Do you long to escape to the sun? Portugal consistently tops polls of the best countries for relocating abroad. It combines the beauty of France and Italy, the climate of Spain and the low cost of living of Eastern Europe in one incredible package. If you and your friends are looking for reasons to buy holiday homes in warmer locations, then Portugal could be the one!
Get back to nature
It goes without saying that Portugal, located on the Iberian Peninsula, enjoys an incredible climate with around 300 cloud-free days a year. And those deep blue skies and the feel of the sun on your back make you want to embrace the outdoor lifestyle and get back to nature.
If you love the idea of hiking in the Parque Peneda-Geres with its turquoise lagoons and spectacular waterfalls or learning to surf on some of the best beaches in the Algarve, then Portugal is for you. From the majestic Atlantic Ocean to the snow-capped peaks of the Serra de Estrela, there’s so much to see and enjoy.
The quality of life
If you want to feel the stresses of everyday life fall off your shoulders, then Portugal is calling you. In southern Europe, everyone relaxes and enjoys the slower pace of life with long, leisurely lunches and warm evenings with a cold beer under the stars.
But it’s not just the pace of life you’ll love in Portugal. You’ll enjoy a wonderful quality of life with fresh produce at the markets and superb restaurants that cost a fraction of what they’d cost in the UK. Whether you plump for pretty Porto or cool and happening Lisbon, Portugal delivers the quality of life you’ve been looking for.
The incredible food and drink
No list of reasons for moving to Portugal could ignore the amazing food and drink you’ll enjoy in this hospitable country. All those hours of sunshine mean that the fruit and vegetables are packed with flavour and with one of the longest coastlines in Europe, fish and seafood lovers are spoilt for choice. And if you love Nandos, just wait until you’ve tried Piri Piri Chicken in Portugal washed down with a glass of delicious Vinho do Douro and followed with a tasty Pastel de Nata custard tart!
The Portuguese have a deep-seated love of art and their towns and cities are alive with incredible architecture including the beautifully decorated tiles or azulejos. Traditional folk music known as Fado is included on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List while every village has their folklórico and you can celebrate the local music and dance in the numerous festivals and celebrations throughout the year – usually accompanied by some regional specialities.
If sport is more your thing, then you can follow the fortunes of several top-ranking teams including Sporting, Boavista and Benfica. After all, this is the homeland of Cristiano Ronaldo and the incredibly talented Portuguese football team.
That special something
If you’re looking to relocate then you’re looking for the warm welcome that Portugal offers newcomers. There’s an indefinable something about Portugal that the locals call sentimento which perfectly sums up the charm and magic of this wonderful country.
So what are you waiting for? Portugal is ready to welcome you with open arms!
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