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10 Reasons to Live in the Algarve

Discover some of the reasons why the Algarve is one of the best places in the world to live:

1 - Fantastic climate, with more than 3000 hours of sunshine per year, where winters are mild and summers are long and hot, allowing outdoor activities throughout the year;

2 - Internationally awarded beach destination, the Algarve is known for the magnificent coastline. Along 200 km, it offers beaches for all tastes and benefiting from beautiful scenic surroundings, from the small ones protected by cliffs to the extensive sandy beaches with crystal clear and calm waters;

3 - Excellent golf courses make the Algarve a recognized and awarded world-class golf destination, where several international competitions are held every year. Perfect for both amateurs and professionals of this sport;

4 - High levels of security, which allows to live in peace and with high quality of life. Portugal was considered the 4th safest country in the world and the 3rd in Europe in 2021, according to the Global Peace Index;

5 - Excellent infrastructures, including marinas with good mooring capacity, as well as an efficient road network, which allows easy access to the international airports of Lisbon and Faro;

6 – Amazing Mediterranean gastronomy, made from the best fresh products that the sea and the land provide us, easily found in the various local markets and tasted in high quality restaurants. Another highlight is the regional wine and sweets, which delights everyone, making the Algarve an unforgettable experience;

7 - High quality healthcare, with several hospitals and private clinics spread throughout the region. The growth of medical services has even boosted health and wellness tourism, combining different therapies with the peaceful and relaxing environment that the Algarve provides;

8 - Affordable cost of living, the lowest among Western European countries. A high quality of life, combined with a low cost of living, make Portugal (and the Algarve) one of the most desirable places to live;

9 - Wide range of services, that include numerous sports and leisure activities, including nautical: surfing, canoeing, diving, boat trips, among others. The wealth of historical heritage, centuries-old traditions, diverse cultural initiatives and entertainment events show that the Algarve has a lot to offer when it comes to unforgettable moments!

10 - Hospitality! With a low population density and where the vast majority speak English, be surprised by the friendliness of the people of the Algarve, who has the warmest way to welcome all those who pass by or decide to live here permanently.

Excellent destination for your holidays, to reside for a few months a year or permanently, the Algarve is a paradise and is waiting for you. Find out more and discover the properties we have selected for you at Engel & Völkers!

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