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Day trips out

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Day trips out

We are of to Albufeira or just outside in a couple of weeks, we will have a car and have 10 days there, where can we go for days out, neither of us mind a mix of cultural, local, or even blatantly commercial venues, but we wouldn't like to spend hours and hours in the car.

Secondly what's car perking like and do you need a knowledge of Portuguese when parking your car to read parking restrictions etc.

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1. Re: Day trips out

Car parking in the old centre of Albufeira is all but impossible even at this time of year. The paying car parks are on the edge of the town and instructions to my knowledge are mostly only in Portuguese. Beware the 'helpful' locals who are mainly down-and-out self-appointed car park attendants. In most towns and villages you will have to park at the edge as the central streets are horse and cart sized. Having said that you might find a place to park free on street if you are either lucky or search long enough.

The good news is that there are a myriad of trips you could take within say half an hours drive of Albufeira. Far too many for me to start with here but ranging from theme parks to old villages up in the hills plus the beaches of course - should be warm enough for some nice walks along the shore if that's your thing.

Note that most of the theme parks (Zoomarine is an exception) are closed until May.

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