6 Best Advices On How To Safely Visit The Algarve

6 Best Advices On How To Safely Visit The Algarve

 

With Portugal having stepped up its internal COVID-19 protocols to one of the strictest in Europe, it comes as no surprise that despite an eerie August, Portugal's own little slice of heaven, the Algarve, is more than ready to take on your holidays.
Nonetheless, it is important to prepare in advance as know what to expect upon arrival and what the environment is really like among the Portuguese, so we would like to present to you our top (number) advices on how to best navigate your way in the Algarve.

 

Everyone is following the rules

You may have heard on the news all the commotion about how Europe has implemented strict rules regarding public spaces, but it seems that not everyone is following the new guidelines.

The Portuguese, however, seem very committed to this. Everyone is very mindful and strict about public health safety, and they would like to keep it that way. We strongly advise you to follow the mandatory law regarding face mask usage, and the 6 feet distance between strangers indoors.

At Quinta Rentals we follow all the health and safety procedures to make sure you have the safest stay possible in the Algarve.

 

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Safe arrivals

 

When you arrive at Faro Airport you will find a more rigorous disembarking process than usual. This is because the Portuguese national airports have been practicing a series of control checks to every passenger that arrives in Portugal, so be prepared to have your temperature checked with an infrared thermometer. You will also be informed that face masks are of mandatory usage in every indoor space, such as stores and restaurants.

 

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Exclusiveness and seclusion

 

Unlike other touristic hotspots in Europe, the Algarve is in fact very secluded and even during the summer it does not have many people.

Despite being very secluded, you will find one the best resorts with amazing luxury villas and apartments. If you are looking for a unique experience in a luxurious apartment (link to one property you really want to book) than you will find San Lorenzo. It is inside Quinta do Lago and has an amazing view to a beautiful lake. There is a stunning golf course around San Lorenzo that you are more than welcome to play on!

This is secluded and comfortable area that will allow you to relax quietly and safely.

 

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Look for the Clean & Safe Seal

 

The Portuguese Authority of Tourism (Turismo de Portugal) has created the Clean & Safe Seal, a safety measure that promotes an adequate cleaning and maintenance of commercial and rental businesses in order to provide an official safety check in the face of our current situation. Every item that is used by people (i.e tables and chairs at restaurants) is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after every usage.

So, if you want to make sure the places you visit are safely maintained, look out for that safety seal!

 

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Indoors means limited, outdoors means comfort

 

Everywhere you go in Portugal you will hear about how all indoor spaces, like restaurants and stores have reduced their client capability accordingly. This means that only a certain a few people are allowed inside each time.

In order to tackle this, business owners have created new outdoor spaces, like restaurants with a terrace or a lovely garden to dine in, which allows for a wonderful and safe experience. The views in the Algarve are gorgeous, so restaurants like the Bamboo and the Parilla Natural have awesome food and provide outdoor dining spaces for your enjoyment.

 

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Enjoy the real Algarve

 

Your vacation does not have to come to a stalemate so soon! This is the perfect opportunity to visit more than the sunny beaches and the exclusive nightlife the Algarve is known for. Enjoy the local traditional cuisine on family owned restaurants inland or take some time off to walk through the lovely natural park of the Ria Formosa or the stunning natural trail in the Fonte da Benémola. The Portuguese are eager for tourists, so rest assured your holidays are in good hands.

 

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To make sure you have a unique experience while visiting the Algarve, we made a list with the best luxury villas. These properties have the best location, quality and the safety seal to make sure you do not have to worry about anything except enjoying your holidays.