By Bus -- If you're dependent on public transportation, take a plane, bus, or train from Lisbon to Faro, and then catch one of the buses that runs frequently between Faro and Quarteira. Call EVA (tel. 28/938-91-43) for schedules and information.
By Car -- From Albufeira, head east along Route 125; from Faro, go west on Route 125. Signposts point to the little secondary road that runs south to Quarteira, which is the center for exploring the more extensive tourist developments along Praia de Quarteira and Vilamoura.
The tourist information office is at Avenida Infante Sagres, Praça do Mar (tel. 28/938-92-09; www.visitalgarve.pt). It's open October to May Tuesday to Thursday from 9:30am to 5:30pm, and Friday and Monday 9:30am to 1pm and 2 to 5:30pm. June to September, it's open Tuesday to Thursday 9:30am to 7pm, and Friday to Monday 9:30am to 1pm and 2 to 5:30pm.