THE NEW CAPITAL OF COOL
In Lisbon you have several different “Barrios”
- Baixa and Terreiro do Paco
- Principe Real
- Bairro alto and Bica
- Cais do Sodré
- Alfama and Castelo
- Campo de Ourique
Where the Rio Tagus meets the Atlantic Ocean, city by the sea is a heaven of beauty, 20 min from Lisbon and Sintra. A bit pricy a lot of foreigners choose this area to live for the long Blvd. along the water and the fact that so many other foreigners live there is very easy living. Great golf courses nearby, 3 big hospitals, great place to retired.
40 min from Lisbon, Sintra is a picturesque town that is set amidst tree-covered hills. It was once the place of the nobility and elite of Portugal, who constructed exquisite Palaces and decorative gardens. Great for short term rentals and investment. or for your own use, is beautiful, beaches 10 mins away.
PORTUGAL SECOND BIGGEST CITY UP NORTH LIKE LISBON HAVE A RIVER IN THE MIDDLE THAT MEETS THE OCEAN IN THE FAR END OF THE AREAS OF THE CITY
As well as in Lisbon, Porto is divided in different areas “Bairros”
- Baixa (the heart of the city)
- Ribeira (one of the oldest areas by the river)
- Boavista (it was the most extensive Ave in Porto it ends in the Atlantic)
- Foz do Douro
- Miguel Bombarda
- Vila Nova de Gaia Riverside (on the left bank of the Douro River, with a lot to offer Porto Wine cellars, vida walk cafes and restaurants, etc.
- Matosinhos (allot of surfing and sea food restaurants)
- Vila Nova de Gaia Seafront
For wine lovers and beauty lovers…
Douro is a river as well as a the first demarcated wine region in the world. This river comes all the way from Spain and ends in the Foz, in Porto.
The liquid road was filled with Rabelo boats loaded with wine barrels, coming from behind the hills to supply first the city of Porto now the all world, is from this area that comes the famous “Porto Wine” and other very robust and exquisite wines appreciated by the most wine aficionados.
There is great investment on this area, the hotels that have being open on the last 10 years on this area tells you all, they are beautiful, sophisticated like the people that visit this area. You can have a house with a winery on your back yard and rent it for a small fortune when you are not there.
Called the “Venice of Portugal”. The city is crisscrossed by canals that you can navigate on very colorful painted gondola-style boats through the Art Nouveau houses in pastel colors.
On a shore of a lagoon, Aveiro is a maritime city with water on its soul, well visit by tourists (specially people that rent a car and come from Porto to Lisbon stop for a few days) it is a big success on short term rentals, you get a great return for your investment.
TROIA AND COMPORTA
This new paradise is an hour drive south of Lisbon, which is accessed by ferry from Setúbal (nearest City) and by land as well. Crossing the Sado river estuary, a nature reserve which is one of the most important wetlands in Portugal to the penninsula of Troia. Moderated waves, Crystal clear water white sand beaches. Troia was a resort with amazing apts overlooking the beach or the Marina. Beautiful golf course. Great restaurants on the Marina.
10 minutes driving from Troia you find Comporta, with amazing restaurants on the beach open all year. Comporta is considered the new jet set “boho chic” of Europe, beautiful houses great hotels. This Peninsula was the biggest beach in Europe 60 km long. Great investment for rent or for ourselves.
One of the biggest counties in the country, stretching south from central Portugal to the northern mountain ranges of the Algarve, the enormous Alentejo is made of cork plantations, wheat fields, sun flowers fields, vineyards and beautiful beaches.
Classified as a UNESCO Heritage Site. Great place to visit or to live, amazing food, one and half hour from Lisbon and the one hour to Badajoz the closest biggest city in Spain. Great investment for short term rentals or to retire.
This city was being growing so much, all surrounded by beautiful beaches, with the Mira River going through the beauty is breathtaking. Set on the Southwest Alentejo Natural Park and Vicentina Coast.
- VILA NOVA DE MIL FONTES
- VILA NOVA DE MIL FONTES
- ZAMBUJEIRA DO MAR
The village of Zambujeira do Mar is perfect for visitors looking for a laid-back atmosphere, great investment, the place is always booked.
On the Alentejo coast is known for their beautiful beaches surrounded by the amazing cliffs of the Nacional Park of south west of Alentejo and Vicentina Coast. A lot of hike trails and the sunny open-air terraces you invite you to relax and appreciate the region’s excellent cuisine, try the grilled locally-caught fish and sea food.
The most most southern part of Portugal is loved by its warm weather (warmer then the rest of the country, northern Europeans chose this area to spend their winters), beautiful white sand beaches, great golf courses.
In Europe best beach destination there is much more to do than laying a towel out in the sun. You can enjoy unique landscapes, unspoiled nature, culture, tradition, friendly people and varied experiences like great gastronomic specialities, etc.
Algarve was a airport in Faro that receive many flights from Europe, is more a domestic Airport, if you come from the US, Canada, South America, etc you still need to fly to Lisbon first.
There is about 200 km of sunny beaches.
As the area is popular with second-homers, retirees, and snowbirds from northern Europe, it unsurprisingly has a large concrete sprawl of villas and apartments.
But there’s also plenty on offer for independent travelers and it’s becoming increasingly popular out-of-season for digital nomads.
Please see below some of the most popular areas:
- Vale de Bolo
- Monte gordo
The magnificent nature in Azores
A lot of times compared to Hawaii, without the high-rises and the high cost of living.
There is a land full of natural beauty, ready to be explored, in the blue immensity of the Atlantic Ocean.
The nine volcanic islands of Azores are a dream come true. The beauty is breathtaking and so much to do, from hiking, fishing, enjoy the natural pools of warm thermal water.
The largest is Sao Miguel (where the International airport is located, two hours flight from Lisbon, five hours flight from Boston), but all of them are small gems to be discovered. There is a new lot of investment and development on this Islands but you still can buy property on great prices and rented very easily when you are not there.
Fun and beautiful is frequently called the “Island of the Flowers” Madeira is an Island full of culture, amazing landscapes, white sandy beaches and of course a lot of flowers, some of this flowers don’t exist in any other part of the world.
Madeira have very luxurious hotels as well as very luxurious homes that you can still get for good prices, on a cliff with amazing views, but you can find places for all prices.
Very known for their great gastronomy, is an amazing place to have a second home, you will never get bored, the weather is great almost the all year. Very famous for their New Years parties with their amazing fire works.
Great place to get retired or nature lover.