Faro Airport Transfers: Hortensio Fernandes

I get to chat to Hortensio Fernandes from Yellowfish Transfers outside their headquarters in Albufeira (if you don’t know where Albufeira is, I am planning a definitive geographical audio guide to the Algarve… phew).

As is becoming fairly commonplace now, I am using a mobile audio studio – my car! It’s surprisingly good sound quality inside a car, although on this day it was warm and we were really happy to roll down the windows after the interview.

I hope you enjoy the interview!

Just on a side note I wasn’t paid by these guys to do this interview, I just felt it might be interesting info for you.

Show notes

  • Hortensio was born in Albufeira (at home!).
  • Memories of taking his uncle breakfast on the beach at “Praia dos Pescadores” after a long night out on the ocean.
  • Cliff Richard, one of the most famous people in Albufeira used to visit Hortensio’s family place (specially his uncle).
  • Adega do Cantor, Cliff Richard’s wine farm.
  • Albufeira: the party capital of the Algarve and the city with the most hotel beds.
  • Hortensio’s advice on where to go in the Algarve, plus his perfect beach.
  • Yellowfish Transfers transported 250,000 people last year.
  • Faro Airport , a little history, a few stats and the 50th anniversary renovations.
  • Taxis versus Uber versus Transfer companies.
  • Transfer routes and distances: Vilamoura / Albufeira / Praia da Rocha and Portimão / Lagos / Tavira.
  • The A22 motorway (with tolls) and the EN125 main road that stretch across the Algarve.
  • Yellowfish Transfers started in 2010 and now has over 100 vehicles. Hortensio shares a few stories about what may or may not have happened on the road… 🙂
  • The reason I called them was that they are currently number 1 on TripAdvisor (December 2017) for “Transportation in Faro”. Great job guys!

It’s wonderful to see companies helping the community. Here Yellowfish Transfers help underprivileged kids.