Did you know that the Algarve is currently enjoying temperatures of around 19 degrees - with sunshine? As the UK shivers its way into December, take a look at some of the exceptional Algarve properties for sale in Winkworth International's festive blog post.
If you’re contemplating buying property abroad in 2017, the affordable luxury of stylish Algarve villas, easy-maintenance apartments and exciting development opportunities are not the only thing Portugal has to recommend it. Having been voted most popular place to retire to and best golfing destination in 2016, it has also recorded best ever tourism figures. With its tax incentives for overseas buyers and the opportunity to obtain an EU passport through property investment, Portugal remains a clear favourite with Winkworth International.
Throughout this year we've written comprehensively about the pros and cons of buying property in Portugal - why not read some more of our insights and check our property listings? If you like what you see, let Winkworth International arrange the viewings while you book your flight.
The beauty of buying property in Portugal is that it really is for Christmas. Try visiting in early December, when local markets from Porches to Carvoeiro take on a distinctly festive feel or on New Year's Eve (Vespera de Ano Novo), which is celebrated nationwide with fireworks and music. Bustling towns and cities such as Carvoeiro and Lagos remain very much open for business in the winter, perfect for anyone investing in a permanent home and a “golden visa.” Combining sun and sea elements in the summer months with enough Xmas factor to make you feel festive - while remaining mild enough to give you that vital sense of well being - these vibrant neighbourhoods are proof that the Algarve is far more than a summer holiday destination.