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Five reasons to buy a holiday home in Portugal

Five reasons to buy a holiday home in Portugal

If you’re looking to buy or rent your dream Portugal property this year, then Ideal Homes can help to unite you with your perfect match.

If you’ve ever dreamt of having a home away from home under the sun – then you’re not alone! With more people than ever opting for a residency in sunnier climes, it seems like 2020 is the year for branching out and trying something new. But where does your heart desire when it comes to that most important factor; location?

Up there amongst the most popular destinations is Portugal. Famed for its relaxing atmosphere and laid-back way of life, you’d be hard pushed not to fall in love with this South Western Europe haven. But, should you be seriously considering living there?

If you’re on the fence about buying a property for sale in Portugal, you’ve come to the right place as today we’re sharing five of the worst kept secrets of this popular destination.

  1. Low living costs

From wining and dining to your everyday food shop, Portugal is known for its affordable prices – and who doesn’t love a bargain? If you’re prepared to live outside of the Algarve’s more exclusive areas, then you can benefit from a wealth of affordability as rural Portugal has been dubbed one of the most affordable places to live in Europe.

In fact, global consumer price website Numbeo rates Portugal to be as much as 28% cheaper for consumer prices when compared to the UK.

  1. Easy living

Sunshine, great food and as much sangria as you can handle – sounds great, doesn’t it? Well, Portugal has it all and then some, having been crowned as one of the best countries for quality of life, you’re bound to feel at home right away.

Portugal is known for its great health care system and high levels of safety, along with its slow pace of life. If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you’ll love living in Portugal.

  1. The flavours of Portugal

If you’re opting for an Algarve property, then you’re probably already aware that your new home will be surrounded with the finest flavours of Europe. From rich fortified wines made from the famous native wine grapes, to the freshest fish and seafood you’ve ever tasted, Portugal is awash with food and drink delicacies that will make your mouth water.

  1. Options to suit all ways of living

Whether you’re newly retired or a young family, one of the greatest appeals to buying Portugal property is that there are plenty of options to choose from! Do you want your holiday home to be close to the beach, or tucked away in the countryside? Perhaps you’re not prepared to turn your back on city life and would prefer to opt for a place in the heart of the action.

Whatever your preference may be, the stunning Algarve delivers a wealth of options, whether that’s the busy streets of Lisbon or the quiet of Leiria – you’re guaranteed to find a home that suits your requirements.

  1. Beautiful landscapes

Perhaps we’ve saved the best until last, but there’s no denying that Portugal’s sites are amongst the best in Europe and have been the motivation behind many of our customers wanting to buy a Portugal property.

Located on the Atlantic Coast, Portugal offers some of the most breathtakingly dramatic views around, which only improve as you move inland. From stunning national reserves to the architecture in and around the cities, Portugal has so much visual beauty to offer prospective homeowners.


Find your dream property for sale in Portugal today!

There’s no greater time than a brand-new year to fulfil some of those long-term goals you’ve been holding on to. So, if you’ve been thinking about looking into houses for sale in Portugal why not get in touch with us?


Here at Ideal Homes, we specialise in selling and renting out Portugal properties from all across the country. So, whether you’re looking for an apartment, a villa in the Western Algarve or a townhouse in Faro – our team of experts can match you up with your dream property for 2020!


Give us a call today on 0800 133 7644 for a no-obligation chat with our team, or simply email us at enquiries@idealhomesportugal.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can.