Vale da Telha is served by a small number of bars and restaurants plus a few shops. The town of Aljezur provides a daily market offering fresh produce including fresh fish, flowers and a host of locally grown vegetables. There are a range of banks, a post office, small supermarkets and shops plus local government offices and a good choice of restaurants in Aljezur.
House prices vary according to location, size and age. A small one bedroom apartment can be found for approximately 70,000 euros and large villas overlooking the sea up to 1 million euros.
Whilst Aljezur is predominantly occupied by the Portuguese, Vale da Telha is a mix of Portuguese, English, Germans, Dutch and other Europeans. The properties are a mix of permanent residences and holiday homes.
There are several clubs and groups which meet regularly sharing common interests and no doubt many more will form as the community inevitably grows over the next few years to approximately 4,000 homes. Most full time British residents here tend to be in the age range of 50 to 70 with just a few younger and olders ones too.