Portugal is only a few hours by plane from all European capitals and has three international airports, including Porto and Faro, in the Algarve.
Portugal is a multicultural country, full of tourists and foreign residents. Here you will find different cultures, languages and styles. The Portuguese are very hospitable and welcoming and everybody is accepted and respected.
With a generally mild climate, Portugal has mild winters and summers influenced by the Atlantic, with temperatures that are high, but do not normally reach extreme levels.
Portugal is the 3rd safest country in the world in a sample of 164 countries (Global Peace Index 2017). Data from 2005 to 2015 reveal that the serious and violent crime rate in Portugal fell 20% (Annual Internal Security Report 2015).
Portugal has a very stable political regime and the situation in the country is currently favourable, with a positive economic and financial performance. Forecasts suggest that rates of economic growth, employment, exports and investments will continue to improve.
Buoyant and well-developed real-estate market, with quality and design in line with the highest European standards and a wide choice of properties at attractive prices.
Portugal has numerous natural areas and green spaces, with mountains, parks and gardens to take advantage of the approximately 260 days of sun a year.
Portugal has a GOLDEN VISA programme: If you buy a property for more than €500,000.00, you are entitled to a residency permit for your whole family for five years, and if you move your tax residency to Portugal you will be entitled to a Portuguese/European passport within 5 years.
Low taxes compared to the rest of Europe.
Portugal, Porto, north Portugal and the Algarve have received several tourism awards
Algarve | Europe's Leading Beach Destination in 2016, World Travel Awards.
Algarve | Best Golf Destination in the World 2016, International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO);
Algarve | San Lorenzo and Vilamoura Old Course in the top 100 best golf courses in the world, according to the magazine “Golf Digest”;
Porto | Best European Destination in 2012, 2014 and 2017 according to European Best Destinations;
North Portugal | Leixões Cruise Terminal: International AZ Awards 2016;
North Portugal | Leixões Cruise Terminal: Port of the Year 2015, Seatrade Awards;
North Portugal | Paiva Walkways - Arouca Geopark, Europe's Leading Tourism Development Project 2016, World Travel Awards;
Portugal | Best Golf Destination in the World 2016, World Golf Awards;
Portugal | Best Golf Destination in Europe 2016, World Golf Awards;
Turismo de Portugal | Europe's Leading Tourist Board 2016, World Travel Awards.