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Five things every expat needs to know about 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...

Detailed Plans Emerge for the Algarve’s Newest Shopping Mall

The past week has delivered a flood of information about the next shopping centre to open in the Algarve – now officially named as Mar Shopping Algarve. Mar Shopping Algarve is to be the name of the huge new shopping centre in Loulé, launching next year. The new mall...

Tourism in Portugal: 2015 roundup

2015 was a good year for Portugal’s tourism industry and property markets According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, tourism accounts for around 15% of Portugal’s total GDP – and this figure is expected to rise by 2% per year. As such, Portugal’s tourism...

Weather in Portugal: What’s the Winter Really Like?

If you’re thinking about embarking on life as an expat in Portugal, the weather is likely to be a contributing factor. Here are a former expat’s top tips to get to grips with the climate all year round. After spending five winters in Portugal’s Algarve, I’m spending...

Portugal Reassures Expats in the Wake of Brexit Vote

Brits in Portugal worried about the ‘Brexit’ vote for the UK to leave the EU now have some reassurance of their status – direct from the Portuguese Prime Minister.   After a long and tense wait, we now all know that the citizens of Britain have voted...

Austerity in Portugal: Changes are Coming

Portugal’s new left wing coalition already announced earlier this year various policies to ease austerity in the country. We take a look at what’s changing, and whether the moves are sustainable. Austerity in Portugal has hit citizens hard over recent years. Residents...

Prices in Porto rose by 17% in 2015

Portugal’s second city has lagged behind the Algarve and Lisbon in international buyers’ affections, but could rapidly rising prices and a billion euro facelift tempt more of us north? Prices in the historic heart of Portugal’s second city, Porto, rose by 17.1 percent...

Major marketing effort to encourage year round expats and tourists

Could Bacia do Arade soon be as famous as the Costa del Sol or Cote D’Azur? Four ambitious local mayors in the western Algarve are hoping that rebranding and promotion can make more of us buy property there. The mayors of four towns in the western Algarve have joined...

Nine wonderful reasons to live in Portugal

If you’re struggling to decide whether to move to Portugal or not, take some advice from the locals – and get packing! Algarve Daily News, the magazine for expats living on Portugal’s sunny south coast, has identified six great reasons why the British should choose a...

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....
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