Market in Tavira

Mercado Municipal

This large, modern food market is near the bridge at the eastern edge of town.
Books in Lagos

Owl Story

Run by a friendly English couple, Owl Story has an excellent supply of secondhand books in English.
Market in Aljezur

Mercado Municipal

Located near the bridge, the municipal market is a good place to buy fresh fruit and veggies, and it has a very appealing fish counter.
Market in Lagos

Mercado Municipal

Lagos' characterful municipal market is an intriguing place to wander and a great spot to stock up on fresh produce, including excellent seafood.
Arts & Crafts in Tavira

Casa do Artesão

This handicrafts collective in the heart of the old town makes a fine spot to shop for traditional basketware, cloth, ceramics and aguardente (distilled fruit spirit).
Ceramics in Monchique

Leonel Telo

Located on the main road, by the big bend in the centre of town, this studio lets you watch potter Leonel at work and browse his bright, quality ceramics.
Ceramics in Loulé

Cerâmica O Arco

One of a few ceramics shops in Loulé, O Arco has a bright, optimistic range of flower- and fruit-themed painted pottery.
Ceramics in Silves

Estudio Destra

This studio in a historic building specialises in beautiful hand-painted tile panels, mostly done on commission.
Drinks in Tavira

Garrafeira Soares

Opposite the market building, this outlet has a good selection of Portuguese wines, port and spirits at fair prices.