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... sun shines and of course I will have brought all the wrong clothes! As I said, within 15 minutes we were whisked off for tea, then a walk to the local supermarket and a coffee in their favourite cafe, then a walk down to the beach, then back to their place for a meal - pork in tomato sauce with mushrooms and lots of veg. - and wine and port! All very pleasant. And ...
... and woke up Saturday morning, grabbed a cup of coffee and enjoyed a pancake breakfast provided by the hostel! After catching up with our families, we decided to go on a bit of an adventure! We left our hostel, and walked towards the Old Town of Lagos. We eventually hit the waterfront and then trekked along the coast through three of the beaches. I cannot begin to explain to you the beauty of the beaches here. The rocks and arches, surrounded ...
... Pitch Perfect on a projector in the living room. It was a perfect way to end the day. The next day we decided to do the other half of the beaches and we went a different way so they would meet in the middle! We had to climb along the edge of the cliffs, go down spiral stairs and my goodness not look down. It was so freaky but so exhilarating. It's such untouched beauty that I don't see enough of. Our hostel was so great and was like a house remodeled into a hostel. The ...
... Too wackered for tennis, we freshened up then went to the lobby bar for happy hour. As mentioned in a previous blog, the drink prices from 5:00 - 7:00 are 1 euro 25 (under $2 Canadian) and the glasses of house wine are huge, mon! Also,fellow travellers are ready and anxious to share new pertinent information (Olympic updates, newly discovered scenic towns, pubs, etc). So, we sipped, we chatted a bit, we played some darts, we watched the brother-sister duo set up ...
... Then called it an early night. This morning 7 us us met in the lobby, then hiked to the local Gypsy market, which is held every second Tuesday. What a zoo! After buying some figs and underwear, we gave our women some cash and us men went to the outdoor cafe for espresso and churros. A few hours later, 10 of us now, we hoofed it to the firehall for lunch. I had blue shark and boiled potatoes (see photo) and a lovely baked apple for dessert. Carafs of white and red wine ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Cerro Mar Atlantico Touristic Apartments Albufeira
The appartments were a little difficult to find but on arrival the staff were very freindly and the appartments were well equipped and very clean. Althought there was a hill and steps,it was only 10 mins walk to the beach and the town,which provided plenty of places to eat,drink and entertain you.
Will definatly go back.
Albufeira non the dearer
First impressions of the complex were that the appartments were about twice as large as you would normally get in a popular resort in Portugal.
We don't think we have been anywhere , where you can lay in bed and just tweek the curtains and look over the town and see the oceon ...quite stunning.
The only drawback is that there are 104 steps down to the town square but great for keeping fit.
Good bar ...nice pool area and a roof garden with a bbq
This was our first experience of the Algarve, and we had a really good time. The self-catering accommodation was easily the best we have stayed in - our previous experience of going s/c was to the Greek Islands. But the accommodation at Cerro Mar was in a different league - clean, extremely spacious and well equipped. Staff were also friendly and helpful.
Considering the 5 star reviews this did not live up to expectations. We only went because our usual place was full and I can assure you there are far nicer places to stay. Granted the apartments are clean and a good size but the decor is tired and dated. Our apartment was cold when we arrived and took several hours to heat up. There is a steep hill down into town and even going at speed it was stretching it by saying it would only take 3 minutes and it was considerably longer coming back up. To make it worse the steps to the town had been dug up and were virtually impassable. The worst was the building close by and the constant hammering of the pile drivers which meant it was not really possible to stay in the apartment in the day. This building is in its early stages and more ground is being cleared for more construction work - It certainly wont be finished this summer and maybe not by next summer either. I would give this a miss for a couple of years.
The Best Around 2
Since my last review I've stayed here twice more and once again cannot fault the facilities or staff, would give it easily 10 out of 10. One tip for people with younger children who may not like the outdoor pool ( maybe a little cold for younger children ) when booking go for block 3 entrance level if possible not as nice a view and not as much sun during the day but you do get free use of the heated indoor pool and sauna etc.
Great holiday with spectacular views
just come back from a great holiday
the apartments were excellent
Fully fitted kitchen, air conditioning, high quality apartment
Great facilities in the complex
Ideal for lazing around sunbathing at one of their pools
A lunchtime beer was pleasant as I reckon this was best beer in Albufeira
Evening dip in indoor pool after a sauna and off down to fisherman's beach for a great meal from one of the excellent restaurants
and the portugeuse people are much friendlier than the spanish
Perfect situation for old town centre
We spent a very enjoyable easter week at the apartments after booking with an owner. which provided us with a cheap week
ok there are steps up from the town but without them we would not have the panaramic views from the hotel terraces The complex itself is reasonably flat.
Apartments are spacious, we had outdoor pools, indoor pool, sauna, gym
It was a great expedition every night exploring the old town choosing from the many excellent restaurants
We will definately go again, the best apartments we have stayed in.
My wife Maureen and I were attracted to the Cerro Mar in every travel book we opened. It just seemed to be the right place, not too close, not too far away from the beach and village. We awoke in our wonderful apartment overlooking the ocean to the sounds sof lambs in the field and a pan flute playing in the village, wafted up by the soft breezes from the sea. The apartment was fully equipped with all the amenities one would want, from double sink to full sized fridge. We ate oranges for breakfast picked the day before in Spain. The staff and service were great, the restaurants in town were many and varied and excellent.
very comfortable apartments in an enviable position, staff all very friendly and apartments well furnished.