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Five facts about living in the Algarve

The Algarve is a popular region for buying a (second) home and spending a holiday. In early spring, when the high season of tourism have not yet started, already the temperature rises in the South of Portugal to very pleasant values, it is actually in this time of the year when the Algarves nature is at its most beautiful. Five reasons why you should buy a property in the Algarve. 


1. One of the sunniest regions of Europe

The Algarve is located on the Atlantic Ocean instead of the Mediterranean. Due to the fresh sea breeze it never gets muggy, but it is even in summer very pleasant. The climate of the Algarve is Mediterranean, with warm summers and mild winters. In the Algarve there is about 3,000 hours a year of sun shine. Thus it belongs to the sunniest regions in Europe. In March the daytime temperatures average 18 to 21 degrees, with outliers to even 25 degrees.


2. The green area of the Algarve

The Algarve is renowned for its particular coast, with dramatic cliffs and beautiful wide beaches. This region has much natural beauty to offer, especially in the spring, if the whole Algarve is in bloom. In March the first flowering orchids, oleander, camellias and other flowers appear. Spring give the nature in the Algarve even more color than usually.


3. The Algarve: a secure region

The Algarve is a very safe region to live, as well is Portugal as a country. In 2020 Portugal is again in the top 3 of most safest countries in the world, according to the Global Peace Index. Since 2019 Portugal moved from the fifth place to the third place and in 2020 this amazing third spot, with only Iceland and New Sealand above, has been kept. Also Forbes magazine published an article written by American Kathleen Peddicord, an authority in the field of overseas investment, in which they chose the Algarve as best place to invest post COVID-19 (read full article here). 


4. Attractive property market in the Algarve

It is currently a good time to invest in a property in the Algarve or in a plot on which you can build your own dream home. The prices on the property market are stable, but are expected to rise again in the coming years. If you buy an apartment, villa or other property in the Algarve now, it will almost certainly be worth more in a few years. Click here for our properties for sale in Portugal


5. Arrival on Faro airport

The Algarve is easy reachable by airplane. In Faro, the capital of the Algarve is Faro Airport (Portuguese: Aeroporto Internacional de Faro name). The airport is located just a few kilometres outside the Centre of Faro. Every year, millions of tourists from around the world use of this centrally located airport, among other things from England, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. The peak in the number of air passengers is in the summer, in the spring it is more quiet and also cheaper to purchase your airline ticket to the Algarve!