So our love affair with the Algarve began. We stayed in various apartments and got to know the area like the back of our hand, traveled up and down the coast but always preferred the area near the strip, it had all the facilities we needed to entertain the children. Beautiful beaches, nearby supermarkets, great places to eat up and down the strip where we got to know the waiters who would recognize us year after year, although the strip has changed a lot over the years and perhaps 25 years on its more for the younger generation. If we fancied something a little different then a walk into the old town of Albufeira, where you can be entertained by street performers and browse the many quaint shops down the cobbled street that all lead onto the main square.
Our dream, as the years went by was to eventually buy our own apartment. Now that retirement is only round the corner we decided to take the plunge and live our dream and we believe that barracuda ticks all the boxes.
Karen and David Holtham