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frequently  asked  questions

~ How do I get there?

Faro airport is the closest airport.

By car
It is a 1 hour and 15 minutes drive away from the lodge and there are many rental options at the airport. We recommend http://www.luzcar.com 

By public transportation
Comboios do Portugal (CP) has multiple daily train services from Faro to Lagos, with a journey time of 1.5–2 hours. Timetables and prices are available on the CP website.

From Lagos there is a bus to Aljezur (see here).

By taxi
There are many private transfer/taxi services available from Faro Airport.

You can, for example, book your ride in advance here.


By car
From Lisbon Airport it takes about 3 hours by car to get here.

By bus
There are daily coach services from Lisbon to Aljezur.

By train
Combios do Portugal (CP) has multiple daily train services from Lisbon to Lagos.



~ How do we get around?

The easiest way to get around is by (rental) car or e-bike. Vale da Telha, Arrifana, Monte Clérigo and Aljezur are situated in a natural park and the area is quite hilly. The (surf) beaches are often situated between the spectacular cliffs of this rugged coastline. A company that rents bikes and delivers them at our doorstep is https://www.algarve-bike.com 


~ Where can we eat?

There is a great choice of restaurants in Vale da Telha, Aljezur and at the nearby beaches. You could also join an organised dinner at the lodge or, in case you feel like cooking your own meal, make use of the fully equipped kitchen


~ Is the pool heated?

Yes, but only from around mid April to around end of Oktober. The pool is heated via the solar collectors on the roof. In the winter months this energy is needed for the heating of the house. We try to be as environmentally conscious as we can and will only use solar heating for the swimming pool.


~ Where can I park my car?

The car can be parked in front of the lodge for free.


~ Can I come with kids?

At Birds of Paradise kids are more than welcome.

Kids from 0-3 years stay for free and for kids from 4 years and older you only pay for an extra bed in the family room.

We can place an additional baby cot in our rooms and also have baby chairs.

The swimming pool doesn’t have a fence around it, so parents are always responsible

for supervising the safety of their children.



When making a reservation, we ask a deposit of 30% of the total rental amount. Four weeks before arrival the full amount has to be paid to us.


In case of cancellation more than 12 weeks before arrival, the deposit will be refunded after deduction of € 100,- administration costs. After that, we will charge the entire rental amount. Shortening your stay is seen as a partial cancellation, the rental amount will be calculated over the entire initially booked period.

Arrival & Departure

On the day of arrival, check in time is between 16h00 and 23h00. Check out time is at 10h00.

Minimum Stay

During high season and shoulder season, the minimum stay is 7 nights, from Saturday to Saturday.  You can of course book more weeks if you want to stay longer. In low season it is possible to book differently,

but with a minimum stay of 4 nights.


Pets are not allowed at the lodge.


Smoking is not allowed inside the lodge.

Property Damage

Guests will be held responsible for any loss or damage to the lodge property caused by themselves, their guests or any person for whom they are responsible.

One Person Booking

There is no price difference for a room occupied by one or two persons.