Costa del Folk Portugal

28 September - 4 October 2021

IMPORTANT UPDATE

Costa del Folk in Portugal this year has been replaced with a much smaller gathering of “costa friends & artists” who will be travelling to Albufeira at the end of September for some much-needed sunshine, music and relaxation. (Costa Del Folk Portugal will return in its usual format in 2022).

We will be at the Grande Real Santa Eulalia Hotel from 28 September to 04 October and will be hosting a boutique, up close and personal mini “Costa Friends Holiday” which we hope you will enjoy.

You’ll need to embrace the element of surprise as we won’t be able to confirm which artists will attend until nearer the time.  However, our festival patrons Steve Knightley & Phil Beer along with Costa favourites Tim Edey, Track Dogs , Banter and Anthony John Clarke are already committed to being with us.

We will have exclusive use of ‘The Club’ area of the Grande Real Hotel where there will be daily sessions and performances from the artists that are able to be with us and a full programme schedule will be available as soon as possible.

Not only will you enjoy an incredibly boutique, mini festival where we are sure some special moments will be created, everyone attending will receive a credit of £150 towards a future overseas festival or cruise holiday.

There’s still time to join us in Albufeira providing you are fully vaccinated.  Non vaccinated individuals are currently required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival into Portugal.

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If you're not ready to book but have further questions then please feel free to email us at info@harmonyvoyages.co.uk and we'll be happy to help

What's Included
  • Meet & Greet service at Faro airport with transfers to and from the 5* Grande Real Hotel, Santa Eulalia, Albufeira.
  • 6 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
  • Full five day festival pass
  • Daily music from the available artists including Show of Hands, Banter, Track Dogs and Tim Edey
  • Late night folk club
  • Full time service of the Costa del Folk festival team
  • Fully protected for your peace of mind – ABTA No: P7419

Overnight stays at UK Airport Hotels + Parking can be arranged if required – contact us for more info.

Want to extend your stay?  You can extend your stay at the Grande Real pre and post festival, there may be additional airport transfer charges.

Line Up

Show Of Hands

"Returning by popular demand" may be a hackneyed phrase, but it's certainly accurate when applied to Show of Hands. Since our first festival in Spain in the Spring of 2014, Show Of Hands has been acknowledged as the act most of our festival-goers want to see again. See more...


Banter

If you are a Costa regular, then this fab trio will be well known to you. Playing great sets and ceilidhs at many of our previous festivals, Banter bring songs of biting social comment with pop beats, irony and ridiculously danceable tunes! See more...


Track Dogs

Track Dogs comprise 2 Irishmen, 1 Englishman and 1 American in a band that came together in 2011 to make their unique brand of acoustic music. Featuring a veritable 4×4 of voices and instruments, their style is a dynamic fusion of folk, Latino, Americana & even some bluegrass. See more...


Tim Edey

We are really pleased to that Tim Edey will be returning to Costa Del Folk in Portugal. A winner of the BBC Folk Awards Musician of the Year, Tim Edey is rated by many to be one of the world’s finest ever melodeon and guitar players in the current folk & contemporary scene. See more...


Anthony John Clarke

It was perhaps inevitable that by his mid-thirties he found his way into the music profession and was discovered in turn by audiences all over the world. Twenty-five years on he has a string of self-penned albums to his credit, a legion of fans and a date sheet that stretches two years into the future. See more...

Price
Costa del Folk 28 September - 4 October 2021 [6nts]
Prices per person / Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.
Flights not included, please contact us if you require assistance with travel arrangements.
All bookings eligible for £150pp future credit. Full details available with confirmation details
  Price Extra Nights
Two Bed Apartment (4 person) £599 £69.00
Two Bed Apartment (3 person) £669 £79.00
One Bed Apartment (2 person)  £799 £79.00
Single Studio £989 £114.00
     
Classic Twin/Double £799 £79.00
Sea View Twin/Double  £855 £89.00
Classic Single Room  £989 £114.00
     
Suite Sea View (2 sharing)  £1,059 £109.00
Suite Sea View (3 sharing)  £779 £89.00
Suite Garden/Land View (2 sharing)  £939 £89.00
Suite Garden/Land view (3 sharing)  £729 £79.00
Airport transfers in Portugal included on 26, 27, 28 September and 4 October 2021.
Extra Nights available pre and post Festival.
Accommodation

All rooms in the Hotel feature:

  • Air conditioning
  • Double or twin beds
  • Direct telephone connection
  • Wifi Internet connection
  • Hair dryer
  • Satellite Television
  • Pay TV
  • Radio
  • Minibar
  • Digital Safe
  • Room service 24h

Standard Room (Land/Resort View)

Many of the standard rooms have lovely views of the gardens surrounding the Hotel and are on average 300 sq.ft.  Two twin beds that can be converted to a king size on request.

Sleeps maximum of 2 Adults


Standard Sea View Room

Wake up with a view of Santa Eulalia beach and the sound of the sea in one of the 54 standard sea view rooms at the Grande Real Hotel.  Each room is on average 300 sq.ft and features two twin beds that can convert to a king size on request.

Sleeps maximum of 2 Adults


Standard Suite

Covering an area of 581 sq.ft the spacious suites at the Grande Real offer the convenience of a separate living room with sofa that can be converted to a third bed.  An internal door between the rooms provides additional privacy.

Two bathrooms, and two separate balcony areas make sharing a suite at the Grande Real a popular option for 3 friends.

TV & minibar in each room.

Sleeps maximum of 3 Adults


Sea View Suite

Covering an area of 581 sq.ft the spacious suites at the Grande Real offer the convenience of a separate living room with sofa that can be converted to a third bed.  An internal door between the rooms provides additional privacy.

Two bathrooms, and two separate balcony areas make sharing a suite at the Grande Real a popular option for 3 friends.

TV & minibar in each room.

Sleeps maximum of 3 Adults

Offering everything that the standard suites offer with the addition of a stunning sea vista.  The Seaview Suites also offer a view of the main hotel pool area.


Apartments

The Grande Real Santa Eulália has 155 Studios Apartments, of areas between 41m2 and 76m2. Each Apartment features a living-room, bedroom and kitchenette which offer total privacy in a relaxed environment. Surrounded by green spaces, and two communal swimming pools.

Please note: None of the apartment rooms are suitable for anyone with a walking disability. The only apartments to feature a wheel in shower are on the 2nd floor with the only access via steps.


Studios


Each studio features a bedroom with living room & kitchen in one open plan space. Smaller than the one bedroom apartments and perfect for a couple or solo traveller.

In all the holiday apartments you will find:

  • Air conditioning
  • Direct telephone connection
  • Wifi Internet connection
  • Hair dryer
  • Satellite Television
  • Pay TV
  • Radio
  • Individual safes
  • Room service 24h
  • Kitchenette
  • Fridge
Information on flights to Portugal

In order for you to choose the most convenient travel arrangements to suit your personal circumstances and to travel on the date that you prefer, we have not included transport with your package.  However, we are happy to assist with booking flights, ferries or rail on your behalf.  Please contact us to discuss your requirements if you need assistance with transport arrangements.

We recommend that you use a credit card to pay for your transport as this offers you an extra level of protection in the event of unforeseen circumstances.  All parts of your holiday booked directly with Harmony Voyages are protected under ABTA No: P7419.  Airport transfers in Portugal are included with your package provided you supply us with your flight details no later than 12 weeks prior to travel, which you can send us via this form or email.

Schedule of outbound flights to Portugal
Date of FlightDeparture AirportDepArrCarrierWebsite
26-09-2021Belfast06:2009:20Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
26-09-2021Belfast16:3019:30Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
27-09-2021Belfast10:4513:45Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
27-09-2021Belfast16:3519:35Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
28-09-2021Belfast06:3009:30Easyjetwww.Easyjet.com
28-09-2021Belfast10:4013:40Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
26-09-2021Birmingham06:5509:50Jet2www.jet2.com
26-09-2021Birmingham16:5519:50Jet2www.jet2.com
27-09-2021Birmingham08:0511:00Jet2www.jet2.com
28-09-2021Birmingham08:0511:00Jet2www.jet2.com
28-09-2021Birmingham16:5519:50Jet2www.jet2.com
26-09-2021Bristol19:0521:40Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
27-09-2021Bristol06:0508:40Jet2www.jet2.com
27-09-2021Bristol09:4012:25Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
28-09-2021Bristol13:0015:35Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
28-09-2021Bristol18:5521:30Easyjetwww.Easyjet.com
26-09-2021Dublin09:3012:25Ryanairwww.ryanair.com
26-09-2021Dublin11:5014:45Ryanairwww.ryanair.com
26-09-2021Dublin16:4019:35Ryanairwww.ryanair.com
27-09-2021Dublin09:3012:25Ryanairwww.ryanair.com
27-09-2021Dublin16:4019:35Ryanairwww.ryanair.com
28-09-2021Dublin09:3012:25Ryanairwww.ryanair.com
28-09-2021Dublin16:4019:35Ryanairwww.ryanair.com
26-09-2021East Midlands08:0011:00Jet2www.jet2.com
27-09-2021East Midlands07:4010:40Jet2www.jet2.com
28-09-2021East Midlands07:4010:40Jet2www.jet2.com
26-09-2021Gatwick08:0511:00Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
26-09-2021Gatwick09:5513:00Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
26-09-2021Gatwick12:0014:55Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
26-09-2021Gatwick16:3019:25Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
27-09-2021Gatwick08:0511:00Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
27-09-2021Gatwick09:5513:00Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
27-09-2021Gatwick11:5014:50Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
27-09-2021Gatwick16:2019:25Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
28-09-2021Gatwick09:4012:25Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
28-09-2021Gatwick09:5513:00Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
28-09-2021Gatwick11:5014:50Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
28-09-2021Gatwick16:3019:25Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
26-09-2021Glasgow06:4010:05Jet2www.jet2.com
27-09-2021Glasgow06:4010:05Jet2www.jet2.com
27-09-2021Glasgow10:5014:05Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
28-09-2021Glasgow06:4010:05Jet2www.jet2.com
26-09-2021Heathrow15:0518:00British Airwayswww.britishairways.com
27-09-2021Heathrow08:4011:20British Airwayswww.britishairways.com
26-09-2021Leeds Bradford06:1509:25Jet2www.jet2.com
26-09-2021Leeds Bradford16:4019:50Jet2www.jet2.com
27-09-2021Leeds Bradford08:1511:25Jet2www.jet2.com
28-09-2021Leeds Bradford08:1511:25Jet2www.jet2.com
26-09-2021Liverpool09:3012:25Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
26-09-2021Liverpool07:0009:55Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
27-09-2021Liverpool09:3512:30Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
28-09-2021Liverpool07:0009:55Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
28-09-2021Liverpool17:2020:10Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
26-09-2021Luton12:2015:10Wizz Airwww.wizzair.com
28-09-2021Luton06:3509:30Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
26-09-2021Luton06:3509:30Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
26-09-2021Luton12:0515:00Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
26-09-2021Luton17:3520:10Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
27-09-2021Luton06:3509:30Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
27-09-2021Luton12:0515:00Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
27-09-2021Luton16:0518:55Wizz Airwww.wizzair.com
27-09-2021Luton17:3520:25Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
28-09-2021Luton12:3515:30Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
26-09-2021Manchester06:3009:35Jet2www.jet2.com
26-09-2021Manchester16:4019:40Jet2www.jet2.com
26-09-2021Manchester17:5521:30Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
26-09-2021Manchester18:5021:50Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
27-09-2021Manchester06:3009:35Jet2www.jet2.com
28-09-2021Manchester06:2009:25Easyjetwww.Easyjet.com
28-09-2021Manchester06:3009:35Jet2www.jet2.com
28-09-2021Manchester18:5021:50Easyjetwww.Easyjet.com
27-09-2021Manchester06:2009:25Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
27-09-2021Manchester18:5021:50Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
26-09-2021Newcastle06:4510:05Jet2www.jet2.com
27-09-2021Newcastle07:0010:20Jet2www.jet2.com
28-09-2021Newcastle06:4510:05Jet2www.jet2.com
26-09-2021Stansted08:1511:10Jet2www.jet2.com
27-09-2021Stansted08:1511:10Jet2www.jet2.com
27-09-2021Doncaster19:0522:15Wizz Airwww.wizzair.com
Schedule of return flights from Portugal
Date of FlightArrival AirportDepArrCarrierWebsite
04-10-2021Belfast14:1517:15Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
04-10-2021Belfast20:0523:05Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
05-10-2021Belfast10:0013:05Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
05-10-2021Belfast14:1017:10Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
04-10-2021Birmingham12:0015:00Jet2www.jet2.com
05-10-2021Birmingham12:0015:00Jet2www.jet2.com
05-10-2021Birmingham20:5023:50Jet2www.jet2.com
04-10-2021Bristol09:2512:05Jet2www.jet2.com
04-10-2021Bristol22:1000:45Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
05-10-2021Bristol16:0518:45Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
05-10-2021Bristol22:1000:45Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
04-10-2021Doncaster19:05TBCWizzwww.wizzair.com
04-10-2021East Midlands11:2514:25Jet2www.jet2.com
05-10-2021East Midlands11:2514:25Jet2www.jet2.com
04-10-2021Gatwick11:3014:20Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
04-10-2021Gatwick13:2516:20Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
04-10-2021Gatwick15:2018:15Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
04-10-2021Gatwick20:1022:55Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
05-10-2021Gatwick13:2516:20Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
05-10-2021Gatwick15:2018:15Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
05-10-2021Gatwick20:1022:55Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
04-10-2021Glasgow11:0514:30Jet2www.jet2.com
05-10-2021Glasgow11:0514:30Jet2www.jet2.com
04-10-2021Heathrow12:2515:10British Airwayswww.britishairways.com
04-10-2021Leeds Bradford12:2515:35Jet2www.jet2.com
05-10-2021Leeds Bradford12:2515:35Jet2www.jet2.com
04-10-2021Liverpool13:0015:55Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
05-10-2021Liverpool10:2513:20Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
05-10-2021Liverpool20:4023:25Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
04-10-2021Luton15:3018:25Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
04-10-2021Luton19:3522:25Wizz Airwww.wizzair.com
05-10-2021Luton15:0018:10Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
04-10-2021Luton10:0012:55Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
04-10-2021Luton20:5523:45Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
05-10-2021Luton10:0012:55Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
05-10-2021Luton19:4522:35Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
04-10-2021Manchester10:3513:40Jet2www.jet2.com
04-10-2021Manchester15:0018:10Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
05-10-2021Manchester10:0012:55Easyjetwww.easyjet.com
05-10-2021Manchester10:3513:40Jet2www.jet2.com
04-10-2021Newcastle11:0514:25Jet2www.jet2.com
05-10-2021Newcastle10:5014:10Jet2www.jet2.com
04-10-2021Stansted12:1015:00Jet2www.jet2.com
FAQ

WHY ARE FLIGHTS NOT INCLUDED?
Not including flights with the holiday package allows you the opportunity to make a more informed choice and opt for travel arrangements that suit your personal circumstances.

We are happy to assist with your travel arrangements to the festival whether that be by air, land or sea.  If you are booking flights to/from the festival we advise you to book using a credit card, this ensures an extra level of financial protection.

WHAT AIRPORT DO I NEED TO FLY INTO?
Transfers will operate from Faro Airport to the Hotel in Albufeira

WHAT IS MY FINANCIAL PROTECTION?
Harmony Voyages Ltd operate as a franchisee of Fred. Olsen Travel Ltd under ABTA No: P7419.
Your Costa del Folk festival holiday is a package holiday protected by ABTA. More information can be found here: https://www.abta.com/tips-and-advice/is-my-holiday-protected

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE FESTIVAL IS POSTPONED OR CANCELLED?
You will be offered a new date or a full refund.   In the unlikely event that your flight is still operating under these circumstances, you can either use the flights and continue with a different holiday to the same destination or contact your airline to request a change to the dates and/or destination.

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY FLIGHT IS CANCELLED?
If your flight is cancelled due to an operational or technical issue, we are here to help and you will be provided with an emergency 24hr number so that we can assist.
If all flights are grounded (due to a pandemic related occurrence or similar) then it is highly likely that the festival will be postponed and you will be offered new dates or a full refund. 

I AM A SOLO TRAVELLER; CAN YOU FIND ME SOMEONE TO SHARE WITH SO I CAN SAVE PAYING THE SUPPLEMENT?
Yes.  Our “Single Share” scheme works by us taking your details and matching you with a likeminded (same sex) person who would also like to consider sharing.  This is very popular as it really does help keep the cost down and you make a new friend as well!  However, in the event that the person you have been paired with cancels prior to the festival you will be liable to pay for the room with the single supplement attached.

I ONLY WANT TO STAY FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS, NOT THE WHOLE FESTIVAL
Please call us to discuss your options: 01254 476075.

IS THERE AN EASY PAYMENT PLAN?
Yes, there is.  We are able to arrange a monthly payment plan if this helps, please ask for details.

CAN I BRING MY OWN INSTRUMENT?
Absolutely - there will be plenty of ad hoc sessions popping up throughout the week and even a few tutorials if you are a bit rusty.  There’s the daily open mic as well, so you’ll not be short of opportunities to play.

I WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER AS A STEWARD
We do get many requests for volunteers and we are really lucky that we have a fantastic team already.  However, if you would like to be considered for a volunteer role please do get in touch and contact Lioux by email at: costastewards@gmail.com

HOW FAR IS THE TRANSFER FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE HOTEL COMPLEX?
The transfer time by coach is approximately 40 mins from Faro Airport.

WHAT IS THE ADDRESS OF THE HOTEL?
Praia de Santa Eulália PO Box 2445
8200-916 Albufeira - Portugal
T - (+351) 289 598 000

I DON’T REQUIRE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION BUT HOW DO I OBTAIN FESTIVAL PASSES?
FULL FESTIVAL PASSES cost £180 for 5 days unrestricted access to the festival.  DAY FESTIVAL PASSES cost £40.

Should you wish to reserve festival passes please email info@harmonyvoyages.co.uk with your requirements and we will be delighted to help.
Guaranteed entry will only be granted to anyone who has purchased or reserved FULL/DAY FESTIVAL PASSES.  There are a limited number of festival passes.

WHAT IS THE DEPOSIT?
The deposit payment per person is £100 and the balance payment is due 12 weeks prior to your departure date as per terms and conditions. A reminder will be sent to you.

DOES THE HOTEL CATER FOR VARIED DIETARY REQUIREMENTS?
You will find an ample selection of vegetables, salads and other dishes on the menu, suitable for vegetarians.  Please notify us of any specific dietary needs (vegan, coeliac, food allergies etc) prior to travelling in order that we can provide numbers to the Hotel in advance.

ARE THERE SPECIAL DISHES FOR DIABETICS?
Dishes suitable for diabetics are available, however we would recommend that you inform the hotel reception of your needs on arrival, or the restaurant manager.

ARE FOOD ALLERGIES TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION?
Yes, particular attention is made for guests with food allergies, so please advise the staff accordingly on arrival to the hotel or the restaurant manager.

HOW MUCH IS THE WIFI CONNECTION? 
The Wi-Fi connection from your room or in the public areas of the hotel is free of charge.  However, the number of devices per room is limited to two.

IS THERE A DRESS CODE IN THE RESTAURANT?
Yes, anyone in swimwear or not wearing a shirt/t-shirt will not be allowed in the hotel restaurants.

HOW MUCH IS THE ROOM SAFE?
In your room you will find a safe which can be hired by paying a deposit of €15* and a fee of €2* per day direct to the Hotel.  *Charges may differ.
The hotel is not responsible for money or objects of value which have not been placed inside the safe.
The loss, removal or theft of the key of your safe will result in the loss of the deposit.

IS THE HOTEL ACCESSIBLE FOR DISABLED GUESTS?
Yes, all the public areas of the hotel are accessible and the indoor function rooms is accessible by a lift.  However, there are currently only two rooms adapted to accommodate a wheelchair and whilst there are ‘grab’ bars in the bathroom neither have a walk-in shower. 

IS IT NECESSARY TO USE THE LIFT TO ACCESS THE ADAPTED ROOMS?
Currently there are two adapted apartments on the ground floor and two rooms in the Hotel where lift access would be needed.
We are awaiting further information following refurbishment. Please contact us for details.

WHAT ARE THE BATHROOM FEATURES OF THE ADAPTED ROOMS?
Width of doorway into bathroom 86cm.
No ramped entrance.
Room to turn a wheelchair 180 degrees in the bathroom.
Grab rails on either side of toilet and around the bath (no wheel in shower).
We are awaiting further information following refurbishment.  Please contact us for details.

IS THE LIFT ADAPTED FOR PEOPLE WITH REDUCED MOBILITY?
Internal lift dimensions 1.34m x 1.4m
Lift opening – 80cm
Lift capacity – 800kg

  • Jeff Morton
    Take out the sun, the hotel, the sea and the food for a minute - Ibiza 2018 had the best line up of any festival I have attended. The quality of the music was outstanding, enhanced by the fact that they all loved being there.
    Jeff Morton
  • Carol Youlton
    Most folk festivals are well organised and have lovely people helping. Costa del Folk raises that to a whole new level with wonderful people, care and attention from the first minute you book. The mix of known and unknown musicians and music is brilliant. It is a lovely happy party from start to finish. And in a nice hotel in the sunshine. Doesn't get any better.
    Carol Youlton
  • Jane Townsend
    My perfect holiday! Enjoyed every minute at Costa Ibiza 2018 and 2019 and I'll be there next year! Great music - old favourites and then the music you discover and love too! Great hotel, lovely rooms, great food (excellent for vegetarians too).
    Jane Townsend
  • Brenda Keys
    My favourite holiday. What's not to love. We've been to three now and so looking forward to the next one. Beautiful setting, great hotel, superbly run event with wonderful performers in a sunshine setting. What more could anyone want?
    Brenda Keys