Portugal Paradise Weekend

Portugal Paradise Weekend

Soak up the sun on the most AMAZING BEACHES in Portugal (Top-Rated on TripAdvisor)! We Love Spain offers you the most beautiful, fun, and exciting trip to two of Portugal´s most famous cities: Lagos and Albufeira! Cruise down the coast on a Crazy Pirate Ship, plunge in to crystal clear waters, kayak through caves, and make tons of incredible new international friends on this unforgettable weekend! 4 DIFFERENT INCREDIBLE BEACHES in one trip!!!

The Portugal Paradise Weekend by We Love Spain offers you all this and more! This is sure to be one of the best weekends of your life.

Accommodation is set in gorgeous 4 STAR HOTEL APARTMENTS just minutes from the beach and nightlife, with spacious and comfortable rooms so you can relax, cook, eat and hang out with friends. Then at night come with us to the best bars on our exclusive VIP bar tour with bar shows, mechanical bulls, and more.

Still wondering? All this is offered to you at the BEST PRICE and you don´t have to plan a thing! With We Love Spain you will get the absolute most out of your Portugese adventure!

Trip Includes

Private Bus Transportation

4 STAR Apartment Hotels with Kitchen (no oven).

Outdoor Pool, Bar Lounge, Restaurant.

Visits to Albufeira & Lagos City Center

Visits to Cabo San Vicente (End of the World) and Ponta Piedade (Lagos)

3 Days on 4 Beautiful Beaches!

Oura Beach + Dona Ana Beach Lagos + Sao Rafael Beach + Dos Pescadores

Optional: Pirate Sailing Cruise & Speed Boat! MOST POPULAR!

1 Hour on a Pirate Ship down the coast with option to swim & 1 hour of fast speed boat through coves

Optional: Kayak Excursion!

2 Hour Guided Tour with Instructor through coves and caves!

Optional: Stand Up Paddle Excursion!

2 Hour Guided Tour with Instructor through coves and caves!

Professional Tour Guides

We Love Spain Coordinator

Professional Photographer

(FREE Trip Album on WLS FB Page a few days after the trip!)

Free time for shopping, etc.

Travel Insurance

Dates, Booking, & More!

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DATES FALL 2017:

★ September 22nd-24th – ONLY 9 SPOTS LEFT!

Departures:

  • Sevilla
  • Jaen
  • Granada
  • Huelva
  • Meet at Hotel

★ September 29th-October 1st – ONLY 19 SPOTS LEFT!

Departures:

  • Sevilla
  • Huelva
  • Granada
  • Jaen
  • Meet at Hotel

★ October 6th-8th

Departures:

  • Sevilla
  • Huelva
  • Granada
  • Meet at Hotel

★ October 13th-15th

Departures:

  • Sevilla
  • Huelva
  • Meet at Hotel

*Note – All online purchases carry an online service fee of 4€.  If you would like to avoid these charges, you may book in our office (card or cash) or via bank deposit or transfer.  For our account info please send an email to info@welovespain.org.

ALREADY BOOKED BUT FORGOT TO BOOK THE OPTIONAL SAILING CRUISE? Book that HERE!

*Additional Dates and Departure Cities available for groups, write to info@welovespain.org

Prices and Optionals

TRIPS PRICES:

119€
FOR DEPARTURES OUT OF:
SEVILLA
HUELVA
or MEET US THERE (ALBUFEIRA)

139€
FOR DEPARTURES OUT OF:
GRANADA
JAEN

*CÓRDOBA AND MALAGA DEPARTURE available for groups of 10 or more.  Just write us at info@welovespain.org.

*IN JUNE THERE IS A SUPPLEMENT CHARGE FOR DOUBLE ROOMS.  IF YOU ARE TWO FRIENDS BUT PREFER TO AVOID THE CHARGE YOU MAY CHOOSE TRIPLE, QUADRUPLE, OR 5/6 PERSON AND WE WILL ROOM YOU WITH OTHER TRAVELERS.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES/SERVICES:

Optional Sailing Cruise & Speed Boat: 22€

Our MOST POPULAR ACTIVITY!  Boat ride on a Pirate Ship along the beautiful, rocky coast of Portugal in which there will be music, fun pirate costumes, and a stop for you to jump off and take a swim in the crystal waters of Portugal, plus a fun Speed Boat ride that takes you in to the coves of the coast. Approximately 2 hours. Highly recommendable.  Only 40 spots available per bus.

If you already booked the trip but decided to add the sailing cruise later or simply forgot to do so, you can book that individually HERE!

Optional Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Excursion: 30€

Get some exercise in the coolest environment, doing the trendiest new water sport Stand Up Paddle. Your instructor will take you through the most beautiful caves and coves of the Algarve.  Approximately 2 hours.   Spots are very limited for this excursion!  Only 20 spots available per trip.

If you already booked the trip but decided to add the SUP excursion later or simply forgot to do so, you can book that individually HERE!

***This activity depends highly on the weather because the sea must be calm.  If the sea is too rough, the activity will be cancelled and payments refunded.

Optional Kayak Excursion: 35€

Already love kayaking?  Well wait until you do it in most beautiful caves and coves of the Algarve.  Approximately 2 hours.   Spots are very limited for this excursion! Only 15 spots available per trip.

If you already booked the trip but decided to add the kayak excursion later or simply forgot to do so, you can book that individually HERE!

***This activity depends highly on the weather because the sea must be calm.  If the sea is too rough, the activity will be cancelled and payments refunded.

Individual Room Supplement: 45€

For those of you who would like their own room to themselves.

*If you are traveling alone but would like to avoid this fee, we will try to find you a roommate but it is not guaranteed.

Double Room Supplement: 10€ each – ONLY IN JUNE 

*IN JUNE THERE IS A SUPPLEMENT CHARGE FOR DOUBLE ROOMS.  IF YOU ARE TWO FRIENDS BUT PREFER TO AVOID THE CHARGE YOU MAY CHOOSE TRIPLE, QUADRUPLE, OR 5/6 PERSON AND WE WILL ROOM YOU WITH OTHER TRAVELERS.

*Note – All online purchases carry an online service fee.  If you would like to avoid these charges, you may book in our office (card or cash) or via bank deposit or transfer.  For our account info please send an email to info@welovespain.org

Meeting Places & Times

DIFFERENT CITY DEPARTURES

***MEETING TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  WE WILL NOTIFY ANY CHANGES PREVIOUS TO TRIP. 

 SEVILLA

Departure: 10:00AM
Plaza De Cuba Roundabout (In front of Phoenix Pub)
Aprox. Arrival Home: 7:00PM/7:30PM

HUELVA

Departure: 11:15AM
Plaza de Toros
Aprox. Arrival Home: 6:00/6:30PM

GRANADA

Departure: 7AM
Centro Comercial Neptuno (Foster´s Hollywood Bus Stop)
Aprox. Arrival Home: 10:30PM

*Only available on certain weekends.  However, always available for groups of 10 or more.  Please just notify us.

MÁLAGA

Departure: TBA (Changes depending on groups)
Ayuntamiento de Málaga (Málaga City Hall) – Avenida Cervantes 4
Aprox. Arrival Home: TBA (Changes depending on groups)

*Only available on certain weekends.  However, always available for groups of 10 or more.  Please just notify us.

JAEN

Departure: TBA (Changes depending on groups)
Corte Inglés – C/ Virgen de Cabeza
Aprox. Arrival Home: TBA (Changes depending on groups)

*Only available on certain weekends.  However, always available for groups of 10 or more.  Please just notify us.

CÓRDOBA

Departure: TBA (Changes depending on groups)
Hotel Eurostars Palace (“Hotel Oxidado”)
Aprox. Arrival Home: TBA (Changes depending on groups)

*Only available on certain weekends.  However, always available for groups of 10 or more.  Please just notify us.

ALBUFEIRA (Meet Group in Hotel)

Group Arrival:  We get to the hotel around 12:00pm to meet us in the lobby. However you can meet us any time.  Please write us for your coordinator´s contact.

Hotel: TBA

Aprox. Arrival Home: N/A

Zoom in to see meeting location for each city

Trip Itinerary!

TRIP ITINERARY

Itinerary: Subject to change due to logistics, waiting time, weather conditions, etc.

Day 1

Morning departure from origin city.  Departure towards Albufeira (possible pick-ups in other cities and technical stops).

Arrival to hotel and check-in.

Trip to the beach.  Sailing Cruise in the afternoon for those who have reserved. Time announced by coordinator.  The rest of the group has free time at beach or pool, etc.

11:30pm (Portugal time)/12:30am (Spanish time): Meet in lobby for night tour.  It is not obligatory to go out at night.

Day 2

9am (Portuguese time) / 10am (Spanish time):  Meeting time and departure towards Cabo San Vicente, Sagres “The End of the World” without luggage (just what you need for the day).

Arrival to Cabo San Vicente.  Free time to take pictures and explore.

Arrival to Dona Ana Beach. Free time to enjoy the beach

Afternoon departure towards Ponta do Piedade (Lagos).  Free time for pictures and explore.

Arrival to the city of Lagos.  Free time to explore the city, buy souvenirs, food, etc.

Departure towards Albufeira.  Hotel. Rest and free time.

11:30pm (Portuguese time)/12:30am (Spanish time): Meet in lobby for night tour. It is not obligatory to go out at night.

Day 3:

9am (Portuguese) / 10:00am (Spanish). Check out with luggage.  Departure towards Sao Rafael Beach. Kayak or SUP excursions for those who have reserved or free time for those who have not.  Departure towards Dos Pescadores Free time to enjoy the historic center of Albufeira, beach, shopping, lunch, etc.

3:00pm (Portuguese) 4:00pm (Spanish). Meeting point and return to origin cities.
*Arrival times are approximate depending on group, traffic, etc.  Please plan any connecting travel accordingly.

Passports, Ids, & Visas

Necessary Documentation for Trip

***It is the full responsibility of all travelers to bring valid and correct documentation with them on the trips being passport or ID card.  

TO TRAVEL YOU WILL NEED:

NON Europeans: Valid Passport
European Union citizens: Identity Card or Passport.

everything you need to know!

PACKING

You may bring whatever size suitcase or travel bag that you like. There are no luggage restrictions.
Necessary for this trip: Beach towel, sunscreen, warm clothing for night or day, depending on the weather.
The hotels provide towels and soap but not a hair dryer, shampoo nor conditioner, so bring those if you need them.

Your hotel room is an apartment hotel with a kitchen (no oven).  Therefore, you may want to bring your own food and drinks to have dinner with friends, etc.  There are supermarkets nearby the hotel as well.

HOTELS & ROOMING

INCREDIBLE NEW 4 STAR HOTEL RESORT!

You will stay in one of our 4 star Aparment hotels 5 minutes from the beach. Both in the city of Albufeira and 5 minutes from the nightlife. Both hotels have outdoor pool, wifi in the lobby, daily cleaning service, restaurant, and Bar lounge. Wifi is available in the reception for free or in your room for an additional cost.  Depending on the hotel you may also be able to enjoy the tropical gardens, disco, and sauna….and coming soon, a waterpark!

Any services not listed are not included in the trip such as extra hotel services like hotel phone, minibar, etc. which will have an additional cost to the traveler if they so decide to use them.

 

Rooming
Rooms are doubles, triples, and quadruples (or even 5/6 person rooms under special request).
Individual rooms have an additional cost of 45€.  In June and September an extra cost may apply for double rooms.
If you are traveling alone and would like to avoid the single room fee, we will try to find you a roommate but it is not guaranteed.

MEALS

On this tour food is not included. However, all rooms have a kitchen (no oven) and there are supermarkets close by. The prices in the supermarkets and/or restaurants are similar to those in Spain.

OUR TEAM

Coordinators:
Guide/friend from We Love Spain and/or Sevilla Erasmus with over 50 tours under their belt. Languages: Spanish and English.  On some tours Italian, Dutch, Finnish, Portugese, Polish, French, and German as well.
Get to know us HERE!

HEALTH & SAFETY

Albufeira and Lagos are very safe, but like in any city, please be careful.  At night, your coordinators will be with you supervising but please do not go off with any strangers nor get in any fights, etc..  We will be going out together but at night it is your responsibility to get back to the hotel.  Please walk home in groups or take a taxi.  Taxis are very inexpensive in Portugal.  If you choose to drink you must do so responsibly.

RULES OF CONDUCT

Rules of conduct – Schedules:
First and foremost, you are on vacation and we are going to have a great time, but at the same time you are traveling in a group with friends and other clients, etc.  For that reason we have some simple rules that you must follow so that you and the rest of the group enjoys the trip 100%. It is obligatory to arrive to the meeting points at the times indicated by the coordinator.  Be punctual!  We are not responsible for any illnesses, damages caused in the hotel, bus or other places nor to one´s self or third parties.  We are not responsible for forgotten or lost items in any moment.  In these cases, you are responsible for finding the way to recover your items and for any additional costs that it may cause.

Traveling implies keeping an open mind to new cultures, new forms of life and distinct traditions.  There is more to the world than what happens in your front yard.  Our advice to you is if you want to enjoy 100% of this unique experience of getting to know this wonderful country rich in culture, music, art, and gastronomy, than be open to discovering other forms of life and seeing life, like it or not, but never indifferent, that is for sure.   Be respectful with other cultures and proud of yours.  Life is beautiful, travel more!  Viva Portugal!

EVEN MORE INFO

Climate
Similar to Southern Spain.  Can be cooler at night due to it´s coastal location.

Places we will visit:

  • Cabo San Vicente (The End of the World).
  • Ponta da Piedade.
  • Lagos City Center. (Free Time Visit)
  • Albufeira City Center. (Free Time Visit)
  • 3 or 4 Beaches (depending on weather). Descriptions below.

We recommend pictures at:

  • Dona Ana Beach
  • Punta do Piedade
  • Cabo San Vicente
  • Dos Pescadores Beach
  • Oura Beach
  • Lagos City Center
  • Sao Rafael Beach

Beaches:
All situated on the Atlantic Ocean.

1.-  Oura Beach (Albufeira), situated 5 minutes from our hotel.  900 meters long.  Water calm/moderate and crystal clear.  Sand is golden.  There are 2 restaurants, a store and restrooms. Ideal for sports.

2.- Dona Ana Beach (Lagos). 900 meters long.  Between 2 cliffs.  Beach classified as one of the most beautiful in Portugal.  Water calm and crystal clear.  Sand is golden.  Possibility of boat tour of caves on small fishing boats (depending on weather and season).

3.- Dos Pescadores Beach (Albufeira). 2100 meters long.  Situated in the old part of Albufeira.  There are a larg amount of shops, restaurants, bars and restrooms.  Water is calm/moderate.  Ideal for resting or sports.  There is a beach volleyball court and options for jetski, parasailing, bananaboats, and more water activities.

4.- Sao Rafael Beach (Albufeira).  This beach will be visited if weather is permitting to do the Kayak and SUP excurions.  900 meters long.  Famous for cliffs and rocks surrounding it.  1 restaurant and restrooms.

Free Time:
You will have some free time in Albufeira, Lagos and Cabo San Vicente.

Nightlife:
The main reason we choose to stay in Albufeira is because its nightlife, bars, and clubs are very popular and fun.  Plus, they are open very late and there are many more options than other cities.

Distances between Destinations
Sevilla – Albufeira: 180 min.
Albufeira – Sagres: 90 min.
Sagres – Lagos: 30 min.
Lagos – Albufeira: 30 min.

FINALLY, THANK YOU for choosing We Love Spain for your travel needs. 
Elizabeth Kinnon and David Reina (Founders of We Love Spain)

 

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