Staying in Algarve

Participants are requested to make their own travel arrangements, including hotel booking (quoting the registration number for special Forum rates). Rooms at special Forum rates are available to participants at the following hotels.

FORUM SPONSOR HOTELS:

Tivoli Marina *****
http://tivolihotels.com/
Contacts:
E-mail: reservations.htm@tivolihotels.com
Address: Marina Vilamoura, 8125-901 Vilamoura
Tel.: (+351) 289 303 303
GPS: N 37º04'25.80" W 08º07'12.91"
Special forum rate: single and double room – 150 Euros

Vitoria Tivoli *****
http://tivolihotels.com/
Contacts:
E-mail: htvictoria@tivolihotels.com
Address: Av. dos Descobrimentos, 8125-309 Vilamoura
Tel.: (+351) 289 317 000
GPS: 37º 06' 15. 66" N, 08º 08' 30. 41" W
Special forum rate: single and double room – 200 Euros

Other hotels:

Dom Pedro Golf Resort*****
http://www.dompedro.com
Contacts:
E-mail: algarve.reservations@dompedro.com
Address: Rua Atlântico, Vilamoura, 8125-478 Quarteira
Tel.: (+351) 289 300 780

Dom Pedro Marina Hotel****
http://www.dompedro.com
Contacts:
E-mail: algarve.reservations@dompedro.com
Address: Avenida Tivoli, Lote H4, Vilamoura, 8125-410 Quarteira
Tel.: (+351) 289 300 780

Vilagalé Marina****
http://www.vilagale.pt
Contacts:
E-mail: marina.reservas@vilagale.pt
Address: Av. da Marina, 8125-401 Vilamoura
Tel.: (+351) 289 300 000
GPS: N37º 05' 33.91" W8º 07' 02.99"

Vila Sol
http://www.pestana.com/hotels/en/hotels/europe/AlgarveHotels/
Contacts:
E-mail: reservas.portugal@pestana.com
Address:
Tel: +351 282 240 001
Fax: +351 282 414 473

 


Restaurants

The Vilamoura area has some of the finest restaurants in Algarve.
Please check at www.visitalgarve.pt


Vehicles drive on the right in Portugal. Unless otherwise indicated, vehicles coming from the right have priority in squares and at intersections. At junctions with roundabouts, vehicles already on the roundabout have right of way.
Road signs comply with international rules.

Compulsory papers:
- Personal ID
- Driving licence
- Motor insurance certificate
- Vehicle registration or equivalent
- Vehicle logbook (livrete) or equivalent

Fines are issued on the spot.

Speed limits for cars without trailers and motorcycles:
50 kph - in built-up areas
90 kph - on normal roads
100 kph - on roads restricted to motor vehicles
120 kph - on motorways

It is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol level of 0.5 grams per litre or more.

All occupants must wear seat belts.

The Portuguese Highway Code forbids the use of mobile phones while driving, unless you’re using hands-free equipment or an earphone.


There are car rental services at airports, international rail terminuses and in the main towns and cities.
Drivers with mobility difficulties, or anyone who prefers to, can rent automatic or adapted vehicles.

To rent a car you must:
- be at least between 21 and 25 years old, depending on the company’s rental policy
- show identification (identity card for EU citizens or a valid passport for other nationalities)
- with a driving licence for more than one year


Taxis

Taxis are usually cream in colour, although there are still some painted black with a green roof in the traditional Portuguese style.
The fare is shown on the taximeter. The prices are affixed inside the car or you can ask the driver about them.
If you phone for a taxi you have to pay an extra 0.80 euros. There is a charge of 1.60 euros for luggage, regardless of weight or the number of pieces.
Carry cots, pushchairs, wheelchairs and walking aids are carried free of charge.
Outside towns, taxis charge by the kilometre and the driver and passenger agree on the fare in advance. Where they exist, the passenger has to pay the road tolls there and back.
Tipping is at the passenger’s discretion, though it is normal to tip 5-10% or round the amount up to the nearest euro.