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Portugal’s Silver Coast shines brighter

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...

Tax in Portugal: Five need to knows

Portugal, like many countries, has its quirks when it comes to taxation. But there are a few principles that always hold good if you want minimal stress with the tax authorities. These are your red tape red lines. Bureaucracy in Portugal can be challenging. The worst...

Affordable Alentejo

Portugal’s Alentejo region isn’t as well known to expats as the Algarve or the Silver Coast, but it has plenty to offer, including beautiful and varied scenery. Here are the basics of the region. Many visitors to Portugal first see the word “Alentejo” when they take a...

Affordable off-season flights: five insider tips

While countries like Greece and Turkey curtail so many flights to winter sun, Portugal stays airborne. Read our guide to getting the best availability and value on your winter flights. With 30 or more direct flights between London and Faro alone, Portugal is a very...

Three investment hotspots in Portugal

In the wake of the financial crisis, investing in property in Portugal felt a little risky. After a solid run of good news and positive statistics, now it looks like simple common sense. Barely a week goes by without a news story emphasising the strength of the...

Portuguese property values on the up

Property values in Portugal have risen to a six-year high. This is the latest development in a run of good news for the country, which includes the second economy boosting Lisbon Web Summit which took place in the capital recently. Property values increase Portugal...

Five things every expat needs to know about Portugal

Wondering what to expect from your day-to-day life in Portugal? Here, one expat gives you a “heads up” on a few Portuguese quirks. When you move to a new country, sometimes it takes a while for you to realise what’s really different about the place, compared to what...

Do you need a building survey in Portugal?

In Portugal getting a building survey is an option that many local people don’t bother with. If you do choose to get one, there are plenty of surveyors to choose from. When you buy a property anywhere, the costs beyond the price of the home soon mount up. It’s no...

An exciting weekend for Algarve shoppers!

Mar Shopping, in the busy Algarve town of Loulé, is finally opening. Along with dozens of retail outlets, there is a huge choice of facilities for visitors to enjoy.       Portugal’s Algarve isn’t exactly short of shopping malls, but the region’s largest is...

Small removals to Portugal: your options

When you move to Portugal your initial big removal won’t be the only time you want to move bulky items between countries. Here are your options for smaller removals. If you move to Portugal one of your main tasks will be arranging removals as you set up your new home....
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