Hi there, my husband Adam and I are hoping to relocate, take early retirement next year. We’ve had a difficult few years with family bereavements, illness and like everyone, the pandemic! I’m 54 and Ad is 53. We will be bringing our much loved puss cat with us. As I have asthma and an arthritic condition, we’re pretty much fixed on Algarve due to the all year round weather and less rain. I have a friend now living in Tavira and this is one of our current research areas! We’re outgoing and enjoy good food and a drink! Love beaches and scenic walks. Our budget is up to max £400. We had planned to do a recce in next few weeks before my husband starts a new job, but obviously that’s difficult now being amber. I have several questions if anyone could help, offer advice, thoughts.
1. Has anyone experience of moving their cat from UK to Portugal? If so, how? How are the vets and also pet insurance? Have they settled ok? (Our puss seems to dictate most things for us!)
2. We’re thinking semi rural, but ideally within a walk of some life. Is this practical, I mean will semi rural end up meaning we need a car to get to a restaurant or cafe, bar? If we wanted to go out and have a meal and some wine, would we be able to get home? Are taxi services good and reliable? Assume the puss safe in a semi rural area!
3. Can anyone offer any other suggestions for areas for us to research? Within max 30mins of a beach.
Thanks for any advice anyone can offer!