Cortegaça is a small resort with an excellent beach, mainly frequented by local Portuguese. The property was well maintained and provides everything you need. As well as the beach location , Cortegaça station was only 2 km away, providing an excellent service north to Porto ( 30mins).
Irene and Paulo were waiting to greet us when we arrived, having phoned them from the airport. A lovely couple who made us feel very welcome, explained everything about the house, the local shops, restaurants and the area in general. The pool in the garden was clean and well kept, though cold, as we were at the end of October. My wife and three grandchildren did manage one quick dip! In the summer I think the pool would be very tempting as the waves in the sea are too big for young children, but fine for surfers. It was good to sit in the bar just up the road, with tables and chairs on the beach and watch the surfers trying to beat the surf.
At the information centre nearby, bicycles, and buggies for young children, could be borrowed free of charge.
Altogether a wonderful week with the weather being very kind to us for late October with temperatures 21-25C
Malcolm, Gillian, daughter and grandchildren.