The best climate in Europe
One of the most important factors to consider when buying a property for your retirement or holidays is the weather. Portugal offers the best of the best in the Mediterranean, with sunny and breezy summers, mild winters, and just enough rain to maintain the country’s famous fauna and flora.
Imagine escaping a cold and rainy winter and arriving at your safe haven in sunny Portugal, where you can stroll along the beach or walk through the green countryside.
Beaches and coastal regions
We can’t talk about Portugal without noting its world-famous beaches. The country is lined with a dramatic coastline full of white sand, crystal clear waters, and untouched natural parks. Travel authorities from the likes of Condé Nast Traveler and the World Travel Awards have always kept many of these beaches in high regard and awarded them with special recognition.
Beauty aside, the great thing about Portugal’s beach scene is the variety. Some days you may seek out a more isolated spot away from the crowds, and other days you may want to stroll along the beach and stop in at restaurants and bars. Whether you are looking for calmer waters to swim with the family or spots famous for surfing and water sports, the options are limitless.
Spacious luxury properties – for less!
Portugal is home to some of the most idyllic Mediterranian homes. Whether you are looking for a seaside villa, a charming flat in the city, or a mansion tucked away in the mountains, Portugal has it all. The best part is they all come at great prices – cheaper than neighboring Spain.
With so many options in Portugal, you are guaranteed to find the property of your dreams. Imagine stepping out of your villa to watch the sunset over the water or hosting your friends and family over for an afternoon “aperitivo”. Affordable luxury properties are just one of the many reasons expats immediately fall in love with Portugal.
The Golden Visa
Planning to spend a lot of time in Portugal but not sure how you will be able to stay? Well, the golden visa is your golden ticket. With this visa, non-residents of the EU are granted full residency with a real estate purchase. That means you can enjoy the benefits of full Portuguese residence and visa-free access to the Schengen Zone, all for purchasing the property of your dreams. If you decide to stay, you can apply for citizenship after five years.
Although starting on January 1st, 2022, the visa will no longer apply to high-density areas such as Lisbon, Porto, and the Algarve, there are still so many great places for you to consider. Better yet, these will be the less saturated parts of the country.
Perfect for families and retirees
Portugal has become one of the most popular relocation spots for many expats for its lifestyle, climate, and affordability. It is ideal for retirees or holiday home seekers who are looking to get more for less. Housing, food, and general cost of living are very low, making Portugal one of the best spots in Europe for value.
Because it is a hotspot for many from the UK, Canada, and the US, there is already a well-established community of English speakers – meaning friendships and a helping hand are easy to come by. Furthermore, medical care in Portugal is very high-quality and affordable.
The lifestyle is all about laid-back balance and enjoyment. Fresh food, streets full of music, and beautiful scenery are just a few of the reasons why Portugal is ranked in the top 3 happiest places for expats. It is very family-friendly and focused on community and spending time soaking in the best things in life.
Here you will not find that the weather is warm and sunny, but the people as well. It is a country full of welcoming hospitality and security that make it an easy place to fall in love with.