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Which resort to stay in on the Algarve????????

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Which resort to stay in on the Algarve????????

Could anyone advise which resort to stay at please:-

There will be 6 of us in our 50's, we like a nice meal in the evening and a couple of evenings like to go to a lively bar with some music or entertainment. Dont want a realy quiet resort but dont want to be in the Alberferia Strip either!!! Like a resort with plenty to walk around and look at.

Would like a villa or apartment with pool near to the resort as we dont hire a car. Also dont want to be too far from airport or it becomes very costly for transfers.

Tall order I know but if anyone can recommend anything please..

Cheers

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1. Re: Which resort to stay in on the Algarve????????

This may help narrow your search down a bit:

www.portugalvirtual.pt/algarve/index.php

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2. Re: Which resort to stay in on the Algarve????????

I think Alvor would suit you down to a T

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3. Re: Which resort to stay in on the Algarve????????

Id try out Carvoeiro. When there are 6 of you a transfer works out reasonable around 70 euro each way.

There are loads of nice restaurants and beaches, also the local bus goes to Portimao and Albufeira if you want to go further afield.

I stayed in a lovely villa called Vila elizabete, its so convenient and central and you definitely dont need a car. Thats why Ive posted today asking about the tourist bus pass as I'm heading back out this week and not renting a car at all this time.

Also stayed in Castelo do mar which was great but a little bit further out of town but still walking distance.

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4. Re: Which resort to stay in on the Algarve????????

Try praia da Rocha, the most gorgeous beach with a marina - Marina de Portimão, at the end of the strip of Praia da Rocha. Lots of bars, restaurants, both in the strip and in the Marina. A nice swimming pool, No Solo Aqua, in the marina and private beach. Gorgeous place, and Portimão is 2 km distance with lots of restaurants, also, mainly near Arade River. A must, specially for the ones who enjoy grilled sardines, and portuguese red wine!!!!!!

Vilamoura is also a lovely place to go. There is a casino, lots of restaurants and bars in the fabulous marina. Very lively place, also!!!

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6. Re: Which resort to stay in on the Algarve????????

Vilamoura is the place for you. Have been there for 8 years. It has everything you want and only 20 minutes from Faro airport.

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7. Re: Which resort to stay in on the Algarve????????

hi linolayer

Can you tell me is vilamoura an expensive resort to stay in as I have heard it is a lot more expensive than any of the other resorts on the Algarve???

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8. Re: Which resort to stay in on the Algarve????????

Based on what you set out in your original posting, Alvor. No question. Check out the Alvor forum if you need to be convinced.

Edited: 16 July 2011, 17:50
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9. Re: Which resort to stay in on the Algarve????????

Sounds exactly like our requirements list!

After a LOT of research we're booked into the Alvormar apartments in Alvor next month. Just hoping it lives up to expectations:)

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10. Re: Which resort to stay in on the Algarve????????

I think if you stay in Lagos you wont go far wrong. Maybe around the marina in an apartment if you like apartments most of them provide you with a pool pass to use the marina clubs pool. You are about ten mins walk from all the excellent restaurants and bars. The transfer will be about an hour or so though. Vilamours is closer to faro and also nice, but the restaurants around the Marina there seemed expensive compared to other places on the Algarve. Praia de Rocha is too high rise for my tastes, but I am sure it suits some and does have a gorgeous beach.