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What to do until 4pm check in

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What to do until 4pm check in

Hiya we can't check into our villa until 4pm and will be arriving in the area about midday on Monday 2nd October. We are staying near sesmarias I think in Gale. Any tips on what to do for a few hours as we'll have a car full of luggage!!

Also, which is the best large supermarket (where we could hopefully buy a bed guard and stock up on food/supplies? Happy to drive to the best one!

Thank you!!!

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1. Re: What to do until 4pm check in

You should head into Albufeira for shopping at ALDI, LIDL, Pingo Doce or Modelo Continente ... or there is a much bigger Continente at Algarve shopping in Guia, which has English cinema ... there`s an Iceland next door to that.

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2. Re: What to do until 4pm check in

Thanks for the supermarket info! Is it far to the large Continente?

As for what to do until check in, I'm worried about leaving a car packed full of luggage! :-)

Edited: 6:23 pm, September 18, 2017
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3. Re: What to do until 4pm check in

I would head for the beaches, have some lunch at one of the restaurants and chill out, go shopping around 3 to stock up then into villa at 4pm. Take a rucksack with your valuables in and don't worry about suitcases of clothes. You are unlikely to have a car broken into, many have tinted windows so it's hard to see what's in them. Should the worst happen you can claim a new wardrobe off your insurance so not worth losing part of your holiday over!

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4. Re: What to do until 4pm check in

Always advise my guests to head to Scooby's, if their flights in or out don't suit check in/out. Located in Sesmarias, Galé. Place there to store your luggage or you maybe lucky and get a space for your car right outside in full view.

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Rev…

Edited: 4:52 am, September 19, 2017
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5. Re: What to do until 4pm check in

Here is the google map .... Salgados bottom left .... Albufeira centre bottom right .... Algarve Shopping top middle ... about the same distance to both for you ...

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6. Re: What to do until 4pm check in

Sorry ... lost it ..

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.1076766,-8.2808068,5014m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en-US

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7. Re: What to do until 4pm check in

Good idea to head for Scooby's. Whatever you do, do not leave a hire car full of luggage unattended. Hire cars are prime candidates for being broken into and items stolen. If the car is broken into and damage is done, you will be responsible for the payment of any repair.

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8. Re: What to do until 4pm check in

Sorry but Scoobys is closed on a Monday

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If you head down to Gale beach you maybe lucky enough to park right outside the middle beach restaurant where you could keep an eye on the car. Obviously take any valuables in with you . Back up at Sao Rafael there is Ponta Grande resort, they have a nice outdoor seating area at the front and you can park your car right by you. They welcome visitors for a drink. But I would not as others have said leave the car full of luggage out of sight . Arriving ourselves same day!

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10. Re: What to do until 4pm check in

Sorry. didn't register the Monday!

These three local restaurants also have parking right outside, Angie's and Kozinha are open all day and O Girassol till about 3pm.

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Rev…

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