March 29-30, 2007, Lagos (Algarve), Portugal
hosted by the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences
This is also the place where participants are expected to be staying for the conference as the hotel offer highly favourable room rates for DAARC (for more details see "Accommodation").
For a virtual visit to the hotel click here.
Lagos is a charming town in the western part of Algarve, on the south of Portugal, on the border of the Atlantic Ocean. It was a major seaport for the Portuguese navigators in their exploration of the seaways across the world. For more details check here or here.
For more info about Algarve check here.
How to get there
Faro is the capital town of the province of Algarve, visited by tourists around the year, and its airport is served by almost all regular and low cost airlines both from many towns in Europe and from all over the world with direct, frequent and cheap flights.
Connections between Faro and Lagos are ensured by train or bus, leaving from the center of Faro. There are many bus routes offering daily service between the Faro Airport and the bus terminal station in the city centre of Faro, which is also next to the terminal train station of Faro.
Both terminal train and bus stations at the destination, Lagos, are within walking from the venue of the conference (the bus station is actually just one block away from it).
For train timetables, prices and reservations online go here. For the site in English, click on the British flag icon near the top right corner. Then, on the left menu chose "Timetables and Prices". Now, On the "Timetable search panel", select "Regional" for the "Type of service", and enter "Faro" as the starting station and "Lagos" as the destiny station.
For bus timetables, prices and reservations online go here and enter "Faro" as the starting station and "Lagos" as the destiny station.
For taxi fares, check the estimate prices at this page from the Faro airport site.
In case you opt for driving from the airport, follow
these driving instructions