As a tourist destination, The Algarve is one of the most popular in the world. This small area on the south of Portugal coast is a magnet for sun seekers, sailors and surfers. It is a paradise at the southernmost tip of Europe and is hugely popular with British tourists in particular.
As you might expect, given the geographical location of The Algarve, it has one of the best all year round climates anywhere in Europe.
Luxury Villas in Algarve
The local area has a rich cultural heritage and a history which dates back thousands of years, with some very interesting and intriguing structures still standing which date back to the period when Rome ran most of Europe.
Just as sun seekers enjoy the beaches and the warm waters of this beautiful coastal area, ‘culture vultures’ are never far from a museum or art gallery. Here you’ll find guided tours around the historical sites which offer a deeper insight to the evolution, the history and the way in which the geography has contributed to the modern, dynamic culture.
Many tourists fall in love with the place to the point they end up moving to the region. The cool interior of modern Portugal property offer a cool respite from the mid 30s temperatures one experiences during the summer months. The architecture differs, for example, to Porto properties but the interiors are pretty much culturally led
Perhaps one of the reasons many foreigners choose to make The Algarve their permanent home is because the way of life is that much slower, the weather all year round is much better than the colder north of Europe and, as many have found out, the local cuisine is part of the way of life.
For whatever reason you choose to make The Algarve your permanent home, or just to have a villa which you can use as and when you want, you’ll find a host of desirable villas and townhouses from as little as €100,000.
Which one will you choose?
Is it safe to buy property in Portugal?
Buyers have the same legal protection and risk as they would have when buying property in their home country.
How much deposit do I need to buy a house in Portugal?
A deposit of between 10 and 30 percent is required at the point of signing the initial agreement to buy.
What is the property tax in Portugal?
Typically between 0.3 and 0.45 percent correct at time of writing. Always check the legal stuff before buying.