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What is the cost of living in Portugal?

Whether you're planning to live in Portugal permanently or simply enjoying a holiday break, day-to-day life in this beautiful southern European country comes with financial considerations. But what about the price tags? Are they kind to your wallet? Let's take a look at the everyday expenses you can expect.

Spring in the Algarve; A magical time

Spring welcomes the Algarve with a refreshing breath, a season of lush growth and a colourful spectacle of blooming flowers. Portugal's sunny south is awakening from it’s hibernation and is welcoming the change of seasons with open arms. Nature is at its best and the beach beds are prepared for long, sunny spring afternoons.

Tourism in central Portugal is booming like never before

Tourism in 2023 had an exceptional year, according to the preliminary figures of tourism activities in the country. The centre of Portugal, in particular, has distinguished itself with remarkable achievements. According to a report by Sapo, last year saw the region experience its best tourism year to date. This can be seen in various indicators such as the number of overnight stays and guests, occupancy rates and total turnover.

A full agenda of cultural events in the Algarve

The Algarve, with its sun-drenched landscapes and picturesque coastal villages, is not only a haven for sun-seekers, but it is also home to a wealth of cultural events that reflect the region's rich history and vibrant traditions. The year is jam-packed with festivals and cultural events. Here are a lot that are definitely worth a visit.

Winter tips for a pleasant life in the Algarve or the Alentejo

Life in the warm south of Europe sounds tempting to many. Escape the endless cold and wet winters and enjoy the sun all year round. Although it is not as hot in winter as in summer, there are still many opportunities to spend a lot of time in the mild nature. In this blog you will find some winter tips.

"Living in the Alentejo: an oasis of peace and authentic beauty"

Life in the Alentejo is enchanting, due to the charm of the rustic Portuguese countryside. The rolling plains as far as the eye can see, dotted with olive groves and vineyards that adorn the hills. Life here exudes a serene calm, far from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas. What makes life here so pleasant? 

The Power of a 'Comunicação Prévia de Informação' in Portugal

Dreaming of building in Portugal? The "Comunicação Prévia de Informação", also shortened as PIP or translated to English as “Request for Preliminary Information) offers an enlightening opportunity before you even begin the formal planning journey. This informative step provides you with insights that can shape the direction of your project.

The Vital Role of a Professional Surveyor in Land Development

Embarking on a land development project in Portugal? A professional surveyor can be your guiding light. They play a pivotal role in the site analysis phase, providing essential insights that shape the foundation of your construction endeavor.

Step-by-step: From land to approved project

Considering purchasing land for construction in Portugal? Understanding the steps from land acquisition to project approval is essential. Let's delve into the journey that takes you from a piece of land to a fully approved construction project.

We won an award!

Every year architect’s, developers, interior designers and real estate companies from all over Europe gather together at The International Property Awards to celebrate the highest level of achievement. This year the big event took place in the Marriott Hotel in London where we were honored with the award ‘Real Estate Agency Marketing Portugal’.

Navigating the real estate market overseas

An article written by our own client who bought a lovely apartment through Divine Home! Read on for more info!

Divine Home has been on TV!

𝗗𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗩! In the popular program '𝗔 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘂𝗻', Ben Hillmann is house hunting with Steph and Ian, who are looking for their dream holiday home in the Algarve. They are looking for an apartment with pool, close to the beach! Ben has five great options for Steph and Ian. The couple ultimately opts for option 2: The two-bedroom apartment in Vila Sol! From minute 45 you will hear our own Hellen Withaar from Divine Home

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