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    portimao to Faro airport

    by indyblu Online Now Mar 20, 2016 at 1:48 PM

    Hi all
    what is the best way of getting to faro airport for an morning flight? Saturday at 10am.


    3 Answers Mar 23, 2016 at 5:28 AM
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    live music-jazz/funk/soul

    by indyblu Online Now Mar 20, 2016 at 1:46 PM

    hi all
    any recommendations of live music including jazz/soul/funk over the week in Portimao?
    We are arriving for a few days-tues- sat


  • Taxi Number or bus connection

    by Linda2016 Online Now Jan 10, 2016 at 1:53 AM


    Arriving in Portimao with the bus from Lisbon - Largo do Dique is where we get dropped off I believe.
    We are staying at Oasis Parque - I see it is a bit of a bus terminal around there - I am so confused with the via dem bus timetable (route 36 or 21 or 11) cannot figure it out. SO if necessary and I don't see any taxis, what number would I call and will they understand English? Sorry to ask such basics but have tried to find answers first. Many thanks!

    2 Answers Jan 10, 2016 at 7:36 AM
  • Wi-Fi in Portimao area

    by Hugh.Hunter Online Now Jan 4, 2015 at 8:54 AM

    Is there free Wi-Fi available in Poretimao or Praia De Rocha, eg Starbucks, Costa Coffee, Café Nero etc....?

    6 Answers Feb 4, 2015 at 2:11 PM
  • transport in Portimao

    by oldandproud Online Now Jul 19, 2014 at 5:35 AM

    Is it possible to hire a mobility scooter from the cruise terminal or close by.

    1 Answer Jul 19, 2014 at 11:20 AM
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    Lisbon to Portimao

    by awolla Online Now Jun 20, 2014 at 6:53 AM

    What is the best way to get to Portimao Portugal from Lisbon? Are car rentals really expensive?

    5 Answers Jun 23, 2014 at 4:27 PM
  • Portimao holiday

    by Alij75 Online Now Jun 13, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Is portimao nice as a family destination?

    3 Answers Jun 14, 2014 at 3:31 AM
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    naturist beach

    by AlanM49 Online Now Apr 12, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    where is the nearest clothes optional/ naturist beach to Praia da Rocha,

    1 Answer Apr 13, 2014 at 3:33 AM
  • Travelpass

    by fredgeerts Online Now Feb 13, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    Kunnen we een reispas aanschaffen voor senioren? Zo ja, wat is er nodig ?/Can we buy a travelpass for pensioneren ? So yes, what do we need therefor?

    1 Answer Feb 13, 2014 at 11:50 PM
  • Travel buy bus

    by LeneVesterholm Online Now Sep 12, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Can I go buy bus from Lisbon to Portimao?
    How often does the bus leave from Lisbon?
    And how many hours those it take?

    3 Answers Sep 14, 2013 at 2:11 AM
  • Traveling by taxi

    by roisinbaker Online Now Sep 8, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    Hi im staying in the avenida hotel in pria da rocha i want to go shopping in the aqua shopping centre i was wondering is it expensive to get there by Taxi? and is there any nice cafe or restaurants wherei can get a good salad or fresh fish

    1 Answer Sep 10, 2013 at 10:16 AM
  • Football shirt

    by JFarrow27 Online Now Sep 3, 2013 at 8:36 AM

    Does anybody know where you can buy a football shirt for the local football team Portamenses? Last time we visited we spent ages trekking around the town looking for one with no luck. I would like to avoid the same again this time! I have tried e-mailing the club but as yet no response.

    3 Answers Dec 15, 2013 at 4:34 PM
  • Taxi or bus?

    by Girlycat Online Now Feb 10, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Hi there, I'm coming back to the Algarve in June for my 50th birthday celebrations. There are going to be 12 of us - all female. We're staying in a villa in Carvoeiro which I know very well. Usually there are only 2-4 of us so we either drive or get a taxi. However, this time I know it'll be harder to co-ordinate! We want to have dinner at the new restaurant at the harbour in Portimao one eve and another eve at Ferragudo - Club Nau. Any suggestions on transport please?

    2 Answers Feb 16, 2013 at 11:40 PM
  • baby high chairs in restaurants/cafes

    by kirkmeister Online Now Apr 27, 2011 at 2:01 AM

    hi taking my 18 month old to alvor/praia de rocha and area but stayingin alvor and wanting to eat in harbour side restaurants and beach side places we previouslyate in before little one was born.
    Are there high chairs in restaurants and cafes?
    How are little children received in Portugal eateries and any tips on eating out?
    Was hoping not to have to buy travel booster seat.
    many thanks

    1 Answer Mar 11, 2012 at 4:50 AM
  • Walking distance

    by helsar_uk Online Now Sep 22, 2010 at 3:22 PM

    Hi I am going to Praia da Rocha on Sunday for a few days and would like to go to the Praia do vau beech. I wont be hiring a car during my short stay.... how long would it take to walk? can I walk straight along the beach in Praia da Rocha to get to it?

    1 Answer Sep 23, 2010 at 2:33 AM
  • Painting in Portimao Praia Da Rocha

    by mastermakman Online Now Jul 8, 2010 at 4:39 PM


    I just came back from a holiday in algarve in portimao and now i am back in England London.

    I had alot of fun in portimao praia da rocha and i wanted to buy something to remember my journey with. I found an artist which paints with spray cans and paints the most beautiful paintings. unfortunately i did not have enough money to buy one of his painting.

    He paints at night when everyone comes out and usually attracts a crowd. Could anyone please tell me if you have seen this painters in portimao?

    Thank you for your time =)

  • Buses in Portimao

    by siany65 Online Now May 20, 2009 at 9:39 AM

    I am visiting the area and will be staying in the Lugar do Coca Maravilhas area. Does anyone know where I would get a bus a) to Praia do Carvalho and b) to Aljezur (for Praia da Arrifana).

    Also, are taxis readily available close to either of these beaches?

    Any help greatly appreciated!

    Many thanks

    2 Answers May 21, 2009 at 2:27 AM
  • Picking up bus from the cruiseport

    by fideauxdon Online Now Feb 3, 2009 at 11:22 AM

    We'll be coming from the cruiseport, and we need to know the best location for boarding a bus which will take us to Silves.

    2 Answers Feb 4, 2009 at 3:50 AM
  • Portimao to Silves Boat Trip?

    by fideauxdon Online Now Jan 13, 2009 at 5:45 AM

    I understand that there is a boat trip that you can take from Portimao to Silves, but I haven't been able to find any detailed information on it. Does anyone have contact information, website information, prices, sailing times, etc.? We'll be in Portimao on 4/13/2009 on the HAL Noordam.

    3 Answers Mar 14, 2016 at 9:57 AM
  • Transportation from Portimao to Silves?

    by fideauxdon Online Now Jan 12, 2009 at 4:44 PM

    We'll be visiting Portimao on a cruise ship on 4/13/09. We'll be there for about 9 hours. What is the most efficient way to get from Portimao to Silves? How close to the cruise port are the transportation (bus, train, taxi) facilities? Are taxis available? If so, what is the approximate taxi far for the trip from Portimao to Silves?

    2 Answers Jan 25, 2009 at 9:16 PM
  • Christmas Dinner

    by karen-ann Online Now Oct 22, 2008 at 2:23 AM


    Can anyone help, we are coming over for Christmas & New Year and are looking for a nice restaurant for Christmas dinner, any suggestions?

  • trains on the algarve

    by normanagnew Online Now Apr 10, 2008 at 9:28 AM

    Can anyone confirm to me that there are still regular trains running from Portimao to Tavira and if so, how frequent are they.

    3 Answers Apr 11, 2008 at 2:29 AM
  • Ferragudo - anyone help please?

    by brianriceisnumberone Online Now Mar 27, 2008 at 4:59 AM

    Hi, I couldn't find a ferragudo forum, so I thought I would try here! We're dithering about booking two weeks at Vitors Village complex in Ferragudo. We have a 2 year old son. I am trying to get my head around the location of it. Specifically, how far is to the nearest nice beach? The main beach (praia grande) looks really nice, but I can't tell if people swim there or not, with it appearing to be on the river.

    Also, can anyone give me a true estimation of how long it would take to walk into the main village (square / harbour etc) from Vitors?

    Many thanks in advance etc..

    1 Answer Mar 27, 2008 at 5:55 AM
  • Portimao - Praia da Rocha

    by aw56001 Online Now Feb 25, 2008 at 8:58 PM

    I will be staying at the Hotel Globo in late April. What I would like to know is if Praia da Rocha is walkable from the hotel. If it is how long would it take me. I have researched and know there are buses on the route but may walk back if it is late and the buses have finished.
    Many thanks

    1 Answer Feb 26, 2008 at 12:06 AM
  • Taxi to Praia do Vau?

    by gerrie41 Online Now Jun 4, 2007 at 1:01 PM

    How much is it likely to cost to get a taxi from Portimao train station to Praia do Vau (hotel Vau)? How long would it take?

    3 Answers Jun 5, 2007 at 3:03 PM

    by VAU2007 Online Now Dec 19, 2006 at 7:11 AM

    Can anyone tell me about train travel from Portimao to Lisbon? I have had no luck on various sites and hope someone here can help me.

    4 Answers Dec 30, 2007 at 6:36 AM
  • Staying over Christmas

    by tibby25731 Online Now Nov 1, 2006 at 11:54 AM

    We are going to Portimao over Christmas. What I'd like to know is:
    How warm is it likely to be?
    Is Christmas Day the only public holiday?
    What will be open on Christmas Day? Will it be easy to find a restaurant?

    Thanks for any help you can give!


  • seeking a job

    by ciaralean Online Now Apr 30, 2006 at 4:12 PM

    How would i go about arranging a job for the summer in portimao?

    1 Answer May 5, 2006 at 6:34 AM
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    by seejai Online Now Dec 24, 2005 at 5:12 AM


    Beaunes Dias!!!!!!!

    does anyone know where the DAKAR RALLY cars & drivers will be in Portimao on New Years Eve?

    i know they will be staying in Portimao overnight but not sure where exactly


    1 Answer Dec 24, 2005 at 9:47 AM
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    Visiting Portimao from 21st to 28th October 2005

    by ohdannyboy6002 Online Now Oct 16, 2005 at 6:00 AM

    Dear VT Members

    My wife and I, both in our 50's are visiting the algarve for the first time next week, and would appreciate some tips from those of you who live there, or who have visited the area.

    We will hire a Car at the Airport, and we are booked into the Arade Tivoli Hotel , which we understand has its own Beach and Marina

    We both like to Eat good food, drink fine wines and we both like Live Music

    Any information much appreciated


    Daniel R Walsh