Linger over breakfast in the luxuriant terraced garden overlooked by medieval ramparts. And then why not simply linger some more, it’s so peaceful here, before strolling into town to visit the castle and restored fort, and for lunch – Andrew and Rupert will gladly advise.
Or head off for a day’s exploring the surrounding nature reserve. Take walking boots and binoculars: the bird-life’s a treat; so are the local beaches and a boat trip on the Guadiana river.
And do visit the fine little Algarve city of Tavira, with its medieval castle, excellent restaurants, long sandy beach and salt marshes where spoonbills and flamingos feed.
Importantly too, do talk to Rupert about dinners, – his tapas and tasting menus are a delight; his fresh, modern take on Portuguese and Spanish dishes memorable. And so to bed… in light, luxurious bedrooms. Bliss.