Costa del Folk Portugal

28 September - 4 October 2021

We are delighted to be returning to the popular 5* Grande Real Hotel on the stunning Portuguese Algarve coast for Costa del Folk in the Autumn of 2021.  Previously, this has been a sold out festival and we are certain that 2021 will be no exception.  Be sure to reserve your place early.

Set within beautiful landscaped gardens, the Grande Real Hotel, boasts one of the most desirable locations in Albufeira, with stunning sea views overlooking the pristine Santa Eulalia beach.  This impeccable hotel lends itself perfectly as host to Cost del Folk. 

It offers a huge range of facilities that cover everything needed for the perfect festival holiday.  Rest assured there will be wall-to-wall music, dancing, laughter and plenty of great food and drink.

With both indoor and outdoor venues and lots of options for impromptu sessions there is very little time for sleep during CDF festival week at the Grande Real Hotel.  Whether you are up early for Pilates with Rosie, or going to bed in the wee small hours after attending the ‘Later with Tim’ session in the folk club, one thing is certain, you’ll be spoilt for choice and be so busy making new memories, that the week will be over before you know it.  Options to extend your stay pre-festival and to stay one extra night at the end are available.

From beautiful sea view suites to garden view studios, all of the accommodation at the Grande Real is superbly appointed to cater for the most discerning of traveller.  You can choose from an apartment located within the lush gardens of the complex or a comfortable room within the main Hotel building.  As the festival takes place throughout the complex, wherever you chose to base yourself, you’ll not be too far away from the action.


If you're not ready to book but have further questions then please feel free to email us at 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
  • Festival starts at 2pm on 29 September and finishes on the night of 3 October
  • Daily music and dance workshops
  • Ceilidh every day
  • Late night folk club, open mic and bar sessions
  • 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 arrive as many days prior to the festival as you would like, although it’s only possible to stay in the Grande Real until 5 October 2021.

Line Up

Kathryn Tickell And The Darkening

We are so pleased to welcome Kathryn Tickell and the Darkening for their first Costa appearance in Portugal. ‘The Darkening’ is the Northumbrian name for twilight, but this band’s music blazes brightly and fiercely  See more...

Wilson And Wakeman

Damian Wilson is a songwriter and vocalist who has appeared on over 70 separate album releases. Adam Wakeman is best known as the keyboard and guitar player with Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath, Adam has also released 9 albums with father Rick Wakeman as well as releasing 4 solo albums. As a classically-trained pianist, his albums cross many genres and styles from classical, to rock  See more...

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...


Formed by a multi-national collective of musicians with a common love for African roots music, Mankala’s sound is influenced by a variety of styles… from the joyous sounds of Soukous, Sungura & Mbaqanga music to the hypnotic grooves of Afro-Beat and the Desert Blues.  See more...

Julie July Band

Julie July Band has built a substantial reputation, originally based on reinterpretations and arrangements of the work of singer-songwriter Sandy Denny. Their 2021 Tour celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic 1970 ‘Fotheringay’ Album including such songs as Pond and the Stream, Nothing More, The Sea, The Way I Feel, Winter Winds, Late November, Gypsy Davey plus some old favourites.  See more...

The Haar

The Haar introduces the fresh talent of traditional Irish singer Molly Donnery combined with three of the most exciting instrumentalists on the folk and traditional music circuit: Cormac Byrne (Instrumentalist of the Year 2019, FATEA Magazine Music Awards), Adam Summerhayes (‘a Paganini of the traditional violin’ fROOTS) and Murray Grainger (‘Gorgeous stuff’ BBC Radio 3). See more...

The Jigantics

The Jigantics are a fabulous four piece mainstream country the band who reference Folk, Cajun, Zydeco, and Blues as their major influences. Constantly touring the UK and continental Europe, the line-up is Mark Cole, vocals, squeezeboxes, mandolin, harmonica, mandocello. Keith Thompson, guitars, harmonica, mandolin and vocals. Sarah Kelly Ukulele, flute, vocals. Martin Fitzgibbon drums, vocals, percussion, bass. See more...

The Longest Johns

The Longest Johns are a capella folk music band, born out of a mutual love of traditional folk songs and shanties. They rock maritime songs alongside the more unusual and less traditional folk tunes.  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...


Solana is a five-piece band playing an original fusion of world and folk music lead by flute, fiddle, accordion and Spanish guitar. Their obsession for interesting grooves and modes creates a fusion that is sometimes danceable, sometimes reflective, sometimes heavy: something new and bold beyond folk conventions. See more...

Goat Roper Rodeo Band

An acoustic trio with a fresh energetic approach, The Goat Ropers combine great harmonies with upbeat self-penned songs. Mix in a little gospel and some serious foot-stomping rock and roll, and the result is, according to Bob Harris, simply ‘amazing’!  See more...

Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow

Weaving a musical dialogue between fiddle, guitar and voice, Kit and Aaron explore the rich musical heritage of the British Isles, and create original music inspired by the traditions they grew up with. 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...


Zoe Wren and Jasmine Watkiss "A Folk duo whose voices combine to create a seamless flow of rich, harmonic beauty" Americana UK See more...

Rory Butler

It’s like watching a young Jackson Browne pouring out his heart and humour in a thick Scottish lilt while John Martyn and Nick Drake scatter woody, earthy chords around Beverley’s feet.

Rory has opened for the likes of John Paul White (The Civil Wars) and folk legend, Richard Thompson, and we are delighted to welcome him to his first Costa!  See more...

The Old Time Rags

The Old Time Rags Travelling show is an interactive show with a vaudevillian flair. Performing good time, blues, folk, roots and jazz from the turn of the century. One Man band Laurence Marshall and percussive dancer Phoebe Douthwaite present an energetic array of skillful performances. Expect honking horns, dueling banjos, dazzling tap dancing, and slapping spoon playing. See more...


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...

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.
£100pp deposit required to secure booking. 
  Early Booking Price Price After 30.04.21 Extra Nights
Two Bed Apartment (4 person) £599 £619 £69.00
Two Bed Apartment (3 person) £669 £689 £79.00
One Bed Apartment (2 person)  £799 £819 £79.00
Single Studio £989 £1,009 £114.00
Classic Twin/Double £799 £819 £79.00
Sea View Twin/Double  £855 £875 £89.00
Classic Single Room  £989 £1,009 £114.00
Suite Sea View (2 sharing)  £1,059 £1,079 £109.00
Suite Sea View (3 sharing)  £779 £799 £89.00
Suite Garden/Land View (2 sharing)  £939 £959 £89.00
Suite Garden/Land view (3 sharing)  £729 £749 £79.00
Airport transfers in Portugal included on 26, 27, 28 September and 4 October 2021.
Extra Nights pre/post Festival - Please note: only 1 night POST festival is possible.  Alternative accommodation options can be provided on request.


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.


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.


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 Flight Departure Airport Dep Arr Airline
Outbound flights in Airport, date and time order
26-09-2021 Belfast 06:20 09:20 Easyjet
26-09-2021 Belfast 16:30 19:30 Easyjet
27-09-2021 Belfast 10:45 13:45 Easyjet
27-09-2021 Belfast 16:35 19:35 Easyjet
28-09-2021 Belfast 06:30 09:30 Easyjet
28-09-2021 Belfast 10:40 13:40 Easyjet
26-09-2021 Birmingham 06:55 09:50 Jet2
26-09-2021 Birmingham 16:55 19:50 Jet2
26-09-2021 Birmingham 17:10 20:05 Ryanair
27-09-2021 Birmingham 08:05 11:00 Jet2
27-09-2021 Birmingham 17:35 20:30 Ryanair
28-09-2021 Birmingham 08:05 11:00 Jet2
28-09-2021 Birmingham 10:50 13:45 Ryanair
28-09-2021 Birmingham 16:55 19:50 Jet2
26-09-2021 Bristol 18:00 20:35 Ryanair
26-09-2021 Bristol 19:05 21:40 Easyjet
27-09-2021 Bristol 06:05 08:40 Jet2
27-09-2021 Bristol 09:40 12:25 Easyjet
27-09-2021 Bristol 18:00 20:35 Ryanair
27-09-2021 Bristol 19:05 21:40 Easyjet
28-09-2021 Bristol 13:00 15:35 Easyjet
28-09-2021 Bristol 18:05 20:40 Ryanair
28-09-2021 Bristol 18:55 21:30 Easyjet
26-09-2021 Bristol 09:40 12:25 Easyjet
27-09-2021 Doncaster 19:05 22:15 Wizz Air
26-09-2021 Dublin 09:30 12:25 Ryanair
26-09-2021 Dublin 11:50 14:45 Ryanair
26-09-2021 Dublin 16:40 19:35 Ryanair
27-09-2021 Dublin 09:30 12:25 Ryanair
27-09-2021 Dublin 16:40 19:35 Ryanair
28-09-2021 Dublin 09:30 12:25 Ryanair
28-09-2021 Dublin 16:40 19:35 Ryanair
26-09-2021 East Midlands 06:40 09:35 Ryanair
26-09-2021 East Midlands 08:00 11:00 Jet2
26-09-2021 East Midlands 15:50 18:45 Ryanair
27-09-2021 East Midlands 07:00 09:55 Ryanair
27-09-2021 East Midlands 07:40 10:40 Jet2
27-09-2021 East Midlands 15:50 18:45 Ryanair
28-09-2021 East Midlands 07:30 10:25 Ryanair
28-09-2021 East Midlands 07:40 10:40 Jet2
28-09-2021 East Midlands 15:50 18:45 Ryanair
26-09-2021 Gatwick 08:05 11:00 Easyjet
26-09-2021 Gatwick 08:10 11:00 British Airways
26-09-2021 Gatwick 09:55 13:00 Easyjet
26-09-2021 Gatwick 12:00 14:55 Easyjet
26-09-2021 Gatwick 14:20 17:10 British Airways
26-09-2021 Gatwick 16:30 19:25 Easyjet
26-09-2021 Gatwick 16:55 19:45 British Airways
26-09-2021 Gatwick 19:00 21:55 Easyjet
27-09-2021 Gatwick 07:20 10:25 British Airways
27-09-2021 Gatwick 08:05 11:00 Easyjet
27-09-2021 Gatwick 08:20 11:20 British Airways
27-09-2021 Gatwick 09:05 12:05 British Airways
27-09-2021 Gatwick 09:55 13:00 Easyjet
27-09-2021 Gatwick 11:50 14:50 Easyjet
27-09-2021 Gatwick 14:05 17:00 British Airways
27-09-2021 Gatwick 16:20 19:25 Easyjet
27-09-2021 Gatwick 18:30 21:25 Easyjet
28-09-2021 Gatwick 08:00 11:00 British Airways
28-09-2021 Gatwick 09:40 12:25 Easyjet
28-09-2021 Gatwick 09:55 13:00 Easyjet
28-09-2021 Gatwick 11:45 14:40 British Airways
28-09-2021 Gatwick 11:50 14:50 Easyjet
28-09-2021 Gatwick 13:25 16:20 British Airways
28-09-2021 Gatwick 16:30 19:25 Easyjet
26-09-2021 Glasgow 06:40 10:05 Jet2
27-09-2021 Glasgow 06:40 10:05 Jet2
27-09-2021 Glasgow 10:50 14:05 Easyjet
28-09-2021 Glasgow 06:40 10:05 Jet2
26-09-2021 Heathrow 15:05 18:00 British Airways
27-09-2021 Heathrow 08:40 11:20 British Airways
26-09-2021 Leeds Bradford 06:15 09:25 Jet2
26-09-2021 Leeds Bradford 16:40 19:50 Jet2
27-09-2021 Leeds Bradford 08:15 11:25 Jet2
27-09-2021 Leeds Bradford 11:25 14:20 Ryanair
28-09-2021 Leeds Bradford 08:15 11:25 Jet2
28-09-2021 Leeds Bradford 18:20 21:15 Ryanair
26-09-2021 Liverpool 09:30 12:25 Easyjet
27-09-2021 Liverpool 18:10 21:00 Ryanair
26-09-2021 Liverpool 07:00 09:55 Easyjet
27-09-2021 Liverpool 09:35 12:30 Easyjet
28-09-2021 Liverpool 07:00 09:55 Easyjet
28-09-2021 Liverpool 17:20 20:10 Easyjet
26-09-2021 Luton 12:20 15:10 Wizz Air
27-09-2021 Luton 18:20 21:10 Ryanair
28-09-2021 Luton 06:35 09:30 Easyjet
26-09-2021 Luton 06:35 09:30 Easyjet
26-09-2021 Luton 12:05 15:00 Easyjet
26-09-2021 Luton 17:35 20:10 Easyjet
27-09-2021 Luton 06:35 09:30 Easyjet
27-09-2021 Luton 12:05 15:00 Easyjet
27-09-2021 Luton 16:05 18:55 Wizz Air
27-09-2021 Luton 17:35 20:25 Easyjet
28-09-2021 Luton 12:35 15:30 Easyjet
28-09-2021 Luton 16:20 19:15 Ryanair
26-09-2021 Manchester 06:10 09:10 Ryanair
26-09-2021 Manchester 06:30 09:35 Jet2
26-09-2021 Manchester 10:25 13:25 Ryanair
26-09-2021 Manchester 16:40 19:40 Jet2
26-09-2021 Manchester 17:55 21:30 Easyjet
26-09-2021 Manchester 18:50 21:50 Easyjet
27-09-2021 Manchester 06:30 09:35 Jet2
27-09-2021 Manchester 12:10 15:10 Ryanair
27-09-2021 Manchester 16:10 19:10 Ryanair
28-09-2021 Manchester 06:20 09:25 Easyjet
28-09-2021 Manchester 06:30 09:35 Jet2
28-09-2021 Manchester 12:25 15:25 Ryanair
28-09-2021 Manchester 17:05 20:05 Ryanair
28-09-2021 Manchester 18:50 21:50 Easyjet
27-09-2021 Manchester 06:20 09:25 Easyjet
27-09-2021 Manchester 18:50 21:50 Easyjet
26-09-2021 Newcastle 06:45 10:05 Jet2
27-09-2021 Newcastle 07:00 10:20 Jet2
27-09-2021 Newcastle 19:10 22:15 Ryanair
28-09-2021 Newcastle 06:45 10:05 Jet2
26-09-2021 Stansted 07:15 10:10 Ryanair
26-09-2021 Stansted 08:15 11:10 Jet2
26-09-2021 Stansted 10:50 13:45 Ryanair
27-09-2021 Stansted 07:10 10:05 Ryanair
27-09-2021 Stansted 08:15 11:10 Jet2
27-09-2021 Stansted 15:05 18:00 Ryanair
28-09-2021 Stansted 06:55 09:50 Ryanair
28-09-2021 Stansted 16:00 18:55 Ryanair
Schedule of return flights from Portugal
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Date of Flight Arrival Airport Dep Arr Airline
Return flights in Airport, date and time order
04/10/2021 Belfast 14:15 17:15 Easyjet
04/10/2021 Belfast 20:05 23:05 Easyjet
05/10/2021 Belfast 10:00 13:05 Easyjet
05/10/2021 Belfast 14:10 17:10 Easyjet
04/10/2021 Birmingham 12:00 15:00 Jet2
04/10/2021 Birmingham 20:55 23:45 Ryanair
05/10/2021 Birmingham 07:35 10:25 Ryanair
05/10/2021 Birmingham 12:00 15:00 Jet2
05/10/2021 Birmingham 20:50 23:50 Jet2
04/10/2021 Bristol 09:25 12:05 Jet2
04/10/2021 Bristol 21:00 23:35 Ryanair
04/10/2021 Bristol 22:10 00:45 Easyjet
05/10/2021 Bristol 21:05 23:40 Ryanair
05/10/2021 Bristol 16:05 18:45 Easyjet
05/10/2021 Bristol 22:10 00:45 Easyjet
04/10/2021 Doncaster 19:05 TBC Wizz
04/10/2021 East Midlands 10:20 13:10 Ryanair
04/10/2021 East Midlands 11:25 14:25 Jet2
04/10/2021 East Midlands 19:10 22:00 Ryanair
05/10/2021 East Midlands 10:50 13:40 Ryanair
05/10/2021 East Midlands 11:25 14:25 Jet2
05/10/2021 East Midlands 19:10 22:00 Ryanair
04/10/2021 Gatwick 11:20 14:05 British Airways
04/10/2021 Gatwick 11:30 14:20 Easyjet
04/10/2021 Gatwick 12:10 15:00 British Airways
04/10/2021 Gatwick 13:00 16:00 British Airways
04/10/2021 Gatwick 13:25 16:20 Easyjet
04/10/2021 Gatwick 15:20 18:15 Easyjet
04/10/2021 Gatwick 18:10 21:00 British Airways
04/10/2021 Gatwick 20:10 22:55 Easyjet
05/10/2021 Gatwick 12:05 14:55 British Airways
05/10/2021 Gatwick 13:25 16:20 Easyjet
05/10/2021 Gatwick 15:20 18:15 Easyjet
05/10/2021 Gatwick 15:35 18:25 British Airways
05/10/2021 Gatwick 17:15 20:10 British Airways
05/10/2021 Gatwick 20:10 22:55 Easyjet
04/10/2021 Glasgow 11:05 14:30 Jet2
05/10/2021 Glasgow 11:05 14:30 Jet2
04/10/2021 Heathrow 12:25 15:10 British Airways
04/10/2021 Leeds Bradford 08:00 11:00 Ryanair
04/10/2021 Leeds Bradford 12:25 15:35 Jet2
05/10/2021 Leeds Bradford 12:25 15:35 Jet2
05/10/2021 Leeds Bradford 14:55 17:55 Ryanair
04/10/2021 Liverpool 13:00 15:55 Easyjet
04/10/2021 Liverpool 21:30 00:20 Ryanair
05/10/2021 Liverpool 10:25 13:20 Easyjet
05/10/2021 Liverpool 20:40 23:25 Easyjet
04/10/2021 Luton 15:05 17:55 Ryanair
04/10/2021 Luton 15:30 18:25 Easyjet
04/10/2021 Luton 19:35 22:25 Wizz Air
05/10/2021 Luton 15:00 18:10 Easyjet
04/10/2021 Luton 10:00 12:55 Easyjet
04/10/2021 Luton 20:55 23:45 Easyjet
05/10/2021 Luton 10:00 12:55 Easyjet
05/10/2021 Luton 19:45 22:35 Easyjet
04/10/2021 Manchester 08:45 11:45 Ryanair
04/10/2021 Manchester 10:35 13:40 Jet2
04/10/2021 Manchester 15:00 18:10 Easyjet
04/10/2021 Manchester 17:05 20:05 Ryanair
04/10/2021 Manchester 19:35 22:35 Ryanair
05/10/2021 Manchester 09:00 12:00 Ryanair
05/10/2021 Manchester 10:00 12:55 Easyjet
05/10/2021 Manchester 10:35 13:40 Jet2
05/10/2021 Manchester 20:30 23:30 Ryanair
04/10/2021 Newcastle 11:05 14:25 Jet2
04/10/2021 Newcastle 15:35 18:45 Ryanair
05/10/2021 Newcastle 10:50 14:10 Jet2
04/10/2021 Stansted 10:30 13:20 Ryanair
04/10/2021 Stansted 12:10 15:00 Jet2
04/10/2021 Stansted 18:50 21:40 Ryanair
05/10/2021 Stansted 10:15 13:05 Ryanair
05/10/2021 Stansted 19:35 22:25 Ryanair

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.

Transfers will operate from Faro Airport to the Hotel in Albufeira

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:

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.

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. 

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.

Please call us to discuss your options: 01254 476075.

Yes, there is.  We are able to arrange a monthly payment plan if this helps, please ask for details.

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.

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:

The transfer time by coach is approximately 40 mins from Faro Airport.

Praia de Santa Eulália PO Box 2445
8200-916 Albufeira - Portugal
T - (+351) 289 598 000

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Yes, anyone in swimwear or not wearing a shirt/t-shirt will not be allowed in the hotel restaurants.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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