Dangers & Nuisances in the Algarve

Visitors are advised to leave passports and other valuable belongings in the hotel’s safe deposit. Ladies should also keep a good grip on handbags because during the last few years bag snatching has increased a lot, especially in the main tourist areas.

Pickpockets and bag snatchers are also a problem and they have got their act together. They are usually active on buses, trains and around the main shopping areas. Beware of people that brush up close to you or jostle you and don't leave bags and camera equipment unattended for even a moment.

Avoid dingy, empty city alleys and back streets or anywhere else for that matter that doesn't feel right at night.
If you are the victim of theft, you must report it to the police and get a report copy, if you want to make an insurance claim. If your Passport is taken or gets lost, you must contact the consulate to get a replacement issued.
There are not many nuisances but noise in the major resorts can be a problem. If it does get too noisy... leave and head for the more tranquil areas.