CS Sao Rafael Atlantic Hotel

Sesmarias, Albufeira, Algarve, 8200-613, Portugal | 5 star hotel
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Fabio Reis

A travel blog entry by austin.dixon27

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Today during breakfast I went searching for the head chef and that attempt was far from successful. After we ate breakfast we decided to take a trip to the nearby beach, Praia da Falesia. The beach was unlike any beach I have ever seen before, mainly because there were so many hills and cliffs that were what appeared to clay and sand. Those cliffs went along the entire shoreline so you have to walk down hills and ...

1434. Back Across the Bridge

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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Day 176 6 hrs, 5.1 kms Day Totals: 16 hrs, 23.1 kms It's dark now, so I should pick up the pace--but when I pass through Parchal I figure I should tack it on to my collection. Neither a touristy beach town nor a historical village, it feels more like a lower middle class suburb. Find an open space with just enough light for my video clip... ...

1431. Bonus Point Hike

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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... foot... And... there it is... suddenly a valley opens up before me, an ancient arched bridge across river and classic medieval town on the other side, built around a magnificent castle towering in the center.

Yep, I'm glad I broke with tradition and did a little research this time.

I hurry down the valley and plunge into this magical town.

Over these last couple days I've come to equate traditional here in Portugal with ...

1433. Cozy Hilltop Town

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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Day 176 2 hrs, 6.0 kms On down the road, I find myself walking along a busy highway lined with water parks and touristy stuff--so when I spot another village off to the side on a hilltop, I eager to check it out. Here I wander in the dusk through the tranquil cobblestone streets, and pause for a concert sitting on a wall, overlooking the village, open fields and the sun setting beyond, with a charming little whitewashed church behind ...

1432. One Sided War Memorial

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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... lot of them here in Portugal. I wonder... what about a monument to the brave Africans who fought for their independence from what was often a brutal colonial rule? All the same, it does seem that Portugal has healed better than other European former colonial powers. Here you do see the former colonizers and the formerly colonized living, socializing and intermarrying in multicultural ...

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This 5 star hotel, located on Sesmarias, Albufeira, is near Zoo Marine Algarve, Quad Ventura, Dream Wave, and Clock Tower.
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