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distance to alvor

n irel
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distance to alvor

can anyone tell me how far it is from praia da rocha to alvor and portimao. howmuch in a taxi to both. is there a good bus sernice. im staying at the club praia da rocha.

Portimao, Portugal
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1. Re: distance to alvor

Clube Praia to Portimao is about €4.50 or €1.40 on the Linha Azul bus which stops opposite Clube Praia.

To Alvor in a taxi its about €6.50 to €7 max. YOu could walk to Praia do Vua and pick up the Linha Laranja to Alvor again this is €1.50ish or get the Azul into Portimao centre and then Laranja from there straight to Alvor.

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I walked from Paia da Rocha to Alvor about 10 days ago - it took about 21/2 hours and you have to divert onto the road once you get to the end of the nature trail after Praia do Vua . It is about a 7mile walk and is a bit tricky under foot in flip flops!!! It is a very nice walk (excluding the road bit) and there are some interesting view points (especially the viewing platform that juts out into the sea cavern - you'd have to see that to believe it). In Alvor we had a wonderful sardine lunch form the first restaurant at the bottom of the hill (on the left hand side) for 6euro each (consisting of 6 mackerel size sardines each, potatoes and salad) along with some fresh orange juice at 1euro a glass - fantastic value for money. We returned on the local bus via Portimao. You buy a 1,50euro ticket off the bus driver (some can speak fairly good English) and with this ticket you can travel all over the place all day - you just need to show the ticket to the bus drivers. We travelled into Portimao on another day (15minute trip - max) and you can get connecting buses to lots of other locations (all for your 1.5euro ticket). Never used a taxi so I can't comment on their value for money. Enjoy yourselves, we were only there for 4 days but would definitely go back.

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3. Re: distance to alvor

id recommend a taxi, great value for money.when we stay in praia da rocha we spend almost half the nights of our holiday in alvor, beautiful place with amazing restaurants, particularly the seafood places on the front

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4. Re: distance to alvor

Around 4-5 km. Taxi is 6.5 euro. Bus from Portimao is 1.5 euro pp. Walk from Alvor center (where bus stops) to beach is 10 min.

Edited: 16 July 2010, 14:49
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