We've recently bought a house in Moncarapacho near Fuseta and are in the process of fitting kitchens/log burners/aircon etc etc to make it year round viable. The aim is to be spending a good 6/7 months a year there from around 2021 when we plan to retire/take a back seat. In the meantime, we are there around 5/6 times a year.
One of the things I have noticed is that whilst there are a lot of couples (And sadly, widowed females) in their 70's and even 80's around us, who were part of the first wave of ex pats to move to Portugal in the 90's, there don't seem to be too many couples of our age (early/mid 50's) who are part of the new wave of people moving out to Portugal, in our area.
Am I wrong?? Whilst we are learning Portuguese and want to integrate into village life, it would be really nice to develop a social network around our village and area, other couples to meet up with occasionally for drinks, social events etc. Is anyone aware of anything that has been set up locally to help with that or is anyone else experiencing the same issue?