|Subject: Re: Albufeira, Portugal|
Hi, Here's the limited information I have on Albufeira. Sandy in LA
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Called the St. Tropez of the Algarve. Has a Moorish ambience. The most popular of the resort towns. Has the most active night life in the Algarve.
Hotel Sol E Mar, R. Jose Bernardino de Sousa, 8200 Albufeira; (089)52121. Very, very good hotel. Right on the beach. 68 air conditioned rooms, bar, restaurant, disco. Single: $41 (low season)-$55 (high season); double: $55 (low season)-$70 (high season).
Residencial Vila Recife, Rua Miguel Bombardo 6, 8200 Albufeira; (089)52121. A very good pension walking distance to beach. Rates quoted are low-season rates. Single: $20; double: $25.
Hotel Rocamar, Largo Jacinto d'Ayet. A 3-star hotel with 182 rooms. Nice, simple, comfortable hotel. Doubles: $35.
Turial Apartamentos Turisticos, Av. 25 de Abril, 8200 Albufeira; (089)53312. Very nice, modern apartments. Equipped with refrigerator, hot plate, sink, table and chairs. Daily cleaning, bed linen changed twice weekly. Weekly prepayment. No personal checks and no credit cards. Right across from fisherman beach. Single: $24 (low season)-$50 (high season); double: $30 (low season)-$62 (high season).
Sir Harry's Bar, an English-style pub on the main square is popular.
Main night action is along rua Candido dos Reis, a cobblestoned pedestrian street that leads from the beach to the plaza. The two most popular bars are Fastnet, which is big with the British, and Twist, a Scandinavian and German hangout.
The discos get going after midnight. Sylvia's is the best and 7 1/2 across the street, is almost as popular.
Chapel of the Misericordia The old city on the Praca de Republica Praia dos Barcos to watch the fishermen come in with their boats and catches Church of Sao Sebastiao Grotto of Xorino by boat to see the curious formation of rocks Open-air market third Sunday of each month 3 day tours of Seville, Spain and Gibraltar: RN Tours--Viagens E Turismo, Av. 25 de Abril; 55426.