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1.0 out of 5 stars Out of date at best, 13 Sept. 2010
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This review is from: Frommer's the Algarve with Your Family (Frommers With Kids) (Paperback)
Bought this book for a holiday with our 2.5 year old to the Algarve. Very disappointing in terms of the recommendations it makes for activities and trips out.

1) Recommended FIESA sand festival as something that kids would love. Laughable really - very bizarre place, extremely expensive entrance fee for what it is (E8 per adult - you could walk around within 20 mins). At a push maybe older children than our toddler might appreciate it more, but I really don't think so...

2) Recommended Krazy World as a good excursion. Horrendous, horrendous place - either the author has never been, or it is a long, long time since his visit. Dirty, very run down, animals in extremely poor condition etc etc. We stayed 15 minutes and wanted to disinfect ourselves when we left.

3) Recommended Bella Vista Leisure Park as another good excursion. This place no longer even seems to exist, so we had a wasted journey one day trying to find it (we have sat nav and I tried the phone number quoted in the book with no luck).

I don't really have anything good to say about this book, definitely wouldn't recommend it. It needs serious revisions and to have all the recommendations thoroughly road-tested by real families.

On a positive note, the Algarve was lovely and we'd really recommend it for a family holiday! Just don't use this book to plan your trip!
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