15th Uddevalla Symposium | 14th-16th June 2012 | Faro, Portugal



Accommodation in Faro
Accommodation can be booked at several hotels and B&Bs in Faro. The APDR has agreements for special rates in the hotels mentioned below. Participants just have to mention that they are attending the 18th Congress APDR 2012 at Universidade do Algarve to have a discount. For more information about hotel facilities visit the hotel-webpage or send an email to the hotel.


Hotel EVA
(4-star hotel in city centre)


The Hotel EVA is offering special prices to participants of the 15th Uddevalla Symposium 2012 & 18th Congress of the Portuguese Regional Science Association. The hotel also offers free access to Club L - Eva Health Club.

Rates per room, per night, including buffet breakfast in the restaurant.

Standard room (single occupancy) - 84,00 €
Standard TWIN room (double occupancy) - 102,00 €
Superior room – double bed (single occupancy) - 112,00 €
Superior room – double bed (double occupancy) - 112,00 €
Suite - (single/double) - 165,00 €
Extra bed (Adult) - 35,00 €

In order to have the special prices you must refer to that you are attending the 18th Congress APDR.

Others Hotels

3-star- Hotel
Hotel Santa Maria
Hotel Monaco 
Hotel Ibis

4-star Hotel
Hotel Faro

Hostel Casa d'Alagoa 
Faro Lounge Guesthouse

You can also check the official tourism website below for more information about hotels, restaurants and other tourist facilities.

Tourism Information Offices

Faro International Airport
Tel. +351 289 818 582
e-mail: turismo.aeroporto@turismodoalgarve.pt

Faro (city center)
Tel. +351 289 803 604
e-mail: turismo.faro@turismodoalgarve.pt

How to reach Faro?

The city of Faro is located at the south of Portugal, in the Algarve region.

Algarve is a well known touristic area. The region is perfect for the summer holidays with a Mediterranean climate. Some of the best and most beautiful beaches in the entire world with fine sand and crystal-clear water are to be found in the Algarve. The region is a favourite for sun-seekers from all over the world.

The region of Algarve also offers natural landscapes, a rich folk heritage, and healthy gastronomy which are worth appreciating along with the pleasures of the sun and the sea.

You can travel to Faro by plane. Faro international airport is only 4 km far from the University of Algarve and 7 km from the city center and it is connected by a frequent shuttle bus service or taxi.

Faro International Airport
There are many bus routes offering daily service between the Faro Airport and the EVA Bus Terminal in the city center of Faro (every 60minutes - ticket € 1,90).

Taxis from the airport into Faro cost approximately € 10, 00.

Lisbon International Airport
If you are coming from Lisbon (Lisbon International Airport), trains and buses will take from 3 to 4 hours to reach to the city center of Faro.

For train from Lisbon check timetables on the website CP

For buses from Lisbon check timetables on the website EVA Transportes orRede Expressos.

Official Tourism Website



The Algarve is the southernmost region of mainland Portugal. The region coincides with the Faro District, and has as its administrative centre the city of Faro, where both the region's international airport at Faro (FAO) and public university (the University of the Algarve) are located. Tourism and related activities are extensive and make up the bulk of the Algarve's summer economy. Fish, seafood and fruit production, which includes oranges, carob beans, figs and almonds, are other important activities in the region. The Algarve is the most popular tourist destination in Portugal, and one of the most popular in Europe. Its population triples in the peak holiday season thanks to a high influx of visitors, and receives an average of 7 million foreign tourists each year. In total, including national visitors, almost 10 million people visit the Algarve every year.


University of Algarve – Campus de Gambelas
The University of Algarve is a young state university located in the south-eastern part of Portugal. It was established in 1979 and over the years the institution has acquired a sound international reputation. The University has witnessed significant growth in terms of its student population, modern facilities and the quality and diversity of programmes on offer.  It has three faculties and four schools, offering a range of quality undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a beautiful academic setting. It is an important centre for cultural, scientific and technological development, with strong regional, national and international ties, offering students the opportunity to explore various careers as they gain transferable skills.  The Gambelas Campus is situated 6 km from Faro and 2 km from Faro International Airport. There are three Faculties on this campus: Faculty of Economics; Faculty of Human and Social Sciences; and Faculty of Sciences and Technology.

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Travel Information

The Algarve Weather
With a wonderfully mild climate, the Algarve is the most famous tourist destination in Portugal. This paradise on earth has some of the best weather conditions in all Europe, being perfect for all sorts of activities any time of year. The blossoming almond trees in January welcome a long spring, followed by a sunny beach summer and an orange and pomegranate coloured autumn. In fact, the Algarve is in a privileged position in Portugal and is one of the most stable climates in the world. Rarely facing rainy days, this region counts on water temperatures around 21/22 degrees Celsius in summer time. Due to its geographical position, the Algarve is influenced by the European continent, by the north of Africa and both by the Atlantic and Mediterranean oceans.The lowest and highest temperatures are located between the 15 and the 31 degrees Celsius and it would be a miracle if you could ever see negative temperatures in “THE” Algarve in wintertime.