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Algarve street cats become art
25th June 2018

Children from the Algarve have been busy

Children from the Algarve have been busy these school holidays painting and drawing pictures of cats to be turned into fundraising greetings cards. They will be sold to raise money for street cat charity Amigos dos Gatos do Algarve (AGA), which will use i... read more

Algarve's ''Green Key'' Establishments
11th June 2018

10 eco-friendly ‘Green Key’ establishments

A record number of 10 establishments in the Algarve were awarded ‘Green Key’ eco-labels this year, double the amount of last year. Seven hotels – Conrad Algarve (Almancil), Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas (Vilamoura), Pine Cliffs (Albufeira), Vila Galé Al... read more

Faro's snail festival is back
22nd May 2018

It’s that time of the year again!

It's time to visit Faro’s now famous Snail Festival. The location is the Jardim da Alameda, in Faro, from May 24 to 27. For those whose idea of a good evening out does not include eating snails, there is plenty of other street food available plus... read more

Street food inspires Algarve Chefs Week
18th May 2018

Algarvean products will be the main themes

Street food and typical Algarvean products will be the main themes of this year’s Algarve Chefs Week, which will take place between Monday, May 28 and Sunday, June 3 at 14 of the region’s top hotels. Executive chefs at the hotel’s restaurants will be c... read more

Record EasyJet Figures
18th May 2018

Boost employment in hotels and restaurants

Portugal’s restaurants and hotels have registered a welcome number of job increases as at the end of the first quarter of 2018, according to data released by the National Institute of Statistics. For the first time in 10 years, the number of jobs at t... read more

Late Sunshine
9th November 2017

Algarve is enjoying a warm autumn

We generally are pretty appreciative of how lucky we are living in the Algarve. Never more so than in these beautiful November days. Come and see for yourself. So don't put your summer clothes away yet! Pack them and come out. The beach restaurants are... read more

Lonely Planet awards Portugal Top Honours
1st November 2017

Portugal named the 3rd. best country to visit

Portugal has been named the third best country to visit (after Chile and South Korea) in 2018 by Lonely Planet in the travel guide book publisher’s annual Best In Travel book. “Portugal has emerged from the long shadow cast by neighbouring Spain, seizi... read more

Off Plan is Back!
23rd April 2017

Demand for off plan has emerged in Algarve

In the last three years the Algarve property prices have seen a turn around and are definitely on the rise; the stock that existed when the financial crisis hit the market almost ten years ago has largely been exhausted. There is an acute shortage of prop... read more

Market confidence has returned to the Algarve reso
18th April 2017

Report from Portugal Resident

Market confidence has returned to the Algarve resort market Looking along the Algarve from east to west, one of the examples of investor commitment in the east Algarve is at Monte Rei, the luxury golf and country club resort community with the highest... read more

Algarve is listed as the Best “Budget” beach desti
3rd March 2017

Holidaymakers with a low budget should opt for the Algarve as a beach destination since it was listed as the best ''budget'' beach destination. The UK newspaper, the Telegraph has made a list of the world´s greatest beaches according to specific holiday c... read more

Faro to invest millions in renovations
5th January 2017

multi-million euro makeover in 2017

The Algarve capital has set aside 3.4 million euros that will be used to renovate public spaces, improve city streets and squares while also refurbishing children’s play parks. Overall, Faro Town Hall has set aside close to 40 million euros for the co... read more

Prime Algarve Property Prices Rise
3rd January 2017

While Portugal’s national housing market has seen only tentative improvement in recent years, prime Algarve property has shown a marked upturn. In Quinta do Lago, for example, the very best properties have exceeded their pre-crisis peak, with sales volume... read more

Algarve sets annual tourism record
21st December 2016

Algarve by October already passed 2015 record

In a statement, Algarve Tourism (RTA) revealed that “hotels in the Algarve had between January and October this year already recorded greater occupancy and revenue than the whole of 2015, which had been the best ever for the region.” Overnight stays in t... read more

Property sales up 18% in first half of 2013
30th July 2013

Algarve Property News

One major real estate franchise in Portugal has reported an 18% rise in its Portugal sales between January and July 2013 as it was involved in business worth €443 million. The number of transactions rose 14% with 2 bedroom apartments the most sought af... read more

Algarve Events Calender 2013
14th January 2013

Algarve Property News

January Events in the Algarve Festival of “Chouriças” (Sausages), which is also known as the Festival of S. Luís, the patron saint of animals in Querença. Janeiras Festival in Silves. The tradition of the Janeiras (seasonal songs) dates back to ancient... read more

Western Algarve has sustainable golf course
1st August 2012

Algarve Property News

According to ''Algarve Resident'' a new golf course built on an ecological reserve in the western Algarve is promoting sustainable practices while working alongside researchers at the University of the Algarve to ensure protection of the land and surround... read more

The Undiscovered Town Of Monte Gordo
14th June 2012

Algarve Property News

Written by Come to Portugal The town of Monte Gordo is a large and spacious one, with many of its typically wide streets dedicated to pedestrians. It was once a thriving fishing village with a wide variety of fish species due to the warmer waters of th... read more

Castro Marim Overview
1st June 2012

Algarve Property News

Written by Come to Portugal Casto Marim lies at the eastern edge of the Algarve, the last town before the Spanish border marked by the Guadiana River which separates the two countries. On approaching Casto Marim the majestic castle beckons. There is... read more

Ria Formosa Nature Reserve
1st May 2012

Algarve Property For Sale

By Janet Johnstone From Faro to Cacela Velha near Tavira, the Ria Formosa area is a protected lagoon landscape which was formed in large part by the 1755 earthquake and its dunes and islands continue to be shaped by tidal influences. The park co... read more

Tourist days out and kids things to do
1st April 2012

Algarve Property News

Written by Paul Rees Stuck for something to do? Here is a list of just some of the things that you could try during your time in the Algarve. A Cova dos Mouros: Prehistoric mining park. This is due north of Tavira as the crow flies at the Reserve da... read more

More Rounds Played In The Algarve Last Year
19th February 2012

Golf Algarve Property News

More than a million rounds of golf were played on Algarve courses in 2011, up 4.9% on the previous year, cementing the region’s reputation as one of the top golfing destinations in Europe. The figures, released by Turismo do Algarve, show that the majo... read more

20th January 2012

Algarve Golf Property News

THE Algarve has emerged Europe’s top golfing destination in the inaugural Today’s Golfer Travel Awards, claiming the main Best Value Golf Destination (Continental Europe) title. And the pride of Portugal triumphed in style by receiving an impressive 32... read more

20% BMV Luxury Golf Apartments!
3rd October 2011

Algarve Property News

An Amazing opportunity has arisen to benefit from exceptional price reductions on one of the most prestigious golf communities in the Algarve. In light of current economic conditions, prices have been dropped by 20% here: http://www.elitealgarveproperties... read more

Luxury Algarve properties owned off shore
7th July 2011

Algarve Property News

Over the past 15 years or so, more and more properties in the Algarve, particularly in the ''Golden Triangle'' have been purchased using corporate ownership. Back in 2002/3 this became a problem for a lot of people when the Portuguese government decided t... read more

A Guide To Vale Do Lobo
1st June 2011

Algarve Property News

The Vale do Lobo luxury property experience is beyond comparison. It’s a self contained resort with more than one mile of beautiful golden sands, deluxe property for sale, a range of world class sporting activities, top international and local cuisine, an... read more

Algarve Property With Amazing 50% Discount!
23rd May 2011

Distressed Algarve Property In Santa Barbara

Three bedroom detached villa with 150m2 liveable, swimming pool and covered parking. At 1,000m from Santa Barbara de Nexe and only at 5 minutes from Faro, this villa is implanted in a plot with around 1.000m2. Composed by living room with fireplace, fitte... read more

Airline Announces New Algarve Routes
18th April 2011

Algarve Porperty News

The property market in the Algarve looks set for a boost thanks to increased demand from tourists visiting the region. Jet2, the low cost airline, has announced it will be adding two new UK routes to and from the Algarve's Faro Airport starting in Apr... read more

Buying Eastern Algarve Property: A Quick Guide
25th March 2011

Luxury Algarve Property News

ABOUT THE AREA: Described as the ‘real Portugal’, the Eastern Algarve has retained its charm, history and beautiful architecture. It is a destination of true character offering the best of all worlds - beautiful countryside, quaint villages & seaside r... read more

Mortgage Rates For All Ages
21st March 2011

Algarve Property News

Age is a key factor when applying for a mortgage, as it determines not only the mortgage loan conditions the bank offers you, but also the factors to be taken into account when deciding which offer to accept. Each age group has its own needs, advantages,... read more

A Word of Advice re Building a New Algarve Villa
7th March 2011

Algarve Villa Property Sales

I meet many clients who want to build their dream villa down here in the Algarve. There are a number of expensive pitfalls and so I thought it worthwhile to detail a few home truths. There are several little “mafias” operating in localised areas especi... read more

Traveller's Guide To The Algarve
3rd March 2011

Algarve Property News

It's not just sun, sand and Brits on the beach – Portugal's south coast offers dramatic countryside inland, too, says Cathy Packe, writing for the Independent, Saturday, 12 February 2011. Portugal's south coast, washed by the Atlantic Ocean, boasts natura... read more

New Conrad Hotel Opening in Quinta do Lago
24th February 2011

Algarve Propery News Portugal

The new Conrad Algarve Hotel is opening in Quinta do Lago on 5 July. It is the Algarve's latest 5 star hotel and will have 154 bedrooms and suites, a ballroom, five meeting rooms, 6 restaurants, a business centre, a children’s club and a health club & spa... read more

High End Algarve Property Market Performing Well
27th January 2011

Luxury Algarve Property News

Premium homes at the top end of the Algarve property market are continuing to attract a good level of demand from Brits seeking a home overseas. The ‘Golden Triangle’ of central Algarve in Portugal, which includes Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo and Vilamour... read more

Algarve tourism property targets UK in 2011
20th December 2010

Algarve Property News

In a move that has this week surprised observers, tourism officials in the Algarve have revealed their focus on emerging markets will be placed on the back-burner in 2011 as the region looks to consolidate its relationship with the United Kingdom - tradit... read more

Deluxe Vale Do Lobo Villa For Sale
24th November 2010

Vale Do Lobo Algarve Property

Elite Algarve Properties are proud to list one of the the most significant, prestigious, highly specified and well located properties in Vale do Lobo. The Magnificent luxury 4 bedroom villa is located in arguably the very best position of the whole commun... read more

The Algarve Portugal: Property Investment
4th November 2010

Algarve Property Investment

The Algarve in Portugal is still one of the most popular destinations to northern Europeans looking for a holiday or retirement home. Why? The list is long but the location could not be better: only a 2-3 hour flight from all Europe’s major cities makes i... read more

Beautiful Parque da Floresta Villa For Sale
10th October 2010

Algarve Property Portugal

As leading luxury estate agents on the Algarve, Elite Algarve Properties has been entrusted to market a luxurious, front line golf villa. One of Parque da Floresta’s finest appointed properties, the villa is set on a double plot and boasts stunning views... read more

Buying A Property In The Algarve Portugal
1st October 2010

Portugal Algarve Property

The Algarve, Portugal is one of Europe’s most exclusive holiday, retirement and leisure destinations. Buying a property here is straight forward as long as you know the correct procedure. There follows information about the contractual and legal steps tak... read more

Darren Clarke To Launch Algarve Hotel Investment
6th September 2010

Algarve Property News Portugal

Darren Clarke is One of the world’s most well known golfers and has won many fans with his passionate play and dedicated approach to the game. A stalwart of The European Tour since 1991, the Ulsterman is no stranger to firsts. In the 1999 Smurfit European... read more

Algarve Race Track VIP Lounge: Shared Usage Offer
25th August 2010

Algarve Property News

An exciting opportunity has arisen to own a luxury trackside VIP lounge at the new Autodromo in Portugal at a fraction of the price with the following exclusive benefits. * Enjoy personal use for 10 People for at least 4 world class practice and qualif... read more

Spanish Algarve Repossessed Property For Sale Now!
5th July 2010

Distressed Spanish Algarve Property

Buy repossessed apartments adjacent to the championship 36-hole Costa Esuri golf course on the Spanish Algarve. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, green and landscaped areas and with comprehensive facilities. The properties have been priced for a ver... read more

Algarve Property Sales Increase With Sterling
21st June 2010

Sterling Bounces Back

The current sterling position vs the Euro (1.20 in June 10) has sparked a dramatic rise in demand for property on the Algarve with the number of Brits searching online for foreign property doubling in the last year according to leading online property por... read more

Portugal Property Market: Investor Demand Rising
11th June 2010

Portugal Property News

The number of overseas property investors in the Portuguese real estate market is beginning to rise in line with the country's economic recovery, it has been claimed. Overseas Property Professional (OPP) has reported that foreign buyers are returning to t... read more

A Quick Guide To Quinta Do Lago And Property Here
14th May 2010

Quinta Do Lago Algarve Property News

Quinta do Lago is absolutely exclusive and different from all other luxury leisure communities on the Algarve. It is truly an oasis and property owners all boast of the rare combination of world-class sports facilities, deluxe services, natural beauty, a... read more

Algarve to get 8 more 5-star hotel properties
22nd April 2010

Algarve Property News

Eight brand new 5-star hotels will be opened in 2010 in the Algarve where there are already 15 five-star units. This represents an investment of more than 500 million EUR. According to reports, 2 of the new hotels will be in Lagos (which does not have... read more

Traditional holiday home destinations are safer
7th April 2010

Algarve Property Sale News

Over the last 10 years there has been a more demand for property in emerging areas and countries around the globe, often with a view to profiting from increasing property values. However, in today’s economic climate, buyers have returned to traditional, e... read more

New Iberian Golf Tour
3rd March 2010

Algarve Golf Property News

Both amateurs and professionals will be able to play in a new European golf tour during the winter months thanks to the newly formed Iberian Golf Tour (IG Tour). The IG Tour has taken advantage of the great winter climate down here to arrange tournamen... read more

Capital Gains Tax Rebate
24th February 2010

Spanish Algarve Property News

Spanish Algarve Property News: Great news! If you sold a property in Spain between 1997 – 2006 you may be entiled to a Spanish Capital Gains Tax rebate Between 1997 and the end of 2006, UK citizens paid 35% Capital Gains Tax (CGT) when selling their pr... read more

16th February 2010

Algarve Property News

The Algarve started to become a hotspot for northern Europe tourism as far back as the 1960s and since then British, Irish, Dutch and Germans have been regular visitors to the region. The market for holiday homes in the area has developed slowly and respo... read more

Algarve Housing Market As Stable As Ever
15th February 2010

Algarve Property News

Portugal is enjoying an increase in attention at present. The difficulties encountered by Spain throughout the recession are prompting buyers to look to its neighbouring country where prices are more stable. Portugal emerged from recession in Q2 of 200... read more

European PGA Tournament Dates
1st February 2010

Algarve Golf Property News

The European PGA has confirmed the dates for the 2010 tournament at The Victoria Course - Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th October. The prize money will be similar to the last 3 years and the event follows on from the Ryder Cup in Wales 1-3 October and t... read more

High End Algarve Property Market Performing Well
27th January 2010

Luxury Algarve Property News

Premium homes at the top end of the Algarve property market are continuing to attract a good level of demand from Brits seeking a home overseas. The ‘Golden Triangle’ of central Algarve in Portugal, which includes Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo and Vilamour... read more

New Restaurant On Costa Esuri
25th January 2010

Spanish Algarve Property News

A new restaurant will soon open on the Costa Esuri community in Ayamonte that will offer property owners a new much needed alternative to the club house. Location: The restaurant and bar overlooks the 18th green on the old (west) course. It was origin... read more

11th January 2010

Algarve Property News

What does the Western & Eastern Algarve have to attract buyers? The Western Algarve is a rugged coastline, more exposed to the Atlantic headwinds than the other Algarve regions and so more weathered. This is where you find the dramatic sandstone cliffs, f... read more

More Direct Flights To Faro
21st December 2009

Algarve Property News

Algarve Property News. Ryanair has announced another direct route to Faro recently from Derry. Starting first of April 2010, the new service will bring a wider holiday choice to Northern Ireland in time for Summer 2010 and further underlines the import... read more

Property Tax News On Spanish Algarve
15th December 2009

Spanish Algarve Property News

A recent tax bill has been approved by the Spanish Government and is under study by Parliament; the general terms are expected to come into force by January 1 2010 although the new VAT modifications should be in force from July 2010. At the moment it is o... read more

Amazing Property Deal In The Spanish Algarve
13th November 2009

Costa de la Luz Property news

A developer in Huelva is now offering a fantastic deal to prospective buyers of the few remaining properties on Hoyo 14 – a luxury community of townhouses right by the beach and golf course of Nuevo Portil – an area known for it outstanding natural beauty... read more

Income Tax In The Spanish Algarve Property Market
10th October 2009

Spanish Algarve Property News

Following a number of enquiries about Spanish income tax for non residents we have the following information. In a nutshell, wealth tax was abolished in Spain as of 01//01/08 and was replaced by Income tax. This applies to each property owned by someone w... read more

Now Is The Time To Buy A Property On The Algarve
15th September 2009

Algarve Property News

There has been a lot of publicity about the international property market over the last 18 months and much of it has focused on the oversupply in some areas, notably Spain and low demand that has caused prices to fall dramatically. But what about areas li... read more

Beautiful Parque da Floresta Villa For Sale
10th September 2009

Algarve Property Portugal

As leading luxury estate agents on the Algarve, Elite Algarve Properties has been entrusted to market a luxurious, front line golf villa. One of Parque da Floresta’s finest appointed properties, the villa is set on a double plot and boasts stunning views... read more

Algarve Popularity Increasing
25th August 2009

Algarve Property News

According to the Portuguese UK Chamber of Commerce, the popularity of the country with UK visitors has soared over the past three years, from 1.94 million in 2006 to over 2.5 million in 2008. “The balmy year-round climate, unspoilt beaches and world-c... read more

New Multi-Million EUR Shopping Centre
15th July 2009

Algarve Property News

The Sonae Group has lent a significant financial boost to the Eastern Algarve by inaugurating a 15m EUR shopping centre in Tavira that has directly created 273 jobs. Owned by Matifer and managed by the Sonae Group the Tavira Grand Plaza comprises four... read more

The Central Algarve In Brief
10th June 2009

Algarve Property News

The Central Algarve is one of Europe’s favourite holiday destinations, famous for its world-class golf courses and luxury resorts such as Vilamoura, Quinta do Lago and Vale de Lobo. More established than other Algarve regions, it still retains its charm a... read more

Algarve’s latest hotel opens in Lagos
12th May 2009

Western Algarve Property News

The Algarve’s latest four-star hotel, the Hotel Vila Galé Lagos, which is a €30 million investment, is soon to open in Meia Praia and will be inaugurated on April 25th, the day Portugal was liberated from its dictatorship and became a democracy. Compri... read more

Algarve Golf Information
30th April 2009

Real Estate & Algarve Property News

The Algarve is famous for quality golf and with over 40 courses in a 200-mile area, there is something to suit every mood. With excellent year round access to Faro international airport from Europe and all courses within an hour or so from here, getting t... read more

Faro Plans For Expansion
24th April 2009

Property News in the Algarve

A recent press conference announced that Faro Airport is to benefit from a €130 million investment to expand and also to improve its existing facilities. The project will be divided into two phases and as a whole will cover three key areas; capacity (t... read more

Grand Prix in Portimao
20th March 2009

Algarve Property News

Fantastic news for the Algarve economy recently announced with the new grand prix circuit attracting some serious investment. Administration of the A1 Grand Prix confirmed they have signed a contract for the purchase of two plots in the Technological... read more

Costa de la Luz receives tourism boost
11th February 2009

Costa de la Luz Property News

Tour operators TUI, Thomas Cook, Rewe and TSS, which together carry 50 million tourists per year, have recently made a deal with the Autonomous Government of Andalucia today to promote tourism to the region and especially the Costa de la Luz. Accordin... read more

Barclays survey reveals overseas property interest
16th January 2009

Algarve Property News

A recent survey into overseas property and British buyers conducted by Barclays Bank revealed that 40% of Britons either already own a property abroad or intend to buy one, and that of those who intend to buy, 43.1% said they would be buying with cash.... read more

10 new private hospitals planned in Algarve
1st January 2009

Algarve Property News

More than ten new private hospitals are in the pipeline to be built in the Algarve, where beds in that sector are expected to triple over the next five years, and are mainly aimed at tourists holidaying in the region. The region’s main private health... read more

Formula 1 cars return to Portugal
1st December 2008

Algarve Property News

Formula 1 cars returned to Portugal recently when Ferrari and McLaren christened the new Algarve Motor Park. The sport’s top two teams kicked off the first official F1 test at the track and were in action for three days as both concluded their track t... read more

Algarve Property News
28th October 2008

Vilamoura Hosts The Portugal Masters

The Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura on the Algarve recently hosted the Portugal Masters - one of the of the most important golf tournaments in the PGA European Tour. Five European Cup players – Robert Karlsson, Miguel Angel Jiménez, and British players... read more

Growing tourist numbers on Algarve
6th October 2008

Algarve Property News

The World Trade Organisation has recently conducted research that found Portugal has been witnessing a significant growth in tourist numbers. Newly released figures show that tourist numbers grew by 10 percent in 2007 and will increase more in 2008. Th... read more

Algarve offers best golf in the world
8th September 2008

Algarve Property News

In a recent report by the Daily Telegraph, Portugal was highlighted as the best golf destination in the world. This quality and choice is what has attracted Padraig Harrington, a member of Europe's Ryder Cup team to purchase a 5 bedroom villa at Vilamoura... read more

Oceanico's open Algarve champion
4th August 2008

Algarve Property News

Keen-eyed golf fans would have spotted the Oceanico Group logo on Padraig Harrington’s cap as the Irishman lifted his second successive Open Championship in style at Royal Birkdale. Harrington owns an Oceanico property and is sponsored by the Portugues... read more

Portuguese market continues to grow
28th July 2008

Algarve Property News

UK-based investors are continuing to buy overseas property in Portugal, according to a new report. Homes Overseas magazine stated that the European country has so far avoided the worst of the economic downturn which has hit the continent. ''Portugal ap... read more

East Esuri golf course now open
8th July 2008

Costa de la Luz Property News

On Thursday 19 June, Aymerich Golf Management opened the new East Course at the Costa Esuri development near Ayamonte on the Spanish Algarve; complementing the West Course that has been in operation for two years. To celebrate the opening, the 3rd Ayme... read more

Algarve's regeneration programme gathers pace
30th June 2008

Algarve Property News

The largest ever urban development programme in the Algarve has been unveiled by Vilamoura’s master developer. It was announced that in 2009 they will start construction work on the eighth and final phase of Vilamoura XXI. Plans for this €750m developm... read more

Investing abroad could be lucrative
5th June 2008

Algarve & Costa de la Luz Property News

British investors have been told that the current downturn in the property market could make a foreign investment, such as Algarve or Costa de la Luz property, a better option. The Telegraph stated that house prices in the UK are currently falling and... read more

Portugal emerging as overseas property hotspot
30th May 2008

Algarve Property News

Portugal is proving to be a popular choice for second home buyers from the UK, according to experts. Currency specialist FC Exchange said that high net worth individuals who traditionally targeted the south of France for holiday homes are now choosing... read more

Brits find it easier to raise finance abroad
5th May 2008

Algarve & Costa de la Luz Property News

The ongoing credit crisis is prompting many people to take the plunge and invest in a foreign property, an expert has said. According to Paul Collins of the BuyAssociation website, foreign property ownership is becoming more and more popular in the UK.... read more

Algarve a summer hotspot
2nd May 2008

Algarve Property News

Owners of rental accommodation in the Algarve could be set to see strong demand this summer, according to Holidays-Direct. The Portuguese tourist hotspot has attracted considerable interest from British holidaymakers in the last few months. The trave... read more

Algarve property also offers off-season returns
7th April 2008

Algarve Property News

Buying property in Portugal’s stable and robust property market can offer an investor returns over the entire year. Property in the popular Algarve region offers the highest demand for tourism-based rental and experiences returns on a par with those in... read more

Still high demand for rental property in Spain
5th April 2008

Costa de la Luz Property News

Growing tourism in Spain is likely to push up demand for rental accommodation among holidaymakers. Thomson Financial reports that 3.3 million people visited the European country in February - 6.5% more than in 2007. Overall figures for 2008 are also up... read more

Algarve property is a safe bet for investors
7th March 2008

Algarve Property News

The property market in Portugal remained stable and profitable throughout 2007, with a 12% growth and strong rental yields for investors. For those looking for buy-to-let properties, the Algarve is a very good option, due to the year-round rental marke... read more

Huelva set to be Spain’s next property hotspot
6th March 2008

Costa de la Luz Property News

Following last month’s news of the approval for a new international airport in Huelva, it is now being said that this region of Costa de la Luz, the ‘Spanish Algarve’, could be Spain’s best investment. When the airport opens in 2012, the current 40 min... read more

Marriott prestigious Renaissance brand in Algarve
13th February 2008

Algarve Property News

The existing Vila Sol Spa & Golf Resort in Vilamoura will be re-branded to Marriott International’s sophisticated and stylish ‘Renaissance’ hotel brand. The conversion and expansion is expected to take place during 2008. “The Vila Sol Spa & Golf Resort... read more

New international airport to boost Huelva tourism
13th February 2008

Costa de la Luz Property News

Huelva is to receive its own international airport valued at 150 million euros, increasing demand for property in the area. Huelva, in the western Costa de la Luz, bordering the Portuguese Algarve, is a region that is seeing phenomenal growth in both i... read more

Spain & Portugal join forces to boost tourism
10th January 2008

Algarve & Costa de la Luz Property News

A new website designed to promote both Spain and Portugal as a single tourist destination has been launched after a consultation between the country’s respective tourism offices., will promote the Iberian Peninsular as a destinati... read more

Substantial growth in 2007 for Portuguese market
14th December 2007

Algarve Property News

The property market in Portugal has remained stable and profitable throughout 2007, with strong rental yields for investors. It should receive a healthy 12% growth by the end of the year, according to 'The Move Channel'. With the double tax arrangement... read more

Spanish property - better value than UK
20th November 2007

Costa de la Luz Property News

People buying property in Spain can get better value for money than those buying in the UK, according to experts. Over-50s specialist Saga said that although Spain had similarly experienced a property boom in the last decade, the UK was a more expensiv... read more

Celebrities line up to promote the Algarve
19th November 2007

Algarve Property News

A number of Portuguese celebrities are in negotiations to participate in a new drive to boost the country's tourist trade. According to the ''Portugal Resident'', football manager Jose Mourinho is one of the people who is expected to be unveiled as one... read more

Algarve - a half term hotspot
15th October 2007

Algarve Property News

Good news for investors as many villa owners and resorts announce accommodation is fully booked for October half-term. The Algarve is set for a busy week during the October half-term as thousands of UK families plan to head off for a holiday in the sun... read more

Portugal receives 21 billion Euro grant
10th September 2007

Algarve Property News

Portugal has recently taken on the EU Presidency, which will undoubtedly raise its public profile, but in addition to this honour, they will now receive a 21 Billion Euro grant to help further develop the country. This grant will enhance its strong positi... read more

Vilamoura marina expansion
19th July 2007

Algarve property news

Vilamoura marina expansion Portugal has been among the UK’s top 10 destinations for overseas property investment for more than 30 years and this is set to continue as plans to expand the Vilamoura marina have been announced. The Algarve has seen a resu... read more

New law will ‘clean up Spanish property industry’
14th July 2007

Costa de la Luz Property News

A new Spanish law brought into force on the 1st July has been designed to bring greater transparency to the planning system and increase confidence in the Spanish property industry. This new Spanish law, which covers the Land Legal System, Property Val... read more

Portugal a favourite with Brits
21st June 2007

Algarve Property News

France and Spain may be the UK’s favourites for overseas property, but Portugal is racing ahead as one of the places Brits prefer abroad. Over 200,000 Brits already own property in the Portuguese sun, which accounts for 11% of the UK’s overseas buyers.... read more

Spain remains a property hotspot despite problems
12th June 2007

Costa de la Luz Property News

The latest ‘Hotspots Report’ from currency exchange, HiFX, shows that 27% of all enquiries relating to people buying abroad concern Spanish property – which is good news for everyone involved. While some areas of the Spanish Costas are certainly cooling a... read more

Investors more comfortable in western Europe
24th May 2007

Algarve & Costa de la Luz Property News

The Algarve property market and other real estate sectors in western Europe are more attractive to investors than emerging industries to the east, owing to the stability and reliability they offer. According to some agents, over 200,000 Brits already o... read more

Long term rental market in Spain is ''Superb''
18th May 2007

Costa de la Luz Property News

Spain still represents a good long-term investment, especially when it comes to the rental market, one expert has said. Tim Hodges, local director for the County Homesearch Company in Spain, told news provider ‘About Property’ that rental returns for h... read more

Growth predicted for Algarve property
21st April 2007

The Portuguese property market is set to perform well this year and offer good returns to investors, it has been predicted. There will be steady growth in the Portuguese property market, despite the competition it is set to encounter from eastern Europ... read more

Design your own villa property in Costa de la Luz
9th April 2007

A great opportunity to create an individual property in Costa de la Luz. You choose the design & all specs. The price of land on the Costa de la Luz is from £100 / €150 per m². The cost of construction depends on the final specification; bespoke build... read more

Golf Drives Spanish & Portuguese Markets
14th February 2007

According to a leading expert, the countries' range of top courses, created by some of the world's best designers and properties set back from the fairways in specially built complexes are proving extremely popular with foreign investors. Golfers... read more

Spain Boosts Appeal For Investors
11th February 2007

Those looking to buy a property in Spain have received a boost from news that mortgages are coming down in price. Spain continues to be the most sought after destination among Britons looking to buy a second home, according to recent research from Mint... read more

Spanish Capital Gains Tax Cut
9th January 2007

The 500,000 Britons who own property in Spain can continue to celebrate this New Year thanks to changes in Capital Gains Tax (CGT) legislation for non-residents. In October, the Spanish Senate approved Legislation to reduce the CGT whi... read more

Interest in Portuguese Property on the Up
7th January 2007

According to currency specialist HiFX, enquiries from British people buying property in Portugal have more than doubled since March 2006. On this basis, Mark Bodega, marketing director for HiFX, said that Portugal is ''in the first tier'' of destinati... read more

80% Mortgage For Spanish Investors
5th December 2006

The largest British bank in Spain is now offering property buyers the opportunity to obtain flexible 80 % mortgages. This is the highest ever loan to value ratio offered by the bank in Spain and it also has the longest ever mortgage term of 30 y... read more

Spanish Property Attracting Youth
2nd December 2006

According to a new survey by Banco Halifax Hispania, overseas property buyers in Spain are now younger than ever. 50% were found to be less than 34 years old with only 4% over 65. With average prices much lower in Spain and communication links so good, it... read more

Record number of Brit's to retire abroad
4th November 2006

A record 1 million Britons retired abroad over the last decade, official figures have revealed. And it's estimated that currently one in three is planning to have a place in the sun. They settle abroad for better weather, a better lifestyle and less cr... read more

Spanish Property Prices Rising
3rd November 2006

House prices in Spain have increased by an average of 15 per cent annually for the last seven years, according to La Caixa research. Furthermore, this trend shows no significant signs of slowing, as Spain's biggest real-estate company Metrovacasa says... read more

Playing Around On The Costa De La Luz
2nd November 2006

In the western Huelva Province, there are half a dozen golf courses alone - with three more due to open this year and another four in the pipeline. According to the Golf Federation of Andalucia, it's the fastest growing golf tourist destination in the... read more

Algarve Tourism On The Increase
1st November 2006

The Algarve Tourism Board (RTA) has predicted good news for the region's coffers this summer (especially the owners of rental property on the Algarve), with its official estimate for the forthcoming season showing an expected increase of app... read more