Events in Algarve in November and December

Events in Algarve in November and December

If you are planning to make a great trip in November/December to the wonderful Algarve you will definetely want to know this awesome events that are taking place here. More »

9 perfect tourist attractions to visit in Portugal this summer – Part 3  

9 perfect tourist attractions to visit in Portugal this summer – Part 3  

Dear friends, we are back with the 9 perfect tourist attractions to visit in Portugal this summer – Part 3 sees us going through the last three attractions of choice on our More »

9 perfect tourist attractions to visit in Portugal this summer – Part 2

9 perfect tourist attractions to visit in Portugal this summer – Part 2

We have finally come to the essential: Part 2 of the 9 perfect tourist attractions to visit in Portugal this summer brings us to the seaside, the sunny, brilliant, shimmering shores of More »

10 Places not to miss in Portimao – Part 1

10 Places not to miss in Portimao – Part 1

Summer is here and it is the very best time to be in Portugal, by the ocean, drinking a cocktail and reading a good book on the rocky beaches. Today we give More »

The golf season in Algarve is on! – Part 2

The golf season in Algarve is on! – Part 2

  The golf season in Algarve is on! Spring is probably the best time to practice golf: picture an endless green field surrounded by the blue waters of the Atlantic, the mild More »

The golf season in Algarve is on!

The golf season in Algarve is on!

  Dear friends in love with 2 things: Algarve, Portugal and golf, we have great news for you. The golf season in Algarve is on! The sunny shores of southern Portugal are More »

Did you know golf…

Did you know golf…

Did you know golf is one of the most popular sports in Portugal? In fact, the sunny shores of the southern part of the country are the some of the welcoming regions More »

A romantic Valentine’s Day in Portugal – Part 3

A romantic Valentine’s Day in Portugal – Part 3

From a romantic Valentine’s Day in Portugal we got to explore some of the most wonderful corners of this beautiful country. It might be interesting to remind that February is a pleasant More »

 

Enjoy the most fascinating holiday in Sao Miguel!

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Have you already made you holiday plans? If not, it’s about time you started looking for your next unforgettable holiday destination!
The summer is almost here, but in Sao Miguel summer reigns almost the entire year, surrounded by excellent weather, sunny days, lovely atmosphere and wonderfully welcoming people.
Known as the ”green island”, Sao Miguel island is the capital of the Azores archipelago and it’s famous for its lush green and blue heaven, which seems to dress the entire island.
There are plenty of things to do in Sao Miguel while enjoying your holidays, always relying on Ponta Delgada Low Cost Transfers for quality taxi services whenever you need!

Apart from being home to the main airport of the archipelago, the charming Ponta Delgada is famous for its monuments, churches, botanical gardens and, of course, the breathtaking landscapes.
Close to the water in the São Sebastiao parish, this three-arched gate is Ponta Delgada’s postcard image and is adorned with the royal crown and the coat of arms of the city.
These symbolic old gates of the city are part of the old defences and were built in 1783 from regional volcanic stone, having whitewashed masonry, while the square in front is adorned calçada portuguesa (Portuguese mosaic pavement) in an ornamental pattern.

Considered one of the biggest green spaces from Ponta Delgada, the Botanical Garden Jardim António Borges is a true beautiful and magical garden to visit, where you’ll find a wide variety of exotic species, brought to Sao Miguel by António Borges, an Azorean politician with a special interest for agriculture and botany.
The 19th-century garden preserves the atmosphere of the past and its romantic style and it represnts a place where you can have a magical walk with you dear ones, where you can relax and contemplate while admiring the small caves, the diversity of flora and the trill of the birds.
Close to the botanical garden, you can also discover and visit Sant’Ana Palace or Jose de Canto botanical garden, which are definitely worth visiting!

Capela de Nossa Senhora das Vitorias, built in neo-Gothical style in local stone and brick, is a 19th century church and it’s situated on Furnas lake’s south shore, which absolutely cannot be missed. No services are held in the chapel, where José do Canto, a local landowner and botanist, is entombed next to his wife.
Its imposing presence and unique spirit, along with the fine architecture emphasize this love declaration, as well as the sadness of this love story. The garden and waterfall near the church complements this marvellous church, as well as the beautiful forest where you can walk and enjoy the tranquility of this place.
Given these beautiful surroundings, the story of this place, the contemplation of history, as well as the tranquil vibrance of this church, Capella de Nossa Senhora das Vitorias stands out as one of the most endearing, rustic and evocative places in the Azores.

Can you imagine an authentic Atlantic Spa? Here, on Sao Miguel island you have the chance to discover and enjoy this underwater geothermal spring that heats up the ocean. Ferraria it’s definitely an impressive place, which won’t cease to amaze you.
Situated on the west coastline of São Miguel, this natural hot swimming pool is a unique pool where thermal water heated by the lava rock cliffs and the gethermal spring beneath merge with the ocean’s water. This geothermal spring represents the only hot spring from the Sete Cidades volcanic complex natural.
This unique phenomenon brings together two types of magical water with numerous properties in a fairytale place, with amazing landscapes and vibrantingly relaxing atmopshere. The visitors can enjoy the benefits of this relaxing spring and ocean water and feel the effects of geothermics.

Representing two of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal, the legendary Blue and Green Lakes are a must see for the nature and adventure enthusiasts and they are located in the western part of the island.
According to the legend, once upton a time there was a princess and a pastor, whose love was forbidden by the king. In spite of the king’s disagreement and absolute prohibition, the lovers agrred to meet in secret one last time and cried together for their sad fates. It was these same tears that filled the valley: the blue lake reflects the color of the princess’s eyes and the other pond, the green color of the shepherd’s eyes.
The tears of this sad separation formed two lagoons that continue together to this very day!
You cannot miss this splendid place, with its surreal views, that will make fall in love with this green and blue corner of paradise.

Come and visit Sao Miguel, always counting on Ponta Delgada Low Cost Transfers for neverending adventures, incredible time and unforgettable moments and memories with your family and friends!

 




Spend the most beautiful holiday in Algarve!

When thinking about holidays, Algarve is the word that instantly pops up in my mind. What a better and stunning destination to spend incredible and unforgettable moments than this amazing, sunny and welcoming place? Enjoy the perfect vacation, always relying on Low Cost Transfers for safe and hussle free transfers services!

Ferragudo is a tranquil charming village situated on the Arade estuary, rich in breathtaking landscapes, with an unbelievable picturesque atmosphere and lovely whitewashed cottages with astonishing hillside streets.
Originally a traditional fishing village with a very warm and welcoming people, cute boats, fascinating tales and stories, this incredible place managed to preserve its traditional and unique spirit and to flourish the same time.
This rare gem can be admired and visited anytime of the year, while discovering new things and trying a wide range of new activities like cycling to the lighthouse, or snorkeling amongst Atlantic marine life, there’s plenty of amazing things to do in Ferragudo!

Monchique village is another fairy tale place, which will immediately and irrevocably win your heart and is worth visiting if you spend your holidays in Algarve.
Monchique is the highest village of the Algarve, located 485 meters above sea level located in the Algarve and it perfectly preserves the touch of past times, as well as its old and peaceful soul.
Monchique is the perfect destination to take a moment of reflection, to feel the nature, to think, to take a deep breath and to embrace the wonders this enchanting place has to offer.
It is said the Romans populated Monchique due the Monchique mountains’s healing water. Even nowadays the village is highly sought after by visitors due to natural thermal baths, which are still believed to have healing properties.

One of the most beautiful and special beaches from Algarve, Odeceixe beach is located in the muncipality of Aljezur and it’s part of the Costa Vicentina natural park.
Its atypical horseshoe shape is one of the numerous interesting and fascinating things about this famous beach, which doesn’t cease to amaze us especially through its unspoilt quality, Odeceixe beach remaining quite “hidden” and “undiscovered”.
You will definitely fall in love with the fine sands, the crystal clear waters, the whitewashed clifftop village and the small lagoons which appear in the sand during low tide.
The Ribeira de Seixe river is partly what makes Praia de Odeceixe so beautiful. On one side of the beach there is the ocean and on the other side is the river, Ribeira de Seixe actually separating the regions of Algarve and Alentejo.

If you’re an explorer and you enjoy the adventures, walks and new discoveries on each holiday, this place is the perfect destination where you can practise you skills and enjoy your hobbies.
The Seven Hanging Valleys Trail is a scenic coastal trail located in Algarve with spectacular views, stunning coves and memorable sunsets which will take your breath away!
The best way to explore them? On foot! There are many coastal walks along Portugal’s southern coast, but the Seven Hanging Valleys Trail is among the most impressive. This almost 12km trail offers a lot of attractions, a quality time and outstanding landscapes while enjoying nature and tranquility away from the crowded and loud cities.

Located a few kilometres northwest of Sagres is the historic Cabo de Sao Vicente, which is the most south-westerly point of mainland Europe.
This magnificent place cannot be missed, especially at sunset when everything is magically transformed in memories, moments, unforgettable images and colors.
You just cannot unsee the memorable red lighthouse, which houses a small but excellent museum showcasing Sagres’ role in Portugal’s maritime history and which promises incredible memories.

Come and visit Algarve, always counting on Low Cost Transfers, for excellent transfer services, while celebrating the most beautiful moments with your family and friends!

 




Discover Algarve’s rare hidden gems- part 2

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Welcome to the wonderful Portugal, the place where Christmas is the absolute expression of joy, peace, celebration and gratefulness.
Portugal has its own Christmas celebrations, a traditional Christmas in Portugal usually takes place on the 24th December, the day where many families and friends gather to celebrate the “Consoada” feast, where they exchange gifts and enjoy delicious dishes, such as Bacalhau (codfish) and Bolo Rei, which is the Portuguese version of a Christmas cake.

Algarve is one of the most beautiful places in Portugal, where you have so many treasures to discover and so many locations to admire and enjoy. This is the most wonderful time of the year to visit Algarve, due to all the sparkling special festivities, the heart warming customs and traditions and the welcoming people which will definitely amaze you and win your heart.

Situated to the west of Algarve, Carvoeiro is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Algarve. Originally a fishing village, Carvoeiro is now a very popular destination with a wide range of visitors and it’s considered to be one of the most remarkable destinations with the most picturesque beaches.
Algar Seco, Carvoeiro, is famous for the Carvoeiro boardwalk, a picturseque cliff top starting from Nossa Senhora da Encarnacao fort until the Algar Seco rock formation. This destination is the accurate definition of an astonishing, cheeerful and abolutely breathtaking afternoon together with your family and friends.

For history enthusiasts and lovers, an extraordinary attractive location in Algarve is Alcoutim, an almost unchanged village which preserves its authenticity and ancient charm, situated on the banks of the river Guadiana. The steep cobbled streets seem to lead to the riverside through a mix of low, whitewashed cottages and little squares.
Although it has lost the walls that for centuries surrounded it, and despite some modern constructions, Alcoutim’s steep and narrow streets still maintain much of the calm atmosphere, typical of an algarvian hill town.
This incredibly enchanting location is worth visiting especially in the holiday season, you will definitely find it exceptionnally magical.

Salema is situated on one of the most unspoilt coastal regions of Algarve, the Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina Natural Park.
Situated at the top of a cove that features magnificent rock formations and a beautiful sandy beach that is lined with the old houses that formed the original village, this location is as both scenic and tranquil – the ideal place to take unforgettable strolls and to simply seize the moment.
Another charming aspect about this place resides in Praia da Salema, where you will find gold and orange limestone cliffs typical of Algarve. Some of the oldest sections actually date to the Lower Cretaceous period, so they’re around 150 million years old!

There are a lot of activities and events around Algarve during Christmas holidays, from festive concerts and parades to nativity scene.
Come and enjoy this special holiday in Algarve, Portugal, with your family and friends, surrounded by the most beautiful landscapes and unique atmosphere, always counting on Faro Low Cost Transfers and Lagos Car Hire, which provide excellent transfers and car rental services, whenever you need!




Discover Algarve’s rare hidden gems! – part 1

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Situated in Portugal, the enchanting Algarve is the perfect holiday destination to discover new beautiful places and to enjoy its rarest hidden gems with your family and friends.
The pleasant clime of 28 degrees ( let’s face it, it’s a great weather for this time of the year) and remarkable location will make fall in love even more with these unique places, because you’ll first fall in love with the amazing vibrant atmosphere and the welcoming warmth of the people.

Benagil Cave
Located between Carvoeiro and Armação de Pêra and probably one of the most beautiful caves you have ever visited, Benagil Cave’s first appearance and impression is the one of an imposing magnificent cathedral, due to its distinguished ”architecture” which offers the cave a royal air, surrounded by dazzling crystal clear waters.
Whoever visits it will feel like stepping into a royal palace embraced by breathtaking views.
The color oscillation of the walls, from orange, yellow and white, to an explosion of unbelievable colors might make you start doubting they are heavenly natural and not created by human beings. Another phenomena which strikes admiration is the beach from the interior of the Cathedral of Benagil and its sea water, which acquires a turquoise colour inside the cave, which transports the visitors to a paradisaical island in the middle of the Pacific.
Considered by the Michelin Guide to be the 15th most beautiful cave in the world, the Benagil Cave is definitely a spectacular location, worth to be visited.

Ponta da Piedade
Holding the proud title of the most beautiful beach in the world, Ponta da Piedade is an idyllic destination not to be missed, a stunningly beautiful section of a coastline gathering a fantasy landscape of caves, grottoes and sea arches that nature has sculpted in the cliffs over thousands of years.
Located 2 km from Lagos on the Costa d’Oiro and full of grottos, unknown bays and quiet beaches, the Ponte da Piedade is particularly captivating when viewed from the sea.
The fascinating stories of these oddly shaped rocks are quite famous among the locals and the fishermen. Some names given to these misshapen rocks and perpetuated by fishermen include General De Gaulle, Chaminé (chimney), Catedral (cathedral), Belas-Artes (fine arts), Camelo (camel), Museu (museum), Submarino (underwater), Cozinha (kitchen) and Gruta dos Amores (grotto of love).
The best part of the cliffs is located on the eastern side of the lighthouse. Here is also where you’ll find a long staircase which it will lead you to the most picturesque cove, offering the most wonderful coastline views.
The natural beauty, together with the wide diversity and the natural lush habitat of several birds and animals, which can easily be observed in the waters or near the cliffs, transform Ponta da Piedade in a magical place and a must stop for any visitor.

Pego da Inferno
Situated approximately 7km northwest of Tavira in the eastern Algarve, Pego do Inferno (which literally means ”Hell’s Pool”), is a waterfall and lake combo, once known among locals as the ”secret waterfall”, but definitely not so secret anymore, due to large amount of tourists who come to visit it every year in the pursue of adventures, amazing landscapes and unforgettable memories.
The waterfall is known as Pego do Inferno (”Hell’s Pool”/”Pit of hell”) due to a popular local legend concerning this place about a carriage that fell into the lake, never to be found. It was said that anyone who fell into it would go straight to hell.
The legend also says that the remains of the occupants of the cart, as well as the animals were never found and that divers were not able to find the bottom of the lake, which has been called (”Hell’s Pool”/”Pit of hell”) ever since.
It is definitely a destination which has to be marked on every tourist’s Halloween agenda.

Enjoy the most incredible destinations in Algarve, always counting on Lagos Car Hire, for easy and hassle free car rentals ( enjoy the 20% and 30% autumn promotions), whenever you need, as well as the excellent taxi services with Faro Low Cost Transfers, for new holiday adventures with your dear ones!

 




Spend the most beautiful holiday in Sao Miguel’s island!

Vila Franca do Campo

Graceful and gorgeous, the island of Sao Miguel represents the biggest island amongst the nine islands forming the Azores Archipelago.
This astonishing island is famous for its pristine natures, breathtaking landscapes, volcanic scenery, beautiful beaches, rich marine life, waterfalls and the wide range of colorful flowers.
Sao Miguel’s natural beauty brought it a huge popularity all over the world, as well as the nickname and recognition of «Green Island» (Ilha Verde). This green corner of paradise surrounded by crystal clear waters and lovely rays of sun is the perfect recipe for an unforgettable holiday.




Enjoy the best summer in Algarve!

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Amongst the most popular holiday locations, Algarve is the perfect place to live the most beautiful adventure, to discover new things and to enjoy the spectacular views and attractions!
You can always count on Lagos Car Hire, the best friendly help you can use during your holidays for hussle free trips and visits in Algarve and Spain as well!