A car is not essential as transfers from the airport can be arranged. 


On arriving at Faro airport if you have booked your hire car with  any of the local car hire firms you will find their representative waiting for you in the seating area near the cafe as you come out of Departures.  If not there is a kiosk over by the main car park but they should have given you details of where to collect when you booked..  All you need to give him is your surname and driving licence.  All insurances are usually included in the price – I would double check and make sure you return the car with the same amount of petrol in it. There will always be at least a quarter of a tank when you pick it up. They are very hot on this.  He will then direct you to the car park where the hire car can be picked up. If when you return the car to ca park 4 there is no one to collect it please leave the keys under the sun visor. Please make sure that you always have your driving licence and vehicle rental papers with you at all times as the police are very hot on this and can fine you on the spot.


On leaving the Airport follow signs for Faro. As you approach a major junction look for the Big Blue Motorway signposted A22 To Lisboa / Portimao (Do not take the Faro St Antonio right turn)take this right exit and you will join the N125 follow this road you will pass through the business area of Faro district. Follow this road for about 4 to 5 miles and look for the right filter signs for Almancil Turn right when you see the sign for Almancil EN125


You need to be on the EN125. It will be sign posted forVilamoura/ Portimao/ Albufeira. Do not go to the village (Almancil) stay on the main road if you miss the turning you will end up on the IP1/A22.


Once on the EN125 stay on this road for a good 10-15 miles. You will go through 2 Roundabouts(used to be main sets of traffic lights).  The first is signposted to Quarteria the second is signposted to Villamoura.  Continue through both of these until you come to the next main turning on the left.  It is signposted for and The Alburferia, Olhas D’Agua, Acoteias Sheraton Pine Cliffs.  The turning is at the bottom of a slight hill.  Turn left.


Continue along this road for approximately 3 miles.  You will pass the Kadoc Disco on your right hand side.


Carry straight on this road until you come to a new roundabout, take the third exit from the right signposted Olhos D’ Agua . Continue along this road for about a mile until you come to a roundabout.  Go Straight across at this island and you immediately come to a second island.  You will see two blocks of apartments in front of you painted white with green and yellow windows.  Take the second turning off the island and continue along this road.  You will drive past the Sheraton Pine Cliffs resort on your right had side.  Do not turn off this road.  Continue until you see the Olympic Bar and Restaurant.  Continue past here on the same road –  you will go past some new villas on the left and a few large villas. Take the second turning on the right and the property is the second property on the left hand side.


Olhos de Agua