Considering heading west this year, and was wondering about Portimão (currently awaiting a quote).
Lagos, Portimão, and Faro all get good recommendations across various forums
, but I imagine those recommendations are from people with different interests than me. I mean Lefkas gets good recommendations but wintering there was a disaster. I think everyone I met in Spain
who wintered in Lefkas is heading back to Cartagena
Late 20s/early 30s so looking for a place with lively scene, probably a university town as it means there will young people about. Somewhere where it's easy to buy anything I want in terms of tools, and boat parts
including fibreglass supplies, and where there is plenty to do. Also good transport connections not for getting to the UK, but to other places in Europe