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Awesome Almancil

Awesome Almancil

Are you still trying to decide where to invest in your dream home in the sun? Then Almancil, just a 15 minute drive from Faro Airport, could be the ideal location! Read more...

Property prices soar again

Property prices soar again

New figures recently released from the National Statistics Institute (INE) and analysed by the Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manhã, have shown that Portugal’s property market continues to rise rapidly. Read more...

5 reasons why Portugal should be on every foodies list!

5 reasons why Portugal should be on every foodies list!

1. Liquid gold. There are endless olive groves in Portugal. Olive oil is the basis of Portuguese cooking - to slow-cook salt-cod, dribble into soups or to simply soak up with hot-from-the-oven bread. Read more...

Lisbon booming

Lisbon booming

A report in the UK Guardian recently suggests that millennials - those 30-somethings working as “digital nomads” - are suddenly descending on Lisbon “in droves”. Read more...

Portugal ‘No. 1 for Expats’

Portugal ‘No. 1 for Expats’

If you’re thinking of buying that dream holiday home in the sun, or even quitting your job and moving abroad to start a new life, then Portugal is the place to be! Read more...

Lottery winner?!

Lottery winner?!

So, curious to know where Portugal’s most expensive streets are? The top 10 have just been announced by property website Idealista. Read more...

PM Costa “the biggest economic growth this century”

PM Costa “the biggest economic growth this century”

Portugal’s Prime Minister, António Costa has announced that official data from the National Statistics Institute (INE) Read more...

Algarve – yet again named ‘the best place in the world to retire’

Algarve – yet again named ‘the best place in the world to retire’

According to the American website, Live and Invest Overseas, the Algarve has been named “the best place in the world to retire to” for the 4th year in a row! Read more...

Portugal property price increases “almost double European average”

Portugal property price increases “almost double European average”

Yet another report shows house prices in Portugal are increasing at “almost double the European average”. Read more...

Brexit and real estate in Portugal

Brexit and real estate in Portugal

One year on from the referendum and PortugalProperty.com were pleased to be able to discuss Brexit Read more...

Growth in consumer confidence

Growth in consumer confidence

Portugal’s National Statistics Institute (INE), has just reported that consumer confidence is at a 17-year high. Read more...

New Terminal for Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport

New Terminal for Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport

Lisbon Airport, close to Lisbon city centre was formally known as Lisbon Portela airport. Read more...

The Algarve – the No1 destination for retirees looking to relocate

The Algarve – the No1 destination for retirees looking to relocate

Portugal, and the Algarve in particular, is now ranked by “The Live and Invest Overseas Index” Read more...

Lisbon - 2017 Ibero-American Capital of Culture

Lisbon - 2017 Ibero-American Capital of Culture

As the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States takes place tomorrow it is interesting Read more...

Invest in Portugal’s Golden Visa program for a golden future in the EU

Invest in Portugal’s Golden Visa program for a golden future in the EU

The Golden Visa programme operated by Portugal has shown itself to be the most popular investment program of its kind in Europe as a whole. Read more...

Portugal’s Algarve Has Shown Significant Growth in 2016

Portugal’s Algarve Has Shown Significant Growth in 2016

Visitors from around the world are flocking here for the breathtaking scenery, intriguing cuisine, and discovering it is one of the best places to live... Read more...

Lisbon – The Coolest City in Europe

Lisbon – The Coolest City in Europe

Okay, so the place might not actually be referred to as ‘The Land of Light’, but it might as well be... Read more...

Ten Exciting Reasons to Travel to Lisbon in 2016

Ten Exciting Reasons to Travel to Lisbon in 2016

The wonderful adventure of Lisbon is waiting for you... Read more...

Foreign Investment Interest in Algarve Booms

Foreign Investment Interest in Algarve Booms

There seems to be a great deal of enthusiasm directed at investing in Portugal... Read more...

Twenty-Five Reasons to Invest in Portugal Property

Twenty-Five Reasons to Invest in Portugal Property

Have you ever visited another area that entices you to stay longer than originally planned... Read more...

Golden Visa Guide - 金黄居留证指南

Golden Visa Guide - 金黄居留证指南

Golden Visa Guide Portugal - 金黄居留证指南 Read more...

AWARD WINNING AGENCY

AWARD WINNING AGENCY

PortugalProperty.com is celebrating being named amongst the winners of the prestigious 2014-2015 international property awards... Read more...

Golfing Delights Of The Algarve

Golfing Delights Of The Algarve

The Algarve offers some of the best golf courses in Portugal... Read more...

Benefits of Moving to Portugal: One of Europe’s Taxation Heavens

Benefits of Moving to Portugal: One of Europe’s Taxation Heavens

Portugal is generally not recognised as one of the world’s biggest taxation heavens but the tax regime in Portugal is amazingly lenient... Read more...

Competitors Douro and Alentejo Regions win the Most 2014 Commendations from ViniPortugal

Competitors Douro and Alentejo Regions win the Most 2014 Commendations from ViniPortugal

Rich, fruity red wines from the Alentejo region grace the cellars of restaurants and cafes throughout Portugal... Read more...

Rediscovering Beauty and Art under the Portugal Sun

Rediscovering Beauty and Art under the Portugal Sun

Confidence is booming for those in the travel and tourism industry involving Portugal. What is there to make Portugal the place to be? What isn’t there! Read more...

Lisbon’s one month party time

Lisbon’s one month party time

Every year Lisbon comes alive for a month long party celebration that centers on the traditional Festas de Lisboa... Read more...

Portugal Passes Economy Review Earlier than Expected

Portugal Passes Economy Review Earlier than Expected

A review of the Portuguese economy by international lenders received approval six months earlier than planned... Read more...

Portuguese Wine Export on the Rise, Non-EU Countries Bring Demand Up

Portuguese Wine Export on the Rise, Non-EU Countries Bring Demand Up

Portuguese wine exports grew in the first three quarters of 2013 to exceed 500 million euro... Read more...

Children Over 18 and the Golden Visa in Portugal

Children Over 18 and the Golden Visa in Portugal

Thanks to the launch of Portugal's Golden Visa programme, international investors from non-EU nations can acquire a residency permit in Portugal as can their families... Read more...

Is VAT Reduction in Restaurants in the Works?

Is VAT Reduction in Restaurants in the Works?

The food and beverage industry may be in for good news! If two coalition parties and the largest opposition party in the country, which are engaged in on-going national salvation negotiations, will come to an agreement... Read more...

Continued Growth in Tourism in the Algarve Will Ensure a Boost to the Diving

Continued Growth in Tourism in the Algarve Will Ensure a Boost to the Diving

Recently the Algarve received a glowing review regarding the activities available, and the standard of the tourist resorts... Read more...

HPA Group’s Latest Vilamoura Clinic Now Open

HPA Group’s Latest Vilamoura Clinic Now Open

The Hospital Particular do Algarve (HPA) Group has recently announced the opening of its newest clinic in Vilamoura... Read more...

Number of Blue Flag Portuguese Beaches Increases in 2013

Number of Blue Flag Portuguese Beaches Increases in 2013

In 2013, the number of Portuguese beaches to receive a Blue Flag increased to 277, European Blue Flag Association... Read more...

Mais Cultura 2013 Culture Programme Starts in Lisbon

Mais Cultura 2013 Culture Programme Starts in Lisbon

The Mais Cultura 2013 or More Culture programme was launched on May 12 in Portugal’s capital... Read more...

Lisbon, Portugal: Favored Port-of-call

Lisbon, Portugal: Favored Port-of-call

Lisbon, Portugal: Favored Port-of-call, Second Highest “Best Destination” for 2013... Read more...

Algarve – Top Choice for Tourism

Algarve – Top Choice for Tourism

Known as Europe’s “West Coast”, the warm sea, temperate climate, and beautiful beaches draw tourist from around the world... Read more...

Outstanding Portuguese Performance in TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards 2013

Outstanding Portuguese Performance in TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards 2013

Portuguese tourism facilities and resorts performed outstandingly in the Trip Advisor Travelers Choice Awards for 2013... Read more...

Portugal’s Minister of Economy Promotes Residential Tourism in the UK

Portugal’s Minister of Economy Promotes Residential Tourism in the UK

Álvaro Santos Pereira, Portugal’s minister of economy, visited London on February 25 as a part of the government’s latest attempt to promote Portugal’s vacation homes... Read more...

New Garden Planned In Historic Graca

New Garden Planned In Historic Graca

One of the most popular attractions in Lisbon is Graca and it may soon become even more so... Read more...

A New Port Of Lisbon May Be Coming Soon

A New Port Of Lisbon May Be Coming Soon

If the plan just announced comes to fruition, Lisbon could soon have a new port including a new marina and cruise terminal... Read more...

IKEA Set to Invest in the Algarve Region

IKEA Set to Invest in the Algarve Region

The €200 million project is expected to create 3,000 jobs directly and indirectly... Read more...

Rural Houses Set to Get New House Signs

Rural Houses Set to Get New House Signs

The Loulé Câmara has launched an innovative project aimed at helping locals, postmen and tourists have an easier time locating houses in the municipality... Read more...

Algarve and the 2013 F1 Race: A Possible Match?

Algarve and the 2013 F1 Race: A Possible Match?

Bernie Ecclestone, the Formula 1 head honcho, has asserted that the highly-anticipated 2013 racing calendar can still include 20 races... Read more...

Some of the best cities in Portugal

Some of the best cities in Portugal

Recent studies aimed at finding the most desirable locations in Portugal have come to some predictable conclusions... Read more...

Featured Property Video - Silver Coast - PP556

Featured Property Video - Silver Coast - PP556

Portugal Property is delighted to present to you a very exclusive property listing - Property reference: PP559... Read more...

Loulé Gets a New Veterinary Hospital

Loulé Gets a New Veterinary Hospital

The municipality of Loulé has a brand new vet facility that will provide the right medical service to pets and animals 24 hours per day, seven days per week... Read more...

Quinta do Vale Golf Resorts Attempting to Save Its Projects

Quinta do Vale Golf Resorts Attempting to Save Its Projects

Plan in motion to save its projects and to continue the development of golf tourism in the Algarve region... Read more...

French Concessionaire to Manage Aeroportos de Portugal

French Concessionaire to Manage Aeroportos de Portugal

Portugal’s government chose the French company Vinci as the concessionaire of ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal, the national airport management company... Read more...

Portugal Named One of the Most Eco-Friendly Countries in the World

Portugal Named One of the Most Eco-Friendly Countries in the World

The UN Climate Change Conference in Doha is connected to the presentation of the annual Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI)... Read more...

Bolo Rei Portuguese Kings Cake – A Treat for Your Christmas Table

Bolo Rei Portuguese Kings Cake – A Treat for Your Christmas Table

Comforting and homey but at the same time exotic enough to make this year’s holiday meal just a little more special, the Bolo Rei Portuguese Kings Cake... Read more...

Gangnam PortugalProperty.com Style - Merry Christmas

Gangnam PortugalProperty.com Style - Merry Christmas

Gangnam PortugalProperty.com Style - Merry Christmas one and all X Read more...

Portugal Named the World’s Best Tourism Destination for 2013 by Globe Spots

Portugal Named the World’s Best Tourism Destination for 2013 by Globe Spots

Portugal tops the ranking of the 10 best tourism destinations in the world, according to the information presented by Globe Spots international travel website... Read more...

The EasyJet Boost! New Routes, Aircraft and Staff to Portugal

The EasyJet Boost! New Routes, Aircraft and Staff to Portugal

Portugal is on the rise! Now that may seem like an odd thing to say given all the economic doom and gloom that seems to be surrounding Europe at the moment... Read more...

Portuguese Exports Going Strong

Portuguese Exports Going Strong

By balancing its trading, Portugal does not rely on one country in particular when exporting... Read more...

Positive Financial Signs For Portugal

Positive Financial Signs For Portugal

Good Financial Signs for Portugal as the Trade Balance is Positive for the First Time... Read more...

Central Algarve - Portugal

Central Algarve - Portugal

The Algarve truly has something for everyone and this is why the Algarve is so popular and always will be... Read more...

Lisbon & the Coast

Lisbon & the Coast

Lisbon is also one of the oldest cities in the world predating other European cities such as London , Paris and Rome by hundreds of years... Read more...

Eastern Algarve - Portugal

Eastern Algarve - Portugal

The eastern Algarve is very much a more under developed area and boasts some fantastic unspoilt long sandy stretches of beach with beautiful small islands that can be reached by boat or small ferries to picturesque tranquil beauty... Read more...

Western Algarve - Portugal

Western Algarve - Portugal

Stretching from the historic old Moorish capital of Silves, through to the “end of the world” at Cape St Vincent, the Western Algarve is where tradition, culture, luxury and adventure all combine into one... Read more...

WTA Recognizes Europe’s Best Tourism Destinations and Companies

WTA Recognizes Europe’s Best Tourism Destinations and Companies

World Travel Awards (WTA), the brand created especially to recognize some of the biggest accomplishments in the niche, held a gala event in Portugal’s Conrad Algarve resort... Read more...

Portugal Steps Back from the Financial Brink as A New Bailout Tranche is Approved

Portugal Steps Back from the Financial Brink as A New Bailout Tranche is Approved

Oct 2012 saw Finance Ministers in Europe agree a new distribution of cash to help to keep the Portuguese economy in motion... Read more...

Enjoy the Decadence of Gusto Restaurant at the Five Star Conrad Algarve

Enjoy the Decadence of Gusto Restaurant at the Five Star Conrad Algarve

If you want the very best in comfort then you may very well already be staying at the Conrad Algarve which is a 5 Star luxury Algarve... Read more...

TV - Live here buy this in Lisbon - Portugal Property

TV - Live here buy this in Lisbon - Portugal Property

See our Lisbon coast sales manager Colm wilkinson showing Mike & Carolyn around Lisbon and the Silver coast of Portugal... Read more...

Is the financial outlook for Portugal set to get better?

Is the financial outlook for Portugal set to get better?

There are signs that the financial outlook for Portugal is set to get better... Read more...

The Best Golfers come to play the Portugal Masters 2012 on the Algarve

The Best Golfers come to play the Portugal Masters 2012 on the Algarve

The end of the Portugal Masters was as gripping as we have come to expect from this great golfing tournament which is fast turning into a classic... Read more...

Portimao Port Welcomes its Longest Ever Cruise Ship!

Portimao Port Welcomes its Longest Ever Cruise Ship!

Sunday 7th October 2012 was a big day if you are a lover of big boats and happened to be at Portimão Port to witness the longest ever boat to grace the harbor with its presence. Read more...

A Look at the Portuguese Online Scene

A Look at the Portuguese Online Scene

The Internet is arguably the bond that connects nations, organizations and individuals together along an information... Read more...

Alentejo Receives Best National Tourism Region Award

Alentejo Receives Best National Tourism Region Award

For the third consecutive year Alentejo received the distinction for the Best National Tourism Region... Read more...

Portugal Offers Financial Aid to Get Europe through Hard Times

Portugal Offers Financial Aid to Get Europe through Hard Times

On September 27, 2012, the Portuguese Council of Ministers confirmed the country’s willingness to get involved in... Read more...

Portugal Lights up the Way to a Clean Energy Generation

Portugal Lights up the Way to a Clean Energy Generation

The world is starting to sit up and take notice as Portugal has taken the moral high ground by simply implementing a couple of high profile and extremely commendable solar parks... Read more...

After 200 Years, Faro and Loule Councils have agreed the Correct Boundaries

After 200 Years, Faro and Loule Councils have agreed the Correct Boundaries

The people of Faro and Loule are finally happy after years of debate regarding the boundaries, which have been in place for 200 years. Read more...

Free Public Bikes in Vilamoura

Free Public Bikes in Vilamoura

A healthy lifestyle – this is the idea behind the free public bikes in Vilamoura... Read more...

Outcry Over the Algarve Toll System Backed by Socialist Leader

Outcry Over the Algarve Toll System Backed by Socialist Leader

Local opposition to the new Algarve toll system has been long, loud and fiery... Read more...

Why Tourists Will Pay Small fortunes for a spot of beach shade in the Algarve

Why Tourists Will Pay Small fortunes for a spot of beach shade in the Algarve

Spending time on the glorious beaches along the Algarve has always been a popular past time for tourists... Read more...

New Waves of Tourists Flocking to the Algarve Resorts

New Waves of Tourists Flocking to the Algarve Resorts

The Algarve was a tourism hot spot in the 1960s, attracting a large number of primarily British guests every summer... Read more...

Profitability Promised Because of Demand for Naturism

Profitability Promised Because of Demand for Naturism

The CNC believes that it can make the industry more profitable by increasing this awareness... Read more...

Algarve Classic Cars 2012

Algarve Classic Cars 2012

On the 13th, 14th, and 15th of July, the Algarve Classic Car show teams up with the Portuguese Federation of Motor Racing and Karting, the Historical Regularities Rally... Read more...

Portugal Experiences Major Water Company Reorganisation

Portugal Experiences Major Water Company Reorganisation

Águas Públicas do Alentejo announced their upcoming integration with Águas do Algarve, a major reorganisation that is to result in four water-provision regions in Portugal... Read more...

Economic Benefits for Portugal after Completion of the Hydrocarbon Survey off the Algarve Coastline

Economic Benefits for Portugal after Completion of the Hydrocarbon Survey off the Algarve Coastline

Repsol have completed the initial surveys along the coastline, to determine if the hunt for oil will be successful... Read more...

The Introduction of Regulation to the Electricity Market

The Introduction of Regulation to the Electricity Market

For as long as anyone can remember, the electricity market in Portugal was dominated by a single supplier... Read more...

Portugal slowly recovering

Portugal slowly recovering

The hope for Portugal is that data collected from January and February of this year has shown some improvement. The reason for this growth is because of cork sales outside of the European Union zone... Read more...

Estoril - Enchanting Landscapes and World Class Entertainment

Estoril - Enchanting Landscapes and World Class Entertainment

Estoril, Portugal has quickly become a tourist hot spot while retaining the ambience of the charming fishing village it once was... Read more...

Enjoying the Seafood Festival of Tavira

Enjoying the Seafood Festival of Tavira

To display the appreciation of the top quality seafood which is caught, and sold in the area, there is a Seafood festival held every year... Read more...

Lisbon’s Bel Canto

Lisbon’s Bel Canto

Barely anyone’s roaming about, and almost everything’s closed down. Save for a breeze that makes a little sound, the loudest noise is actually the sometimes hum of a fishing boat as it goes up the Tagus River... Read more...

Showjumping is on in Sunny Lisbon, Portugal

Showjumping is on in Sunny Lisbon, Portugal

Showjumping, also called stadium jumping, has been long been one of the world's most classic and entertaining sporting events and still remains so to this day... Read more...

Best Secret Beaches - Salema

Best Secret Beaches - Salema

Portugal's beautiful Salema in the Algarve, Portugal is one of the country's best kept secrets, managing to combine the old and the new without losing the charming elements of either... Read more...

Experience the Renaissance of Lisbon!

Experience the Renaissance of Lisbon!

Lisbon, Portugal is now a “happening” city, one where you can experience both history, the party scene and fun... Read more...

Portugal Rated Fourth in Renewable Energy

Portugal Rated Fourth in Renewable Energy

Portugal leads the world in renewable energy. They are ranked fourth and they will continue to improve. Read more...

Cascais Council Looks to Luxury Cruises

Cascais Council Looks to Luxury Cruises

The cosmopolitan suburb, after all, was the favorite getaway spot for 19th and 20th century Portuguese royalty, thanks to its beautiful beaches... Read more...

Carvoeiro, Portugal – A Helpful little Guide

Carvoeiro, Portugal – A Helpful little Guide

If you want to travel to an stunning sunny location that also has a flair for local culture look no further than Carvoeiro, Portugal... Read more...

Being Part of the Millions of Golfers in Algarve

Being Part of the Millions of Golfers in Algarve

With the Algarve seeing over 1,000,000 rounds of golf in 2011, the rental market for short term letting in the region grows ever stronger... Read more...

Picture-Perfect Algarve

Picture-Perfect Algarve

The landscape of Algarve’s lovely and changing area offers scenery perfect for pictures and postcards... Read more...

Enjoying Sports of the Algarve

Enjoying Sports of the Algarve

Visitors are often surprised at the sports available in Algarve that help them maintain physical fitness while enjoying the visit and sights... Read more...

Take a Trip from Sagres to Vilamoura

Take a Trip from Sagres to Vilamoura

Clear waters in western Algarve highlight the stone arches and caves just waiting for visitors to spend two or three days. Read more...

A Look at the Almond Blossom

A Look at the Almond Blossom

The almond blossom, which can be found along the Algarve, is vibrant pink and white can be linked to the creation of the Almond Path.... Read more...

Algarve and its Cuisine

Algarve and its Cuisine

Visitors enjoy the seafood and sun in the Algarve, between the Guadiana River and Sagres. Read more...

Health and Beauty the Algarve Way

Health and Beauty the Algarve Way

Visiting Algarve means access to relaxation in a thermal spa or thalassotherapy center. Read more...