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The best flight deals are probably to be found at...

  1. Easyjet
  2. Monarch
  3. BMIBaby
  4. TAP Air Portugal

Car Hire

For car hire we look nowhere else other than...

  1. Holiday Autos

Car pick up at Faro airport will be either from offices the to the right of the terminal building or from the main offices to which you are taken by coach. The former applies to low season, the latter to high. I strongly recommend that regardless of season you get to the car hire offices as quickly as possible. Queues can develop and they are very slow!

Always carry your passport and car hire documents with you when you drive. The police stop tourist cars and ask for these documents. If you have not got them there is an on the spot fine and a tedious visit to the police station to present them.


All train information in Portugal is avialable from


The biggest bus company is EVA.


We can provide airport transfers. You can book from this website. Book an Airport Transfer You can also book taxis from the office at Sao Rafael.


Mobiles switch automatically to the local service provider, but check with your provider if in doubt. The cheapest way to keep in touch is probably to buy a phone card and use public pay phones. You can buy the cards in most small shops, the shop opposite the big CS Hotel has them. There is a public phone near the entrance to the Sao Rafael resort.