Taking advantage of its location by the border, this city has a lively commerce aimed to Spanish, that also attracts locals and the many tourists of the nearby beaches.
The straight streets are a sequence of small and varied shops for all needs and tastes.
The Algarve enjoys the Mediterranean climate of dry and hot summers (even over 40C/100F) so you need to take care with sunscreen and hats especially in July and July. The winters are mild and less rainfall than in other parts of Portugal and most of it falls in November and December.
During the 2nd week of October there is a festival (Feira da Praia) and you will find all kinds of stalls lining the avenue selling anything from crafts to clothing. A popular event with both locals and the Spanish neighbours.
Every day you can see fishers catching those mussles you will find on your spoon in the evening.