a VirtualTourist member from Sevilla asked on May 9, 2010
Could anyone recommend, or does anyone know of, places to stay (1 person) for 1 night only (or 2 nights in one case) during July and August, bookable preferably by e-mail or website (Portuguese language no problem), in any of the following places:
Almograve, Zambujeira, Porto Covo or Vila Nova de Milfontes?
They could be hotels, residenciais or similar, i.e. somewhere of reasonable quality but without totally breaking the bank!
Try this link for accomodation in Almograve: cm-odemira.pt/PT/Visitar/Alo....
For the other cities try the relevant city councils: www. cm-cityname.pt
Stayed in the pensao campos for 2 weeks: no electricity, no running water, excellent food, nice beach and absolutely no (night) life; but that was in 1975!
Enjoy your trip
Hahaha, the Pensao Paulo Campos is one possibility I've found, sounds a bit terrorific from your description but I suppose things have improved since then!
I'll check out the other addresses, thanks!
Friends of mine enjoyed a brief stay here
Quinta Do Moinho De Vento in Vila Nova de Milfontes
of the four possible places you just mentioned, i've been to two so far: Porto Covo and Zambujeira do Mar
Porto Covo is nice but a bit touristy for my taste but Zambujeira is a gem and absolute favorite of mine on the Alentejo coast
In Zambujeira I always stay at any of the apartments I could get from this lovely man Senhor Barreiros who owns and rents out any of his several houses in Zambujeira. If you get lucky he'd have one whole house entirely to yourself at a price of an apartment! His phone is listed on my Zambujeira tip if you're interested.
at vila nova de milfontes there is a lot of accomodation,
i stayed at a cheap family pension:pensao estrela do mar ,rua 1° de setembro,bairro maria da graça, tel 283996693,
vila nove da milfontes is the biggest place at the coast with a lot of restaurants and bars
zambugeira is smaller, also enough accomodation ,pensao onda azul rua da palmeira, telf 283961450
pensao mar e sol ,rua miramar tel 283961171
almograve is very small but they have a youth hostel, look for pousadas de juventude
porto covo has the most spectacular beaches,dozens of nice beaches
o camping de porto covo has nice apartements with a little terasse and green space tel 269905136,see my travel page about porto covo
Thanks for all those tips Cubsur, Solodancer and Windpaard!
We were in Vila Nova de Milfontes a couple of weeks ago and we stayed in Casa do Adro ( http://casadoadro.com.pt/), and we should recomend it for the location , the hotel and the good treat that we received there
Breakfast in the terrace is great!!!