We spent 6 enjoyable days at The Spirit of Art apartment. The apartment was lovely and had plenty of space for 4 people. The owner, Joao, was extremely helpful and gave us some good local advice. We opted to use public transport and after some initial problems understanding the viagem card we eventually got the hang of it and found the fares to be very reasonable. The Portuguese people are very friendly and helpful, we were offered assistance by other travellers on several occasions. We also found some extremely nice restaurants and beach side bars.