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Forteleza - Sagres For a relaxing, quiet holiday lazing on the beach and enjoying the seafood and traditional Portuguese cuisine everything is within a short walk away - no need for a car - Olhos De Água is around a 30-minute taxi ride from Faro Airport.

There are however many interesting things to do if you decide to hire a car.
All the major car rental companies are represented at Faro Airport, also local companies that sometimes provide more competitive rates can easily be found via the major search engines. We have negotiated specially discounted rates with Amoita - Quote HolidayAlgarve.Net and Ref # 10004312 to obtain your discount.

The A22 motorway runs the length of the Algarve from the Spanish border as far as Lagos, which makes it easy to travel about.

Places to visit:

  • Sagres and Cape St Vincent - Until the 15th Century this was the edge of the known world! The early Portuguese mariners were pioneers who discovered many parts of the world. At the Forteleza in Sagres the naval school of Henry The Navigator was based. Walk around the ancient fort for some great views of the sea and coastline. See the giant compass carved in the fort courtyard - Feel the history! Regular exhibitions. The lighthouse at Cape St Vincent marks the farthest Westerly point in Europe.

  • Silves - Traditional Portuguese hilltop town and former Capital of Algarve and centure of Culture in Moorish times - big sandstone castle and cathedral. Interesting shops for traditional arts and crafts. Good restaurants and lively cafés. Ferry service available from Portimão during Summer.

  • Caldas de Monchique - Try the healing waters at the spa discovered by the Romans. At Monchique shops sell locally produced baskets, chairs, stools and hand-knitted woollen sweaters. Road leads onto Foia which marks the highest point in the Algarve for good panoramic views. Great roadside restaurants serving traditional mountain food.

  • Portimão - Old fishing port, now a large town, try the restaurants along the quayside for fantastic grilled sardines. Good shops for leather goods and shoes. Very large sandy beach and Marina at Praia da Rocha.

  • Lagos - Large town steeped in marine history and still an active fishing port and international yachting centre. Good shops, restaurants, market, old town walls and two forts, one guarding the harbour. To the West of Lagos at Ponta da Piedade see the amazing coastline weathered by the sea with cliffs given names like Giant of the Bay and the Doll and caverns called the Cathedral and the Kitchen.

  • Loulé - Hill town 16 kms inland, well known for brass, copper, leathergoods and embroidery. Big gypsy street market every Saturday morning, good for textiles, pottery, clothing and leathergoods.
  • Porches - Buy traditional Portuguese pottery - plates, pots and light fittings from the large open air shops alongside the EN125. Lagoa is the centre for winemaking on the Algarve.

  • Carvoeira and Algar Seco - Clifftop old fishing town now a big tourist centre. At Algar Seco see the amazing coastline eaten away by the sea. Cliff café and bar.

  • Tavira and Olhão - Traditional Portuguese towns east of Faro. Beaches are on wide open sandbanks reachable by a ferry boat service.
  • Nightlife - For the clubs and discos head for The Strip at Oura or the pubs and bars of Albufeira. For stylish restaurants try the Marina at Vilamoura - centre for sailing / boating and for golf with 5 courses.
  • Cities - Lisbon and Seville - Lisbon is a great city situated on the mouth of the River Tagus. A 2 hour drive from the Algarve by motorway (toll) or take the train. Alternatively visit Spain just a short drive by motorway - and Seville also about 2 1/2 hours away.
Chapel - Forteleza - Sagres
Cape St Vincent - Lighthouse
Sagres - Coastline
Albufeira - Beach
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