I was going to do this post as a ‘travel guide’ but I figured that I probably didn’t do enough in the four days I was there to be able to tell you what to do or where to go. But I still wanted to share my trip with you. Sam and I went to The Algarve Coast, Portugal a couple of weeks ago for a sixth anniversary trip. We decided a couple of years ago that it’s so important to spend quality time together and hopefully we’ll keep this up for all our anniversaries to come.
We stayed at the Varandas De Albuferia Hotel. After almost three hours on the transfer we arrived (it was gone 12am at this point) and thought we were in the middle of no-where to begin with. I’d paid a little extra for a studio room so was disappointed when we were shown to a standard ground floor room. Although after complaining to the receptionist and showing them our booking confirmation we were then shown to a lovely fifth floor studio apartment. It doesn’t take much ay.
We missed breakfast the first day (totally us) and went exploring immediately. We then realised we weren’t in the middle of nowhere like we’d thought as it was only a short walk to the main town (Old Town) and the beach. I loved this derelict building although we were getting strange looks from the locals for taking pictures of it. What a lovely OOTD background though. I couldn’t get enough of the pretty doors either. I wanted to take a picture of them all but realised I probably looked quite creepy.
We had dinner at the hotel the first night; we weren’t that impressed but I don’t think you should expect much from a cheap all inclusive hotel. They always had a good salad cart though and I did enjoy their pasta dishes. We decided to have an early night as we were knackered due to all the travelling. I’m so glad I captured this sunset, have you ever seen anything like it?
We then went into town to the ‘Dominoes’ bar for celebration drinks. I had my absolute favourite, frozen strawberry daiquiris and Sam stuck with beer. There was an Irish singer performing outside the bars. I honestly thought I was in the movie ‘P.S I Love You’. The crowd got so involved in the songs and dances, it was such a lovely atmosphere.
We had the most wonderful few days and will definitely be going back in the future, we may even be married the next time we go, how exciting (and sooo scary at the same time)!
Have you been to Portugal or The Algarve Coast? Did you have any favourite places or restaurants you visited whilst you were there?
Until next time,