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  1. Love your travel story but this trip we will travel to Potugal with daughter, her husband and 15 month old. Any recommendations for lodging with the little one?
    We are thinking of renting a car for the 3 nights in Algarve but using train to travel from Lisbon and Porto and guides for day trips.
    3 nights Algarve
    5 nights Lisbon
    5 nights Porto

    1. I would definitely take the train for Lisbon and Porto. You won’t need a car in the city like in the Algarve. Sounds like an airbnb or other apartment rental might be best for a bigger place with two room. That sounds like a nice itinerary. Enjoy!

  2. Hi! I’m just about to visit the Algarve and these are two of the three hotels I’m staying in! I’m so happy I found your blog post it’s so helpful! I also wanted to kayak the caves and the one you list looks fab! I’m doing all this without a car, do you think Uber would work? Or too expensive between villa monte & casa mae? x

    1. Hi Michelle,
      I’m probably a little late on this reply to help, but I would say it depends on what it is worth to you. If you really don’t want to rent a car then it might be worth it. Would love to hear what you ended up choosing and how you like the hotels!

  3. This helps so much. We are about to book the Vila Indigo for me, my husband snd 3 adult children (20s). Did u see the Vila Indigo? Seems like it’s part of the hotel but a separate private Vila.

  4. is there a car rental company that you recommend. I will be in Portugal in July and I can’t wait to do some of the things you have suggested

    1. Hi Shelly, I did not rent a car in Portugal since I drove my own car from Spain. However, I usually use RentalCars .com to book a rental car. They give a lot of different options to compare. If you have a travel credit card, it’s sometimes worth it to look at using points for rental cars there too.

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