Portugal's top 5 exclusive spots for real estate
Investment properties in desirable areas don’t make it easy to choose
Small, but oh so appealing, Portugal’s 943 km coastline, 300 days of sunshine a year and a population of 10 million are a welcoming committee for those looking to move to this European paradise. It’s hard, or maybe impossible, to visit Portugal and not fall head over heels in love with it. And just wait until you lay eyes on its most exclusive real estate spots.
The Portuguese capital has exploded in recent years, offering everything from exciting start-up hubs, Michelin-star restaurants, hot spot hotels and nightclubs to high-end shopping, buzzing theatres, concert halls and modern museums. This also means that the city is currently THE place to live, with everyone vying for a Lisbon address and, consequently, a super exclusive spot for premium investment in real estate, with options ranging from the rehabilitation of old character-filled investment properties to luxurious private condos. A cosmopolitan city humming with energy, while only a short drive away from a multitude of stunning beaches and boasting great accesses to easily travel to any part of the country, heading north or south. Can’t you just see yourself strolling by the Tejo river with the spectacular MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in your sightline? Or taking in the stunning view of the city from the Alfama viewpoint? Or settling down in a traditional fado house with a glass of wine in hand for an unforgettable evening?
Located only 35 km from Lisbon, Cascais is a dreamy haven for a dream home, with investment properties that range from exclusive villas to contemporary condos, with ocean views as far as the eye can see. Be inspired by Tamariz beach with its medieval castle, seawater pool, luxurious hotels and fabulous casino – after all, this spot was also Ian Fleming’s inspiration for writing his first James Bond book. A long-standing elite summer vacation spot surrounded by exquisite nature – remarkable beaches and the sea, lush fauna and flora – Portugal real estate is booming in this high-end area that has become desirable year-round, thanks to its complete offer in quality services such as education, health, lifestyle and wellbeing.
A mere 80 minute drive separates Lisbon from the paradise called Comporta – miles and miles of secluded and inviting white-sand beaches, a sparkling blue ocean, endless rice fields, delightful local gastronomy (be sure to stop in at Dona Bia for an unforgettable meal!) and a zen atmosphere make Comporta the crown jewel for prime investment properties. Buying property in Portugal means taking the time to consider this region of the country, which is like a secret spot you just can’t get enough of. You’ll believe it when you see it.
Down south, it’s common knowledge that the Algarve is one of the best places to live in Portugal: gorgeous weather 365 days a year, a coastline packed with striking beaches, a care-free, relaxed lifestyle, wonderful local cuisine, an international airport serving dozens of destinations and, of course, the renowned Algarve nightlife. If road trips are your thing, be sure to take a drive along the iconic route EN2 that crosses three local municipalities (Faro, Loulé and São Brás de Alportel), or slip away to the countryside and get lost among the fields of fragrant orange trees. If you’re searching for houses in Portugal, Algarve is a must-stop.
Up north, the country’s second largest city, Porto, has been continuously transforming and evolving over the past couple of years, blossoming into a modern and seductive city, where tradition peaks out from multiple corners and seamlessly blends in with a cool and contemporary vibe that includes everything from up and coming bars and restaurants, to a lively cultural agenda and nightlife. Enjoy the outdoors with a lovely stroll through the beautiful Serralves park and be sure to make time to visit the iconic bookstore Livraria Lello which inspired J.K. Rowling in the creation of the Harry Potter phenomenon. And let’s not forget its own delicious gastronomy and vibrant business sector, supported by an international airport with multiple daily connections. Investment in real estate is booming and the opportunities are unique and worth anyone’s time.
Moving to Portugal never looked so good – the hard part is choosing among so many amazing spots, with equally amazing real estate opportunities.