Why choose Portugal’s Algarve as a Wedding Venue

Why choose Portugal’s Algarve as a Wedding Venue

That special day on a pristine sandy beach with nearby Palm Trees gently swaying in the afternoon breeze All with 2 and a half hours flying from Birmingham or Cork.

In recent years the Algarve has become a Wedding Venue of choice for large number of couples planning a wedding in the sun. Irish wedding have certainly increased as witnessed in Alvor and Lagos areas.

I think the fact it’s a short flight from Irish Regional airports like Cork ,Shannon and Knock West of Ireland. Combined with the short flight time has made the Algarve the destination of Wedding Choice. Many English and German couple opt for Vilamoura or Albufeira. The Algarve has many beautiful locations to offer.

No doubt climate plays a huge role. This area can provide of 300 days of sunshine each year. From June to September temperatures are in the region of 26 degrees but can rise at times to 30 degrees. The wettest months are from late October to early March. November is notably cooler.

It has it all the Algarve to a young couple represents sun and beach with golden sands stretching for miles in some direction. It is easy to Imagine getting married on a beautiful sunny beach enjoying a beautiful sunset and filling the photo album with wonderful images as a lasting reminder to your big day. You’ll be spoilt for choice of beaches in the Algarve. If we are to be honest those of us that love it here take a beautiful sun drenched beach as away of life.

Where do I start looking?.

There is a number of ways you can organize your wedding here. The first one is the hard way but it can be done. In other words you organize it yourself DIY wedding plan. Not for the faint hearted but can be done. You need to be totally organized of course and you need a lot of good friends and contacts on the ground. But it can be done as there is an abundance of wedding service suppliers in the Algarve. You just need to get them organized.

Slightly less stressful route is to employ a Wedding Planner. The Algarve as well as the rest of Portugal has an abundance of well organized professional planners. All will be bi if not trilingual. Most can be found on the internet or at the larger wedding show in England and Ireland. Another way of locating a established wedding planner is through some of the large wedding shows. The can be searched on the internet and normally take place at the larger exhibitions venues in both England and Ireland. Or just as effective is via word of mouth, a friend of a friend or a long lost cousin might have got married in the Algarve.

Get out there and approach them leave no stone on turned for that special day. Dont forget www.goholidaylets.com have some wonderful self catering accommodation including Villas in various parts of the Algarve that would make splendid wedding venues, and apartments for guest holiday accommodation. Email bookings@goholidaylets.com or Phone +441213149153 will give you a list of local wedding planners and a list of potential wedding venues.

Faro Airport Guide (FAO)

Faro Airport Guide (FAO)

Faro in the south of Portugal is the gateway to the Portuguese Algarve and western parts of Spain.   Thousands of families staying in holiday rental properties and hotels fly into Faro each year.

This Faro Airport guide includes contact details as well as information regarding airport facilities, public transport and nearby hotels.

Faro Airport Guide (FAO)…..Faro Airport serves Portugal’s popular Algarve region, with regular flights operating to destinations throughout Europe. This Faro Airport guide includes contact details as well as information regarding airport facilities, public transport and nearby self-catering apartment and hotels.

Information: There is an information desk in the public area of the terminal building, which has details of flights, disabled facilities, opening hours and public transport timetables. Tourist information is available from the Portugal Tourism desk in the arrivals hall.

Public transport rail: Rail: Trains (tel: +351 707 210 220; www.cp.pt) run from Faro’s central station to destinations along the Algarve coast, with long-distance services linking the city with Lisbon and other destinations in northern Portugal. Buses connect the airport to the train station.

Terminal facilities Money: There are ATMs in the arrival and departure concourses. A bank branch and a bureau de change are located in the public arrivals hall.

Communication: A post office is located in the public concourse. Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport (free for the first 30 minutes) – internet access points for non-Wireless enabled devices are also available. Public telephones are positioned in key areas.

Food: There are several snack bars, cafés and bars at Faro Airport, both airside and landside. These include a burger and grill restaurant and a pizza outlet in the boarding area.

Shopping: There are newsagents in the public area and more in the departures concourse where there is a large selection of shops, from fashion boutiques and gift retailers to a delicatessen selling Portuguese food products. Duty-free and tax-paid outlets at Faro Airport offer a wide variety of goods.

Luggage: There is a lost property desk near the meeting/information point. Lockers are available for baggage storage. Porters are on hand to assist with luggage.

Other: Other facilities at Faro Airport include several travel agencies and a pharmacy.

Airport facilities

Disabled facilities: Passengers requiring wheelchairs or assistance should inform their airline at the time of booking. Lifts and disabled toilets are located throughout Faro Airport. Disabled passengers can park in reserved spaces in the car park opposite the terminal building.

Car parking: Short-term parking is located in car park P1 (in the departures area) and car park P3 (in the arrivals area). Car park P2 offers long-term parking and is located behind car parks P1 and P3. Further parking information is available from the parking office.

Car rental: Car hire companies at Faro Airport include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Guerin, Goldcar and Hertz. Counters for these operators are located in the arrivals area and hire cars are picked up and dropped off at a car park a short distance from the terminal.

There are no hotels at Faro Airport, with most accommodation being either in nearby Faro city centre or spread along the Algarve coastline. Information about self-catering accommodation and hotels is available from the Airport information desk.


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