Mazagón, Spain to Faro, Portugal

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Today we took a 5:30 pm bus from Helvo across the border into Portugal to the town of Faro. We had a taxi drive us from the Mazagón Parador to the Huelvo bus station. It picked us up at 3:30 so we had most of the day to continue to relax ocean front in Mazagón. As we did yesterday we went down to the beech for a walk.

We had lunch at the hotel and coffee at the bus station while waiting for the bus. That’s coffee in the glasses.

Neither Duke nor I have been to Portugal before today. In Spain I have relied primarily on Duke’s excellent Spanish. I’ve been studying a little bit of Portuguese the last couple of months but I suspect we will primarily be relying on English!

Our hotel in Faro is right on the bay overlooking the old town.


Tonight we had one of the best dinners so far at the restaurant on top of our hotel. The view was great too. I liked the way they served olive oil with the garlic in a spoon.


Duke and I shared the soup of the day and a salad of arugula, cashews, ham and oranges.

Then we also shared our main courses. Mine was chicken on top of figs, potatoes and tomatoes with an excellent sauce.


And Duke’s was sea bass on top of potatoes carrots and beans.