My sister & I, both over 55, will be in Algarve region in October, arriving by train to Faro from Lisbon. We do not care about nightlife. We like to see scenic, historic areas, like to walk, go to markets, churches, a little shopping. We are thinking of renting a car, staying in a small town or two as our base, to drive to scenic areas, taking day trips. We will be there five or six days, then take off for Seville. Does anyone have suggestions for towns to stay in while day tripping? Is the airport a better place to rent a car or the train station? How are the roads, really? We are mindful of our budgets.