4 independent reviews for Activity vacation in Spain and Portugal

Reviews for Activity vacation in Spain and Portugal

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review 31 Oct 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The whole vacation was great fun from start to finish.. cycling into portugal.. swimming in the sea... trying new restaurants...

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

We went in october and the weather was superb and everywhere was relatively quiet.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

It gives local people jobs.. and paying to go on a tour to the Donana nature reserve helps protect this environment.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Absolutely brilliant fun with lovely guides and a quiet undiscovered area to mass tourism.

review 24 Jul 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Sailing the Atlantic off the Algarve

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Check the boat and number of passengers in advance. Don't pack too much stuff.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

No. Because of the overcrowded boat with only one working head (loo), all the sewage went right over the side instead of into holding tanks. I suppose local people benefited when we ate in their restaurants.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Mixed. The activity part was pretty well done with accommodation for those of us needing a slower pace, or a ride back. Non-Spanish speakers were only partially informed. There were serious issues with the week on the boat. The boat was nothing like what was advertised (4 cabin catamaran with 4 heads per description; in reality, 4 cabin monohull with much smaller space and only one working head). Not everyone could fit around either table at the same time.

Read the operator's response here:

I will try to explain to you about the problem with Louis Cohen, In May, one month before the season started our catamaran sank in an Atlantic Ocean storm that affected many yachts while coming from America. I will attached you some links about it… http://www.wavetrain.net/news-a-views/665-azores-rescue-ops-12-crew-recovered-off-5-yachts-one-young-girl-dead That’s why we had to buy quickly another boat to start the season. We had not much time to advertise people who were already paid the trip, but we did as soon as possible, because we were not sure to be able to start the season, that’s why we couldn’t advertise them before. About the “loo”, the same day that the trip started, we had a big problem with the WC and the captain couldn’t repair it, that’s why there was only one wc on the boat. We apologize for any inconvenience to customers, we have solved many of the problems mentioned by the customer, but unfortunately we have not the catamaran anymore. This couple did 13 days trip, and their first week with us was enjoyable.

review 7 Oct 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

yes, we ate out in local restaurants, and learnt a lot about the environment, bought local produce etc.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

excellent, great guides and great variety - I was never bored, but had some down time too, which I wanted.

review 7 Jul 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Each activity was memorable in its own right. The guides, Sergio and Monica, were second to none and nothing was too much trouble for them. They really seem to enjoy their job and are both extremely knowledgable. Nothing was rushed, everything was well organised and ran at a relaxed pace. My 12 year old son didn't have time to be bored :)

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

It does get colder than I expected at night, so definitely take something warm for the evening.I was not aware that we had to share an apartment with the other people on the tour, and to be honest, had I known, I would have reconsidered my vacation choice. If there is a big group of you traveling together, then this is ideal, but personally, I was not happy that my son and I had to share a 3 bedroom apartment with strangers.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Overall an excellent vacation.(Apart from the accommodation) Very well organised and very informative and educational. As a single mum looking for activity and adventure for my 12 year old son, it was the perfect choice.

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