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Epic Sana Algarve Hotel invites you to this wonderful culinary holiday! Specially created for those seeking out new flavors, ingredients, and creative experiences. Embrace on a journey inspired by the excellence of Portuguese cuisine. A luxury experience in a glorious space by the seaside. Float with pleasure without taking your feet off the coast of the Algarve with cooking classes, a tasting menu at Alquimia (fine dining restaurant) with wine pairing, and a Portuguese wine and cheese pairing experience.
During this holiday, you will stay either in a shared or a double room. The hotel has 162 rooms, 24 garden suites, and 43 resort suites. All rooms and suites have a modern design complemented by contemporary facilities and state of the art technology. These elegant and contemporary rooms located at the hotel building cover an area of 32 square meters.
Each room is furnished with luxurious twin or king size beds, a sitting area, a bathroom with bathtub and a separate rain shower, and a private deck terrace. The rooms also have a flat-screen television, and complimentary Wi-Fi access.
The rooms also boast cable programming with video on demand, an integrated sound system with the possibility of connecting a MP3 player via cable or Bluetooth, a direct-dial phone with voicemail, air conditioning, a minibar, a Nespresso coffee machine, a safe suitable for a laptop equipped with a power outlet, a hairdryer and magnifying mirror, bathrobes and slippers, an iron, and private check-in and turndown service.
The extensive Sayanna Wellness (spa and fitness center), has five outdoor swimming pools (two for children) and an indoor swimming pool, kid's club, a baby center, a sports complex, three restaurants (one seasonal), two bars, and snack bars next to the swimming pools.
During this holiday, you will have the opportunity to enjoy different gastronomic experiences. You will have the opportunity to experience a special degustation dinner at the award winning Al Quimia restaurant, you will also delight yourself with special tasting of selected Portuguese wines and cheese, and a traditional "cataplana" masterclass with a chef followed by lunch paired with the sommelier selection of wine and beverages.
You will also have free access to the spa facilities and to the Epic vital group activities.
Born in Peroguarda, Alentejo, Luis Mourão has 20 years of experience as a chef having won bronze medal at IKA culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany in 2000. Currently leading the kitchen of Epic Sana Algarve, he was executive chef at Convento do Espinheiro in Évora. As a chef, he has also passed through Pousadas de Portugal and the restaurant Bica do Sapato. Kitchen trainer at Turismo de Portugal and Fundação Alentejo, he had in 2012 a prominent position in the show Top Chef.
This holiday will be held at Epic Sana Algarve Hotel in Albufeira, Portugal. With a privileged location overlooking the Falésia beach (Albufeira), cool and chic accommodation, seamless personalized service, and excellent quality food, the award-winning hotel offers a perfect healthy escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The prime location where the green of the pine trees merges the blue of the Atlantic Ocean coupled with an outstanding service makes this place a true oasis of peace. Offering elegant and contemporary accommodation options, direct access to the beach, vibrant atmosphere, heartfelt hospitality, exquisite cuisine, an extensive spa, the Epic Sana is the perfect setting for unique moments leisure and unforgettable gastronomic experiences.
Albufeira is a Portuguese city located in the district of Faro. It is the main city in a municipality with approximately 140 square kilometers divided into four civil parishes, Albufeira and Olhos de Água, Guia, Ferreiras, and Paderne. The municipality is bordered to the west and northwest by Silves, northeast and east by Loulé, and to the south by a wide coastline along the Atlantic Ocean.
The name Albufeira came from the Arab word “al-Buħaira”, which means a lake or lagoon that communicates with the sea. The Arab period left its mark in the city and today it may be perceived in its narrow streets, the old castle, and the whitewashed houses with their terraces and arches. The Roman colonization of the current area of the municipality dates back to 2,000 before Christ, where the name “Baltum” originated from. Later, in 716, the Arabs named it “Albuar” or “Albuhera”.
During this holiday, you will enjoy one daily delicious breakfast along with a marvelous degustation dinner at Al Quimia restaurant, where you may also enjoy other meal services for an additional cost.
During this degustation, you will experience a set menu with select wines at the award-winning Al Quimia Restaurant. The restaurant offers a unique space from a privileged view over the resort to the spacious terrace and to the irreproachable gastronomic offer. This is an intimate space with a discreet service suitable for special moments. The modern and creative menus are created seasonally by Chef Luís Mourão using the freshest and best Portuguese produce.
The results are dishes that will make you embark on a journey to the flavors of Portuguese cuisine. The best Portuguese wines promise to improve your dining experience. Al Quimia won the “Luxury Hotel Restaurant” award by World Luxury Awards and it was considered “Best Restaurant of Portugal” by the Expresso Newspaper Guide Boa Cama, Boa Mesa.
Al Quimia Restaurant (Adults only)
Ideal for urban leisure time and for shopping, the shopping center situated in Guia works partially in the open so you can enjoy the good Algarve weather. There, you can find a vast restaurant area and a great variety of shops. The shopping center also features movie theaters, a supermarket, and a pharmacy.
The Paderne Castle is a small rural fortification founded by the Almohads during the second half of the 12th century. This is one of the seven castles represented on the Portuguese flag. Its reddish hue ruins are one of the most significant examples of Muslim military architecture in the Iberian Peninsula, standing out in the landscape as a notice of arrival to the Algarve for those who reach Via do Infante.
The Municipal Archaeological Museum opened to the public on 20 August 1999. The museum consists of two floors in an area of great tourist inflow, housed the City Council until the late 1980’s. It was later recovered and rehabilitated to accommodate the museum by integrating the existing archaeological heritage.
The Albufeira beach viewpoint offers a view overlooking the ocean and the adjacent beaches. For a more detailed view, the viewpoint has a monocle available.
The Algarve has close to 200 kilometers of coastline at your disposal. Cliffs, extensive sandy beaches, deserted beaches, some of them awarded, others less known. The Algarve coastline starts at the Natural Park of Costa Vicentina and stretches all the way to Vila Real de Santo António, on the other end. Its tourist diversity of great natural and historic beauty enchants both foreigners and Portuguese citizens alike.
The area of the Algarve with greater tourist activity is known for its downtown or "old town", and more specifically for the famous Pescadores beach. This old fishing town is nowadays one of the favorite places.
During the day, you can enjoy its coastal beaches and cliffs whose sea related infrastructure, leisure, and sports activities will not be missing. As for the nightlife, the countless restaurants in this area offer a great choice followed by the famous “bar street” where entertainment is always guaranteed.
Zoomarine is a water theme park located in the municipality of Guia. Considered by many as the best family theme park in the Algarve, it has several tourist attractions. It also has a shark aquarium, natural animal habitats, a 4D movie theater, and several leisure, entertainment, and environmental education activities.
During your free time, you may discover the Cape S. Vicente and its fortress in Sagres, experience the nightlife of Albufeira, go for a boat ride along Carvoeiro and Lagos and appreciate the great natural beauty of the beaches, caves, and rock formations, visit the Vilamoura Marina and casino, practice golf in the best greens of the country, or hike through Monchique mountain and the South West Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park.
During this special holiday, you will have access to the spa facilities (indoor heated pool, gym, spa relaxation pool, sauna, Turkish bath).
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