Seasun #1 rating em Monte Gordo

Booking rating Aug 2017

Graças ao reconhecimento dos nossos estimados clientes, o Booking.com continua a classificar a Seasun como o melhor alojamento em Monte Gordo – Muito Obrigado!!!

Gebaseerd op recensies van klanten, Booking.com richt Seasun als de beste accommodatie in Monte Gordo – Veel Dank!!!

Thanks to our customers’ reviews, Booking.com continues to rate Seasun as the best lodging in Monte Gordo – Thank you very much!!!

Gracias al reconocimiento de nuestros estimados clientes, Booking.com continua a clasificar Seasun como el mejor alojamiento en Monte Gordo – Muchas Gracias!!!

En raison de la reconnaissance de nos chers clients, Booking.com continue a évalue Seasun comme le meilleur hébergement à Monte Gordo – Merci beaucoup!!!

Grazie al riconoscimento dei nostri stimati clienti, Booking.com continua a classificare Seasun come la migliore sistemazione a Monte Gordo – Grazie mille!!!

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Ingrid Bergman Monte Gordo 1963

Ingrid bergman Monte Gordo

Sabia que em Agosto de 1963 a Ingrid Bergman veio veranear para Monte Gordo após ter gravado “Hedda Gabler”? Sendo uma diva de Hollywood decidiu vestir um bikini mais ousado para a época e acabou multada em 25 tostões (cerca de 12 euros)!! Leia mais detalhes neste artigo:

http://blogues.publico.pt/reporterasolta/o-bikini/

Ingrid Bergman vacationed in Monte Gordo right after recording “Hedda Gabler” in 1963.  As the Hollywood diva that she was, she wore a more provocative bikini for those times and got a ticket!! –  of about 12 euros in today’s money. Read more details in the article using the link above (use “google translate” to read it in English).

O novo passadiço de Monte Gordo *** Monte Gordo’s new beach walkway

O Presidente da Camara Municipal de Vila Real de Santo António inaugurou no passado fim de semana o novo passadiço de Monte Gordo – o mais longo do Sotavento Algarvio. Leia mais detalhes usando o link em baixo.

http://www.jornaldoalgarve.pt/monte-gordo-maior-passadico-do-sotavento-preve-ligacao-a-praia-de-santo-antonio/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

The Mayor of Vila Real de Santo António inaugurated this past weekend the new walkway of Monte Gordo beach – the longest in Eastern Algarve. Read the details using the link above.

Seasun #1 em Monte Gordo

Booking rating abril 17Graças ao reconhecimento dos nossos estimados clientes, o Booking.com classifica a Seasun como o melhor alojamento em Monte Gordo – Muito Obrigado!!!

Gebaseerd op recensies van klanten, Booking.com richt Seasun als de beste accommodatie in Monte Gordo – Veel Dank!!!

Thanks to our customers’ reviews, Booking.com rates Seasun as the best lodging in Monte Gordo – Thank you very much!!!

Gracias al reconocimiento de nuestros estimados clientes, Booking.com clasifica Seasun como el mejor alojamiento en Monte Gordo – Muchas Gracias!!!

En raison de la reconnaissance de nos chers clients, Booking.com évalue Seasun comme le meilleur hébergement à Monte Gordo – Merci beaucoup!!!

Grazie al riconoscimento dei nostri stimati clienti, Booking.com classifica Seasun come la migliore sistemazione a Monte Gordo – Grazie mille!!!

Electronic-only paid highways in Portugal

Are you planning to drive around Portugal and explore its wonders? If so, be aware that there are some highways that you can only pay with a predetermined wireless payment system of your choice – these include a small number of roads (though one of them is A22, the main highway in Algarve). You do not want to be caught off guard because then you may end up being charged relatively hefty fees.portagem 1There are several options you can choose from: Easytoll, Tollcard, Tollservice, or Temporary Via Verde Device. Briefly, Easytoll associates your vehicle plate with a credit card, Tollcard is a prepaid ticket service, Tollservice is a 20 euros prepaid ticket with unlimited use for 3 days, and Temporary Via Verde Device is a short-term subscription contract. Also note that “these products are only valid for roads with electronic-only tolls”. Click here for detailed information from the official website (in several languages: PT, EN, FR, ES).

More, there is a fifth option that is applicable only to vehicles with Portuguese plates (e.g. rental car): ATM payment. To use this last option you need to get an ATM reference number online from the post office website (CTT), 48 hours after you used the highway. Then you go to any ATM terminal and use the “other services” option in their menu to process the payment using the reference number for your toll bill. You can read more details by clicking here.

We recommend you consider the fees your credit card provider charges for international transactions when deciding which option is best for you (e.g. the prepaid option may end up having a lower total cost).

You can enroll on these services at the airport or at the road border. If renting a vehicle, make sure to ask your rent-a-car provider for details about how they can service you on this matter. Below is a picture of the enrollment booths at the Spanish border near Monte Gordo – note that usually there are assistants there to help you with this process.Autovia-Infante

Click here to download (pdf file) the map of Portuguese highways per payment type, as of March 2017.

Lastly, know that in Portugal any road with an A# (e.g. A1) is a paid highway. More, road quality can be usually assessed by their terminology, in the following order (best to worst): A#, IP#, IC#, N#.

Safe travels and have fun!

Dom Rodrigo – a delicious treat

Dom Rodrigo – delicious treat from Algarve

Salt of Portugal

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The most revered noble in the kingdom of Algarve does not own land or royal charters. Dom Rodrigo is a dessert that has been produced since the 18th century. It looks like a gift, wrapped in colored foil and tied with a ribbon.

Alchemists all over the world tried to turn lead into gold. In Algarve, cooks tried to turn eggs, sugar, cinnamon and almonds into joy. And they succeeded!

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Monte Gordo a favorite destination for international athletes

Monte Gordo continues to be a favorite destination for international athletes during the low season (October to May) due to the awesome weather and great facilities for training. Here is a testimony from German athletes (you can put English subtitles).

And this one does not need subtitles…

and another with just soundtrack

OK, last one!

Festas de Carnaval em Monte Gordo

http://www.sulinformacao.pt/2017/02/carnaval-volta-a-ser-festejado-em-grande-em-vrsa/

Programa:

Corsos e desfiles:
24 Fevereiro – Infantil e escolar | Vila Nova Cacela – VRSA – Monte Gordo | 9h30 > 12h00
26 Fevereiro – VRSA – Avenida da República e Praça Marquês de Pombal | 15h00 > 17h00
28 Fevereiro – Monte Gordo – Avenida Marginal | 15h00 > 17h00

Bailes VRSA / Centro Cultural António Aleixo
25 Fevereiro – Duo Reflexo | 21h30
26 Fevereiro – Vanio Show e suas bailarinas – Concurso Máscaras | 21h30
27 Fevereiro – Vanio Show e suas bailarinas – Baile Extra | 21h30
4 Março – Baile da Pinhata com Zé Aníbal | 21h30

Bailes Monte Gordo / Zona Poente
25 Fevereiro – Duo Inovação | 22h00
26 Fevereiro – Trio Gerações | 22h00
27 Fevereiro – Duo Reflexo & Concurso de Máscaras | 22h00
28 Fevereiro – Zé Aníbal | 17h00 > 20h00

***** ENGLISH *****

Program:

Parades:
24 Fevereiro – Infantil e escolar | Vila Nova Cacela – VRSA – Monte Gordo | 9h30 > 12h00
26 Fevereiro – VRSA – Avenida da República e Praça Marquês de Pombal | 15h00 > 17h00
28 Fevereiro – Monte Gordo – Avenida Marginal | 15h00 > 17h00

Concerts & Dancing in VRSA at Centro Cultural António Aleixo
25 Fevereiro – Duo Reflexo | 21h30
26 Fevereiro – Vanio Show e suas bailarinas – Mask Contest | 21h30
27 Fevereiro – Vanio Show e suas bailarinas – Baile Extra | 21h30
4 Março – Baile da Pinhata com Zé Aníbal | 21h30

Concerts & Dancing in Monte Gordo (next to the Casino)
25 Fevereiro – Duo Inovação | 22h00
26 Fevereiro – Trio Gerações | 22h00
27 Fevereiro – Duo Reflexo & Concurso de Máscaras | 22h00
28 Fevereiro – Zé Aníbal | 17h00 > 20h00

 

Remodelação dos bares de praia adiada para Outubro 2017 /// City Hall postpones beach bars remodeling to October 2017

A Câmara Municipal de Vila Real de Santo António anunciou que a remodelação dos bares e apoios de praia de Monte Gordo foi adiada para Outubro 2017 a Fevereiro de 2018. Contudo, o novo passadiço deverá estar pronto em Maio 2017.

http://www.rtp.pt/noticias/pais/demolicoes-de-apoios-da-praia-de-monte-gordo-adiadas-para-outubro_n980031

ENGLISH:(free translation):

The City Hall announced that the remodeling of Monte Gordo’s beach bars and esplanades has been rescheduled for October 2017 to February 2018. However, the new beach walkways are expected to be done by May 2017.

 

Portugal still cheapest holiday destination

“The country’s perennially popular southern coastal region, the Algarve, came top in the Post Office’s annual Holiday Costs Barometer, which takes into account the average price of eight essential purchases” – in The Telegraph, Jan 13th, 2017.

Full Article:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/portugal-named-the-cheapest-holiday-destination-for-this-year/