Perks and Privileges of Owning Silver Coast Property Published on 17 Apr, 2012 by Michael Vincent Google+
We must say that the Silver Coast is aptly named. Its natural and manmade attractions make the region one of the best places for investments in real property, among other things. Add in its close proximity to Portugal’s premier urban center, Lisbon, and you have another reason to invest in a piece of Silver Coast property.
Let’s explore in greater detail the perks and privileges of owning a home in the Silver Coast region of Portugal. You will find these benefits to be irresistible in more ways than one and we are not just talking about its seemingly endless sandy beaches with crystal-clear waters either.
The Silver Coast is a prime destination for foodies visiting the land of Vasco da Gama and Ferdinand Magellan. Seafood abounds here with dishes like boiled sea bream, shellfish and sweating lobster being the favorites. Each place appears to offer its own seafood specialty such as cockles and eels from the Obidos lagoon; rock bass from Peniche; and shellfish from Porto de Barcas.
The best complement for these rich dishes is wine, which the Silver Coast is well-known for. The wines are typically aromatic, with fruity undertones, and full bodies although the range will vary as you go from south to north. Just imagine the delicious meals you can enjoy in your Silver Coast home!
Aside from its delicious cuisine, the Silver Coast is also abundant in natural resources from its sandy beaches to its underground caves. Climb to the top of the mountain of Montejunto where outdoor adventure awaits although you can just as easily enjoy a delicious picnic. Plus, you can also enjoy the sights of an ancient church and monastery in ruins.
Head on to Mira de Aire where the country’s largest, not to mention the most beautiful, caves are located. Marvel at the spectacular rock formations of the Grutas Mira de Aire. Explore the countless underground bodies of water, which have been made more beautiful by manmade sound and light shows from summer to winter.
Avid golfers will find that the Silver Coast has plenty of golf courses and resorts. In fact, many of the best golf courses are found here with world-class facilities designed by the likes of Arnold Palmer. We can mention the likes of Praia d'el Rey, Rio Maior, and Porto Novo, most of which are located in towns with the most desirable pieces of property for sale in Portugal.
Let’s not forget the festivals celebrated in the Silver Coast either. These festivals represent the spirit of the people in the Silver Coast – spiritual and yet earthly, fun and yet gracious. Be here during the March to April months for the Celebracoes da Semana Santa celebrations. Be part of the raucous Torres Vedras Carnival in February. Be your fun self during the Montejunto Festival of Cadaval in August. Indeed, when it comes to festivals, the Portuguese will give the Spanish a run for their money.
And of course, there are the perks of owning your own house – villa, apartment, cottage or townhouse, just take your pick – in Silver Coast. You can easily avoid the maddening and mad crowds fighting over accommodations during the peak tourist season.
As soon as you arrive, you can readily check-in, so to speak, and start on your vacation plans. Lining up is for those who have not yet seen the benefits of having a second home in the beautiful Silver Coast.
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