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Algarve Marco Polo Guide [Kindle Edition]

Rolf Osang
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Travel with Insider Tips to the sunny shores and perfect escape of the Algarve and surrounding region

Description: Make getting around easy as you travel and explore using the best map, guide and insider tips for the Algarve and surrounding region.
Including lots of inside local knowledge for all the top local attractions, museums and restaurants - this guide covers additional areas like Faro, Lagos, Vilamoura, Carvoeiro and Tavira.

Arrive and hit the ground running!
- Top Highlights at a glance include Albufeira, Pona Da Piedade and Ferragudo
- 15 Marco Polo Insider Tips with detailed background information including advice on the best beach, gourmet fish dishes and where to enjoy the best live music.
- Over 300 web links lead you directly to the Insider Tip websites
- Offline maps with street index
- Google Map links aid speedy route planning
- Public transport maps with links to timetables
- 'The Perfect Day' and 'The Perfect Route' is the best way to get to know a destination intimately for those with limited time. Includes practical tips on how to beat queues, get the best view and much more
- The chapter 'Links, Blogs, Apps & More' provides easy access to even more information, videos and networks

Have fun from the moment you arrive in the Algarve and make the most of those precious days off. Enjoy a hassle free trip, full of new experiences and adventures ranging from total relaxation to extreme activities. Having fun is what it’s all about.

Experience the sights and discover exceptional Algarve hotels, restaurants, trendy places, festivals, concerts, sports and activities.

Create your own personal Algarve itinerary by bookmarking the text and adding your own notes and browse the eBook in seconds with the handy full-text search facility!

Product Description


Wanderlust Magazine: You've got to applaud Marco Polo's chutzpah to launch 30 new city/island guidebooks into an already pretty crowded market. Aiming to occupy the middle ground between the context-heavy luggage fillers and the context-free thinner volumes, the main USPs of these user-friendly guides are the plentiful 'Insider tips' dotted around each edition, the maps they're packaged with, and the pocket cheering price (GBP5.99 each). Complete with near-magazine style features, they're certainly a less intimidating proposition than some of the big wedges on offer. --Various

About the Author

Marco Polo Travel Publishing offers a wide range of high quality cartographic products and travel guides. Marco Polo Guides are known for their handy, compact format and unique Insider Tips. Marco Polo Maps and City Maps are famous for their high quality cartography and additional features like mark-it stickers which help to pinpoint a destination for future reference and aid route planning.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 23968 KB
  • Print Length: 140 pages
  • Publisher: Marco Polo (26 Nov. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ADM0T6K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #99,690 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More than Adequate 26 Oct. 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Having borrowed three books on the Algrave from the library, I found this one purchased from Amazon was the one that we ended up taking with us for a week. Why? It was small enough to fit in a pocket, and yet contained more information than competitor pocket books. The map, was fine for travelling around by train, in that we could see which towns were on the railway line and get a good view on whether the station was in the town or away from the town.

The sections on the various towns were sufficent to help decide which towns to visit. The town maps were helpful, although they tended to cover the centre, which did not always include the railway station, and so not helping us to navigate from station into town and vice-versa.

Yes there are better guide books, but they are much bigger and heavier. For a reasonably compact book that fits in the pocket, I doubt if there is a better one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Written by someone who's never left the office 22 Oct. 2012
As someone who goes abroad quite a lot, I've read a lot of travel guides and books. This one was really pretty poor.
The maps were neither big enough to provide an overview or detailed enough to be useful on the ground, and they managed to leave off the "highlights" mentioned in the text whilst focusing on nothing really important. The text mentioned places and landmarks not noted on any of the maps, and the map symbols in the text didn't seem to relate to anything. The places of note were in general not tremendously interesting (pointing out that there is another town with nothing in it nearby does not count as a point of interest for me).
The phrases at the back are those sort of old-fashioned ones that look good in a text book but are actually not the sort of things that you really want to know how to say, when you are on the ground, and were poorly explained (does the "m/f" refer to the speaker, or the person you're speaking to, or some other criteria??).
A few key companies - hotels, restaurants, excursions - were picked out for highlight, but although they were going for that "lonely planet - I genuinely visited these places" vibe, it just came across as underhand advertising.
Overall, there was just not enough information on anything, poorly put together, and a lot of words wasted on things that didn't need them.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellant 10 Jan. 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Good little guide, many tips with lots of local knowledge. The map included is great, all you need wraped up in one little book. Many thanks.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Algarve Marco Polo 21 Oct. 2013
Compact carry around reference with useful removable map and townplans.Broad cover of Algarve.Good colour images and relevant detail. Good recommendations.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good basic knowledge 24 Sept. 2012
By Jo A
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this for a short holiday to the Algarve and it contained all the basic info that one would need. There are special highlights indicated for particularly nice places and the fold out map was a helpful addition showing these places as well. The restaurant tips were true to their the recommendations ie the food was good. The only problem was that there are not many restaurants listed for each area.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good value. 30 Aug. 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Bought two of these guides, one for Algarve and one for Lanzarote. Very pleased as the level of detail is far better than most and the guides include useful pull out maps as well as city guides. Don't expect too much detail as you can't cover everything in a small book. Great starting point though.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good - good size too 20 Oct. 2012
By Ps Beer
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a first class guide showing us the difference on many parts of the lovely Algarve coast, we are not ones for sitting in the sun all day long , so the little book was great for exploring . ( Great pull out Map Too )
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good value for money 17 Aug. 2013
It is a good pocket size but there is still plenty of information on accommodation, food and drink, sightseeing, shopping and entertainment. It has also an excellent map. It's well worth the money.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Just what you need, the hire car map supplied is rubish.
Published 3 months ago by Ian MacGrain
3.0 out of 5 stars A very useful guide and worth having esp at this price
A very useful guide and worth having esp at this price, but I like to find out more about the people and history too, I found 'Firewater, potholes & sardines' by Jenny Grainer a... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Perfect. You get all information you need.
Published 3 months ago by JOLANTA
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very comprehensive guide with lots of useful tips.
Published 5 months ago by J. G. Rhodes
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good summary but a bit too brief
Published 6 months ago by R N McGahey
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
This is an excellent guide for the Algarve it arrived very quickly after I mistakenly ordered the map instead of the guide.
Published 10 months ago by Karen Fallon
5.0 out of 5 stars For Portuguese Holiday
We are going to Portugal this summer and the book looks excellent and useful as it is our first visit there. Read more
Published 11 months ago by MRS PAULINE COMMANDER
5.0 out of 5 stars very useful
Very happy with it - we were worried we will end up having horrible holiday with bunch of fellow British tourist surrounding us on beaches, in bars etc, but with this guide you can... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Iza Turska
5.0 out of 5 stars Guide
Great to have handy on Kindle for local area's when in the Algarve. We used this app to check places out before we ventured out for the day
Published 12 months ago by Ron Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars Travel guide
Excellent travel guide. Up to date information. I can recommend this purchase. Quick delivery and a very good price. Great.
Published 14 months ago by Mrs. S. Goodall
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