Ever since ancient times Portugal has benefited from its geographical position as a gateway into Europe and as a port for the Atlantic Ocean.
With a strategic location, Portugal is placed on the western coast of Europe and, as such, is a point of entrance into the Schengen Zone. A large part of the population speaks foreign languages, specifically English.
It is the perfect meeting point between three continents: Europe, Africa and America. It has the same currency as 18 other EU member states. Portugal also benefits from privileged relations with eight Portuguese speaking countries.
Portugal has everything people are looking for: great weather, delicious food, amazing beaches and rich culture.
It is the fourth safest country in the world and the third in Europe. It has also proved to be a safe haven in the current pandemic, without the tension that has gripped other parts of the world. This also explains the increasing demand of Australians, Canadians and Americans seeking for tranquillity in Portugal.
Best Quality of Life
Portugal won most best travel awards including the famous “WORLD LEADING DESTINATION” of 2017 at the World Travel Awards, having been the first european country to win “best destination“.
According to one of the world’s most comprehensive reports—Expat Insider 2017—Quality of Life Index 2017, Portugal has the Best Quality of Life in the World.
Tejo River; Lisbon
With its mild climate, lots of sunshine, top ranking of Negative oxygen ions in the air, Portugal is the perfect paradise all year round and very suitable for living.
Did you know that the number of hours of sunshine per year reaches values as high as 3300 in the south of the country and 1600 in the north, some of the highest in Europe?
Food and Wine
Portugal has fantastic products from north to south. Taste a simple grilled fish, always very fresh, just like the shellfish that abounds along the coast, and you are sure that you are in Portugal. Because this is where you can find the best fish in the world! In meat dishes, we have excellent meat of Portuguese origin from the north to the south of Portugal, be it veal, pork or kid. The same can be said for vegetables and fruit.
Portuguese olive oil, of great quality, is always present and is part of every dish, including the codfish recipes (they say there are 1001 of them!), in which we are experts in the way of preparing and enjoying it. Each dish goes with the right wine. We have wines all over the country, and if Porto is famous for its Port Wines, the red wines from Douro, Alentejo and so many others are no less distinguished. And the cheeses! We only need to mention “Serra da Estrela”, but all those from the Centre of Portugal, Alentejo or Azores are delicious. As far as sweets are concerned, we cannot fail to taste a “pastel de nata” (custard tart). It always goes well with coffee. At the end, we toast with a Port or an excellent sparkling wine produced in Portugal.
Paradise on Earth
Benefiting from a high potential growth, tourism is one of Portugal’s main socioeconomic activities. Mild climate, 3,000 hours of sunshine per year and 850 km of incredible beaches bounded by the Atlantic Ocean make Portugal the perfect destination for all seasons. The wonderful gastronomy, the excellent wines and the friendliness of the Portuguese make for a high quality offer of tourist services.
Portugal is one of the mildest countries in Europe, with sunny winters and summers. It is paradise on earth, all year round.