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Short, cheap SC break in half term, transfer and tips pls

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Short, cheap SC break in half term, transfer and tips pls

Hi,

We've previously been on cheap SC apartment breaks in Alvor and Albufeira and have found a good late deal to PdR this half term (2 adults plus older teen) for 4 or 5 nights. I just want to know a bit more about the area before I book as I haven't had time to do my normal research!

How busy will it be at half term...not sure how popular the area is. What's the best/cheapest way to get to the area from Faro airport. Are prices for eating/drinking out comparable to other resorts? How much are sunbeds on the beach? Any other tips for a cheap break?

Thanks.

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1. Re: Short, cheap SC break in half term, transfer and tips pls

Info http://www.praiadarochauncovered.com/

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2. Re: Short, cheap SC break in half term, transfer and tips pls

purpose built resort, high rise, lively resort, lacking in charm, Great beach but would research accommodation, not like Alvor or Albufeira. daytime visits few times, did not appeal, just personal preference, but if cheap deal , will get what pay for, do check reviews.

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3. Re: Short, cheap SC break in half term, transfer and tips pls

Best way from airport is Private Transfer approx. 112€. Cheaper is a shuttle approx. 70€. Both prices include the return journey and are for three adults. The PT is direct, door to door. The shuttle could involve waiting around at the airport for other flights/passengers, multiple drops before yours and the same on the way back.

I'll leave Public transport to the experts.

Edited: 12 May 2018, 17:44
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4. Re: Short, cheap SC break in half term, transfer and tips pls

Ony K: Go for it!

I’d imagine it’ll be busy enough.

Great beach and some great restaurants too, can be as cheap or expensive as you want.

You can walk to Portimao too or Praia do Vau in the opposite direction.

As AA advises a private transfer would be the best. It will take about an hour.

Just make sure the apartment you’re being offered is the right one. Can’t advise on these as we stay in a hotel.

Edited: 13 May 2018, 00:17
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