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Moncarapacho

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  • Day27

    Moncarapacho

    January 21, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Albufeira-Faro - Moncarapacho ca. 60 km

    Heute starteten wir den 2. Anlauf nach Faro in die Altstadt. Wir sind diesmal direkt das Kloster angefahren und hatten auch Glück mit einem Platz.
    Dann sind wir zu Fuß und mit den Malis in die Stadt und haben uns dort alles angesehen. Es war schön aber nichts außergewöhnliches.
    Nach einer guten Stunde Fußweg haben wir uns dann Richtung Moncarapacho auf den Stellplatz aufgemacht.
    Dieser war voll, nur noch ein Platz auf einem Wiesengrundstück ohne Strom war frei, auch ok
    aber etwas erstaunt waren wir dann über die 11€.
    Naja der Vermieter ist ein Engländer, vll bereitet er sich schon mal auf den Brexit vor.
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  • Day6

    Moncarapacho - waiting out the weather

    April 12, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    Thursday was a lazy day as Monica was still fighting off her sickness and the weather was horrendous yet again. It’s fairly ironic that we came to Portugal to escape the dreariness of Lux only to have two days of sun while we were here...can’t win em all. So instead of trying to force an adventure, we took the opportunity to relax and enjoy the small spa at Monte Vila.Read more

  • Day10

    Moncarapacho

    April 24, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ 🌬 17 °C

    We woke up late again to absolutely pissing rain :( We packed up and all made breakfast together before heading out in the pouring rain for the 2.5 hour drive back into Portugal and the "sunny" Algarve. Lots of twisty roads getting out of the Spanish mountains before finally getting on a normal highway! We got to our hotel - Villa Monte Farmhouse - which is an amazing sort of boho chic farmhouse in Moncarapacho in the eastern Algarve. If it weren't raining like crazy it would have been PERFECT - tons of places for the kids to run and play, lots of outdoor seating and a wonderful children's pool. Ugh - bad luck. We checked into our rooms which are wonderful. We have two connecting rooms and they even had child sized slippers and robes which was a nice touch. After dropping our stuff we walked over to A Terra - the outstanding restaurant at the hotel for pizza lunch (so good) and cocktails. The kids were even well behaved! After lunch the kids went to a cookie making workshop which was nice as it continued to pour rain while Matt caught up on some work and Rin and I went to the gym. Matt took the girls to the lobby afterwards to watch Moana on their big screen while Rin and I got cleaned up to meet the boys in the lobby for happy hour! After the movie there was enough of a break in the rain where the kids could go outside and play chase with some of the other kids at the resort. We also got some bread to feed the fish and turtles in the pond. It's such a shame the weather sucks as the property and outdoor areas are truly amazing. It started to rain again so we all met back inside for dinner at A Terra again. We all got steaks (Evie ate half of mine) then the kids watched a show while the adults finished and had more wine. It was such a nice (albeit rainy) dinner. I put the girls to bed at almost 10:00!! and we all passed out soon after. Good day today.Read more

  • Day11

    Moncarapacho

    April 25, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    For the first time this trip the girls woke up early - 7:20 (ugh). We got dressed and walked over to the breakfast building for one of our best breakfasts to date - so yummy! It was a bit chilly but not raining at least and the kids REALLY wanted to go swimming so we changed into their suits and went to the family pool. The space is amazing and I can only imagine how perfect it is when the weather is nice. Regardless, the girls had a super fun time swimming and played for almost an hour before they finally got too cold. Ana - the super nice kids club lady was there so they colored and ate cookies for awhile as they dried off. We stayed until about 11:30 then went back to the room to pack up while the kids played on this giant cow slide near our room. It was their favorite thing for sure! We hopped back in the car and started driving west along the coast to our lunch destination - BJ's Oceanside. The restaurant was RIGHT on the beach and the kids had fun playing in the sand and searching for shells but it was SUPER windy and chilly out. Again with the bad weather! The restaurant was a British joint which was kind of random/funny but the location was superb and the kids were able to play while we ate which was a bonus. We had grilled fish and froze our butts off :) We were happy to warm up back in the car and drove another hour and a half to the western Algarve and our next spot for two days - Monte da Vilharina.Read more

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