Taxis are a safe, easy and relatively cheap way of getting around. The taxis are easily identifiable – they are either beige or black and green. Ranks are found in all the resorts, towns and shopping centres. It is best to either go to a rank or call a taxi to collect you as it is not always easy to flag them down. Demand often outstrips availability during the high season, so it is a good idea to bring the central rank telephone number with you before you venture out. That way you can avoid waiting at a rank while your shopping melts! Taxis can take four passengers. There are some six and eight seater taxis available, but if you are a part of a bigger group it is advisable to book beforehand.
Below you can find a list of telephone numbers for various ranks throughout the Algarve.
For Portimão, Alvor, Praia da Rocha, Ferragudo and Carvoeiro:
|Taxi Arade:||282 460610 / 282 460612|
|Rocha T taxis:||282 411975|
For Faro, Vilamoura, Quinta de Lago, Vale de Lobo, Loulé, Quarteira:
|Taxis de Faro:||289 895790|
|Taxis Antral de Faro:||289 827203 / 289 806898 / 289 827 214|
|Taxis de Almancil:||289 393 333 / 289 399 998|
For Albufeira, Galé, Guia, Armaão de Pêra:
|Taxis Radio de Albuferia:||289 583 239|
|Taxi Albucoop:||289 586508|
|Taxis Beira Mar Armação de Pêra:||282 314515|
For Lagos, Praia de Luz:
|Taxis Coop Lagos:||282 583230|
|Taxis Gil Eanes:||282 764481|
For Vila Real Santa António:
|Taxi V. R. St. António:||281 544 444|
Praia da Rocha , Dennis Goold
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