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Hi,

Simple question please - I'll be spending a week in Sintra in July (work) and would really like to enjoy some beach time.
I'll probably go to Praia da Adraga and Praia da Ursa (I'm a mountain climber - no problem), however I keep hearing from Lisbon people these beaches are very windy which makes sunbathing somewhat uncomfortable or even chilly (in July?!). Can anyone who knows these beaches well advise please?

And if ok by day, would they be chilly in the evenings? I'd like to stay watch…

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Hi all,
I'm looking for any info on Algarve's hiking trails (easy to medium level), that are easily accessible using public transport. I'll be travelling along the coast in the first week of June. Most likely staying in Faro and then Lagos.
Any suggestions would be massively appreciated. Thanks!

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We are family of 4 [2 parents + 2 teens] needing to go from Lisbon to Porto, one-way, early Monday morning July 18 to attend a conference at the University of Porto. I am just starting to examine travel options and I don't know which train stations one uses in either city....we will be staying in central Lisbon closer to Santa Apolonia and going to conference at University of Porto. Or, if perhaps a bus or van or other travel service makes more sense for us. I have looked at the cp.pt page and…

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I have 9 days in the Azores, landing in Terceira in June and am trying to decide on how to parcel those days, probably between Terceira and Sao Miguel. So much of the Azores is appealing, but I don't want to race around just to be able to check some imaginary "bucket list". I love hot springs and wonder whether there might be a therapeutic installation connected with any of them; a spa, so to speak, but without the luxurious overtone. Unfortunately hiking is no longer possible, but I…

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I'm considering travelling by train from Madrid to Lisbon, and am interested to hear about the comfort and cost. Obviously a train would be slower than an aircraft, but by the time I get to Madrid, I will have done more than enough flying.
Is there a train change at Guarda, or nearby? Are most/all services run in the daytime?

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We would like to rent a flat or house for 1 month near Faro. Can anybody provide some websites to find such rental places?

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Single mom traveling with two daughters both just turned 18 in July. Flying from Paris, thinking of 5 days in Lisbon and 4 days in algarve to combine culture, history and beach. Is this itinerary too much? Where in algarve should one stay if beach is the priority? Lagos/faro? Looking for mid budget possibilities and have read that algarve is expensive in the summer. Regarding lodging in algarve, is it primarily packaged hotel accommodations that are primarily there? I like airbnbs, bed and…

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Hi all!

I am headed to Spain for a couple of weeks in mid- July to early August (for a wedding). As the wedding is in Extremadura, Spain, I am focusing my travels in western Andalucía and want to go to Lagos as well - I'll be in Sevilla for a few days and would go to Lagos from there.

I am currently trying to decide between 3 full days (4 nights) and 4 full days (5 nights). My purpose for choosing Lagos are to see its beautiful beaches and rock cliff/formations, rest, get some sun, go on…

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My boyfriend and I will be spending 1-2 days hiking in Peneda Geres national park. We're wondering which gate is best to stay at. We're looking for 1-2 pretty good hikes and maybe a selection of shorter ones in case we get in later on the first day than we're expecting. We're in good shape and should be able to handle most of the day hikes. Any suggestions for hikes in the park or places to stay would be appreciated as well.

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My boyfriend and I have booked flight to Sao Miguel (Azores) where we will stay for 7 nights. We are now looking for accommodation.

Would you recommend us to stay all 7 nights in Ponta Delgada or is it better also to spend nights in Furnas, Ribeira Grande or another town?