This is the biggest aquarium in Western Europe filled with hundreds of marine species. It is located in the eastern part of Lisbon near the arena and sky lift. Exhibits include otters, octopus, urchin, and penguins.
Praça do Comércio is a very spacious commerce square with a direct view of the Tagus River. In the center is the Statue of King Jose. You can go on a boat ride here or enjoy several tours that are offered and many bus rides.
During the winter Algar Experience was the only cruise running on a cool yet sunny day. The staff are fun and friendly. They offer a 4-hour cruise along with dinner but we chose the shorter cruise. The water in Algarve is crystal clear, just as nice as the Caribbean. In the video you will see many rock formations where the water appears vividly blue.
Very renaissance style restaurant just away from the city center adjacent to a Australian restaurant Koala where you can eat kangaroo meat. This place appeared bright and welcoming but was not so much as the waiter had a short temper and an issue with tables. The waiter spoke English fine but he didn’t want us to choose our own table when only one other table was occupied at the restaurant. Further more he moved our chosen table exactly three centimeters away from the adjacent one. It was wobbly, so I pushed it back against the adjacent table. So the waiter didn’t like that and moved it again!
If you need a luxury hotel away from the busy city center, just 3 km away is Hotel Velamar. This hotel is blocks away from the beach, three restaurants and a bar. The floors are marble tiled and bathrooms have glass standing showers. You can view several channels on the small room TV in Portuguese, German, and English. The lobby has a large projection TV where people usually sit.
Closest hotel to Faro’s bay and old town festivities. This hotel includes a pool, spa, restaurant, and bayside/streetside balconies. Other amenities include LCD TV in rooms, business conference room, and lounge with wet bar. Right across the street you can find a sushi restaurant as well as a friendly dive bar.
This is the place where your tab doubles by the waiter giving you appetizers without asking for them. Although common in Lisbon, you have to demand the waiter take back the appetizers if you don’t want them. Everything else was nice especially the shrimp curry.
Along many restaurants downtown the waiters stand outside and invite people in, but this one was exceptional and friendly. Not so pushy like the other restaurants because you can tell after many attempts to bring in crowds some waiters just lose that genuine interest to feed you.