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The Portman Guide to Living in Portugal

If you've ever considered relocation and buying property in Portugal, our blog provides handy hints and tips about the locations, the language and life in general. We hope you enjoy this guides and will remember to look at our property for sale in Portugal.

What are the top Algarve attractions?

Getting to know a new and entirely alien place can be something of a daunting prospect. There is a real culture shock when going from somewhere you know inside out, to winding up in a place where there's new and untrodden paths at every turn. For some, this change provides a much-needed jolt which encourages them to get out and explore; to really throw themselves into the new culture. Others, meanwhile, view it with a degree of anxiety and end up putting it off indefinitely,...

A guide to Algarve nightlife

The Algarve is as well known for its vibrant nightlife as it is the acres of golden sand and glistening seas. The Albufeira strip, for example, is famous the world over and is alone responsible for bringing thousands of tourists into the area every year. That said, there is much more to the Algarve's nightlife than the popular strips, such as those in Albufeira. In fact, there's something to suit all tastes and budgets across the region... Party animals Before...

Make time for a visit to BJ's Oceanside

If you asked people to describe their ideal restaurant, chances are BJ's Oceanside would come top of the list. French bistros may have the culinary credentials but are also famed for being, shall we say snooty? Then you have pizzerias, which are great for nipping out to grab a spot of dinner, but rarely anything to write home about. No, the ideal restaurant for many would be an idyllic, tropical cabana where fresh food and cold drinks make worries or cares almost an impossibility. In...

Life in Vale do Lobo

If you're searching for a destination that offers safe and gorgeous beaches, a relaxed atmosphere and glorious scenery, then Portugal's Algarve is the place to head. However, if you seek somewhere a little more exclusive and away from the throngs, then enter 'Vale do Lobo' into your search engine or sat nav. Vale do Lobo is a favourite, self-contained resort that is known particularly for its golfing facilities. Situated some 12 miles away from Faro, visitors and residents...

Life in Quinta do Lago

Quinta do Lago is a resort in the Algarve, situated on the south coast and roughly equidistant between Faro and Quarteria. With golden sandy beaches on one side and lush green pine forests on the other, it's easily a small slice of heaven. The resort sits within a UNESCO heritage site, thus construction is strictly limited, making Quinta do Lago quite exclusive. The existing villas are largely expansive and luxurious, fitting beautifully in their unique surroundings. If that's...

Life in the Golden Triangle

The Algarve's Golden Triangle consists of the area between two resorts, Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo, and inland town Almancil. Each location has something different to offer expats wanting to move out to the Algarve, so it's worth finding out a bit more about each place before you decide which part of the Golden Triangle is best for you. Quinta do Lago This resort is known as one of the most exclusive developments in Southern Europe. It's situated on the edge of the...
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