Hotel Rural Quinta do Marco
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... restaurant-lined) square was a very pretty place to sit and watch the world go by.
It seemed a very un-touristy place, until we started paying closer attention to the menus we passed. Full English breakfasts and fish and chips abounded, and most of the menus were in English - we had to assume that we'd just missed the tourist crowd, which would have flown home at the end of ...
... so to tempt us to stay longer than a couple of nights. We really didn't want to ask about the toilet arrangements when your boat was sitting in the sand for years on end.
We were anchored a little further from the island, again among a large number of other boats, and finally the water was warm enough to swim in! We took full advantage and enjoyed a couple of days of mostly lazing around in the sun.
... was more than $250.00!
It was time for our lunch in the forest, featuring the typical foods of the Alentejo (highlands) region. The guides knew a secluded spot along a creek, that was just perfect. Rob and Margarida prepared an absolute feast for us, featuring local cured meats, cheeses, and bread as well as a cake. They even grilled a local sausage for us right at the table, ...
... town of Estoi, where we discovered some wonderful mosaic floors in and around a villa, as well as a Portuguese farm house built over the ruins of the Roman villa. Those Romans got around, didn't they?
Lunch was in the only café in the town square of a nearby village. We were enjoying our meal when several hundred motorcycles came roaring into the square, obviously on a Sunday road rally of some sort. The riders and the vehicles ...
We like guided tours better than bumping around on our own, hoping to find the most interesting things to see, which we rarely do. So before leaving home, I'd searched the internet for tour guides in the Algarve region. Well, there aren't many because most visitors go there for the beaches and the resorts. But luckily I stumbled across a couple who conducted private tours in the eastern Algarve, precisely where we were staying. We ...