FAQ - Your questions answered A to Z

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FAQ - Your questions answered A to Z

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Accommodation - Guest Houses, Hotels, Villas & Apartments
Activities - What to do and where to go in the Algarve
Alcohol - The minimum age for consuming alcohol is 16 years.There is a zero tolerance to drinking and driving in Portugal.
Aviation - Airport Transfers - Flight Confirmation Numbers - Recreational

Beaches - Fancy a dip in the sea or a laze on the beach?

Car hire - The forum's own car-hire service
Christmas & New Year - Some shops and restaurants are open over the holiday period; however, on Christmas Day few are open. If you would like to eat in a restaurant over Christmas or New Year it is a good idea to pre-book a table. Take a look here in the Food and Restaurants Forums for restaurants:
Cycling - On yer bike . . . and see the countryside!

Danger - Things to avoid in the Algarve
Directory of services - Medical. Police. Passport and many other important telephone numbers
Driving in Portugal - Stuff you need to know + A22 Tolls
Driving to Carvoeiro from - Faro airport - Lisbon airport - The UK
Driving to Seville - Visit Spain's beautiful city
Driving - Importation of motor vehicles into Portugal

Forum Meet-ups - Please visit for latest

Golf courses - Golf section local: Vale de Milho, Quinta do Gramacho & Vale de Pinta
Golf courses near Carvoeiro [8], Western Algarve [3], Central Algarve [15] & Eastern Algarve [7]

Holiday Rentals - Choose from over 70 villas and apartments in and around Carvoeiro! This web page Holiday Rentals is fully searchable and you are sure to find the holiday accommodation that best suits your needs.

Internet Access - needs updating

Live Music - needs updating

Maps - Can't find your way around? Look here for maps of the area
Meet-ups - Please visit for latest
Money Matters - Banks, ATMs and currency advice

Naturist Beaches & Holidays - Please see Algarve Naturism & Naturist Holiday Guide.

Public Transport - Buses - Trains

Restaurant, Bar & Club Telephone Numbers - Eat, drink and be merry!

Searching - Topic not in FAQ? Look here to discover how to find it on the forum
Shopping - From super-markets to shopping centres

Taxis - Local Taxi driver José Manuel is reliable, speaks English and German and is well recommended. You can reach him under 9679 50192. Also, try 282 460610 or 9672 38506. There are plenty of taxis (ranks) in the village, one of which is near the square at the bottom of the hill.
The Algarve - Places to visit. From one end to the other along the coast
The Resident - The Algarve's own, online weekly magazine

Voltage - Shocking information!

Walking in the Algarve - Get yer boots out and enjoy the fresh air and explore parts of the Algarve you've not seen before.
Watersports - Please visit this page and here for more fishing
Weather - Hot? Cold? Wet? Dry? No need to wait until you get here, this will tell you immediately
Web cams - Square cam 2 with sea view & Square cam 1

Special thanks to Michael Crane for having compiled the FAQ from the forum over the years