Madeira is an island off the coast of north Africa, a little closer to the UK than the Canary Islands but with the same warm-but-rarely-too-hot climate. It’s very Portuguese, but Funchal is a truly international city too, with a large number of international residents and a thriving cultural scene. Travel just a couple of miles inland, however, and the landscape is simply dazzling!
Anyone planning a move to Portugal’s sun-drenched Algarve quickly stumbles onto a dilemma: Choose the west, with its picture-postcard coves and established resort towns, or the east, with notably different scenery and (some believe) an extra degree of Portuguese authenticity.
Fancy working from home in Portugal? The country’s new “digital nomad” visa scheme, launched on 24 September, will enable remote workers from non-EU countries to work from Portugal. See how it works and where to apply.
A recent Portugal Property Guides survey has shown that working from home in Portugal is part of the plan for almost 30% of people intending to buy a holiday home there. A further 21% said that they may do some work from their Portuguese bolthole.
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