It's been a while since TheMoveChannel.com charted the most popular property destinations in Portugal , but several weeks on and the portal still can't get the country out of its head. To try and cure itself of this Portuguese property addiction, here are some more locations that budding real estate investors should make sure they check out.
Don't know your Algarve from your Faro? Familiar with Albufeira but haven't heard of Alvor? Never looked at property in the second most popular region of Portugal on TheMoveChannel.com?
Here are five Portuguese property hotspots you won't forget:
Located on the Estoril Coast, Cascais was once a fishing village used as a resort for Portugal's royal family. Now, everyone is in on the game, with tourists from around the world travelling to enjoy the sunshine and beaches fit for a king. Even James Bond visited to film On Her Majesty's Secret Service, taking advantage of high-end hotels and wide-ranging property types on the market.
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The Faro region of Portugal is a district in the South of the country, spanning from Lagos to Albufeira. Because the district overlaps exactly with the Algarve region, the two are often confused among overseas tourists. But while the administrative distinction is important, the two areas share the same mix of golden beaches and picturesque shorelines that draw in tourists and property investors alike.
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Alvor is a fishing village in the West of the Algarve that has retained its traditional charm despite its growing popularity among holidaymakers. The result is a quieter tourist resort, with all the bars and restaurants visitors expect, but also a relaxing atmosphere that makes it ideal for expats settling down or for those seeking a peaceful holiday home retreat.
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Leiria the city sits on the Silver Coast of Portugal, boasting beaches and resorts for tourists, but the district of Leiria has a wide range of other destinations further inland, from fishing villages and historical castles to Gothic architecture and medieval churches. No wonder it's the second most popular region for Portuguese property on TheMoveChannel.com.
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Foz do Arelho
Located just to the West of the popular town of Caldas da Rainha, Foz do Arelho has long been a popular holiday destination for the world's elite, with visitors drawn by the wide variety of beaches, which range from the warm salt lagoons of Lagoa de Óbidos to the cold Atlantic Ocean.
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