobo


Art, Artists & Art Galleries


Annie Daenens


Where :Quinta da Cobra Verde, Bensafrim 8600-000 LAGOS
Tel :(+351) 282 687 546

Art Gallery

Claude Bernier


Where :Atelier - Galeria Piquelune 4, Travessa das Portas de Loulé, 14, Silves 8300-000 SILVES
Tel :(+351) 282 443 001


Elsa Eliza Zorkow


Where :120 Vale de Bensafrim, 092 Colegio, Lagos 8600-000 LAGOS
Tel :(+351) 282 687 329
Fax :(+351) 282 687 329


Elsa Sala das Arte

Artist. Specialist in Watercolour, Acryl, Oil painting.

Where :Quinta das Portelas, Lagos 8600-321 LAGOS
Tel :(+351) 282 763 387

Babies, Infants & Children

Baby Food

Little Rascals

Little Rascals

An online store where you can buy most any formula and rent any equipment you may need for the care of your children. Formulas delivered free to your hotel or villa. Baby Sitters ( with references ) also available.

Contact : Treena or Sarah.
Where :Loja 11 Quinta Bela Vista, Albufeira.
Mobile :(+351) 912 827 133

Baby Shop


Baby Shop.

Where :Rua Candido dos Reis, Nº 14, Lagos
Tel :(+351) 282 762 751

Baby Sitting

ABC Baby Sitting Service

This company offers babysitting and childminding services in the home across the central Algarve region. It will also cater for other areas of the Algarve with booking in advance. Also provides tutoring, teaching, summer lessons and holiday supervision. Quateira.

Where :Barros da fonte Santa Caixa Postal 951 Z
Mobile :(+351) 932 883 734
Fax :(+351) 289 997 040
Email :abc-babysitting

Children's Shoes


Shoes for Kids.

Where :Rua da Oliveira, Nº 27, Lagos
Tel :(+351) 282 761 155
Fax :(+351) 282 788 712

Children's Shop

O Catraio

Children's Shop.

Where :Rua Marreiros Neto, Nº 20, Lagos
Tel :(+351) 282 763 800

Catering ~ Events & Villa / Home, Private Chefs

Catering ( Event )

Business On Wheels

Traditional Ice Cream Bikes for Weddings & Events in The Algarve. Specialising in the rental of the very popular Traditional Ice Cream bikes for weddings, events, birthdays, bbq's, private parties and corporate occasions. It’s safe to say that most people young and old adore ice cream. Serve it with style in a unique traditional way and you have a winning formula for all to enjoy and remember. Your guests will be surprised, delighted and impressed and will leave with lasting memories of your special occasion. Serving locally sourced home-made Fortaleza Ice Cream, which is absolutely delicious, full dairy and very probably the best Ice Cream you have ever tasted! Service includes the hire of a beautiful 1940's Traditional Ice Cream Bike, smart, fully trained, traditionally dressed staff to serve your guests, plenty of mouth-watering ice cream, waffle cones, toppings, sauces. Email them for more details.

Where :Anywhere in the Algarve, based in Lagos.
Tel Mobile :(+351) 920 130 522.

Catering Services

Private Chef Services

Golden Triangle Catering

Golden Triangle Catering

Golden Triangle Catering strives to produce the freshest tasting, healthy food with a professional and friendly service.
Offering you a private chef to cater for you and your guests in the privacy of your own villa.
They offer international, Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian and healthy fresh cuisine.
Services offered: Breakfast, lunches, dinner, barbecue, hot and cold buffets.
Providing a professional approach from the moment of first point of contact to the end of each event.
There is no minimum amount of people they can cater for they're aim is to make sure you and your guests are left having relaxing time.
Covering most of the Algarve
( Also prepared to travel with clients to other countries ).


Catering & Take Away

Gaby's Take Away

For international cuisine including curry, lamb kebabs, tapas and chicken with vegetables. Also catering and take-away services.

Where :From the village centre, up the steep hill ( toward the N125 ), Part of the parade of shops on the right which is part of the Beach Vila Club, Praia da Salema, 8650 Budens.
Tel :(+351) 282 698 094.

Catering ( Villa )

Algarve Cooks

Cooks and Catering services available for self catering villas anywhere within the Algarve area.

Where :Vivenda Solar Cruz da Assumada Cabanita, 8100-296 Loule.
Tel :(+351) 289 410 990
Fax : 

Catering ( Event )

Rainha Santa Langley Roasts

Catering for weddings, birthdays and private parties from 40 to 500 guests. Offering bbq's, lamb and hog roasts. Menus include canapés, salads, desserts and cheese selections.

Where :Monte da Jarda - Vale Judeu, S. Sebastiao - Loule 8125-016 Loule.
Tel :(+351) 918 879 843
Mobile :(+351) 918 879 843

Clubs & Discotheques



Where :Phoenix Disco, Ger 29, 1º S. Gonçalo, Lagos. 8600-000 Lagos
Tel :(+351) 282 760 503

Disco Bar

On the Rocks

Where :Disco Bar, Av. Tomas Cabreira, Praia da Rocha, Lojas B + C, Portimão. 8500-000 Portimão.
Tel :(+351) 282 416 144




Hate going to the gym? ForestFit offers 4 week fat loss training programs in the cool forests of Barão de São João only 15 minutes from Luz. Visit the website for sample training programs, tips and discounts on your training.
When :They run for four weeks at a time, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8am before it gets a little too warm. The sessions last for approximately 45 minutes starting exactly at 8am.
Where :Drive through Barão de São João until you reach the small water fountain in the middle of the road and then turn up the road and follow the twisty road up the hill. You’ll get to the other side of the town on to a rough forest road, drive up this track for about a kilometer following the signs. If you reach the wind turbines you’ve gone too far.
Address :Rua Da Mata, Barão de São João, 8600 - 017 Barão de São João.
Tel :(+351) 962 204 875



Florista Aquaflor

Decorative flowers and bouquets. Plants available to hire for events, weddings and parties. National and international deliveries.
Where :Rua Candido Reis 52, 8600-681 Lagos.
Tel : 


Florista Petalas E Lacos

Pingo Doce Supermarket - Part of a Portuguese Supermarket chain has a flower department that will do deliveries. Natural and artificial flowers and plants. Indoors, weddings, parties and special events decorations. National and international deliveries.

Where :On the other side of Lagos (from Luz). Follow the signs for the N125 to Portimao. Crossing the bridge by the marina the Supermarket is on the left, keep an eye out for the Penguin sign. Comercial Pingo Doce,
Tel :(+351) 282 792 256

Florist ( U.K. )

Flora Queen

Sending from the U.K. to Portugal? An on-line service 'interflora' style. Dispatched from a local florist in Portugal. Reliable albeit rather expensive.

Web :Floraqueen

Food & Catering Supplies

English Foods

Thomas Green Albufeira

Thomas Green's

British shop stocking a range of English foods including brands such as Bisto, Tetley and Marmite.
Note : The shop in Lagos has closed down, the remaining shop is located in Albufeira.

Open :Monday to Friday 10:00-19:00 and Saturday 10:00-17:00.
Address :Loteamento Praca do Mercado, N Torre da Medronheira, Olhos de Agua, 8200, Albufeira.
Tel :(+351) 289 541 119.

Organic Food Deliveries

bio mercearia

Mercearia Bio

Delivering Organic Groceries throughout the country. Looking after the environment and your physical and mental good shape.
Weekly home deliveries of a full range of organic food products.
On-line ( see web address below ) or Telephone services.
 June 2011  Now also have a stall at Portimao Market.

Address :
Bio Desafios, Lda. NIF: 508 155 690
Rua 25 de Abril, 45 A Companheira 8500-321 Portimão
general and customer support
tel :(+351) 282 476 686
mobile :(+351) 961 563 777
nutritional and dietetics online surgery
warehouse opening hours
Thursday and Friday from 3 to 7pm, except for bank holidays. If you wish to visit the warehouse on a different day please contact them in advance.
Web :mercearia

Frozen Fruit  Suppliers

Simply Fruit Algarve

Simply Fruit Algarve

Supplies the Algarve with quality blast frozen real fruits for blending into smoothies etc.
The fruits are compacted and frozen so storage space required limited, no crates of fruit.
The mixes are made from fruit only, no additives, plus no wastage as Simply Fruit is blast frozen, which locks in taste and goodness plus no rotting,
Time saving: Our retailers can reduce the time of making a smoothie by over 50% when using Simply Fruit against fresh fruit.

Address :Paderne. Albufeira.
Tel :(+351) 934 721 566

Gaming Supplies

Pool, Snooker, Video Games

F J North Pool and Snooker Lda

Situated in Almancil but covering the entire Algarve - Supplies ( Sales and Rental ) Pool and Snooker Tables, Table Tennis, Air Hockey and Foosball Tables, Garden Trampolines, Dart Boards, Cabinets and Oches, Pinball Machines, Arcade Machines : Plus Accessories, Maintenance and Servicing. Also, Coin Operated Pool Tables Supplied to Bars, Restaurants and Holiday Centres For Free.

Where :Almancil.
Tel :(+351) 289463543
Mobile :(+351) 912 264 905 or (+351) 917 846 242.


Mobile Hairdresser

Marion Bedbur

Mobile Hairdresser. Based in Lagos but covering the Western Algarve.
German / English / Portuguese spoken.

Where :Lagos.
Mobile :(+351) 914 851 331.

Education, Language, Learning & Schools

Language Centre

Centro de Línguas de Lagos

Centro de Línguas de Lagos

Centro de Línguas de Lagos is a small, friendly language school which has been operating successfully for 25 years in western Algarve. The school is in the centre of Lagos.
'Portuguese for Foreigners' courses. Tutorial courses for school pupils ( all languages ). Group, Private, Examination and Summer courses available.
See the next courses available here News.

Where:Rua Dr Joaquim Tello, Nº 32, 1º esq, Lagos
Tel :(+351) 282 761 070
Fax :(+351) 282 761 070

Language Teacher

José Henrique Marques

Where:Vivenda Monteverde, Estrada Vale da Lama, Odeáxere
Tel :(+351) 282 798 018
Fax :(+351) 282 798 019


Val Verde International School

Primary and Secondary (English) school.
Secondary Education - IGCSE for 10 to 16 years.
Teaching ratio 7 to 1

Where :Burgau. Apartado 125, Luz 8600-927 Luz Lagos
Tel : (+351) 282 697 205
Fax :(+351) 282 471 761

Language Centre

CLCC - Centre for languages, culture and communication

Where :Jardim Gil Eanes, Rua D Maria Luisa, 122, Portimão
Tel :(+351) 282 430 250
Fax :(+351) 282 430 255

Language Centre

Faust Language School - Quarteira


Portuguese courses, Teachers training courses, Translations.

Address :Sítio do Semino 906, 8125-303 Quarteira
Tel :(+351) 289 301 356
Tel (Mob) :(+351) 919 437 377

Language Centre


Address :Rua Dr. Teofilo Braga, Ed. Ruby. P-8501-913 Portimão
Tel :(+351) 282 483 637

Teacher / Tutor

Hannah Nash

Qualified teacher and tutor with a wealth of experience and high pass rates in national tests providing a tutoring service to English speaking Portuguese or English families who want to fill the gap in their child's education. BA hons degree in English. Left the UK at senior management level. The tutoring can take place at her property in Budens or will go to the client's house. All resources will be provided for a variety of subjects. Currently doesn't speak Portuguese but is learning.

Where :Budens
Tel :(+351) 915 139 912

Cloth & Linen Outlets


Linen-etc - Budens

Linen Etc

With a new shop ( formerly in Salema ) now near the Intermarche in Budens and a smart on-line service. Top Quality Bedding, Bed Linen, Sheets, Towels and Other Bathroom Accessories at excellent prices.
The Site is easy to use and are quick to deliver across the Algarve. Deliveries are made two or three times a week to Luz. Orders over 200 euro are free, less and there might be a small surcharge.
Specialising in White and Cream Linen in a variety of finishes and Thread Counts with a Variety of Coloured Accessories Such as Runners, Throws, Bedspreads and Curtains all available with Matching Cushions. They also have different Quality Towels From a basic Contract Cotton to a more luxurious 600g Ring Spun Egyptian Cotton available in a choice of colours. They also stock Bath Mats, Bath Robes and Shower Curtains.
Price List 2014 (pdf)

Where :Rua Areias de Cima, 2 Budens, V.Bispo
Tel (UK) :+(44) 845 862 0443
Tel :+(351) 282 697 791
Fax :+(351) 282 697 382
Email :please use the on-line contact form on their web site.

Health, Medical & Nursing Services

Alternative Medicine

Mind Over Matters

Using progressive psychological techniques, Alison Blair will help you eradicate, fears, phobias, addictions, trauma, panic attacks & more...

Where :Lagos
Mobile : (+351) 964 951 570

Alternative Therapies

Moinhos Velhos Health Retreat

Where :Cotifo, Lagos
Tel :(+351) 282 687 147


Ann Bull - Bsc. (Hons) MChS

Where :Lagos
Mobile :(+351) 963 606 175


Active Chiropractic – Dr. Krystov Bock, D.C.

Advance Chiropractic for lower back pain, herniated discs, sciatica, frozen shoulder, neck problems, knee and foot, golf ergonomics, myofascial release, custom orthotics. Dr. Bock (USA), 30 years experience, has specialized in a revolutionary gentle treatment to help patients avoid lower back surgery that has an 80% success rate. Frozen shoulder fast mobility treatment. Pain Relief without drugs, Laser, Infra-Red, Red Light, Ultrasound. Special care for those with Osteoporosis. Many treatments available (You do NOT have to be "cracked"!).
Home Emergency Visits available. Private parking.
Dr Bock is from San Francisco, an Olympic team doctor, Professor of Chiropractic College, Fully Licensed and Certified. Member Portuguese Chiropractic Association.

Open :Monday - Friday & First Saturday.
Languages :English, Portuguese, Spanish, French.
Prices :Office visits only 25€ ( new lower prices for 2014 ).
Where :Lagoa Office, on the N125 main roundabout ( Galp / Cepsa ).
Address :Beco Marquês de Pombal, Bloco 2, Lagoa.
Tel :(+351) 282 352 202
Emergency :(+351) 966 706 606


Centro Quiropratico Canadiano - Dr. Paul J. Meyer

Where :Urb Rossio de S João, Lote 2, Lagos.
Tel :(+351) 282 768 044
Fax :(+351) 282 764 087


Home Care Nursing


Where :Lagos
Tel :(+351) 282 788 263



Jah Shaka Surf Shop - Lagos

Jah Shaka Surf Shop

Jah Shaka Surf Shop is our way of giving back to the board riding culture that we love so much. Because of this, we promise you both the best customer service you'll find and only the highest quality goods. Whether you need surf hardware, some rad clothes or just some friendly advice on where to go surfing, swing by and we'll do our best to meet your needs.
We also provide surf and bike hire, and can organise just about any activity possible in the Lagos area - from relaxed ocean kayaking to extreme mountain biking, from a chilled out fishing boat trip to a thrilling day surfing, right up to skydiving. Come by to say hello and we'll see if we can get you to do any fun activities!

Where :Jah Shaka Surf Shop, 112 Candido Dos Reis, Lagos 8600-681
Tel :(+351) 282 798 006


Animal Clinic

Clinica Veterinaria do Ferrel, Lda.

Address :Dr. med. vet. Heike Rauterberg. Quinta dos Areões. P-8600-109 Espiche.
Tel :(+351) 282 761 827

Animal Clinic

Consultório Girassol

Veterinary surgeon - Small Animal Veterinary practice.

Address :Estrada Palmares P-8600-252 Odiaxere.
Tel :(+351) 282 799 268