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ALGARVE OUTDOOR MARKETS

Markets may not be held if the day is a holiday

FOR A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF MARKETS, VISIT THIS SITE WHICH WILL OPEN IN A NEW WINDOW

These are the three big markets popular with tourists. They are in the mornings only. The same stalls go to them

Loulé outdoor market is every SATURDAY - on the road to Boliqueime about ½ mile / 0.8km from the town centre.
Quarteira outdoor market is every WEDNESDAY - this has moved from town and is now about a mile / 1.6km out of town on the road to Almancil.
Local buses on the route between Albufeira, Vilamoura, Quarteira, Almancil and Faro stop about 50 metres from the entrance at a stop called Fonte Santa.
Lagos outdoor market is the first Saturday of every month next to the municipal stadium.

More detail below.

Albufeira's outdoor market is twice monthly on the first and third Tuesdays. It's next to the main bus station.

Many local tour operators run half-day trips to these markets.
However in some cases the local bus will be cheaper and you can escape if bored!
For and index of places and links to the bus timetables, please click here.

Also, almost every community has an indoor market trading in the mornings during the week. These are signposted 'Mercado'.


If market day coincides with a holiday, I strongly recommend you check locally before making a special journey.

QUARTEIRA MARKET - SOME ADDITIONAL DETAIL


Most people will drive or take an excursion trip. If you wish to take the local buses from the Albufeira area, here are the details.

BUSES SUITABLE TO GET TO THE MARKET ARE THESE
-THEY ARRIVE AT THE MARKET ABOUT 5 MINUTES AFTER QUARTEIRA BUS TERMINAL
Yes, there are two buses from Albufeira at 0930 and 1045! Times in italics are the faster Directa buses. All buses you need will be going to FARO.

ALBUFEIRA BUS TERMINAL

0725
0730
0840
0930
0930
1000
1045
1045
Albufeira Continente/Modelo

0729
0734
0844
0934
0934
1004
1049
1049
Areias São João (The 'strip')
0732
0737
0847
0937
0937
1007
1052
1052
Oura (Estrada de Sta Eulalia)

0735
0740
0850
0940
0940
1010
1055
1055
Balaia

0739
0744
0854
0944
0944
1014
1059
1059
Olhos D'Agua

0743
0748
0858
0948
0948
1018
1103
1103
Vilamoura Praia da Marina

0808
0808
0923
1008
1013
1043
1123
1128
Quarteira Bus Terminal

0818
0815
0933
1015
1023
1053
1130
1138

BUSES TO COME BACK TO ALBUFEIRA LEAVE THE STOP AT LIDL AT 1012, 1135, 1250, 1355 AND 1425.
THERE IS NO BUS SHELTER NOR EVEN A SEAT AT THE BUS STOP LAST I KNEW


There is also a local minibus from Vilamoura and Quarteira which stops at the same place by LIDL.
The timetable is here, the stop is number 38 on the list ie the one served at 10 past the hour.
It is though a very complicated route and they do not list the times at intermediate stops.

Location map - click the map to see it full size.

Quarteira market map

For bus times from the Almancil direction, please go to this page. Buses back here, these leave the market about 5 minutes after leaving Quarteira.

LAGOS MARKET

Outdoor market on the first Saturday of the month next to the municipal stadium just on the edge of town.
About 10 minutes walk from bus station or railway station. Bus times at Lagos www.algarvebus.info/lagos.htm - train times here.
Click the map to see it full size

lagos_map

LOULÉ OUTDOOR MARKET every Saturday

click the map to see it full size. Bus times at Loulé - to / from Albufeira, Quarteira, Faro
There is no bus from Vilamoura but the bus from Quarteira stops a few minutes walk away on the other side of the stadium - map.

loulé map

For a list of all the timetables on the site, click here
For an alphabetical list of places in the Algarve, click here
For some important general notes about buses in the Algarve, click here

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