We've never been, but planning two weeks end of April into early May. Want to concentrate on towns with English speaking ex-pats, but plan to learn language beginning now and continuing. We would rent short term (likely a year) then plan to buy. Possibly small business with nice space for wife ESL tutoring and other in English (but she picks up languages quickly, has tutored Koreans and Vietnamese, and Chinese.) And I might be running a small consulting practice, with office in same space. Could be near housing, or even same building, so I hope this gives a picture for your consideration.
Currently, working itinerary is Lisbon 3 nights, Porto 3 nights, Coimbra 2 nights, Navarre - Tomar area 2 nights, and back to Lisbon for 2 nights in Cascais. We wiill skip Algarve, as I understand it is wonderful, but I don't care to live in an area that has too many tourists and vacationers. We can always vacation there later.
Any comments or other areas to consider? Want towns - where we won't need a car, and with markets we can walk to or ride bikes. Transit or taxis for slightly longer.
Thank you, David