Portugal Appartement

Useful Algarve Tips

Portimão Boulevard
Walk along the Portimão Boulevard, have a Bica (coffee) or a beer at one of the many lovely terraces and enjoy life. Although in Portuguese, do visit www.MercadosdePortimao.pt to see where and when the most attractive markets are.


Car Rental / Car Hire

Although their is public transport in the Algarve, the possibilities are limited and do not always connect.
Many people prefer to rent a car so that the Algarve with all it’s individual beauty can be explored to a maximum and flexability is possible.

We always advise our guests to take a look at www.Faroairport-carrental.com for hiring a car. They have an office on Parking P4 on the airport and supply good quality cars at very competative prices. Service is king. Pick-up and return at the airport so what more do you want.

They also provide a service for temporary rentals; they bring the car to your apartment and pick it up again at the end of the rental period. In just 45 minutes you drive from Faro airport to your apartment.

Sandy Beaches
The nearest beach is the one at Praia da Rocha, which is also one of the larges beaches of the Algarve. Many years ago this beach was developed by building a large dam in the Ocean and at the entrance to the Arade River. Since then many apartments, hotels and shops were built and gradually the Praia da Rocha holiday village arose.


Now a place to walk along the boulevard and to enjoythe livelihood , see and meet people but also to relax at the beach. Praia da Rocha is at just a 15 minutes walk from your apartment.

Further West are the beaches Praia do Vau, Praia do Alemao, Praia dos Tres Irmaos and, of course, the well-know Alvor beach. To the East you can visit Ferragudo’s Praia Grande, a beach opposite your apartment and which can be seen from your balconies. Then there is Praia do Pintadinho and Praia dos Caneiros, where you can have an excellent gourmet lunch or dinner .

Directions to the Apartment
The 3 small apartment blocs are on the Rua Sidonio Pais in 8500- Portimao and with Google coordinates 37°07'35.84" N 8°32'03.95" W

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However, well before you leave for your holidays in Vila Arade, we will send you clear directions how to drive from Faro airport to your apartment, the code of the gated entrance and of course, the informations as to the key to the apartment.

Easy and quick booking of a cheap hire car at Faroairport-carrental.com