Carvi Hotel Lagos
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Hello Ladies and gentleman. Welcome to Paradise, aka Lagos, Portugal. So before I begin, you must remember, I won a free trip to Lagos, Portugal with a company called Discover Excursions in a Moroccan Dance contest. This is the story of my free trip.
We started with a nice little bus ride from Sevilla to Lagos, not too long, very enjoyable. …
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 ...
... and Pembroke's geology. We swam (waded about in waist high freezing cold waves pounded by breaking froth) every morning and made coffee and porridge on our little stove on the sand. Popped to Internet cafes, to no avail and then walked and explored clifftop and beach until sunset. We cooed at the huge red orb dropping below the horizon and cooked chilli chickpeas, rice and pasta in some of the most breathtaking locations ...
... 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 ...
... and we finally managed to have a swim in the sea (I think I stayed 5 minutes inside). The beach itself, Dona Ana, was actually very pretty, down a cove between cliffs, deep green water... making it a tropical paradise for Northern Europeans. You can count on them to be here to enjoy it with you. For dinner, a short walk in the old town and we set our minds on a seafood restaurant again. Cataplana, bacalhau, seafood rice, fish soup, everything fresh, simple ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center