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Map of Portugese motorway toll cameras

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_6437" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Praia Doña Ana in Lagos, at the far end Portugal's Algarve coast (and the A22 toll motorway) from the border with Spain, and Andalucia."][/caption] Many of us will be heading off to the Algarve for our holidays now that summer is arriving. The controversial new toll on the ...

New toll on Algarve motorway A22

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Today is the first day for the new toll on the A22 road in Portugal. This is the continuation of the Sevilla-Huelva motorway, the A49, after it crosses the bridge over the river Guadiamar after Ayamonte, and carries on into the Algarve. Many residents of western Andalucia are up in arms, ...

Saving energy

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

If you drive in Spain - whether daily if you live here, when visiting if you own a second home, or occasionally if you hire a car while here on holiday - you should be aware of an important change in the law which will affect your road use, effective ...

¡Nos vamos a la playa!

Monday, July 19th, 2010

It's that time of year again when you pile bags and bags of stuff into the car boot: swimming costumes, towels, sunhats and suncream (and sunsuits if your kids are blanquitos like mine), buckets and spades, beach parasol, folding deckchair, cold box replete with water, soft drink, snacks, sandwiches (if ...