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We won 3rd prize for our stand at the British Birdwatching Fair!

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We took our usual place at the Birdfair last week – only we doubled the space and had a bigger stand. It was a huge amount of work to design and organize it all, but we wanted it to go well and to make a splash out of the expansion of our sister company, “Birding in Portugal” and our new website – and all the work paid off when we won 3rd prize out of the whole Fair for it! Well choughed!

We also ran our annual raffle for a week’s free accommodation here at the Quinta and the winner this year is Andy Davis.

Congratulations! we look forward to welcoming you here next year.

The Quinta Story

Many people have urged me to tell the Quinta’s story on this blog, and seeing as I haven’t written anything for, (heavens above!), two months, it seems only fair that I should do something a little special, so here’s a small video Daniela and I put together over the last week; we hope you enjoy it!

Flying into Portugal from America

Our North American guests usually travel in on either US Air or North West airlines. The flights come into Faro, Lisbon or Oporto.

Delta also fly to Lisbon.

American Airlines will take you to Madrid or Barcelona for a local flight onwards.

Flying into Portugal from within the EU.

Flying into Portugal

Most of our non Portugese guests fly into Faro Airport.

There are plenty of commercial flights, most of the routes are listed here.

For the UK


Belfast-International, Bristol, East Midlands, Glasgow-International, Liverpool, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Newcastle


Exeter, Southampton

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Birmingham, Cardiff, East Midlands


Aberdeen, Durham Tees Valley, Edinburgh, Glasgow-International


Blackpool, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester


Birmingham, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Manchester


Dublin, East Midlands, Glasgow-Prestwick, Liverpool, London-Stansted, Shannon


Bournemouth, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, London-Gatwick, Manchester

If you are coming from Germany then there are also plenty of local airports, for instance Airberlin fly from…

Basel, Berlin-Tegel, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Erfurt, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig/Halle, Münster/Osnabrück, Munich, Nuremberg, Paderborn/Lippstadt, Palma de Mallorca, Zurich

To see a full list check out this page on Wikipedia


Image of fao airport attributed to “babynuke” and taken from wikicommons. Full GNU free documentation licence acknowledged

Faro Airport