Hotel Apolo

Avenida Dos Bombeiros Portugueses, Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Algarve, 8900-209, Portugal | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Vila Real de Santo Antonio

Our Lady of Deliverance Procession

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson


... of priest-led worshipers solemnly making their way across the Roman Bridge. I was soon to learn that Dianne had rushed back to find me, but I had already gone out, roused by the music. The Banda Musical Tavira brought up the rear. Too far away to get good pictures, I rushed outside to find a good vantage point, not easy when the procession was moving away from me. I would have to catch up.

Huffing and puffing, iPhone camera in hand, I reached ...

Into the Mountains of Portugal--and Back in Time

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson


... we rose above Tavira's sea level, catching sight of the ocean in the distance as we moved higher and higher.

We stopped first to visit a Bonzai Garden which Marcela knew about, but learned after driving up a two- or three-kilometer long, rough driveway that the garden was "not open for tourists" unless they make an advance reservation by phone. Oh well! Some of the houses nestled on the hillsides in this area were as large and elaborate as you might ...

The Most Beautiful Spot in Tavira--Tavira Castle

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson


... entire city, a regal presence.

The church is Tavira's visual focal point, and its bells, tolling every hour around the clock, provide not only the current time, but the sense that time continues today in this place, as it has for many hundreds of years. The bells become, in fact, an integral part of one's life in Tavira, though Gibran pointed out that for some unknown reason the bells tolled four minutes early each hour!

We ...

Weekend on Tavira Island

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson


... pictures, and resting in the warm sun on the beach.

It was interesting to find geraniums growing everywhere, mostly cultivated ones, but some seemed wild, as well. We found jade plants in people’s gardens, a bird bath, and bird houses, as well. One home built a green barrier around a newly planted avocado plant to protect it from the sun, we guessed. That same home had a big enclosed patch of strawberry plants.

We had the sense ...

Cacela Vehla--A beautiful village in Algarve

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson


... regions economy, as well as its ecology. Recreational (tourist), natural and commercial uses are sometimes at odds with each other. Beyond the tourist use the system also supports economic activities such as seafood farms and the port of Faro.

The Ria Formosa is also a designated Natural Park of over 170 km in length and a stopping place for hundreds of different birds during the spring and autumn migratory periods. It is this system ...


This 2 star hotel, located on Avenida Dos Bombeiros Portugueses, Vila Real de Santo Antonio, is near Praia Verde and Ria Formosa Nature Reserve.
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