Hotel Ibis Faro

E.N. 125 Pontes de Marchil, Faro, Algarve, 8000-770, Portugal | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Faro

In To Each Life...

A travel blog entry by drudell


... but infamous for being the site of the first European Slave Auction and subsequent centre of the European slave trade - a dark renown to say the very least. Today it is gloomy and cool and we only visit for a short time, taking a walk on one of the beaches with their rock tunnels from section to section during low tide.
We drive on to Silves inland from Lagos and find a parking spot so we can visit the castle. The day has again gotten colder, windier ...

Another Market & Another Estoi

A travel blog entry by drudell


... odd rope barrier here and there. We spy some bits of mosaic left on a few walls, but nothing like the pictures of fish etc. on the web or brochures. We continue to a newer looking building, about 200 yrs. old which has been maintained and see it's part of the exhibition.
In Europe, so many civilizations have been built on top of previous ones that they've had a 'different' philosophy in the recent past. Abandoned castles, palaces, ...

Another Kick At The Can

A travel blog entry by drudell


... bigger. Tides in the south of Portugal run about 3 metres, so if you're used to Florida (about a metre there) they are quite noticeable. Of course for you Maritimers or Brits this isn't much compared to your 5 metre plus (15 m in the Bay of Fundy!)
We end up at the morning market (HOW unusual for us!) and decide that we do probably need a couple things - how can you not! Two buildings, one devoted to fish & sealife, the other to ...


A travel blog entry by drudell


... De Santo Antonio. A riverside parish which gets short shrift in our guide book (no castle maybe?), but close enough to take a chance. It is a pleasant surprise, A pedestrian walking area laid out similar to, but smaller than Lisbon, a lighthouse and a big marina and some neat old buildings. We find a pizza place serving lunch. For 6.90 euros ($10.46 Cdn. at today's rate) for Wine or ice tea, garlic bread, choice of 28 pizzas (a WHOLE pizza), desert (Mousse ...

Portugal New Years

A travel blog entry by bryce_terri


... of character and not much more than a hostel in Lisbon. Lunch was first up and it featured something we were to become very familiar with, cheese toasties – the Portuguese love them, possibly more than peri peri chicken! The rest of the day was spent lying about and getting supplies for the night ahead. We wandered into town for an excellent meal at a local restaurant before trying the bar scene, ending up at a bizarre pub which ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on E.N. 125 Pontes de Marchil, Faro, is near San Lorenzo, Pinheiros Altos, and Quinta do Vallado.
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