Useful Info

Emergency Number 112
Fire (Bombeiros)
Police (Polícia)
Ambulance (Ambulância)

Pet Care

The Law for Pets and Domestic Animals


Scut Motorways
Tolls on Scut Motorways – payment options for foreign-registered vehicles

Local tables, diagrams and toll charges from concessions: Grand Harbour, Silver Coast, North Coast, AE Transmontana, Pinhal Interior, West Coast, Algarve, Beiras Litoral, Beira Interior and high and North Interior

A22 Algarve Toll Gates and Exit maps



Faro, Lisboa, Porto and Açores
Departures and Arrivals in Real Time, flight maps and parking details.

Comboios de Portugal (Trains of Portugal)
Route maps, timetables, prices etc. This is a really useful site available in both Portuguese and English.
Combois de Portugal

Algarve Bus & Train infoAn unofficial website of bus and train timetables (in English) for the Algarve

Cheap Parking – Faro Airport

PARK & FLY, Lda.
Estrada Nacional 125
Caixa Postal 520-B
PT-8005-412 Faro

On EN 125 – Arneiro diagonally opposite Maxmat, near Delta-Café.
Phone: (+351) 91 4929 901″>             (+351) 91 4929 901      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Red Pages – A directory of medical services in the Algarve (Download PDF)


Directory enquiries in English
760 50 60 70

Yellow Pages in English

Business and Service Finder
This directory website contains over 2,500 listings. It is packed full of information and contact details for every type of business and service.

(DECO) is the Consumer Association here in Portugal.


Algarve Auctions
Algarve Auctions & Classifieds gives everyone in The Algarve a cost effective way to advertise their goods, services and unwanted items.

Marshalls Seeds – Impressive range of the very best, highest quality, top class vegetable seeds
Customer Care Hotline on 0844 557 6700 for advice or

A great website for local weather. Proved pretty accurate in our area.

Sapo weather site – Great website for an immediate overview of the whole country. Click on the map for more detailed information.

Seismic Activity

Fire Risk Index


Wines of the Alentejo

A Concise History of Alentejo Wines


The Algarve Resident
The Portugal News
Algarve Daily News


RFM Portuguese Radio Station – Pop Music

TV Algarve online (streaming)

DeliCast is a directory of streaming media freely available in the Internet.


Directory of WiFi Hotspot Locations in Portugal
The Global Broadband Speed Test – Test your upload and download speeds.


Try Learning Portuguese online for free.  Here are some useful websites

Learn Portuguese with Rafa – lots of useful vocabulary and well presented.

Linguanaut Learn Portuguese


Missing food from back home?
Iceland Overseas – Portugal
Albufeira. Check out website for location, contact details and opening hours.


Send my
For leisure, relocation, students – everyone. Fast & affordable door to door delivery of your bags & boxes to over 100 countries.
The following is a directory of companies which either deliver directly to Portugal from the UK, or who collect your parcel from the home/work address in the UK and then deliver to Portugal. If there is a similar service from USA, Canada, Australia etc, please let me know and I will add to this directory

Pharos Parcel
Parcel delivery & courier service to the UK, Europe and Worldwide
Pharos Parcel specialise in parcel delivery and courier services to the UK, Europe and all over the world.

Parcel Flight
Arrange to have your parcel collected from any address you choose, and arrange for it to be delivered to almost any destination in the world.

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  1. Hello

    We as a family, are starting a company to help foreigners settle in Portugal.
    We are looking for people interested in a service providing company of such a type.

    We would like to get some input, on your part as to what kind of service would you be most interested in and what kind of monthly fee would you be willing to pay.

    We would like to present our appreciation in advance for your reply.

    José António


  2. Hi there, I write in The Portugal News under the garden section, feel free to join me on my Facebook page Mediterranean Plants and Problems, has lots if interesting snippets on plants and life in Portugal. Thx Justin


  3. Dear

    I would like to present myself and the Association Bianca, a shelter that protect 250 dogs and 40 cats. The Association Bianca was born in 2002 is today, thanks to the hard work of dedicated staff and volunteer-based, a strong and dynamic Organization , committed in their projects, whose results can be seen year after year. All who work, volunteer and board, are highly motivated and committed. We have now 9 years experience. Our work is unfortunately, most the time, at the expense of our families as much of our time and personal lives spent at work for the animals.

    In 2010 achieved the title of Public Utility, Status which means we provide a very useful service to the community where we operate. This title has been achieved three years after the termination requested because only proven, including the writing recognition of the Town Hall about the importance of Bianca for the entire Municipality of Sesimbra, and demonstration of all annual reports and accounts of Bianca, it was possible the Minister approve the assignment of this noble title. It was a great victory.

    Our main aim is to restore abandoned and mistreated animals from the huge county of Sesimbra and direct them to an adoption that guarantees their welfare. All weeks are left Bianca in an average of 50 new animals, so every year 600 animals are saved by us.
    Bianca is used to find home abroad for the abandoned and mistreated animals. We hope this way you can help find support for our dogs. Ana Duarte, President of the board


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