Algarve Warnings and Dangers

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Algarve Warnings and Dangers

  • Driving In Portugal

    Portugal has the highest accident rate in Europe, so, be careful in traffic.They hardly keep the speed limits and they overtake at the most impossible places. Please remember that just because the Locals get away with it, it doesn't mean you will. Fines for traffic offences are substantial in Portugal. Such infringements as speeding, driving under...

  • The People

    A previous entry stated that the people are unfriendly which is just an absolute lie! The people are lovely and i have been going to the algarve all my life. They just appreciate it if tourists aren't too loud, common, too english and in your face! They like respect for their country.

  • Algarve - be prepared to explore it

    All of the resorts in the Algarve are very busy in the summer, the evenings were packed with people along the promenades and in the ice cream parlours. The promenades were too often backed with high rise blocks which have sucked too much character out of the place. My advice is to bob in and out of these places. If you spend two weeks in one resort...

  • concret jungle

    a huge debate through out the years brings back the portuguese mass destruction weapon wich are the construction without and against all kind of law and order. so, side by side with gorgeous beaches a regular concret jungle to desregard your wonderfull stay at Algarve. if you don´t care about that, and yu want to have fun day and nite, well, this...

  • Be careful on the cliffs

    There are no fences on the cliff line, so watch your steps. Especially at Cape Vincent, the memorial stone is from there. A young german fell from the cliffs a few years ago and died.

  • Even in autum beware of the sun

    The weather in September and October can be a little unpredictable , however Take care because even in October the temperature can reach 40'c ,so wear sun cream ,a hat and keep a shirt handy so you can put it on to keep cool!

  • Mosquitos

    Beware of the mosquito when in the Algarve,although more of a nuiscance than a health hazard I dont see why you should let them help themselves to your blood.Exept in winter protect youself at night when the temperature drops they come to feed,keep all windows and doors closed,cover youself in bed and wear a repellant.Did you know that only the...

  • Travel Reps

    Beware of these people who tell you that "only they" can get you the best deals on care hire,excursion tickets etc.What they actually do is recieve a commission for every car they hire for every trip they book ,get it? We were quoted by our cosmos rep E161euros for car hire for 5 days no extras,we actually hired a car from another hotel next to...

  • Portuguese wines should have a...

    Portuguese wines should have a warning on them,they are seriously addictive,reasonably priced and very tasty.Unfortunatley however,after 3 or 4 bottles of the stuff you can end up looking like this!

  • Driving can be hazardous in...

    Driving can be hazardous in the Algarve especially in the countryside where obstacles can vary from large potholes to stray goats One day we actually saw an elderly lady walking a large pig along the road,it was ok though because she had it tethered by one leg with a piece of string!

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