We wanted to stay in Costa nova having visited for a day the prior year. It's a great location for a beach holiday, and the apartment is directly opposite the beach. The town itself has a couple of small supermarkets (which open seven days in the summer) several restaurants, and a regular bus service to Aveiro.
You can walk for miles along the beach, and there are cycle paths everywhere.
The apartment itself was spotlessly clean, and had everything you could have needed. Nice touches like washing powder, dishwasher tablets and cleaning materials were already there, and there are loads of beach towels etc - even a windbreak which proved invaluable! The balcony gets the evening sunset......
If I was being super picky, the kitchen appliances have seen better days and the beds are pretty squeaky. However I have to say, we will come back, we had a fabulously comfortable and relaxing stay.More