As TheMoveChannel.com continues its rundown of the most popular real estate destinations in Portugal, all the major property players have already been covered. But while buying a house in Lisbon is all well and good, have you thought about hopping on a train down to nearby Sintra? Or a different part of the country altogether?
More warmspots than hotspots, these may not be the most immediately life-changing places on first glance, but these are the ones that grow on you. Here are six Portugal property destinations that are worth a peek:
Located in the West Algarve, Aljezur is nestled right on Portugal's Atlantic coast. The town ranges from green hills inland with its historical castle and traditional houses to the spectacular beach and colourful cliffs. With much of the parkland still protected, it is a mostly tourist-free place without the crowded hustle and bustle of new developments.
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A fishing harbour in the Leiria district of Portugal, Peniche has seen its coast become adopted by surfers and watersports fans over the years. Combined with the beautiful Berlengas islands a short way from the shore, Peniche is an increasingly popular tourist hotspot that offers more than enough beach for your holiday home buck.
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Located close to Lisbon, the Estoril coast is one of the most beautiful places in Portugal. Its blend of traditional buildings and more modern architecture, such as the Casino Estoril (which inspired Ian Fleming's James Bond), and the stunning shoreline make it one of the more expensive Portuguese property markets – and rightly so.
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A short train ride from Lisbon, Sintra's stunning architecture, including an ancient Moorish castle and the stylish Sintra National Palace, has earned the area the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Day-tripping tourists are common, but the rich history and gorgeous landscapes, reaching down to the golden coast, may well entice you to stay.
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The Setubal district, in the Lisboa region, is home to this fishing town. But while the economy is traditionally dependent on the fruits of the sea, its internationally-acclaimed beaches and active nightlife scene provide an equally tasty bounty for tourists and investors alike.
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Like many of the Algarve's beautiful beaches, Salema has seen itself transform from an old fishing village in the West of the Faro region into a popular tourist hotspot. The small town centre promises a striking contrast to the busy nightlife of more famous resorts, making this a charming place for families, retirees or those looking for a quiet holiday home retreat.
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