Im staying at a campground about 2 km from “centro”. When I walked in he told me camping was 50% off, OK. $8 a night. I went to the pool showers only cold water, then I went to check out the other building, I could see the solar panels on top, I scorched my skin, that was the hottest-longest shower I’ve had in years.
This is the view from the closed on site restaurants, there is a recession here.
The huge water slide is covered with weeds. Some things in Portugal are struggling. But the Portuguese as host keep a helpful and cheerful attitude. The facilities that are operating are in top condition, in operation and cleanliness.
I wanted to bike from Sagres across the whole south coast, but since I’m in the middle and didn’t want to back track, I signed up for a tour bus excursion. For only $12 I got to see Legos and Sagres (the most western point in Europe). The were asking where people were from, I was the only American, it’s not that surprising, Americans don’t travel as much or as far as a lot of other cultures. They had these beautiful sweaters for sale only $35. I have zero room on my bike.
You can see those people in the background , their being crazy for a picture
One more thing, in the off season you can rent an apartment with 3 meals a day for $27 a day! It’s a real recession , get ready America it could be coming to your town someday soon too