The last two weeks of my trip to Portugal were puzzling to me. With a severe cramp-like pain in my right leg and shortness of breath, I decided to check into a hotel. The weather was about 12 degrees below normal for that time of year and I was freezing in my tent at night. Later, the pain became so bad that I decided to fly home and see a doctor. More about that at the bottom of this page.
The hotel itself was very clean and excellently located about 200 yards from the ocean. Rooms on the bottom floor each had 4 beds in them and were listed as a hostel at 18€ per night. Perfect. I only had 1 roommate for one night and a Finnish gentleman for the last night there. .