Tiago and his parents are nice people and great hosts. When we arrived, the apartment was spotless (super clean). Tiago's dad helped us out with whatever we needed. The apartment can be cold in the winter but space heaters and warm pajamas work well. Just do not use two space heaters and the oven or you will most likely trip the electric breaker. But if you do, the breaker switches are right inside the apartment by the front door so it is easily fixed. The apartment location (so close to
Aqua, the largest mall in Portimão) is very convenient for those without a car. The Jumbo hypermarket in Aqua makes shopping and eating at home easy. Better still is
eating in the open air food court on the top floor. I recommend Fourchette, a buffet style restaurant with healthy, home style Portuguese food. Further into town, in the pedestrian area, my sweetheart and I highly recommend Hortelã located at Rua da Hortinha, 10. Be sure to check out their rooftop terrace and enjoy the organic, tasty food and dessert choices. Hugo & Daniela have created a lovely, artsy and healthy cafetaria orgânica.
We really enjoyed our three month stay in Portimão and hope you will enjoy your stay as well!