As the moment of retirement gets closer, we begin a reflection process on destinations where we will have the quality of life we dreamed. Portugal appears as a country with the desired conditions. Below you will find some interesting facts about Portugal.

The Global Retirement Index, a study promoted by the magazine International Living, has placed Portugal in prominent positions as one of the best destinations to spend your retirement on the European continent and in the world. You will find more information on our PfR Guide.

Amongst the categories that make Portugal such an attractive country, we can mention the following:


Portugal’s gastronomy is as rich and varied as its landscape. When it comes to Portuguese food, there is no single region that stands out, all Portuguese regions are very rich and have their own delicious characteristics. Ah, and there is wine… among the best in the world!


The accessible healthcare insurance and good healthcare system in Portugal is one of the many benefits residents can enjoy. This explains why Portugal takes 12th place in the World Health Organization (WHO)'s ranking.


Security is one of the main features that makes many foreigners choose to live in Portugal. The country remains for some years in the top positions of Global Peace Index.


Portugal has a Mediterranean climate despite not having a Mediterranean coastline. Although the climate varies from region to region, it is pleasant throughout the year with nice summers and mild winters.

Cost of Living

Moving to Portugal is an opportunity to live in a European country with a good quality of life at prices that are affordable in things like food, utilities or public transport.

Tax Benefits

Portugal offers numerous attractive tax benefits for retirees. Not only a reduced income tax rate on pensions and foreign income, but also exemption from taxes on capital gains on properties sold outside of Portugal.

Friendly Environment

Portugal is the first on the ranking of the friendliest countries in the world according to The Expat Insider Survey. Friendly people, very receptive and a country where we can easily find people who speak English or French.

We can help you decide where in Portugal is the place for you. Just ask us for a presentation and we will show you all areas and their characteristics in detail.

To make it simpler, we’ve divided Portugal in seven main regions.

Let us guide you from North to South and around the Archipelagos of Azores and Madeira, in some of their most iconic regions and cities. Let’s now go a little deeper into each one of these beautiful regions and its main cities.

The Green Coast

The Green Coast is located in northwest Portugal, north of the Silver Coast and covers around a 100 km of coastline on the Atlantic coast from the Rio Minho and the border with Spain to the Rio Douro in Porto.

The Interior Northern and Central Portugal

Offer many green destinations, wonderful mountains, peaceful villages with its warm-hearted inhabitants, conscious accommodations guided by thoughtful sustainable practices and inspiring natural landscapes.

The Silver Coast

Is made of many different villages and towns. Some of the most popular places include Aveiro, surf town of Nazaré, Torres Vedras. Also historic towns like Coimbra make part of this wonderful coast. In this area you will discover beside the beautiful “silver” sandy beaches, mountain views and more.

The Lisbon Coast

The Greater Lisbon is the region surrounding Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. It consists of municipalities located on the northern bank of the wide mouth of the Tagus River (Rio Tejo) where it meets the Atlantic Ocean.

The Alentejo Region

In the Alentejo the plains that extend as far as the eye can see start close to the Tagus. While to the north, the pace is set by the green of the flatlands, further south the landscape combines with the sun, the heat and a slower pace of life. 

The Algarve Region

The Algarve is for some the best part of Portugal. The region has hundreds of incredibly beautiful beaches, splendid golf courses, and great condominiums and resorts. Algarve is a region with the warmest yearly temperature in Portugal.

Archipelagos Azores and Madeira

Both the Archipelago of Madeira and the Archipelago of the Azores are precious jewels of Portuguese territory, they have political autonomy, they have their own governments, but with fantastic pride they are part of the territory of our dear and eternal Portugal.