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Stretching between Lisbon and Porto, the Silver Coast (Costa de Prata) is famous for its pristine white beaches and unspoilt nature. The peaceful surroundings have made the area a popular alternative to the Algarve for luxury property buyers keen to avoid large groups of tourists or busy beaches.
Looking for a peaceful, prestigious getaway? Here is Finest Global’s guide to buying luxury property in Costa de Prata :
Cooler than the Algarve’s iconic coastline, the Silver Coast’s climate is more welcoming for overseas visitors with its mild winters. The nickname may be the “cold coast” among locals, but international buyers prepared for cold waters will enjoy the sun-soaked beaches. Hot summers, meanwhile, are cooled by the Atlantic breeze, making for a comfortable overall climate, suitable for both older and younger wealthy buyers, that boasts almost 300 days of sunshine a year.
With local wine and cuisine both renowned across the country, the Silver Coast can be a mouth-watering place to live. With a culture that retains traditional Portuguese customs, from donkeys to fishing, the coast is an unspoilt destination where Portuguese is heard more than English. True to tradition, though, Portuguese locals remain friendly to new residents.
The Silver Coast is a popular tourist destination, with overseas visitors a major factor in driving the economy. But while developments and properties are on the market with international buyers in mind, the area is not overdeveloped, like similar areas of Spain; fishing villages and farming remain important, creating a quaint society that, ironically, attracts more investment from luxury property buyers.
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