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Stories and Tips Algarve

Still has some old world charm left

Written by Praskipark on 17 Jul, 2012

Burgau is still popular with tourists probably because it still has some of its old world charm left. Extra building and development hasn’t spoilt it entirely, you can still find the original main cluster of cottages painted white and edged with powder blue. This row…Read More

A network of green and yellow buses

Written by Praskipark on 26 Apr, 2011

Travelling by bus in the Algarve can be a very frustrating experience but it can also be a lot of fun. Obviously, it depends on the kind of mood you are in at the time and whether you have a grumpy bus driver or not.…Read More

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Lagos: how it was for us

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 05 Dec, 2010

Lagos is a town on the Algarve coast in Portugal, a big tourist centre renowned for its beaches in rocky coves, historical heritage and fishing, boating and dolphin watching. It is not a terrible, high-rise developed resort like many on the coast near Faro, and…Read More

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Lagos Beaches

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 24 Nov, 2009

Lagos is one of the more pleasant towns in the western part of Algarve coast and is surrounded by beaches on both sides. The beaches are excellent, although as it's the Atlantic coast, the water is a bit colder than in the Mediterranean - but…Read More

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Lagos: a short guide and tips

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 24 Nov, 2009

Algarve is the prime Portugal holiday destination, and invokes the horror images of concrete-encrusted coast, seaside promenades filled with tipsy, lobster-red Brits trailing screaming children behind them; fish and chips bars and Full English Breakfast cafes. This hellish image is largely an overstatement, and even…Read More

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Ferragudo, Algarve

Written by MALUSE on 29 Aug, 2009

Bom dia! Good day! Learn some Portuguese with me, praia means beach, the plural -s is pronounced sh. I want to tell you about the ones belonging to Ferragudo, a village in the Algarve, the southern region of Portugal, situated opposite Portimão, one of the…Read More

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Hotel Casabela, Ferragudo

Written by MALUSE on 29 Aug, 2009

When we had decided on the Algarve in the south of Portugal for our summer hols last year the woman in the travel agency recommended the hotel Casabela in Ferragudo, a village about 65 km west of Faro where the international airport is. It is…Read More

Exploring the Algarve in sunny Portugal

Written by catsholiday on 10 Jun, 2009

The Algarve:Having been unimpressed with our accommodation we decided that we were not going to be put off the area by this and decided we would explore.ALBUFIRA:On Sunday we walked in to Albufiera. Although the physical area is still narrow and cobbled the place has…Read More

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The Best in the West

Written by Praskipark on 17 Feb, 2009

After living in the western Algarve for over 10 years it is still one of my favourite places to return to. It is very popular with Brits, Germans and Dutch. Why? Because of the wonderful climate - sunny days for nearly 10 months of the…Read More

Money in Portugal

Written by Amanda on 21 Aug, 2000

Costs are generally lower than in the rest of the EU, and it's a good value European holiday. (Especially so at the moment - summer 2000 - as the Euro is so weak against both the dollar and the pound.) Many prices are quoted in…Read More

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