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Arty, alternative, boho Portugal

Arty, alternative, boho Portugal

If you enjoy a bohemian lifestyle, you can definitely find it in Portugal. This article introduces three locations that fit the bill. As an expat destination, Portugal has unjustly gained a reputation as a country full of golfers, retired footballers and Cliff...

You could be a cattle rancher in Portugal, says National Park

Portugal’s only National Park wants new residents to come and look after its cattle, and make a new life in one of its most beautiful areas. Yeehaw, cowboy! Portugal’s only national park is the Peneda-Geres National Park in the north of the country, bordering Spain....

Portugal is perfect for US retirees, says Huffington Post

The Algarve was discovered by the British 30 years ago. It’s taken a while, but now our American cousins have woken up to its appeal. One of the world’s most popular websites, the Huffington Post, has today named Portugal as the best overseas place to live for...

Secretary’s “safe place” appeal to tourists and home buyers

The Portuguese government is highlighting the Algarve’s peacefulness and low crime rate, while ramping up security and improving communication with tourists The Algarve will be marketing itself as “A Safe Destination” under plans unveiled by Portugal’s Home Affairs...

Nine out of ten holidays are within Portugal

With so many property buyers looking to help finance their ownership with rentals, new figures released this week offer encouragement. More people are travelling within Portugal and they are staying in rented accommodation for longer. It is a vital market to tap into....

“Retired foreigners” blocking oil exploitation

With licenses being issued for oil and gas exploration off the coast of the Algarve, the war of words between campaigners is warming up. It’s our oil, says the government. It’s our homes and future, say residents, many of them from overseas. A former government...

The Algarve celebrates 50 years of golf

Golf is 50 years old in the Algarve this year, making it a special time to visit. So if you’re planning a viewing trip there soon, why not squeeze in a round or two? Fifty years after the first golfer teed off in Portugal’s Algarve, this famous stretch of coastline is...

Quiet Portuguese charm beats the flashier Mediterranean fleshpots

The Portuguese island of Madeira has beaten hundreds of others to be placed third in the poll of Europe’s Best Islands, as voted by users of Trip Advisor Users of the world’s largest travel website Trip Advisor have named Madeira as their third favourite island in...

New tax leaves hoteliers fuming and expats puzzled

Visitors arriving in the popular Algarve town of Vila Real will have to pay a €1 per night tourist tax this summer. Worried British homeowners are asking who will collect it from guests, while regular visitors are wondering if they must pay it each time they come. A...

Sir Cliff’s vineyard is for sale

As one famous British viticulturist is selling his Portuguese vineyard, international buyers are queuing up. A life in viticulture is never boring, says another British grower in the Douro Valley. Sir Cliff Richard has put his Algarve vineyard on the market for £7.5...
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