President Marcelo tastes medronho and chats to tourists in Caldas de Monchique

President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa visited Caldas de Monchique on Sunday as part of his regular trips to the Algarve this summer to prove the region is a Covid-safe tourist destination.

Marcelo, who was accompanied by local mayor Rui André, chatted to tourists, drank (and bought) Monchique water and enjoyed a ‘mosquitinho’ (shot glass) of the popular Medronho firewater alongside locals.

This was the president’s eighth visit to the Algarve since June and will be followed by a visit to Faro.