Terracos do Vau

Praia do Vau, Praia da Rocha, Algarve, 8500-777, Portugal | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Praia da Rocha

Home away from home!

A travel blog entry by roamingfree

21

... all beach. Algarve comes from Al-Gharb, meaning "western" in Arabic, which indeed it is; in fact, the most western point of the Algarve, Cabo del Sao Vincente is actually the most southwestern point of the whole of Europe and exactly where I am writing this from now, having spent a whole week slowly meandering along this coast, every inch of which is beautiful, 50km at a time! One week to drive 155km is pretty slow for us!

We did ...

Leggo Lagos!

A travel blog entry by 1024leigh

42

... in the world. This is where I learned to surf for the first time.
Once we arrived, we picked up the equipment [board, wetsuit, etc] and headed for the water. After a surfing lesson, we gave it a try. I am glad to say, that after 3 hours I did stand up 2 times for about a millisecond. Proud of me! I have gained so much respect for surfers. Surfing is hard, not to mention an incredible workout, full body. Trudging through the waves ...

In To Each Life...

A travel blog entry by drudell

11

... but at least we provide some entertainment to the staff at the castle as they exclaim that we are only the SECOND couple to visit all day!!
It's lovely on the castle walls - not. Donna's umbrella self destructs and half of it lands in a puddle (lake?) down below, I've about had it for the day, but Donna isn't about to be stymied by the weather, so we soldier on. It is a big well preserved castle, but the inside seems to be more for exhibitions than ...

The Wild Wild West

A travel blog entry by drudell

16

... on TripAdvisor (I believe some Europeans may be 'castle-snobs'), we find it to our liking. Impressive views and informative historical signs (with English sections) and the remains within the walls. No, it's not filled with gardens etc., but somehow I doubt the Moors had many flower gardens!
Now it's time for some natural wonders, we steer a course for the coast, about 6 km away on windy and windy mountain roads. This ain't Grampa's Algarve! Sweeping vistas, crashing ...

Heading West

A travel blog entry by drudell

7

... 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 ...

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This hotel, located on Praia do Vau, Praia da Rocha, is near Alvor Boat Trips, Praia de Rocha, Monte Brasil, and Museu do Vino.
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