This year, the opening dinner takes us to the marina in Portimão, at an hour drive from the hotel. Taking into account the ever growing attendance numbers, we have now chosen a buffet style dinner instead of the regular sit-downs. Beachclub NoSoloAgua will welcome us on the Wednesday night. NoSoloAgua offers a lovely deck, lounge area and a private beach. The trip includes transport, welcome drinks, a starter buffet and main course buffet with local fish, chicken and vegetables, followed by typical Portuguese NoSolo dessert cakes and a choice of ice cream flavors. Drinks throughout are included as well (except separate orders such as cocktails).
If you want to attend the opening dinner, please activate the option when you register your attendance. If you have registered without booking the opening dinner, please click the link in the confirmation e-mail you received when you registered your PopMid 2018 attendance. This brings you to your personal booking page, where you can add the opening dinner for the yourself and the people in your company. NOTE: If you require a vegetarian option and/or a children's meal, please let us know in the remarks! The opening dinner costs 55 Euro per person.
By popular request, the closing event is taking us back out on the sea. On Saturday afternoon, you will be taken to Albufeira's lovely harbour, where you will either board a catamaran to embark on a kayaking tour along the Algarve cliffs, or taken on a speedboat to visit the world famous Benagil cave and visit dolphin spotting grounds.
Due to high attendee numbers, we had to divide the event into two separate tours (speedboat and kayaking), with each taking place in two time blocks.
If you have expressed interest in attending the closing event during registering (or going to your personal booking page by clicking on the link in the confirmation e-mail and clicking "change"), we will contact you to choose your preferred activity and time block. The closing event costs 55 Euro per person.
The Kayak tour is designed to be accessible and relaxing, but will require some physical effort. However, this is very much worth it, because the beaches, coves, cliffs and caves are to die for and inaccessible for normal boats and people on foot. The tour will take 2.5 hours, with departure times around 14:30 hrs or 17:00 hrs with 18 spots per time slot.
The Speedboat tour is nothing short of exhilarating, with visits to the Alfanzina lighthouse, views of the rugged coastline and a drop-off on the beach inside Benagil cave. Afterwards, the guide takes us further out to open sea to try and spot dolphins. Note that dophins are hard to locate, even for the experienced guides on board, but dolpin season is still on and there's a big chance we will spot a group of them. The tour will take 2.5 hours, with departure times around 14:30 hrs or 17:00 hrs with 24 spots per time slot.