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Archive for September, 2010

Specialists highlight the rich ecology of Sagres, Portugal

Specialists in ornithology, botany, geology and marine biology will be highlighting the hidden natural world of the Sagres peninsula in a series of discussions scheduled for 2nd October at 2:30 pm, as part of the Sagres Birdwatching Festival.

A Eurasian  (Upupa epops) pecking a branch


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Hotel prices in Portugal show patchy recovery

The least expensive city for hotel accommodation in Portugal so far in 2010 has been Portimão, with an average room price per night of €50, according to the Hotel Price Index Hoté The next cheapest cities were Quarteira (€51) and Vila Nova de Gaia (€55).

Boca de rio beach 001

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Motorway tolls provoke strong opposition

Following legislation passed on 9th September to introduce tolls on the A22 by April of next year, a public meeting has been convened in Loulé for this evening, 20th September, to form a Via do Infante Users’ Commission in order to coordinate opposition to the “unjust and unacceptable” toll scheme.

A22 Motorway Algarve

Photo credit: Elisabete Rodrigues

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Tolls to be charged on the A22: what you need to know

According to a resolution of the Portuguese Council of Ministers approved today 9th September, toll booths are to be installed on the A22 (Via do Infante) motorway, to become operational on 15th April, 2011.


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