To the Algarve summer, with sand in it's feet, we have added the daily routines of those who make this way of life a lifestyle, from gathering clams to baking bread to the harvesting and drying of fruits. We catch a ride on a traditional boat, practice birdwatching, support the local nature reserve, and when night falls we turn our verandas into a planetarium and watch the stars. When the body requires rest we surrender ourselves to wellness rituals, taking advantage of the natural properties of local oliver, almonds, fleur de sel and algae. Some may call it a "vacation", we call it "culture".