Portugal property news

Browse the latest Portugal property news here at Portugal Property Guides. You can stay up to date with the latest developments as you plan on buying a property in Portugal. We cover a range of news topics, from house price trends to new laws and regulations, so you don’t need to look anywhere else for the most up to date news on the property market in Portugal.


Nine out of ten holidays are within Portugal

Find homes in Portugal via our property portal. 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. Last year saw a significant rise in travel by residents of Portugal. The National Statistics Institute of Portugal, INE, found that in the fourth quarter of 2015, covering the start of October to the end of December, the resident population of Portugal made 4.16 million tourist trip

“Retired foreigners” blocking oil exploitation

Find homes in Algarve via our property portal. 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 minister has slammed “the Algarve’s retired foreigners” for trying to block oil exploration in the seabed below the Atlantic Ocean close to the Algarve. Former Environment Minister Jorge Moreira da Silva told a government committee that the foreigners were acting in bad faith by protesting

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 today one of the world’s most desirable golf destinations with a thriving international property market.

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. Find homes in Madeira via our property portal. Users of the world’s largest travel website Trip Advisor have named Madeira as their third favourite island in Europe. The site, with 320 million reviews, has aggregated all its reviews in the year to November 2015 and announced where users gave the biggest thumbs up. Santorini in Greece came first, Mallorca second and Madeira third.

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 small Algarve town has decided to impose a new tourist tax, infuriating the local hoteliers’ association.

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