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Algarve/Portugal in general

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Costacoffeeplease Sun 27-Sep-15 15:53:26

I've also posted this on the Carvoeiro thread

Just a heads up to anyone looking at booking a trip to the algarve, or anywhere in Portugal, next year.

There is already quite a demand for the peak summer weeks, which hasn't happened since 2008/9, plus new rental licensing laws which penalise owners who take too many bookings confused so I wouldn't expect too many bargains and late deals next year. Once owners have hit the threshold, a lot will just turn enquiries away rather than go into the next level of income

Costacoffeeplease Sun 27-Sep-15 15:54:06

Confused should be confused

Onykahonie Sun 27-Sep-15 17:00:22

I'm looking for Easter and found a lot of accommodation is already booked up.

Costacoffeeplease Sun 27-Sep-15 18:19:13

That's interesting, I'm not surprised really - it could also be that owners aren't going to bother letting in low rent periods, where margins are tight, and just taking bookings for the more expensive periods

It's not such a problem with the larger, high end villas, who will easily go over the limit - or with very small apartments who won't get near it, but it could be for the more expensive, popular apartments, and smaller, cheaper villas

Hoppinggreen Sun 27-Sep-15 19:19:28

Anyone who likes The Algarve I would suggest you also look at the Costa De la Luz in Spain, which is just next door, quieter and generally much cheaper.

Costacoffeeplease Thu 01-Oct-15 12:27:16

Also, as part of the new rental licensing laws, owners/managers have to collect passport details for all clients and upload them onto the SEF website (bordel control/foreign office) so don't be surprised if you are asked for copies of your passports - it's totally legit and there are considerable fines for non-compliance

Behooven Sun 04-Oct-15 20:50:18

We usually come to the Algarve for the October school week but not this year. I couldn't understand why the Scottish flights were extortionate!
It's the bleddy football - Faro is hosting the Gibralter-Scotland game so the airlines are cashing in sad

Costacoffeeplease Sun 04-Oct-15 21:20:55

Bloody footballangry when I'm in charge it will be banned (I'll have to wait a while, we had elections here todaysmile)

Costacoffeeplease Sat 10-Oct-15 07:12:00

The Algarve has been voted best European beach destination at the World Travel Awards, for the third time in the last 5 years smile

Behooven Sun 25-Oct-15 22:16:31

We are thinking if the Lisbon area for summer next year - anyone have recommendations? We love harbour vibes, acces to beaches and not to commercial if that exists around there?

elvisthehamster Tue 27-Oct-15 01:01:00

Not actually been but we originally looked into going to Lisbon and silver coast area and Cascais looks really nice?

Behooven Tue 27-Oct-15 20:37:21

Yes Cascais is on the list!

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