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Algarve Region best area to Consider Retirement

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Bmore2Port19
8/4/2019 22:11 EST

Going for some retirement recon in Oct. What are the recommended area's/ neighborhoods and why. Time will be short and might be able to only really explore top 1 or 2 recommendations. 50 yr old couple/ Don't need to b in a downtown, but w/in 2 miles walking or less = great. Equal distance to light rail a bonus. Thanks
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dancebert
8/5/2019 08:04 EST

No light rail in the Algarve.

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Wallvestor
8/5/2019 13:09 EST

There's a train. Don't know if that's light rail....

https://www.algarvefun.com/algarve-tips/algarve-bus-train-guide-routes-prices-fares/

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dancebert
8/5/2019 14:49 EST

"Light rail, light rail transit (LRT), tram or fast tram is a form of urban rail transit using rolling stock similar to a tram, but operating at a higher capacity, and often on an exclusive right-of-way.

There is no standard definition, but in the United States (where the terminology was devised in the 1970s from the engineering term light railway), light rail operates primarily along exclusive rights-of-way and uses either individual tramcars or multiple units coupled to form a train that is lower capacity and lower speed than a long heavy-rail passenger train or metro system."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_rail

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Bmore2Port19
8/5/2019 21:50 EST

Thanks to all who replied. However, the thrust of my inquiry is not necessarily about what is is "Light rail" or tram, Rather, with my recon time short, recommendations for a short list of areas w'in the Algarve and why you endorse it over other areas. thanks again, much appreciated.....top 1 or 2 recommendations. 50 yr old couple/ Don't need to b in a downtown, but w/in 2 miles walking or less

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kkane714
8/6/2019 14:26 EST

Hello there Bmore2Port19, My wife and I are also going for some retirement recon the first week in November. We plan to fly in to Faro and have a one-week timeshare at a local resort. From there we will drive to 3 or 4 possible retirement locations including
Olhão – Seaside town that’s known for its seafood market.
Tavira – One of the Algarve’s most picturesque towns.
Monte Gordo – Large seaside resort town with a large, sandy beach and high-rise accommodation.
Castro Marim – Small village with a castle, fortress, and other historical attractions. I CHOSE THESE FROM THIS LINK
https://www.portugalist.com/eastern-algarve-guide/

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ccconley
8/7/2019 18:19 EST

I live in the Western Algarve, very near Lagos. PM me if you'd like to get together.

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Wallvestor
8/8/2019 11:28 EST

If you want to be in the Algarve, I would rent a car and drive from Lagos to the Spanish border. The real bottom line is dependent on your desires and needs. It varies from person to person and depends on what you want to do,

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