Madeira has long been popular with British and other international holidaymakers. It has winter warmth, stunning flora and countryside and plenty of flights from the UK. It’s a friendly island too, with a wide range of leisure facilities and a gorgeous capital city, yet all in a slightly more relaxed atmosphere than some Portuguese locations. But what of Madeira property? What will you pay and where should you be looking? We have all the answers.
With 300-plus days of sunshine each year, rain tends to take southern Portugal by surprise. You won’t find country pubs with log fires like in the UK, so what do you do when the rain comes down in Portugal?
Whether you like to ‘shop till you drop’ or do all you can to avoid consumer culture, some retail stores will inevitably feature in your life. Here are five chains that you’re sure to encounter if you decide to live in Portugal.