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Old Wednesday 9th October 2013, 19:48   #1
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Resort hotel?

Thinking of a holiday to the Algarve next September. Would want to combine a relaxing holiday with some good birding spots close by. Can anyone recommend a hotel that fits the bill. I haven't done much research yet but Quinta do largo looks a great area to stay. Ideally would love to stay at a hotel that has great birding on the doorstep or even from the hotel balcony!
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Old Wednesday 9th October 2013, 19:54   #2
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A few years ago I stayed at the Cabanas Resort Park near Tavira. The birding on the doorstep was pretty decent and the resort was good and not too expensive. Here's a trip report:
http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=169392
Some reviews of the resort:
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_R...t_Algarve.html
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Old Wednesday 9th October 2013, 22:10   #3
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September its a must to stay in Sagres - see: http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=266202

A lovely small and reasonably priced hotel in Sagres with a cracking view, great rstaurants close, own path down to a beach and great autumn birding on the doorstep is Mareta View: http://www.maretaview.com/hotel-overview.html

If you prefer watered lawns, rows of planted palms and golf courses then google algarve hotels - there are billions of places - Sagres peninsula is a wild and gorgeous wilderness
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Thank you for your replies. Both those destinations seem great for an all out birding holiday. However, and I probably didn't explain myself properly, what I'm looking for is somewhere between the Faro and Albufeira area. My better half, although she loves wildlife in general is not a birder so I am looking for a Thomson or Thomas Cook package style job. I could probably hire a car for a day or two to do one of the hotspots. I just wondered if anyone here had been to a resort hotel and had good birding closeby?
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Old Friday 11th October 2013, 13:18   #5
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Try Vila Gale Lagos http://www.vilagale.pt/pages/hoteis/...o.php?hotel=21 - its got all the mod cons and Lagos is the nicest large place right on the Algarve coast - 14 beaches, many restaurants and quaint shops in the old historical centre - charming and touristy and 30 kms from the raptors etc at Sagres in September.

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