Thank you for your comments and staying at our home Vivenda Castelo. I am disappointed that you did not find that you were able to walk to the town, the walk is no more than 10-15 minutes depending on your pace and our house manager would have been more than happy, to recommend the best route if you wished to know. As mentioned on our advert modern life is so tiring its nice to find quiet parts of the world where the pace is much slower and the people are so friendly, which is why our home is a brief 10 minute drive from the tourist area overlooking the medieval castle of Silves in the heart of the undulating Algarvian countryside. A car is recommended and our own website along with other websites that we host our property on do say this, I and the house manager would have been more than happy to advise that you needed a hire car, and would have booked this on your behalf either before your stay or during, if you had decided that you needed one. We hope to accommodate you again soon.