COST Action CM1401
16-20 Jan 2017 Faro- (Portugal)


This meeting is going to be held at the Hotel Real Marina  nearby Faro, Algarve, Portugal.

Hotel Marina


Rooms are being held from Sunday 15th with departure on Saturday 21st.

The Real Marina Hotel is a 5 star hotel located in Olhão, 15 km away from Faro. It has a privileged view over the Ria Formosa National ParkIts facilities include restaurant, Spa and event rooms.


Olhão is a town historically linked to the fishing and fish processing industry, mainly tuna and sardine canning. Olhão only grew into existence in the 17th Century and was raised to the status of a town in 1808. Present day Olhão is an active, dynamic town; fishing continues to be a mainstay of its increasingly diversified economy.


Faro is the capital of the Algarve. It lies in the edge of the Natural Park of Ria Formosa. Its history dates back to the first settlements in the 4th century BC. It was under the domain of the Romans, Visigoths and the Moors, before being conquered by the Portuguese in 1249. The city is very scenic, especially within the old walled town and area surrounding the marina.

Ria Formosa Natural Park

The Ria Formosa Natural Park is considered one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal. It consists of a saltwater lagoon system with small islands and peninsulas, marshes, mudflats and channels, some connecting it to the sea. It is a haven for migratory birds and wildlife. It is reputed for its many islands which presents beaches of exceptional wonder. Very flat in scenic appearance the islands are reachable by boats.


In this region of the Algarve the weather in winter is often mild with some nice sunny days.



Please note that NO TRAVEL AGENCY is mandated by us or by COST-Brussels to deal with travel and/or hotel booking.

Be aware of such agencies, as they tried and booked travel/hotel in our name, for the Prague 2015 and Garching 2015 meetings.
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