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Map Information

Here are two maps that will help you locate the vila. 

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Information on Transport on the Day of Arrival

Taxi / Uber / Bolt

If you have Uber, they hang around the airport like flies. There is a designated Taxi rank directly outside the airport. It’s advisable to get a price beforehand as taxis can be expensive here, especially for tourists.

Using Buses

If you want to catch the bus from the airport, get the 118 to Loule, then the 90 to Sao Bras de Alportel and get off at Corotelo / Sao Romao. From the bus stop you have a 2km walk to the Vila via Corotelo.

Vamus is the bus service in this area. The nearest bus stop is by the Corotelo Café, but that only runs at 7am and 7pm. If you want to get a bus to a main town or city, you need to walk 2km to the main N270 road. There is a bus stop by Ze Dias. The 90 bus travels between Loule and Sao Bras. From there you can explore other locations.

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Driving & Cars

If driving, head out on the main road (N125) and stay on it to the Faro / Sao Bras de Alportel exit (N2). At the roundabout, take the 3rd turning towards S.B. Alportel (N2) and follow that road for 5.3 km. At the roundabout, take the 1st turn (N2) towards S. Bras de Alportel / Estoi. You will see the signpost for Estoi / MARF/ Sta Barbara Nexe / S. B. Alportel there.

From here, follow the N2 to Sao Bras de Alportel. The route is scenic, but winds a lot so be careful. This road is around 7-8 km long. When you reach the roundabout in Sao Bras De Alportel, you will see a petrol station on the left. The roundabout is on a junction between the N2 and the R270. Take the third turn towards Loule. Follow this road for 3.5km. On this road, you will pass two roundabouts, keep heading for Loule. On the last stretch of the road, you will see a turning to the left with a red & beige house on. Pass this road and slow down as your turning is next left (EM523), signposted Corotelo / Bordeira.

Local Area

Take this road until you get to the Corotelo Café (around 1km). At the junction of Corotelo Café, turn right towards Gorjoes / Fonte de Murta. You will pass by the front of Corotelo Café. Follow this road (EM1306) for around 1km until you get to a right turn with the house name ‘Casa Bavaria’ and number 30 in yellow on the corner. Turn left up the road in front of Casa Bavaria (With a yellow sign 31-33 on the wall and an arrow pointing to Casa Corina. The road narrows to a single carriage.

Parking

If you are bringing, or renting, a car and can walk 1km, it would be useful to us if you would park by Corotelo Café after you have dropped off your things. We believe the Vila only has room for 3-4 cars and we need to keep one of those places free for ingoing and outgoing. I am not sure how many people will have cars, so until we know, this would be easiest for us.

After locating the road, you will find Quinta Das Estrelas on the left after around 200m along a track. Welcome!

 
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Currency Exchange at Faro Airport, Portugal: A Convenient Guide

Introduction

When traveling to Faro, Portugal, through Faro Airport, it is essential to be prepared with the local currency, the Euro (€). You would get a better rate if you exchange your currency for Euros at your local bank, however currency exchange services are readily available at Faro Airport, making it convenient for travelers to acquire Euros for their trip. This article provides a concise guide to currency exchange at Faro Airport, offering tips and essential information to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience.

Location of Currency Exchange

Currency exchange services can be found both in the public areas and the restricted area (after security) of Faro Airport. In the public areas, you will typically find currency exchange booths or counters located in the arrivals hall. If you prefer to exchange currency after passing through security, there are also options available within the departures area.

Currency Exchange Options
  1. Banks and ATMs: Several banks have branches at Faro Airport, such as Banco Santander Totta and Millennium BCP. These banks often provide currency exchange services for both cash and card transactions. Additionally, you can find ATMs throughout the airport where you can withdraw Euros using your debit or credit card. However, it's advisable to check with your bank regarding any potential fees or restrictions for international withdrawals.

  2. Currency Exchange Counters: Various currency exchange companies, such as Travelex, operate counters at Faro Airport. These counters offer services exclusively dedicated to currency exchange and are often located near the main entrance or within the arrivals hall. They generally provide a wide range of currencies and are well-equipped to handle cash transactions.

Important Considerations
  1. Exchange Rates and Fees: Currency exchange rates may vary between different providers. It is advisable to compare rates and fees to ensure you obtain the most favorable deal. Keep in mind that exchange rates at airports are typically less favorable compared to those offered by banks or local currency exchange offices in the city.

  2. Pre-Booking Services: Some currency exchange providers offer online or pre-booking services, allowing you to reserve your desired currency in advance. This option can save time and ensure availability, especially during peak travel seasons.

  3. Identification and Documentation: When exchanging currency at Faro Airport, it is essential to have valid identification, such as a passport or national ID card, as per legal requirements. Additionally, for larger transactions, some providers may request additional documentation, so it's advisable to carry a valid proof of address.

Exchanging currency at Faro Airport is a straightforward process, with multiple options available to cater to travelers' needs. Whether you prefer using banks, ATMs, or currency exchange counters, it's essential to compare exchange rates and fees to secure the best deal. Remember to plan ahead, carry necessary identification, and consider pre-booking services if available. By following these guidelines, you can easily obtain Euros at Faro Airport, ensuring a seamless start to your journey in Portugal.

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Weather in June

In the first week of June, Faro, located in the Algarve region of Portugal, generally experiences warm and pleasant weather. During this time of the year, you can expect daytime temperatures to range from around 18 to 28 degrees Celsius (64 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit). The weather tends to be sunny with relatively low chances of precipitation.

June marks the beginning of the summer season in the Algarve, and visitors can enjoy long daylight hours and comfortable temperatures, making it an ideal time for outdoor activities and exploring the beautiful coastal areas. It's advisable to bring sunscreen, light clothing, and perhaps a hat to stay comfortable in the warm and sunny conditions. Keep in mind that weather conditions can vary, so it's always a good idea to check closer to your travel date for more accurate and up-to-date forecasts.

Weather at Quinta Das Estrelas

Faro
clear sky
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3.1km/h
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29°C
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24°
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22°
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