Hotel Apartamento Cerro Mar Garden
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This first entry will be the longest since we spent the majority of the time in Albufiera. Our story is chronologically arranged, although when we visited an area more than once, we've combined the entries; for example, the Gypsy Market. Then the rest of the entries will be excursions we took.
February 9, 2013
We left the comfort …
We have struck gold again! Like lucky prospectors we have stumbled upon a real gem and can't believe our good fortune. Olaf and Rosetta had posted a last minute request and, of the three in the area, who would take us at short notice, they were the first to respond. They have a 3 hectare property tucked 'invisibly' into the rolling hills and dry scrub just north of Monchique in inland Algarve. The land gently slopes down from a fresh water well and dammed swimming lake ...
We made it to Faro, our last stop on the southern shore of Algarve. Trying to avoid the concrete nightmare and crowds of Albufeira beaches, we drove slightly to the east to reach a 3km stretch of white sand called Praia da Falesia. Still pretty busy, but as people were spread out it wasn't so bad, and the water was the warmest so far (maybe ...
... are going up slightly. The highlight of today was undeniably the best beach I've seen so far in Portugal, Carvalho beach near Lagoa, between Lagos and Albufeira. Some places in Lagoa look like a Portuguese version of Beverly Hills, but it has really sweet collection of cove beaches. See pictures below. Tomorrow, we may or may not make it to ...
... The Portuguese use a lot of coriander in their cuisine, very enjoyable. On the way back, it seemed to me the city was getting ready to welcome hordes of British youths ready to take on the night, as dancing bars and apartments in town were slowly filling up with cockney accents. Lovely. Tomorrow, the challenge will be to find a place to view the game with a not too extensive German crowd, as both victory or defeat could prove either dangerous or ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Apartamento Cerro Mar Garden Albufeira
We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay. We would definitely recommend this accommodation to others. Our apartment was well appointed and we appreciated having daily housekeeping services included. The front desk staff was accommodating and for the most part friendly and helpful. The entire property was very clean. The location was perfect - not right in town so it was quiet in the evenings, yet a pleasant 5-10 minute walk brought us into the center of old town and the beach or to a Lidl market. Be prepared to climb either up or down hills - there are 97 steps to get into Old town
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