New Year, New Home: Top Locations to Buy Property in Portugal in 2024

In 2024 Portugal remains an idyllic destination for property seekers. Renowned for its diverse landscapes, rich history, and vibrant lifestyle, Portugal offers a wealth of opportunities for investors and homebuyers alike. Here we take a look at some of the top places people are looking to purchase property in 2024! The Algarve: Timeless Appeal The Algarve, with its breathtaking beaches and top-notch golf courses, continues to captivate property buyers in 2024. Quaint towns like Albufeira, Lagos, and Faro blend old-world ...Read more

Growing Your Own Food in Portugal: January – Embracing Winter’s Subtlety

In the heart of winter, January in Portugal offers a unique palette for the dedicated gardener. Let’s explore how the Portuguese landscape’s subtle beauty can be harnessed during this quiet season. Understanding January in Portugal: The north experiences chillier days, central regions see milder temperatures, while the south enjoys a gentle Mediterranean climate. This variety across the country creates diverse opportunities for gardening. Water and Soil Management: January is typically a wet month, especially in the north. Harvesting rainwater now ...Read more

Ahimsa Food Forest

Today we meet Em McGowan & Simon Hickman who found their property through Pure Portugal & started the Ahimsa Food Forest & Permaculture Project at Quinta Ahinsa. They believe that we all have a responsibility to take care of our planet & chose to take on a Permaculture project & live by the three Permaculture ethics, Earth Care, People Care & Fair share, which integrates well with their Reiki principles of being kind to every living thing & living honestly ...Read more

Faith’s Story

Today we meet Faith Canter who moved to Portugal from the UK in 2018. How did you find out about Pure Portugal? Did you know of us before moving to Portugal? I came across Pure Portugal because a friend of mine who had travelled around it a little bit recommend your Facebook page. What made you decide to move to Portugal from the your home country? After my marriage broke down I kind of decided I wanted to do all ...Read more

Renovation Special

Today we meet Paul and Ali in a renovation special!  Paul and Ali are an English couple who recently moved to central Portugal.  Paul is a composer and musician and Ali is a cook (Michelin star chef – tour & safari guide – research scientist and a few more) both have a wide range of interests, skills and life experiences. What made you decide to move to Portugal ? We are both interested in growing food and living on and ...Read more

Bruce’s Story

Today we meet Bruce and Russ who moved to Portugal from America in May 2018! How did you find Pure Portugal? Did you know of us before moving? Initially, we found Pure Portugal through Internet and Facebook searches. We contacted a number of people who had posted homes for sale on the Pure Portugal pages. We visited a few homes and attended a Pure Portugal seminar-forum in Coimbra for new and prospective property owners in Portugal. What made you decide ...Read more

Tipping Point

Today we meet Pam and Mark Tipping who found themselves in Portugal in 2012 after they had left UK in 2011 with a Land Rover Defender, a roof tent and no real plans! How did you find Pure Portugal? Did you know of us before moving? We heard about Pure Portugal after we had bought the farm. We had not heard of them before, as we had not come to Portugal to specifically search for a property. What made you ...Read more

Ricky’s Story

Today we meet South African Ricky De Agrila who moved to Portugal in 2017! How did you find Pure Portugal? Did you know of us before moving? I found you first through Facebook. What made you decide to move to Portugal from South Africa? I descend from Portuguese family and thought getting in touch with my roots would be great. Have you lived in any other countries before moving to Portugal? Yes I have lived in Australia before. How does ...Read more