The Algarve: Escape to the sunshine with Portugal’s beloved coastal destination.
21 October 2016
With winter rolling in it’s hard to avoid thinking about escaping to sunnier destinations; and if you’re looking for sunshine, there are few places that can match the Portuguese Algarve. With clear blue skies all year round and over 3,000 hours of sunshine each year, The Algarve provides an unparalleled opportunity to escape to the sunshine!
The most southerly region of Portugal, The Algarve is famous for its warm weather, beautiful beaches, world-class golf facilities and over 100 miles of picturesque coastline.
Particularly popular with golf enthusiasts, The Algarve boasts some of Portugal’s very best golf courses and facilities including the Oceanico Victoria course – the venue for the Portugal Masters Tournament. As such, visitors and homeowners have a unique opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the world’s best golfers, testing their skills while basking in the Portuguese sunshine.
The top quality golfing facilities are matched by a vast variety of attractions for the whole family and some of the most popular resorts in all of Portugal.
Increasingly popular with holidaymakers and homeowners, the region’s main airport offers a multitude of daily, low-cost flights to the UK, making this an extremely accessible destination.
Property prices are still affordable, but recently began climbing for the first time in 8 years, increasing 6.9% throughout 2015. Alongside the affordable prices, property in The Algarve offers outstanding investment potential as the golfing seasons, which extend far beyond the summer months, ensure rental properties are in demand all year round. With most Portuguese property being eligible for incentives including the Golden Visa Scheme and Non-habitual Residency programme, it’s not just the sunshine attracting homebuyers to this remarkable coastal destination.
Our favourite Algarve Property
Amendoeira Golf Resort, Lagos
The Algarve’s premier golf resort, Amendoeira is the perfect destination for the discerning golfer. The resort offers a diverse range of property options and a huge variety of golfing facilities, including championship golf courses designed by golfing legends Sir Nick Faldo and Christy O'Connor Jnr.
Other facilities include a comprehensive Golf Academy & Fitting Suite and multiple outdoor practice facilities; plus a luxurious resort clubhouse and on-site Sports Club.
Belmar Spa & Beach Resort, Lagos
Situated in Lagos, Belmar Spa & Beach Resort offers an outstanding choice of accommodation overlooking the picturesque Porto de Mós beach, with a host of luxurious resort and spa facilities.
Residents have exclusive access to four communal swimming pools as well as an onsite Mediterranean restaurant and Lobby Bar. The Belmar Spa & Fitness centre offers a wide array of spa treatments, as well as a heated indoor pool, Finnish style sauna, Turkish Bath, Chromotherapy Suite, Jacuzzi, hydrotherapy pool and modern, state-of-the-art gymnasium.
Pine Cliffs Resort, Albufeira
The five star Pine Cliffs Resort is a beautiful collection of luxury properties in Albufeira. Managed by one of Portugal’s most well-respected developers, the resort was recently named Portugal’s Leading Family Resort by the World Travel Awards and offers a unique combination of family and luxury living.