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Guidebook for Lagoa

Quinta Albasol
Quinta Albasol
Joined in 2014
Quinta Albasol

Guidebook for Lagoa

Food Scene
Fabulous local Restaurant, serving fresh Fish and Seafood brought in from the fishermen at the beach literally a few metres down the road. Also have meat dishes, etc.
Restaurante O Algar
Fabulous local Restaurant, serving fresh Fish and Seafood brought in from the fishermen at the beach literally a few metres down the road. Also have meat dishes, etc.
Beautiful beach spot! Serves a variety of savoury and sweet crepes as well as freshly-made oven-baked pizzas. A "Portuguese dish of the day" is also available but requires "ordering" a day in advance.
Bar O Pirata
Beautiful beach spot! Serves a variety of savoury and sweet crepes as well as freshly-made oven-baked pizzas. A "Portuguese dish of the day" is also available but requires "ordering" a day in advance.
"Frango da Guia" (or "Chicken Piri piri" as it's best known abroad) served with scrumptious home-cut fried and a delicious tomato salad. There are 3-4 floors, but during high season booking required!
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Restaurante Ramires
14 Rua 5 de Abril
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"Frango da Guia" (or "Chicken Piri piri" as it's best known abroad) served with scrumptious home-cut fried and a delicious tomato salad. There are 3-4 floors, but during high season booking required!
Fabulous eat-as-much-as-you-want "Bife na Pedra": a hot stone seasoned with salt and a platter with an assortment of meats (beef, pork) for you to cook as you eat served with home-cut fries and salad.
Restaurante Adega do Papagaio
11 Largo da Adega
Fabulous eat-as-much-as-you-want "Bife na Pedra": a hot stone seasoned with salt and a platter with an assortment of meats (beef, pork) for you to cook as you eat served with home-cut fries and salad.
Lovely fish and meat set dinner menus for a very affordable price!
Restaurante A Rampa
18 Rua Direita
Lovely fish and meat set dinner menus for a very affordable price!
2 Michelin-Starred Restaurant offers exquisite "taster" (degustacao) menus - not cheap though!
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Vila Joya
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2 Michelin-Starred Restaurant offers exquisite "taster" (degustacao) menus - not cheap though!
Everything Else
Treat yourself to a relaxing massage, sauna or other spa treatment at this tasteful villa-resort close by. There is also a restaurant and a bar here as well an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool.
Suites Alba Resort & SPA
Treat yourself to a relaxing massage, sauna or other spa treatment at this tasteful villa-resort close by. There is also a restaurant and a bar here as well an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool.
Good surf spot, about 1-1.30 hours drive away. Make a day of it and grab some surf lessons with the local surf school.
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Carrapateira
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Good surf spot, about 1-1.30 hours drive away. Make a day of it and grab some surf lessons with the local surf school.
Arts & Culture
Large privately-owned art gallery housed within an old winery, with exhibits from artists from all over Portugal. Great ambiance. More Info: www.artealgarve.net. NOTE: Location shown on map incorrect!
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Large privately-owned art gallery housed within an old winery, with exhibits from artists from all over Portugal. Great ambiance. More Info: www.artealgarve.net. NOTE: Location shown on map incorrect!
Shopping
Large shopping centre with big Continente supermarket and a number of high-street stores.
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AlgarveShopping
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Large shopping centre with big Continente supermarket and a number of high-street stores.
Big shopping centre with supermarket and high-street stores.
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Aqua Portimão Shopping Centre
72 R. de Sāo Pedro
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Big shopping centre with supermarket and high-street stores.
Essentials
Supermarket - medium sized but with big range of foreign goods (Kettle Chips, Cote d'Or chocolate, Marmite, etc)
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Intermarché Carvoeiro
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Supermarket - medium sized but with big range of foreign goods (Kettle Chips, Cote d'Or chocolate, Marmite, etc)
Small supermarket selling mainstream groceries and toiletries. Closest to the house!
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Intermarché Porches
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Small supermarket selling mainstream groceries and toiletries. Closest to the house!
Supermarket - medium sized. Has most things; meat counter, fresh fish counter, fruit and vegetables, dairy, household products, toiletries - the most delicious bread! Good value for money. Our choice!
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Lagoa
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Supermarket - medium sized. Has most things; meat counter, fresh fish counter, fruit and vegetables, dairy, household products, toiletries - the most delicious bread! Good value for money. Our choice!
Entertainment & Activities
Fun day out!
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Slide & Splash
125 Vale de Deus
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Fun day out!
Fun day out!
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Aqualand Algarve
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Fun day out!
Fun day out!
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Zoomarine Algarve, Portugal
KM 65 N125
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Fun day out!
Sightseeing
Silves is the former capital of the Algarve and is of great historical importance - Beautiful old city, with Castle and Cathedral. Worth walking around its winding streets!
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Café Silves Castle
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Silves is the former capital of the Algarve and is of great historical importance - Beautiful old city, with Castle and Cathedral. Worth walking around its winding streets!
Western most tip of Southern Portugal. Home of Henry the Navigator's legend of the Nautical School of Sagres, that would have initiated the Portuguese Age of Discoveries.
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Sagres Fortress
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Western most tip of Southern Portugal. Home of Henry the Navigator's legend of the Nautical School of Sagres, that would have initiated the Portuguese Age of Discoveries.
Beautiful forested mountain range boasting lovely views down to the sea.
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Monchique
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Beautiful forested mountain range boasting lovely views down to the sea.
Very picturesque sea-side town
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Tavira
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Very picturesque sea-side town
Beautiful sand-bank beaches in the Estuary of Faro - a natural reserve for birds.
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Ilha de Faro
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Beautiful sand-bank beaches in the Estuary of Faro - a natural reserve for birds.
A beautiful medieval town with a castle perched on a hill at its centre - only a 1.5 hour drive away.
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Mértola
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A beautiful medieval town with a castle perched on a hill at its centre - only a 1.5 hour drive away.
Seville, one of Spain's most beautiful cities, is only 2.5 hours drive away.
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Seville
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Seville, one of Spain's most beautiful cities, is only 2.5 hours drive away.