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Suites Alba Resort & Spa distance to shop/market?

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Suites Alba Resort & Spa distance to shop/market?

My husband and I have just booked a week at Suites Alba Resort & Spa.

We wanted somewhere remote, and really just want to do nothing much apart from reading, photographing, sleeping and walking -so the place seemed great!

We currently therefore do not plan to hire a car as we do not plan to be much "out and about'.. (and I don't drive)

-However with our own kitchen it would be great to cook a few nights/lunches ourselves and we would therefore need to do some shopping once or twice during the week...

Does anyone know how far it is to nearest shop/market and are there buses? -or other transport?

Thanks for any help

Tina

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1. Re: Suites Alba Resort & Spa distance to shop/market?

You'll be quite isolated (but the surroundings are beautiful!). Way of transport would be a taxi and supermarkets will be in Lagoa. It would be a 10-15 min. drive, a taxi may charge you around 12 euro for that (one way)

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2. Re: Suites Alba Resort & Spa distance to shop/market?

The Intermarché supermarket just outside Armação de Pera is about 4km away and a taxi to there would obviously be cheaper than going to the one in Lagoa.. There is certainly nothing closer than that.

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3. Re: Suites Alba Resort & Spa distance to shop/market?

I wonder Cubsur. Yes, you can walk or cycle this maybe in 4 km's but I don't think a taxi would take that route. Don't you think a taxi would take the M1154 up to Lombos and then head for the M530 to go down south? Otherwise it all looks like dirt tracks.

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4. Re: Suites Alba Resort & Spa distance to shop/market?

Thanks for great advice FTHW and cubsur :)!

I think 4 km would be great for walk for us -maybe with rucksacks to bring back shopping and vinho..

We wouldn't need much and we like to explore and walk -or maybe a taxi-ride would be fun..

I am going to post another message, but will also ask the question here: Does anyone of you have links/copies to the menues) at Suites Alba Resort & Spa? No problems if not.

(We are not too fuzzy about food as such -but I have a few health related preferences -none that can't be broken in the name of a holiday.. but I like to prepare :) ..)

Thanks again!

Edited: 09 January 2014, 21:33
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5. Re: Suites Alba Resort & Spa distance to shop/market?

Yes indeed, could be a great walk. I don't know if it will be easy but surely the hotel can give you more directions. I don't think you can get the menues but if you have health related preferences it's best to get in touch with the hotel before you go. Their email: central@suitesalbaresort.com

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6. Re: Suites Alba Resort & Spa distance to shop/market?

Thank you FTHW! :)

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