Enquiries telephone 289 800 800
Open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3.00pm. (Closed all weekend and public holidays)
you get a better exchange rate for notes than travellers cheques.
For lost or stolen passports, emergencies etc., contact your National Consulate
in the Algarve or the Embassy in Lisbon.
Tel 282 417 800.
Open monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.00pm.
Village post offices close for lunch between 12.30 and 2.00pm.
Charges for letters and postcards to all EU countries are 56cents (under 20g)
Coin or card operated boxes or metered phones in post offices and shops displaying
Speed limits are 40kph in built up areas, 90kph on open roads and 120kph on motorways.
Always carry your drivers licence. Seat belt must be worn
front and back. no children under 13 years of age are allowed in the front.
English language radio
101.2 kiss FM - Algarve
British news - Monday to Friday 8.30, 9.30,10.30, 14.00, 18.00, 19.00 and 20.00.
Saturday - 10.30, 14.00, 18.00, 19.00, 20.00.
Buses and trains
Buses and trains are fairly puctual and inexpensive. The train stations are mostly
out of the towns. The stations that are reasonably close to towns are:
Lagos, Portimao, Silves, Almancil, Faro, Olhao, Tavira,
Villa Real de St. Antonio
Check with local tourists office for timetables.