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The appealing villages of inland Algarve

The appealing villages of inland Algarve

With 100 miles of coastline on the south of the province alone, Portugal’s Algarve is a wonderful beach destination. From the vast seascapes of the east to the rocky coves of the west, there is something for everyone. What’s less well known is that there’s also plenty...

Finding a Job in Portugal: your essential guide

The recovery in Portugal’s economy means that more and more British people are considering finding jobs here. Before you start your job search, however, be aware of some basics. Unemployment in Portugal has dropped to under 9%. That’s still higher than the UK, but...

Furnishing your Portuguese home

The chances are your new home in Portugal will be unfurnished. Even if you’ve struck a deal and furniture is included, you’ll probably want to put your own personal stamp on the property. Portugal is well served with furniture and homeware stores, but before rushing...

Renting out you Portuguese Property: 5 top tips

Entering the rental market in Portugal isn’t as simple as posting your property online and waiting for the visitors and money to flow in. You need to do your research and seek advice if your home is going to pay for itself. Renting out your property in Portugal can be...

Overseas buyers continue to see the appeal of Portugal

Foreign purchasers snapped up a quarter of the properties sold in Portugal last year, demonstrating the success of initiatives to attract international visitors. For several years the Portuguese government has made it clear that the country is keen to welcome new...

The secret side of the western Algarve

Surfing, national parks, rural villages and deserted beaches. Find out more about what sets the western Algarve apart from the rest of the region. The western Algarve is one of the best preserved parts of southern Portugal, largely due to the Parque Natural da Costa...

Five easy steps to saving money in Portugal

Portugal is still the most affordable place in Western Europe to buy a property and has low taxes too. But the savings don’t even stop there. Read our guide to making your euros go a lot further when you move in. Even if you’re not living life on a tight budget, you...

Celebrating New Year in Portugal

Fireworks, food, drink, music, swimming and a very late night of course combine to make New Year an unforgettable event in Portugal. Portugal is a country that takes New Year very seriously, almost to the point that many people seem to celebrate it as much (if not...

5 top tips for enjoying winter in Portugal

Portugal’s location on the edge of the Atlantic means it experiences milder winters than its neighbour Spain. Don’t let this put you off purchasing property here. Once you’ve figured out the best way to heat your home you can still hit the beach. Portugal is a country...

Portugal’s Silver Coast shines brighter

Portugal’s Silver Coast offers an alternative to Portugal’s Algarve for those who still want sun and sea, but are seeking something a little different. Beginning an hour or so north of Lisbon, Portugal’s Silver Coast is a stunning region that’s increasingly being...

AirBnb booms in Portugal, for now

AirBnb property rental is proving very popular in Portugal, especially in Lisbon. However, landlords using the platform will want to be sure they’re ticking all the legal boxes with a new clampdown underway. Lisbon is the base for one of the most successful...
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