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Supermarket opening times

I am coming to Albufeira for Christmas and arrive on Christmas Eve about 5pm. I have booked an apartment in Parquet da Corcavada so need to know where the nearest supermarket is and if anyone can tell me what time the supermarkets close on Christmas Eve.

Thanks

Morag

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1. Re: Supermarket opening times

Have you looked at the right hand side of the page. Theres loads of very useful info there compiled by the DEs and one of the headings is "what times are shops, banks etc open". There is a little info about xmas opening times. Hope this will help you.

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2. Re: Supermarket opening times

You will be cutting it very fine as most of the shops here will be closing at around 6pm, 7pm at the very latest. That also applies to many restaurants and bars. There is almost nothing open after 7pm.

Shops do not open on Christmas Day, however most restaurants and bars do.

The nearest shops are a few minutes walk. There is a fairly decent small supermarket at the top end of the Estrada de Santa Eulalia on the other side of bullring.

If you have a car you might make it to the big supermarkets which are about a mile away.

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3. Re: Supermarket opening times

if you have car I would go to the shopping mall at faro and the hypermarket there straight from airport to save panicking when you get to albufeira

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4. Re: Supermarket opening times

Good thinking. The Forum Algarve has a massive Jumbo hypermarket and is only a mile or so down the road towards Faro (you have to head for Faro once away from the airport, not west towards Vilamoura and Albufeira etc).

That would certainly put your mind at rest. But without a car, impossible.

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If you don`t have a car, jump on the RED 2 Giro bus right away just up from the Cinese emporium

(1735, 1805) or the stop on Globe roundabout a couple of minutes later ... this goes directly along to a Pingo Doce Supermarket at Worms roundabout ... and another two bigger ones at Watches roundabout. The same bus (00 and 30) drops you back there and there are taxis at these shops. You can take the BLUE service at these stops too a little earlier (1722, 1752) but they go via North Strip and Correeira, taking 15 mins to Worms and 17 mins to watches. Or ... phone a tax ..

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6. Re: Supermarket opening times

hi do the supermarkets open on boxing day in olhoa we are arriving on this day thanks

Edited: 14 December 2013, 08:02
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7. Re: Supermarket opening times

Boxing day doesn't exist in Portugal, everything will be open as normal.

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8. Re: Supermarket opening times

December 26th is not a holiday here. Big supermarkets and malls will be open until 9 or 10pm.

Beware that early closing for supermarkets also applies on December 31st and they do not open on January 1st. Restaurants will be open and bars will be open almost all night or the New Year celebrations.

Edited: 14 December 2013, 08:48
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9. Re: Supermarket opening times

Thank you for this - yes we have a car and a Sat Nav so hopefully will be able to find this place.

Morag

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10. Re: Supermarket opening times

You cannot miss the Forum Algarve on the way into Faro. It is a massive building on the left hand side as you come into town. You will need to go around the roundabout and slightly back on yourself to get into the underground car park. There is no surface parking.

Check the location on something like Google Maps before you leave in case it isn't marked on your satnav.

This link, if I have done it right, will bring up a map showing Jumbo Faro in relation to the airport

http://goo.gl/maps/ATWp9

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