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From Faro to Tarifa

by johnnymangosteen

What is the best way to get from Faro down into tarifa. And by the "best" way I am referring to the cheapest way. I am willing to take a train,but, anything.

Please let me know,


Re: From Faro to Tarifa

by windcity

Hi Johnny, Cheapest way must be to hitchhike, alternatively local bus transport would get you between the 2 places.
Good luck

Re: From Faro to Tarifa

by johnnymangosteen

Hitchhiking is indeed the best way I could imagine. It is a very viable option. But what about these local buses you mentioned. How do I see fares and time tables? is that possible over the internet?

thanks for your help,


Re: From Faro to Tarifa

by windpaard

you take the train of bus to the border,vila real de santo antonio,than cross the river with the ferry ,take than the bus to huelva and further the bus to tarifa,
good trip

Re: From Faro to Tarifa

by cubsur

The most efficient route is the EVA/DAMAS bus from Faro to Seville then the TG COMES bus from Seville to Tarifa. There are no trains and hitch-hiking is not at all safe, owing to the increasing number of crimes against the person around here.

The bus journey should cost no more than about 40 Euros in all. Overall journey will be at least 7 hours, including waiting in Seville.

Details and times at www.eva-bus.com and www.tgcomes.es respectively. On the TG Comes site look for the La Linea to Sevilla route, which goes through Tarifa.

Travel Tips for Faro

Go West young man!(or woman;...

by billyarrow

Go West young man!(or woman; any age!). Visit Sagres at 'The End Of The World'. This is a small, quiet fishing harbour. Close by is Cape St. Vincent, the most SouthWesterly point in Europe - the last land seen by the great Portuguese explorers as they set out to discover 'The New World'. Situated on the coast between the Cape and Sagres is the fort where Henry the Navigator planned his expeditions.
An excellent retaurant - especially the seafood - is 'A Tasca', which is situated halfway down a set of steps leading down from the main street to the harbour. If the weather is clement you can sit on the outside terrace overlooking the harbour. I have TWO fond memories of Sagres (pronounced Sa-gresh); the first is sitting on the clifftops less than five minutes walk from the main street, alone in the warm sun with nothing to be heard but the buzz of the bees, and the songs of the birds - perfect peace! The second is the delight of eating 'Prawns A Tasca' (Prawns cooked in a garlic sauce, which one eats with ones fingers - a finger bowl and napkin are essential) accompanied by half a bottle of Vino Verde - sheer bliss!

Albufeira has everything for a...

by ankx

Albufeira has everything for a marvellous stay in order for you to enjoy its golden beaches and clear, warm waters, or else just relax or rest or look for adventure.
Albufeira has 23 beaches for you to choose from covering 30 km.of coast. Look for the blue flags posted on the beaches which signify pure ocean water.

Climate in Faro

by Leipzig

Rainy season is between October and Mai, summer is mostly dry and sunny

Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 18 – 21°C ( 64 - 70°F ); min: 8 - 11°C ( 47 - 51°F )
Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 25 – 28°C ( 77 - 82°F ); min: 16 - 18°C ( 60 - 64°F )
Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 19 – 26°C ( 66 - 78°F); min: 11 - 17°C ( 51 – 63°F )
Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 15 – 16°C ( 59 - 60°F); min: 7 - 9°C ( 45 - 49°F )

Watertemperature: in winter around 15°C ( 59°F ), in summer around 20°C ( 68°F) in average.

When a person travels to Faro,...

by lucy83

When a person travels to Faro, or even Algarve (the province) one should look beyond the city and the coastline and go further in, into the rural parts of Algarve. These parts of Portugal are enriched with the Portuguese culture and history. Such places include the remote villages of Alte, Salir, Sao Bartolomeu de Messines, and countless others. I guarantee that even the road trip to these small villages are pleasant as you look out onto the scenery which seems untouched by the Western World. There are also guides who also arrange tours through these villages as well as through the mountains and valleys, the best time to go is during the summer and it is well worth your time.

In Vilamoura, do take a look...

by CarlosLuz

In Vilamoura, do take a look around the Marina, where you will find some nice spots to shop and sometimes, some artists doing their stuff.
From there, you can book several tours. I recommend one of the sight-seeing boat tours, which will take you around the coast, stop for a swim, into the caves...it's nice and not too expansive.


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