Your questions about why the Algarve is the perfect destination to invest in a retirement home answered by Winkworth International.
Choose the Algarve's endless skies and beautiful beaches for your retirement home
Why retire to the Algarve?
For buyers contemplating retirement abroad, The Algarve’s attractions present infinite possibilities; golden beaches, wonderful weather, competitive living costs, all round quality of life, plus varied and affordable Algarve property for sale. Portugal is extremely well-connected, with frequent flights to and from all European and worldwide destinations. The UK is just two and a half hours away and you can now fly non-stop to Portugal from five U.S. cities. You can navigate the entire country by bus, tram and train or even drive a couple of hours from your Algarve home, over the Spanish border for tapas in Seville.
Who can retire to The Algarve?
If the retired British expat community most readily springs to mind, The Algarve is in fact a mecca for ‘third age’ property buyers around the globe, making for a cosmopolitan mix of nationalities. Undoubtedly, this is due to the wealth of financial benefits available via retirement in the Algarve, including tax-free pensions for ten years, reduced income taxes and the opportunity to acquire a fully fledged residency permit through investment.
In the US, Forbes Magazine reports that a recent survey once again placed Portugal in the top ten list of best places to retire around the world. Chinese and Middle-Eastern interest is also growing and Brazilian buyers in the fifty plus age bracket have increased too. Quite simply, anyone wishing to avail themselves of these financial benefits - along with the fantastic range of property for sale in the Algarve - can choose Portugal for their retirement years.
A traditional Portuguese house - just one of many Algarve property types available
What type of retirement property is available in The Algarve?
The Algarve’s distinctive neighbourhoods are part of its charm. The Algarve coast stretches from the port city of Faro - also home to Faro international airport - in the East, through the central “golden triangle’ of affluent Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago and Almancil. At its western tip you’ll find rugged clifftops and traditional villages like Salema.
Elegant Algarve villas for sale in established resorts contrast with functional golfing apartments, low-maintenance townhouses and traditional fishing village residences. Whatever your plan for your retirement, there’s a property in the Algarve for you.
Golf by the sea is part of the Algarve’s outdoors lifestyle
Why choose Winkworth International to buy in the Algarve?
Winkworth International is a long-established British brand, operating on an international scale for many years. Our ‘people on the ground’ in Portugal have been around a while too and know the ins and outs of the buying process here. This longevity of experience makes a winning package when it comes to matching buyers with their dream property.
Finally, what makes The Algarve a deal clincher for your golden years?
The incomparable outdoor lifestyle; golfing, cliff walking and much more. The excellent free medical care. English is widely spoken too (although it’s only polite to learn essential Portuguese). Oh, and the markets, where you can buy everything from cashmere to perfectly sun-ripened produce.
To make that Algarve sunset your own, contact Winkworth Portugal.