The Algarve is Portugal's deep South - it is a region in the shape of a roughly rectangular stripe going from East to West. Due to this elongated outline it has a long coast, so wherever you are, the Atlantic is never too far away. In the East the Algarve shares a border with Spain, but in today's Schengen world of open borders within the European Union, this is no longer a dividing line at all. The Algarve's area is about two times that of Luxembourg - just as a comparison. With its population of 426 thousand people the region has a, by European standards, relatively low density of inhabitants, which makes it perfect for tourism - and this is in fact one of the major branches of the economy of the Algarve. Tourists will find not only a long and beautiful coastline, but further inland the terrain is mostly hilly and very appealing as well.
Of course, the region has a lot of history to present. There is a considerable amount of Roman monuments, but, what makes the Algarve even more special for a part of Europe, is the fact that in the Middle Ages it was under Arab occupation for almost five centuries. (The original Arabic name for the region was Al-Gharb Al-Andalus, which over time has been turned into the current name, "Algarve".) A lot of the region's buildings were made by the Arabs and later in Christian times this architectural style somehow survived, so you can expect an atmosphere clearly reminiscent of Morocco or Tunisia.
It is not only tourists that come - many Northern Europeans decide to stay for good. This is why the Algarve has a well-developed English-language infrastructure, which includes newspapers, magazines, clubs, and other organizations, forming an important part of the community life of the Irish, British, and Dutch people who permanently, or at least during the summer season, live in the Algarve.
Faro is the capital of the region. The municipality has a population of 58 thousand and boasts one of Portugal's most famous marinas. Its climate is classified as Mediterranean-Subtropical but due to the constantly blowing Atlantic winds, even high temperatures (as in most of the Algarve), are a lot more bearable than they would be at other places.
Eight (8) lots of rustic country land. There are no buildings or houses on the properties. All farm land without buildings. Some properties contain olive trees, almond trees and alfarrobeira trees. [ read more » ]
Eight (8) plots of rustic country land. There are no buildings or houses on the properties. All farm land without buildings. Some properties contain olive trees, almond trees, and alfarrobeira trees.
Terreno rustico. [ read more » ]
Houses and apartments for holidays or the Yearly rental. [ read more » ]
Excellent 2 bedroom apartment at the Marina with views to the boat.
Parking place, fireplace and terrace [ read more » ]
House in the historic center of Lagos with 2 floors and possibility of room terrace. House has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. [ read more » ]
1282sq.m.- building plot with approved building plans for a Villa with pool, with lovely sea views from the bay of Alvor. [ read more » ]
Excellent location, 5 minutes walk from the beach. This house needs some renovation work.
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If your looking to be by the sea and the marina, the "Villas" will offer you these unique moments of pleasure to live.
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Apartments at the Closed condominium with 24 hours security, pool, green spaces, mini-golf and playground.
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Quinta Panoramica has sweeping rural viewsdown to the coast, to Luz and the Monchique mountains [ read more » ]
Promotion of the Week - Furnished and equipped 2 bedroom apartment with parking space in communal garage. [ read more » ]
4 bedroom located in one of the most prestigious Lagos "Porto de Mos", has 2 terraces with BQQ, garage, parking for 1 car, 2 front, sunny, fireplace, Good Business [ read more » ]