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Travel Blogs from Lagos
... boxes and who you take them back to......."some" filling stations! We don't want to go all over Portugal looking for them!
So we found ourselves in a lovely little place called Vila Real with the intention of driving up the N125 coastal road to a place called Tavira. Needless to say we didn't get there! Just outside of Vila Real on the way to Monte Grondo, having just spent a wonderful hour in a wonderful supermarket (that's what ...
... people recommended. OH MY GOSH. BEST BURGER EVER. The burger joint is ranked top 50 in the world, and I can see why. I got the veggie burger, which was absolutely incredible. Even now talking about it, I am feeling nostalgic and jealous of the people in Lagos. I want it again. It was incredible. After this, I headed back to the hotel to get a good night's sleep, considering the next day was going to be crazy…..
... although it's still wet, windy and cool. After a short consult with my navigator (and by that I mean Donna my wife, not Jill my GPS), we decide to pass on Monchique for another day and instead aim for Lagos on the southern coast and then on to Silves for one of the most important Moorish Castles still standing in Portugal.
Lagos is a bigger place and quite busy in the summer with many of the most picturesque beaches of the Algarve nearby. It also is ...
... precipitous cliffs, a bit like the cliffs at the grotto - but on STEROIDS! The colour is amazing today, clouds and sun, amazing blues and whites, VERY strong winds. We visit several promontories, Ameira, Ariffana, Clerigo (where we stop by the beach for lunch), and continue to the south as far as Bordeira & Carrapateira which is a dune beach, quite a departure from all the rock and cove beaches we've seen up to now.
Also at Arrifana Donna spies the 'harbour' I use ...
... including the A22 Toll Road (think 407) close by - talk about a contrast! We climbed back down and hit the road again and arrived at our new home outside Aljezur in the late afternoon. On a hill near a creek with goats pasturing past it is a big house with a pool. Like all our lodgings, as a result of the weather we've been having it is cool, so I get a fire started and we settle down to a dinner at home and a good night's rest. Exploring will begin ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking