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      Where does "the walk" that is mentioned in the VT Nazare pages start

      Nazaré Mar 10, 2015 at 5:34 PM

      I looked in the VT pages and in the Nazare travel pages. The VT pages state that the best thing to do is take "the walk" around the shore. The Nazare pages have a suggested map - but which I cannot follow. Could someone suggest where to start a good scenic walk, and what landmarks to look for to make sure we start at the right place (if these is such a thing).

      A good restaurant along the way would be great too! Thank you! Muito obrigada!

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    • Easter week in castelo de vide and surrounding area

      Castelo de Vide Mar 16, 2015 at 4:03 AM

      What are highlights of Easter week in castelo de vide? Suggestions on residential in the center of activities. What not to miss in this area of allentejo as staying four days.

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    • Ovar, Portugal in May/June

      Porto Mar 10, 2015 at 3:51 AM

      We are going to Furodouro, Ovar for a week during half term. Will there be much going on/open in the last week of May or is it too early in the season?
      Any recommendations of bars/places to visit?

      Thanks!

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    • Overnight Parking in Cascais

      Cascais Mar 24, 2015 at 12:10 PM

      We are considering a property near central Cascais for five nights in September, but it does not have parking. The owner says public parking is available all around the property. I'm a bit nervous about security and availability and cost too. Can someone please give me some advise? Thank you.

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    • Best place to park in Porto

      Porto Mar 22, 2015 at 7:49 AM

      I'm travelling around Portugal this July and want to visit Porto. I'm going to be in my car, and have heard that parking and driving in Porto isn't that easy. I've looked in to parking on one of the streets near the main football stadium but am unsure if this is the best option? Are there any other alternatives that you recommend- I'm looking to spend probably the whole day in the city. Thanks

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      Activities around algarve

      Portugal Mar 19, 2015 at 5:25 AM

      Hello just booked a holiday to algarve and staying in golden clube cabanas is that close to horse riding and quad biking?

       

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      Boat taxis

      Foz do Arelho Mar 17, 2015 at 12:15 AM

      I will be staying at Foz do Arelho later this year for a family vacation. I see there are a number of restaurants on the southern side of the lagoon and wonder if there is a boat taxi that can transport us across the water?

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      Driving from Lisbon to Southern spain on a 9 days trip

      Lisbon 14 hours ago

      We are flying to Lisbon and intends to rent a car from Lisbon airport. After 3 days, we will drive to Seville, then to Cordoba,Granada and finally Malaga where we will fly off from Malaga airport.
      1) Will there be any difficult issues we would face if we rent a car from Lisbon to drive into Southern spain?
      2) Is it true that the toll charges in Portugal are very high?
      3) Any advice on hotels we should be staying if we are driving? Is it really very difficult to park if we intend to stay in the city center?
      4) Any recommendation of a reliable car rental company from Lisbon? Does the rented car come with GPS in English language?
      Any other tips/advice on driving from Lisbon to Southern spain is much appreciated.

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    • beach train stops?

      Costa de Caparica Yesterday

      Hi guys does anyone know if the beach train goes as far as praia de meco. We are staying at Aldeia de meco in august and were thinking of hopping on the wee beach train to go to the beaches further up. Does anyone know if this is possible ta x

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      3 day visit to Lisbon

      Lisbon Mar 25, 2015 at 4:25 AM

      What to do & not do in a 3 day visit to Lisboa?
      Obrigado!

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      Driving from Spain to Porto

      Portugal Mar 6, 2015 at 2:08 AM

      Driving from Tui/Valença to Porto, then returning to Santiago for our flight home. We prefer not to drive on motorways, definitely not in both directions. Does the Road N14 get us into many towns, or are there just entrances and exits from the towns? I don't want to get stuck often in local traffic and traffic lights in places we don't want to visit.

      To avoid driving inside Porto, can you suggest a place from which there's frequent public transportation to the city?

      My experience of Porto before this drive will be one day on an organized tour, then two days alone, before I meet my husband and start to drive. I'll plan that we'll not be there on the weekend.

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      Cabanas de Tavira

      Ilha de Tavira Mar 23, 2015 at 7:01 AM

      We're heading to Cabanas de Tavira for a week end of May and like to walk. I know that we can walk from there to Tavira. I'm wondering if there are any other coastal walks from Cabanas as we won't have a car. I know that at the end of ria Formosa just as it turns up onto ria Fortaleza there's what looks like a dirt track coastal walk through trees. Any one know if its a circular route back to Cabanas or of any other good walks locally?

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    • 2 GIRLS IN LAGOS WHO WANT TO SURF AND MEET PEOPLE

      Lagos Mar 11, 2015 at 3:21 AM

      Hello there !
      Me and a friend will be in Lagos for 10 days in may ( from the 2 to the 12 of may )
      we speak french and english ( and even some russian lol )
      and we want to meet some people who are pretty good at surf because we are not !
      my friend is a complet beginner and I learn to surf many years ago ( when I was 23 years old and I am now 29..) but I think I have to start again from the beginning ( I have surf in a Malibu board so no short board )
      I think we will rent some materials directly in Lagos but only if we find some nice people who agree lead us a little bit in exchange of some great drinks at night or even invit you in restaurant few times :)
      We do not have enough money to take some surf lessons and I have to admit I really hate to be in a group to learn surfing its not friendly to be with school I prefer to be with real people who dont looking for business but just to have fun looking/laughing at us falling and failing in our boards ahhahah ^^

      We will stay in the hotel Quinta dos cariacos from 2th may to 12th may.

      let us know if there is someone here who could be okay to do that with us :)

      cheers :)

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    • Fados & evening entertainment

      Olhão Mar 6, 2015 at 2:41 AM

      I will be visiting Olhao for a week in early June this year and am interested to know of any restaurants, cafes or bars which have fado evenings or other music entertainment.

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      Property to buy Lagos

      Lagos Mar 10, 2015 at 3:39 PM

      Is it safe for women to walk alone in evening or drive from Lagos to another city at night? Would you recomend to buy Villa in Lagos or where would you say is a good investment in Portugal to stay?

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    • clothes for march 19 to the 29th

      Lisbon Mar 6, 2015 at 1:17 PM

      good shoes a must but what weight of clothing for this time of year/?

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      Porto train stations

      Portugal Mar 13, 2015 at 8:52 AM

      I'll take a train from Lisbon to Porto, my husband will take a train from Vigo to Porto, and later we'll both take the train from Porto to Vigo. (There we'll rent the car for our drive in Galicia).

      On the train timetables I see that many more trains go through the Campanha station, But the San Bento is in a nice area where I can get hotels. Of course I'll take a taxi to the hotel, I don't need it near the station.

      Is the San Bento area convenient for public transportation in the city? Not Metro but overground.

      I can't see the timetables yet, to see where the Vigo train stops - soon there will be a new summer timetable.

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      Local restaurants for Portugal

      Lisbon Mar 10, 2015 at 9:19 AM

      Well thanks to all who gave me some excellent choices regarding hotels. Managed to get a great little hotel and a car rental. Have some idea of things we SHOULD see and hopefully there will be others. My next area that could use some suggestions is local restaurants and or bar/restaurants. We would like to go to some small (but not necessary) local restaurants to get a sample of the local flavor and culture. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
      Thanks again
      Rick M

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      Hard Mattresses

      Portugal Mar 17, 2015 at 6:41 AM

      I'm looking at booking.com for hotels in Porto, for myself alone and then with my husband. One of the advantages of booking.com is that the reviews are by real guests. I've seen several comments about too hard mattresses. I haven't noticed such remarks in other cities, is this really something I have to take care of in Porto?

      We're usually taking three star hotels, sometimes less, or apartments, and hadn't problems for many years - but I do remember hotels where it was better to lie on the floor (not in Europe). Meanwhile my hips and my husband's back are getting older.

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      Hotels in Lisbon

      Lisbon Mar 4, 2015 at 10:02 AM

      Was looking for a hotel for at least 3 nights in Lisbon at the end of May. I noticed the Corinthia Hotel Lisbon on line and looked quite nice. However it looked like it may be away from the sights. Don't mind walking or taking local transportation. Maybe there are others closer to the action (sights).
      If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate them. In the area of 150 E per night would be good.. That's around 200$ Canadian.

      again thanks
      Rick M

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      Is Sintra worth a visit?

      Lisbon Mar 3, 2015 at 2:10 PM

      Coming to Portugal for a couple of weeks in May/June and will be landing in Lisbon. Is Sintra worth a day visit or longer? Will have a rental when we head south but did not want to rent one in Lisbon.

      Any other suggestions for visits along the way to Faro?

      r

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    • Restaurant suggestions in/near Ponta Delgado?

      Ponta Delgada Dec 18, 2014 at 7:16 AM

      Do you know the name of the restaurant? Where it's located? We are staying 6 nights in Ponta Delgada and doing the usual tours to Fire Lake, Sete Cidades and Furnas....all with a local tour guide. We hope to visit the tea plantation, as well. We are staying at an apartment hotel on the waterfront near the Marina Atlantico....(Solmar Alojamentos) and would love to know which restaurants we might try when we are eating near the hotel or in the old part of town. Any ideas?

      2 Answers Dec 18, 2014 at 10:22 PM
    • Liquor tasting near Arcos do Cachorro

      Ilha do Pico Dec 5, 2014 at 4:23 PM

      I went to a liquor tasting near the Arcos do Cachorro where there were very sweet/strong samples of locally made liquor. I forget the name of the place, wondering if anyone could help?

    • 1 day in Ponte Delgada

      Ponta Delgada Nov 4, 2014 at 9:20 AM

      good day
      can someone please help me with organising a day trip to Ponte Delgada on November 6, 2014.
      i am arriving at 7 Am and was planning to rent a car for 27 euros at airport. however, i noticed that there is a roundtrip shuttle at 5 euros. which would be best?
      i am staying at canadiano hotel and leaving ponte delgada on november 7, 2014 at 3 PM.
      do i really need that car rental (since excess for 1 day is 800 euros).
      what activities should i do? please assist me with suggesting me what to do and where to go? first time in the island... thanks

      5 Answers Nov 4, 2014 at 12:43 PM
    • Laundromat in Ponta Delgada

      Ponta Delgada Sep 17, 2014 at 3:28 AM

      Is the a laundromat (washers & dryers) in Ponta Delgada?

      1 Answer Sep 17, 2014 at 3:58 AM
    • Transport on Pico

      Ilha do Pico Sep 10, 2014 at 2:05 PM

      What is the best/cheapest way to get from Pico airport to Lajes. Thanks.

    • Docking of cruise ships

      Ponta Delgada Jul 19, 2014 at 4:48 AM

      where do the cruise ships dock? Is it an easy walk into the town or, is transport required. Thank you

      2 Answers Jul 19, 2014 at 7:57 AM
    • cruise terminal

      Ponta Delgada Jun 29, 2014 at 10:08 AM

      is the cruise terminal easy to travel around from? We want to do our own tour for the day Is it possible to do private tours and are they better than the larger ones

      2 Answers Jun 29, 2014 at 12:36 PM
    • If I stay close to the hospital in Ponta Delgada is that too far to walk to the City Doors

      Ponta Delgada Jun 16, 2014 at 11:26 AM

      If I stay close to the hospital in Ponta Delgada is that too far to walk to the City Doors

      1 Answer Jun 18, 2014 at 7:36 AM
    • Diving in Ponta Delgada

      Ponta Delgada Jun 9, 2014 at 11:59 AM

      What diving center do you recommend in Ponta Delgada?

      1 Answer Jun 18, 2014 at 7:21 AM
    • Transportation

      Ponta Delgada May 29, 2014 at 9:04 AM

      We need transport for 10 people from the airport to the center of Ponta Delgada. What would be the best (and cheapest) way?
      Thanks for your help
      Staf

      3 Answers May 30, 2014 at 7:23 AM
    • Places to see?

      Ilha Terceira Apr 20, 2014 at 2:59 PM

      We are in Lajes and will not have a rental car until Tuesday to explore the Island a little further. Today we spent the day in Praia Da Vitoria. Suggestions of places we can get a taxi to tomorrow (Monday) to explore, see, or hike.

      1 Answer Apr 20, 2014 at 4:50 PM
    • Taxi to Sete Cidades

      Ponta Delgada Apr 7, 2014 at 1:17 AM

      How much does a taxi cost to sete Cidades and back to town and how many people can share cost of ride?

      6 Answers Apr 7, 2014 at 11:21 AM
    • Cruise terminal

      Ponta Delgada Jan 30, 2014 at 11:45 AM

      Can you walk from the cruise ship to the center of town, or do you need tom take a taxi?

      3 Answers Jun 18, 2014 at 7:35 AM
    • Cruise terminal

      Ponta Delgada Jan 30, 2014 at 11:43 AM

      Can you walk from the cruise ship to the center of town, or do you need tom take a taxi?

    • Supermarkets in Anagra do Heroismo

      Angra do Heroísmo Jan 15, 2014 at 2:22 AM

      Hello,

      Anybody can tell me where I can find a supermarked close to the center? I searched in the web but quite unsuccessfully. Many thanks!!!

      6 Answers Jan 16, 2014 at 10:46 AM
    • Which islands?

      Ponta Delgada Jan 12, 2014 at 2:04 PM

      Hello,
      Just discovered how easy it is to get to Azores from US. Planning a trip in May, 2014. Looks like we will stay on Sao Miguel but would like to visit 1 or 2 more islands during our one week stay. Is ferry the most cost effective way to go between islands? Which islands would be the best to visit for a day trip? Or should we stay a couple days on other islands? Any help is greatly appreciated.
      Thank you,
      Suusan

      2 Answers Oct 16, 2014 at 7:44 AM
    • Holland America cruise to Rome

      Ponta Delgada Jan 7, 2014 at 4:11 PM

      We are on the March 30, 2014 cruise to Rome from Fort Lauderdale, and are interested in seeing the ports and stops privately rather than with the cruise line excursions. Has someone out there been on this cruise and what is the best way to see the ports and the centres visited. Our stops include Ponta Delgada, Cadiz, Almeria, Cartagena, Rome, Olympia, Santorini, Rhodes, Ephesus, Athens and Gythion. Or if someone is also on this cruise I would be interested in communication with you.
      Diana

      5 Answers Jan 17, 2014 at 9:01 AM
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      Sight Seeing and Genealogy Research in Ponta Delgada, Azores

      Ponta Delgada Dec 1, 2013 at 5:58 PM

      I will be arriving in Ponta Delgada on April 6, 2014 and would like to know if there are any locals that can speak English and would be willing to take my wife on a tour for a reasonable price to see the main points of interest. In addition, I would also like to be taken to a records office to look for potential relatives. All my great grandparents were born in the Azores on my mother's side. I know the Machado one came from Terceira, the Cunha (or da Cuhna) from Graciosa, but my great grandmother who married Manuel Cunha, Mary Josephine Coelho Ramos born 11 Aug 1866 might have come from Sao Miguel. I would like to look into it if possible. Any help would be appreciated for the tour and possible records office. Thank you.

      1 Answer Dec 2, 2013 at 1:37 AM
    • flores island

      Ilha das Flores Oct 20, 2013 at 6:33 PM

      night life on the island ?

      2 Answers Oct 21, 2013 at 4:24 AM
    • Nude Beaches

      Ilha de São Miguel Aug 29, 2013 at 11:25 AM

      Is there nude beaches/ where at? Thanks!

      2 Answers Aug 29, 2013 at 1:44 PM
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      lagoa do fogo

      Ilha de São Miguel Aug 9, 2013 at 11:08 PM

      Hi

      I would like to know how to get to lagoa do fogo by bus from ponta delgada ?
      thank you

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      Wheelchair access?

      Ponta Delgada Jul 13, 2013 at 12:14 PM

      Stopping in Ponta Delgada with a cruise in October. Cannot find info anywhere about wheelchair access either to Toilets, Public transport or Whale watching boats. Anyone know anything about accessability on the island?

      5 Answers Jul 17, 2013 at 11:22 PM
    • Yarn shop in Ponta Delgada

      Ponta Delgada Jul 3, 2013 at 2:09 PM

      Are there any yarn (wool) shops in ponta delgada?

    • Family moving to Ponta Delgada from Canada..is the ecomony as awful as we hear in the news?

      Ponta Delgada Jun 27, 2013 at 11:04 AM

      Hi all, my husband and I & our two young kids are planning on moving to PD late summer, I have a job offer and my husband will look for work in the next year/two...we are getting cold feet however that we are insane for moving to a country with such a struggling economy. My husband & kids hold Portuguese passports. Is the economy in Ponta Delgada as bad as the continental Portuguese cities? It's our dream to live there & raise our kids but is this the worst time? Thanks so much all

      3 Answers Jun 28, 2013 at 8:56 AM
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      Hotel Options

      Ilha de São Miguel Jun 22, 2013 at 2:58 PM

      We are considering a holiday to the Azores in early August and the hotel options are: Hotel Royal Garden, Hotel Vila Nova and Hotel Sao Miguel Park. I would be interested in any opinions about these places. We are looking for a quiet relaxing place - not a hotel full of loud tourists. Normally we would not book August - but it is a special birthday for my hubby.

      Also any opinions about Sao Miguel would be welcome.

      Thanks in advance for any tips :-)

      4 Answers Jul 13, 2013 at 4:06 PM
    • Hiking Trails

      Ribeira Grande Nov 14, 2012 at 8:37 AM

      Are there any hiking trails near Ribeira Grande that are not too difficult and afford great views of the ocean. Also I will be taking the bus from Ponta Delgada. Do they run frequently?

      4 Answers Nov 15, 2012 at 12:05 AM
    • Shuttle or taxi?

      Angra do Heroísmo Sep 21, 2012 at 5:03 AM

      Is there a airport shuttle bus from Terceira airport to Angra do Heroismo? How much would a taxi cost to do this trip?

      1 Answer Sep 21, 2012 at 6:46 AM
    • Backpacking Azores

      Região Autónoma dos Açores Sep 15, 2012 at 10:44 PM

      Hello all!

      Me and a friend of my plan to visit the island pretty soon (backpacking / hiking trip).

      -Can someone recommend a simple place to stay in after the flight near the airport/Lajes?
      -Is there a tourist information office in Praia? Are there maps of Azores in English?
      -What are the prices like for basic foods, such as bottled water, bread, canned food?
      - Any general tips?

      Thanks in advance,
      Simon

      1 Answer Sep 15, 2012 at 11:47 PM
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      flights to Sao Miguel

      Ponta Delgada Jul 30, 2012 at 2:32 PM

      A friend of mine in Providence, Rhode Island (USA) told me there is a non stop flight from either Boston or Providence to Ponta Delgada. I have not had much success locating flights to Sao Miguel. It is a 4 hour flight from the East Coast of the USA to Sao Miguel...yet I'm seeing flights from Boston to MUNICH (!!!), then to Lisbon, then to Sao Miguel. Does anyone know anything about the airlines that serve Sao Miguel? Thanks!

      6 Answers May 31, 2014 at 2:02 AM
    • Bus Service Ponta Delgada to Ribeira Grande

      Nordeste May 5, 2012 at 3:59 AM

      Hi, does anyone have the web address for CRP Bus Company in the Azores? Avieira says download files for a complete timetable but there is no file to download! Thank you.

      5 Answers May 5, 2012 at 9:26 AM