Re: casa de alvor
I can help with a couple of your questions:
The main bus stop in Alvor is at the roundabout on the edge of the old village. All buses stop at the same stop going in all directions. There are no timetables or maps on display. Unfortunately that is typical of Portimao council whose bus service would be excellent if anyone knew about it!
There are other stops at various places along the roads leading out of Alvor of course.
There is a direct bus from Alvor to Algarve Shopping, six times a day on weekdays and four times a day at weekends.
Take a look at this website page of mine for timetables - as I said there are none at Alvor
The same bus route also goes to Lagos but beware timekeeping at Alvor in that direction, they are often 15-20 minutes late owing to traffic congestion aided and abetted by shoddy timekeeping.
Unfortunately the biggest supermarket in Avor closed down earlier this year when the chain went bust. There are some small shops in the area but for a big supermarket you now have to go to the Portimao Retail Park (bus 8 from Alvor) or into Portimao to the Continente there. There are no supermarkets in the city centre of Portimao, the last one closed last year when the Retail Park opened.
The Continente isn't far out though and there are also ALDI and LIDL stores in the same area.
Hope that helps a little.
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