aroporto Faro

Dsicover the Gateway to the Algarve….Faro Airport

Faro airport built in 1965 is situated in the South of Portugal in the popular region of the Algarve.   Six million passengers use Faro each year  I understand the authorities are trying to increase this to eight million.   Some come for the sun, others the golf and some the wine and the Portuguese delicious food.  Indeed some come for all three.  Whichever is the case the majority arrive in the Algarve via Faro Airport.   Here they journey on to their various holiday rentals, a luxurious hotel or magnificent golf resorts.  In 2010 Faro became a Ryanair hub and since the passenger numbers have exploded with new routes opening yearly.

The airport is located about 4 k west of the city of Faro on a coastal inlet a short drive from Praia do Faro a holiday rental destination well worth a visit.   Access to the airport is very good.  The exit road gets you on the motorway the A22 within 10 minutes.  From there you can head west to the centre of the Algarve.  A few kilometres in the same direction you ll come across the exit for the motorway to Lisbon and further north.  By turning east at Faro your heading towards the Spanish border and onward to Sevilla.

Numerous car rental companies are located in the airport precinct of the airport.   All the big named companies are there as are some smaller companies giving excellent value.  Marina Rent a Car is one of my favourites.

Short and long term you have a number of options.   Carpark No 3 is long term and you can book online and pay €5 per night.   Arrive early occasionally the system fails, not good if you’re late for your flight.


There is also a regular bus service into Faro from where you can get a bus or train to travel east or west.

The Algarve is the perfect destination for your holidays, where you can enjoy the Mediterranean climate in the several beaches along the rocky coastline and landscape. Is a pleasant and relaxant destination to go with family or friends and make several activities from surf to taste the traditional cuisine.  There are many excellent hotels and villas to rent.  Worth trying is an apartment in Lagos or a villa in Vilamoura.

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Marina Lagos

Which Marina in Algarve are you going to sailing into ?? Today its Lagos

Portugal and indeed the whole of the Mediterranean region of a vast amount of marina s and harbours where you can berth for a night or months.   They have various degrees of services provided for the weary sailor  We are doing a series on various marinas and harbours.

In this article, we look at Lagos Marina in the Algarve and what it offers both the crews of the vessels that dock there, but also the people that frequent the quaysides. The restaurants and bars the ideally located holiday rentals.


Because of familiarity, I ll first look at Lagos Marina.   This is an exceptional well-located marina nestled up the channel from the historically famous Lagos Harbour.

Access to the Marina is gained by lifting the pedestrian footbridge.   This footbridge gives access to the marina from the town of Lagos.

This bridge operates from 8 am in the morning to 10pm at night in the summer and from 09.00 to 18.00/19.00 in the winter.

The marina has 462 berths, security is excellent with 24-hour surveillance. To be fair this area of the Algarve has very little crime.
Besides the basic infrastructures, there are separate disposal units for ordinary and recyclable waste on land, as well as emergency telephones connected to the reception and security services. At the entrance to each pontoon (access is by magnetic key) trolleys are available for the use of berth holders. During the high season, a weather report is broadcast twice daily in both Portuguese and English, and shown on screen at the reception, where there is also a notice board with a list of people specializing in different types of repairs.

There is a huge variety of businesses on the side of Lagos Marina.   Check out the excellent bars and restaurants during your stay here.

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Reasons you should always read Tomorrow Magazine in Lagos

Had a quick read of Tomorrow Magazines April edition as always some great articles.

One, in particular, caught my eye written by Stephanie Ginger was titled “Filming by the seat of your pants” Basically it about a film been shot in the Algarve in 6 days on a low budget.   You losing interest already don’t blame you but the article is worth a read.

The film is been made by an international crew that in the past have received awards for their efforts.  Their first film “Second Honeymoon” was also shot in Portugal and got a special “Maverick award at the Flyway Film Festival in the US last year.

Stephine call on the set at Ponta Ruvia which is a remote beach in the extreme west of the Algarve.   Interesting enough I know of some wonderful Algarve Villas  in the area. A Huge amount of Holiday Rentals to choose. She saw exactly what filming in a location like this in entails.  Keep up a copy of Tomorrow today.

Another interesting article is by Pat Allen .   It outlines how Tomorrow has succeeded in collecting €33,000 to replace the old ambulance at Lagos Bombeiros.  The old ambulance was 19 years old and had 600,000 km on its clock.  In the past 7 years, the article states it averaged 3000 health and emergency calls last year.

The new Ambulance is going to be a top of the range Mercedes.   Fully equipped with life-saving modern technology.   Lagos Camara has also stepped up to the mark and supplied a much needed A1 Emergency also fully equipped to deal with any emergency.  The cost of this ambulance is €60,000 and it brings the total fleet to 20 vehicles which are great for Lagos and the surrounding areas.

Many apartments to rent in Lagos that are 3rd, 4th and 5th floors so Bombeiros need modern equipment.   Also, many fires occur in surrounding areas where some luxury Lagos villas  are located

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Marina Lagos

Patio do Convento in Lagos Portugal

Patio do Convento is a exquisite develop Lagos apartments located  in the ancient city of Lagos.   Its yellow painted outer walls can be viewed from most locations in Lagos.   A number of nationalities have purchased holiday homes there.  Others just visit year after year.  The accommodation consists of one, two and three bed-roomed apartments.  There are also penthouses on the top floor.  All blocks are serviced by 2 lifts.  This means you never waiting any length of time to get to apartment.  But it does create an extra financial burden on the owners.  The lifts and other areas of the condominium are managed by Loja do Condomino. Gas is supplied to each apartment by Gasverde. There central gas reservoir is location in front of No 2 across the road from Fresco restaurant.

If your staying in an apartment to rent in Lagos there a number of locations you must visit.  Lagos Marina is located on the Bay of Lagos amidst the best beaches in the Algarve. The entrance to the Marina de Lagos is via a constructed channel that leads to the pontoons. A pedestrian draw bridge protect s the entrance and exit from the Marina. Lagos has the privilege of being in the heart of the ever welcoming Portugal.

Why should you visit the Lagos Marina?

There are many to reasons to bring you to Lagos Marina.  It has some of the best Marina facilities in Europe.  You will find the staff here helpful and friendly which help to make your time here stress free.

The offshore accommodation  is plentiful with luxurious Lagos  Marina apartments two minutes from the quay side. The Lagos holiday rental Apartments or Lagos Marina Villas are always sought after.   Better to  book prior to your trip or with the help of

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