LOCATION: in the hotel district, in the centre of PORCHES, by a local road, approx. 2.5 km from Armacao de Pera, approx. 600 m from shops and bars; approx. 55 km from the airport in Faro; bus stop approx. 500 m from the hotel.
BEACH: by Vila Senhora de Roch 1 bay, public, sandy, gently shelving beach, approx. 400 m from the hotel, access via boardwalk and local road, umbrellas and sunbeds payable (approx. 15 EUR/set); by Vila Senhora de Roch 2 bay, public, sandy, approx. 800 m from the hotel, access via local road, umbrellas and sunbeds payable (approx. 15 EUR/set).
HOTEL: four-star, elegant and modern, built in 2012, 517 rooms, 2 buildings, 7 floors, elevators, spacious lobby, 24h reception, 2 restaurants - buffet meals, local and international cuisine, children's highchairs and menu available, vegetarian dishes, show-cooking, lobby bar, snack bar by the pool, terrace bar; souvenir shop, money exchange, terrace; extra charges: safety deposit box in reception, laundry, parking, wireless Internet (limited range), Internet point; amenities for the handicapped (rooms, on order); credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard.
ROOM:standard: 2-person (1 or 2 extra beds available), elegant and modern, approx. 18 m2, air-conditioned (in high season), bathroom (bath or shower, wc; hairdryer), satellite TV, telephone; extra charges: wireless Internet, safety deposit box; free cot for children up to 2 years old on order before arrival; balcony or terrace (table and chairs); sea-view at a charge.; family: 2-person (1 or 2 extra beds available), elegant and modern, approx. 35 m2; standard room furnishing, two rooms, terrace (table and chairs); family room and sea-view at a charge.
SPORT AND ENTERTAINMENT: swimming pool, free-form, sweet water, approx. 120 m2, paddling pool for children, sweet water, approx. 20 m2, umbrellas and sunbeds available by the pool free of charge, towels payable; multifunctional sports field, fitness centre, animations for adults and children: games and fun, occasionally live music, playground for children, mini-club (4-7), kids club (8-12), disco, amphitheatre; external offer (at a charge): golf course, watersports on the beach.
ALL INCLUSIVE: buffet breakfast (7.3010.00), late buffet breakfast (10.30-12.00), buffet lunch (13.00-15.00), buffet dinner (18.30-21.30) in indicated restaurant; snacks (16.00-18.00) in indicated bar, soft drinks and local alcoholic drinks in pool bar (10.30-18.00) and lobby bar (11.00-24.00); wearing all inclusive bands is required.
CONTACT: 00351/34971178471, www.belivehotels.com
Times of serving meals and the functioning of certain hotel infrastructure elements may be subject to minor changes due to the season, weather conditions, Guests' requests or force majeure, which the hotel management will not have an influence on.
Pilot: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.
Visas: not required. Passport must be valid a minimum of 6 months.
Flight duration: Warsaw – Faro – approx. 4.5 h
Local time: GMT.
Language: Portuguese; communication in English and German also possible.
Voltage: 220 V.
Currency: euro (EUR).
Prices in the hotel and restaurant: lunch – from 12 EUR, drink - approx. 2 EUR, beer – approx. 2 EUR, wine - approx. 4 EUR
Car rental: from 60 EUR/day; 1 litre petrol - approx. 1.5 EUR.
Transport: taxi - approx. 8 EUR, local bus - approx. 1.5 EUR.
Beaches: free entry; beach service (2 sunbeds + umbrella) – up to approx. 15 EUR/day in August, cheaper in other months; it is also popular to buy sun umbrellas (approx. 5-10 EUR).
Local trips: organised by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility, that if there are too few participants, a trip may be cancelled.
Portugal online: www.portugalia-online.net
Lisbon and Fatima (2 days)
DAY 1. Depart early in the morning. Transfer to Sintra and visiting the former summer residences of the kings of Portugal. Travel to Lisbon. Sightseeing: the district of Belém - Jerónimos Monastery, the Belém Tower and Monument of Discoverers; the central part of Lisbon - Rossio Square, the famous Santa Justa Lift, National Theatre, the cathedral. Free time. Transfer to the hotel, check-in and overnight stay.
DAY 2. Breakfast before going to Fatima. Exploring the houses of shepherd boys. Visit to one of the most visited sanctuary in the world. Free time. Return to Algarve in the evening.
Price – approx. 137 EUR (does not include entry tickets: approx. 14 EUR/pers.).
Seville – a trip to the capital of Andalusia where flamenco was born and the first corridas took place. The city captivates with landmarks and beautiful clothes of residents. Depart early in the morning. Passage through Christopher Columbus Avenue, where there are pavilions erected for the world exhibition in 1929. Stopover by the impressive Pavilion of Spain. Drive to the city centre and stroll through the most beautiful places of Seville: Santa Cruz district, the cathedral, Alcázar. Return in the evening. Price – approx. 55 EUR.
Historical Algarve - depart early in the morning. Drive to Silves, the former Arabic capital of Algarve, and a stroll through the old part of the city. Drive to Lagos, touring the capital of the region: the remains of the fortress, the first slave-trade place in Europe, the church of St Anthony. The last point of the programme is Cape St. Vincent, considered the end of the world in the middle ages. Return to hotels in the evening. Price – approx. 55 EUR.
Coto Donana National Park - the most important nature reserve in Spain. Theme park, where you can see demonstrations of dolphins, whales and seals, as well as tropical and exotic birds. On site there is also an amazing aquarium with sharks, swimming pools, 4D cinema and many other attractions. Price – approx. 27 EUR, children up to 12 y.o. - approx. 16 EUR; children up to 4 y.o. - free. Transfer to the oceanarium additionally payable.
Aquapark – Aqua Show (Quarteira) - one of the most modern family waterparks in the region of Algarve. Water slides, swimming pools, exotic bird shows, Jacuzzis and Aqualandia are just some of the many attractions for the whole family. Price – approx. 25 EUR, children up to 12 y.o. - approx. 15 EUR; children up to 4 y.o. - free. Transfer the park additionally payable approx. 8.5 EUR.
Jeep safari - jeep tour, so you can reach the typical villages of the region that are hidden among olive groves, orange trees and cork oaks. An opportunity to see the hard-to-reach spots, secluded corners of Portugal and admiring the unspoilt civilization of the surrounding region of Algarve. The route depends on the place of accommodation of guests. Price – approx. 50 EUR, children up to 12 years old – approx. 24 EUR.
Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.