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Driving in August

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Driving in August

Hi

We are coming to stay in the Vilasol resort in Vilamoura from 10th August. My husband has never driven abroad before and is a bit nervous. We may be hiring a car from the airport. Can anyone tell me what the traffic will probably be like at that time of year.

Many thanks

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1. Re: Driving in August

Hi hope you are well. The traffic will be very busy at that time of the year as it is peak season and it is the month chosen by emigrants and the majority of the portuguese people to have their holidays so should packed.

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2. Re: Driving in August

Hi Layarmando

Thank you so much for your reply.

We are going to be staying in a villa in the Vilasol resort at Vilamoura. We could arrange airport transfers and then after that do you think we could manage to get about by using taxi's and public transport? We are going to Zioomarine, the aqua park and probably the marina

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3. Re: Driving in August

You welcome:-) The Vilasol is not far off Qauteira/Vilamoura i think buses go trough that road.Taxis will be bsuy too but the reception at Vilasol have good contacts so they could arrange that for you.As for the Zoomarine will be easy to book an excursion to go there they provide pick ups,one word of advice you are thinking to swim with dolphins book it now as it is very very popular and gets booked up really quickly. If you have anymore questions just ask i will try to help:-)

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4. Re: Driving in August

Hi Layarmando

Thanks again for your reply.

We are going to this villa with friends who booked it and asked us to join them. They are hiring a car, but only large enough to seat 4 people and there will be 6 of us.

I have been looking at the villa we are staying in and the agents have told us it is in a quiet residential area and not within walking distance of anything. I would still prefer to manage without a car.

Do you think we could manage or is the Vilasol resort very large and away from everything?

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5. Re: Driving in August

The resort is not vreally withing walking distance of say the Casino or the Marina there a few restaurants close by.Like i said the reception at Viasol would be happy to help you and sort you out and if you feel the need to hire a car they could help you there too:-)

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6. Re: Driving in August

The best thing you can do is call the reservations, organise a transfer to the hotel, and then in the reception of the hotel hire a car. they deliver the car in the hotel, and pick it up there.

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