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Join Us At Pure Portugal Plus

We are thrilled to announce that after huge demand (and a lot of background work) we have just opened up a members group called Pure Portugal Plus. Pure Portugal Plus is a dedicated space to connect on a deeper level, with even more professional advice for people moving to and living in Portugal. Membership is only 20€ per year, (just to cover some of the extra administration needed to build, organise and plan the many interviews and webinars we have ...Read more

Living In Portugal – Inland Central Portugal

It seems a lot of visitors to Portugal never make it inland in Portugal, those who do consider Central Portugal to be the ‘real’ Portugal. It has a village called Monsanto which was voted as the most Portuguese village in Portugal so maybe there is a lot of truth in this! (read more about Monsanto here). Central Portugal is scenic and beautiful, there are broad, winding rivers, river beaches, lakes and rolling hills, the air is pure and much of ...Read more

Life Reimagined

Here we meet Jack and Hannah who, after travelling and testing out life in Canada bought a beautiful property that they found here on the Pure Portugal website to create a sustainable eco resort in the Algarve. How did you find out about Pure Portugal? / Did you know of us before moving to Portugal? When we first started looking for a property we were living in Canada and so we began scouring the internet. Initially we wanted to move ...Read more

June’s Story

We thought it would be helpful to have some Q&A’s from real people who have made the move already. Some are newly arrived, others have been here for much longer, meaning you can get a broad range of experiences from people to get a real feel for what it is like to move to Portugal and start living your dream! Today we meet June Da Silva who moved from South Africa to Portugal in 2006 Have you lived in any ...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

Alison’s Story

Today we meet Alison Kearin who moved to Portugal from the UK 8 years ago.  How did you find out about Pure Portugal? Did you know of us before moving to Portugal? A friend recommended you to get advice and find out information before our move. What made you decide to move to Portugal from the your home country? A variety of reasons: We had looked at a number of countries as possibilities for when we retired and had fallen ...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

Randall’s Story

Today we meet Randall and Michael who moved from the USA to Portugal in December 2017. How did you find Pure Portugal? Did you know of us before moving? I’m a Google freak and started pouring over anything English written about Portugal a couple years ago.  Always looking at properties in various parts of the country.  I found Pure Portugal about 9 months or so before we moved. I swear I looked at the property page daily. I’d pick my ...Read more

Living In Portugal – Getting Residency

Getting residency in Portugal is something you will have to do if you intend to stay for more than a couple of months. It can feel a little overwhelming and confusing but fear no more, our guide to becoming ‘official’ in Portugal is here to help you out! This guide is designed to help people who are based in the EU and have freedom of movement, of course changes will come about from the UK leaving the EU, for not ...Read more

Moving To Portugal – June’s Story

  We thought it would be helpful to have some Q&A’s from real people who have made the move already. Some are newly arrived, others have been here for much longer, meaning you can get a broad range of experiences from people to get a real feel for what it is like to move to Portugal and start living your dream! Today we meet June Da Silva who moved from South Africa to Portugal in 2006  Have you lived in ...Read more

Moving To Portugal – Ahimsa Food Forest

We thought it would be helpful to have some Q&A’s from real people who have made the move already. Some are newly arrived, others have been here for much longer, meaning you can get a broad range of experiences from people to get a real feel for what it is like to move to Portugal and start living your dream! Today we meet Em McGowan & Simon Hickman who found their property through Pure Portugal & started the Ahimsa Food ...Read more

Moving To Portugal – Ricky’s Story

  We thought it would be helpful to have some Q&A’s from real people who have made the move already.Some are newly arrived, others have been here for much longer, meaning you can get a broad range of experiences from people to get a real feel for what it is like to move to Portugal and start living your dream! Today we meet South African Ricky De Agrila who moved to Portugal in 2017! How did you find Pure Portugal? ...Read more