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Climate - Cuisine

Climate:

Portugal’s climate is known for its pure air, blue skies and even more hours of sunshine per year than California. It has some of the cleanest air in Europe—beneficial to health and respiratory disease.

The climate in Portugal varies significantly from region to region and is influenced by the relief, latitude and proximity to the sea, which offers mild winters and hot summers, especially in the Algarve. In the Porto, North and Central regions, especially in areas nearer Spain, the winters are colder, although the temperatures are mild when compared to the rest of Europe.

Some snowfall is common in the extreme northern Serra da Estrela, where the highest point in mainland Portugal (1991m) is located and provides conditions for skiing. Summers are hot and dry, especially in inland areas and on the south and south-west coasts, although the heat can be tempered by the maritime influence. Autumn usually offers sunny days with mild temperatures.

Family

Portugal is a friendly, safe country, with a mild climate and an excellent cuisine, ideal to tour with the family. There are numerous activities designed for the little ones, both outdoors and indoors, in castles, museums, zoos, theme parks and aqua parks. Following the footprints of dinosaurs, watching dolphins and whales at sea or learning about the stars are just some ideas of what you can do. Bicycle or donkey rides in natural parks and reserves are Also much appreciated and a relaxed way to learn about and discover nature. On the fine sandy beaches, with calm waters and their pleasant temperatures, children can run and play at will, swim and make sandcastles. But the greatest fun of all is to take advantage of the waves and introduce the whole family to surfing. As for rest, it's easy to find a quiet hotel where parents and children will feel comfortable and recharge their batteries for the following day.

Cuisine - Excellent Food

At the table, you will be delighted with the fresh fish and seafood, either grilled or in a casserole. These are divine flavours which you can enjoy on a simple beach terrace or in the most refined Michelin-starred restaurants, where chefs turn out new versions of traditional cuisine. They are further experiences not to be missed on a visit to the region.

Portugal’s cuisine is as rich and varied as its landscape.

The most distinctive feature of Portuguese cuisine comes from the sea. As you enjoy a simple grilled fish, always fresh like the seafood that abounds from end to end along the coast, you can be sure that you are in Portugal! Cataplanas, bouillabaisses and any other fish or seafood dish are also excellent choices.

Portugal has one of the best Seafood in the world.


For meat dishes, our main suggestion is cozido à portuguesa, a mix of meats, vegetables and various sausages, cooked in a delicious way. We have excellent DOP (Protected Denomination of Origin) meats, from north to south, whether it’s beef, pork or kid. Many vegetables and fruit also preserve the taste of the old times, and some also have the DOP label, especially as many are produced organically.

Portuguese olive oil is of prime quality and is part of every dish, including cod (for which it is said that there are 1001 recipes!), which we excel at preparing and enjoying.

Each dish is matched to the right wine. The whole country produces some of the most desirable wines in the world and, while Port wine is famous, the Douro, Alentejo and many other table wines are no less superior.

And the cheeses! While Queijo da Serra (mountain cheese from Serra da Estrela) tops the bill, all the cheeses from Centro de Portugal, Alentejo and the Azores are delicious.

The sweets, whose roots go back to the many convents where they were originally prepared, even today make us “give thanks to heaven”. And a pastel de nata (custard tart) is a must. It is delicious with coffee, which we drink in the form of espresso.

At the end of a meal, we might make a toast with some Port or Madeira, fortified wines that have been spreading our name to faraway lands for centuries. Or with an excellent sparkling wine produced in Portugal, to celebrate a memorable meal provided by the country’s talented chefs.

 







Why buy Villas and Apartments in the Algarve.

The Algarve, which stretches across the southernmost part of Portugal from the border with Spain to the Cape St Vincent, the most south-westerly point in Europe is the third richest region in the country and one of Europe’s top choices for people seeking to buy a home in the sun.

The value-for-money variety makes it a magnet for real estate investors worldwide looking for opportunities to maximise their investments.

It has a strong association with the UK, as Britain’s oldest ally, and the big Portuguese communities of France, Germany and other countries including Canada mean that Algarve Villas and Apartments are in huge demand for purchase and for rental.

Algarve Real Estate is not just about buying a home in which to live, or to spend your golden retirement years, it is also about making a wise investment choice.

Approximately 10 million tourists, mainly from the UK, France and the countries of northern Europe spend their vacations in the easily accessible Algarve each year which means those millions of people are looking to rent Algarve Villas and Apartments for their summer vacations, bringing in big returns for owners.

The Western Algarve, and the town of Lagos in particular, is popular for its gorgeous beaches, beautiful coastline, and spectacular historical sites…and also for Algarve Property at much more attractive prices than the central and eastern Algarve.

More importantly, from an investment point of view, the Algarve is almost a year-round destination which means the income stream from your Algarve Villa or Apartment spans a much longer period.

The Algarve comes most alive in Spring, Summer and the early Autumn, with most holidaymakers spending their time on, or close to, the many beautiful beaches, although there are many options for the more adventurous and the thrill-seekers.

Restaurants abound, serving a wide and affordable range of desirable cuisines and wines. Luxury golf courses, nightlife, shopping malls, and shops of all kind proliferate in and around the residential areas, as so much is concentrated into the relatively small area of this wonderful part of Portugal.

But the huge numbers of golf courses on average there is roughly one every three miles along the 90-mile width of the Algarve means the region is also a popular Winter destination for golfers, making it even more desirable for people looking to buy into the lucrative Algarve Villas and Apartments market.

When Buying Algarve Real Estate there are important facts you should discuss with our vastly experienced staff at Algarve Villas for sale.

The huge range of Algarve properties for sale means there is something tailor-made to all budgets and specifications. To find the right Algarve Villas and Apartments to buy or even a plot of land to have your Algarve Homes built to your own designs and desires you should carefully consider the facts.

Portugal is a stable country where the real estate industry remains relatively strong, helped by minimal crime rates and a comparatively low cost of living. Here, too, many people prefer the convenience of working from home. Whether you are looking for an Algarve Property to work for you as rented accommodation, to resell for a higher price, or to make your home, you will never go wrong with Algarve Properties For Sale.

Also, Algarve Real Estate prices are lower compared to some other south European territories. At Algarve Villas for Sale we encourage our clients to stick to their budget to avoid any risks of financial complications. Tell us how large or small your budget to invest in your Algarve Home and we will find the right Algarve Villa or Apartment to suit your financial situation.

You should also determine in advance the specifications of the Algarve Property you plan to buy. Plan ahead, and decide what ambitions you will have for the property over the years ahead; the number of rooms you will need, the size of the kitchen, or the style of the house should all be well thought out. Our Algarve Villas for sale website can help you find the property that fits your description. You can also speak to our well-trained and experienced staff if you are not comfortable about finding a property on your own.

Algarve Property for Sale

When looking to invest in an Algarve property for sale, it is not just the price you can afford that matters. Buying a property can bring you years of peace and security if you find the one best equipped to your needs and budget. But there are other factors to contemplate before you decide which Algarve Apartment or Villa you should buy and prepare to move into, or offer for holiday rental like, why The Algarve?

As the famous English poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning said: “Let me count the ways.”

The Algarve, which is the southernmost region of mainland Portugal and has an area of about 5,000 square kilometers containing 16 municipalities, is a panoramic landscape of natural beauty, with lush green meadows, blue skies, and turquoise waters.

The historical town of Lagos in particular, features gorgeous beaches and stunning vistas. But the footprint of man over the centuries has left a country steeped in historical sites and traditions, alongside a whole plethora of modern Algarve Villas and Apartments in wonderful locations.

Lagos offers direct access to fishing, sailing, water sports and excursions like Dolphin-watching and cruises out of the beautiful Marina where sailing enthusiasts can moor their boats and holidaymakers can dine or simply sip their drinks in such peaceful surroundings as they gaze over the boats nestling into their berths and across the Bensafrim River into this lovely old town.

Investing in a Western Algarve property for sale and we do have properties in and around the Marina means that you can enjoy the best of both worlds. You can live a quiet low-tempo life, yet be just a short distance from all the bustling action and entertainment. The Algarve is just bursting with restaurants serving between them a global variety of international dishes and the finest of locally-sourced seafood whilst supermarkets and mini-mercados are to be found all around the town for those times you prefer to stay in your Algarve Villas and Apartments and prepare your own food, perhaps grilling today’s catch from the fish market on your own poolside barbecue.

And because there is already a big Expat community the support services are already in place here, with companies set up to supply and service this growing community via healthcare, technical services right down to being able to go out and buy your own country’s newspapers on the day they are published to take back to your villa or apartment and read over breakfast.

You can watch UK TV programmes, eat British foods, drinking British beers alongside the wonderful domestic wines, spirits, liquors and foodstuffs so deliciously produced in Portugal.

The Algarve, without question, is one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe for holidaymakers and for people seeking a new life in the sun, yet within a mere two or three hours from their north European homelands. Little wonder why this region attracts so much attention the sandy beaches, world class hotels and infrastructure are all part of the attraction. But as a buyer you will learn that the Algarve Real Estate market boasts some of the most cost-effective properties in the world, providing such a good rental return over a longer period than many other destinations, much of it from the huge pool of 10 million tourists that visit the region every year.

If you are an investor the Algarve Real Estate market offers a breathtaking selection of all varieties of hot properties. These include Algarve villas for sale, Algarve apartments for sale and Algarve houses for sale of all types in areas both rich and exclusive; the more lively tourist areas or the quiet and more remote districts.

And if you are feeling overwhelmed by the number and variety of options available to you whatever your budget just come and talk to us at Algarve Villas for Sale.

Because we have the answers.

In summary, there is something for everyone looking for Property In The Algarve.

More Things to Consider Before You Buy an Algarve Property for Sale

Properties across many parts of Algarve can still be bought very cheaply. You can choose from a multitude of Algarve property bargains ranging from studio apartments, penthouse apartments, town houses to grand villas whatever suits your specifications. And due to the increased attraction of work-from-home careers via the Internet, many buyers have taken the opportunity to move from their home country to purchase, and live in, an Algarve property all year round. To help you find the best Algarve property for sale here are some helpful hints.

Search Online use search engines like Google simply by typing in Algarve Villas and Apartments or similar phrases. You can find a list of Algarve property for sale here on the Algarve Villas for Sale website, and save yourself a lot of your time and effort. If you are not comfortable about shopping for a property on your own, contact us and one of our staff will discuss your requirements with you.

Carefully choose the location of your Algarve Homes. Make sure that the location you settle on is where you would really want to live. Visit, and have a stroll around the area to learn more about your future place of residence. For instance see if it there are schools, restaurants, bars, shops, a church, clinic or hospital nearby as well as various kinds of recreation and entertainment suited to your tastes.

Algarve Real Estate makes sense because beautiful Portuguese properties are available at fantastic value-for-money prices and with massive holiday rental potential for those looking for opportunities to develop a healthy income.

People search for Homes For Sale in the Algarve because this amazing stretch of coastline, with its spectacular scenery and natural beauty, the incredible sense of history and tradition, boasts, on average over the years, in excess of 300 days of sunshine each year more even than California!

Algarve Villas for Sale will source for you the perfect Algarve Property for Sale to suit your requirements because our vast experience in selling Algarve Property guarantees that your investment will not become the burden that can occur if the Algarve Villas and Apartments in question do not prove the right ones for you.

When you tap into that knowledge and level of client care you will discover that our books are packed not just with Algarve Property Bargains but also the finest luxury Algarve Villas and Apartments of the highest standards.

Whether you are looking for Villas For Sale in Lagos and this area of stunning beaches, restaurants, nightlife and family entertainment, or Western Algarve Property on the relatively untouched west coast within the Vicentina National Park where blue-flagged beaches can be found alongside some of the finest surfing conditions in Europe we have just the Property For Sale In The Algarve for you.

Get in touch with us, tell us your Algarve Property requirements and we will connect you with the Algarve Villas, the Algarve Luxury Villas, or the Algarve Apartments most ideally suited to your requirements, your budget and perhaps most importantly your dreams.

Algarve Property…your best choice.

Algarve Villas for Sale…because we have a Portugal Property portfolio that puts your dream home at your fingertips, plus the experience and expertise that provides you with the key quite literally to finding your dream home in the.


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