> In 2019, Portugal has incredibly won 39 awards at the World Travel Awards, and has been consecutively chosen Europe’s leading destination in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

> Is a member of the Schengen area since 1995 and is a Euro-area member since its adoption in 1999.

> In 2018, tourism grew by 8.1%. For 2019, the WTTC predicts the Portuguese travel and tourism sector will grow 5.3%

> Ranked 2nd in the 2018-2019 Global Residence Program Index, which considers the Portuguese golden visa residence program one of the best in the world.

Why Portugal

Safety

One of the most peaceful countries in the world with the lowest crime rate in the European Union. The Global Peace Index has been ranking the safest countries in the world since 2007.
In 2019, Portugal was considered the 4th safest place in the world.

Social

Portugal´s political stability and social peace are some of the main reasons people consider moving there. Furthermore, is authenticity, culture, mild weather, beautiful and varied landscapes, beaches, privileged surfing spots, golf courses and fabulous cuisine make it a fascinating destination for both tourists and investors.

Health care

The Portuguese National Health Service is a network of over 1500 public hospitals & health centers, and 120.000 health professionals, scattered throughout the country. It was created in 1979 and access is free and universal for all residents of Portugal. If you live in Portugal you can use this service without any problems.

Education

Portugal offers a high quality education systems. Families can choose from public, private and international schools witch can be found all over the country. As far as higher education is concerned, Portugal has a several top tier Universities. The QS World University Rankings (2020) and the U.S. News & World Report Ranking (2019) features seven Portuguese universities; and the Times Higher Education Ranking (2019) features twelve Portuguese universities. In a nutshell, studying in Portugal will not only provide you excellent education but also the possibility of learning the third most spoken European language in the world.

Climate

Portugal has the best climate in Europe, with more than 200 days of sunshine per year and an average maximum temperature of 20 degrees.
Ideal for enjoying all seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn.

Portugal Climate

Why invest in Portugal

The Portugal Golden Visa program has proven to be one of the most popular schemes in Europe, attracting many investors due to its flexibility and the benefits provided.

Since its launching in 2012 the Golden Visa program has been actively promoted internationally by the Portuguese Government, allowing the investors to obtain a residency permit, which may include its family.

Real Estate Investment

The property market in Portugal like many southern European countries suffered with the credit crisis and prices in 2015 are typically 20% – 30% below their peak. However there is a clear turn in the market and property above the €500,000 investment visa limit is seeing huge demand particularly in the capital, Lisbon.

Investors buying into the real estate market in Portugal for the Golden Visa now have excellent prospects for capital gain in the coming years. Advice is recommended for serious buyers as there are clear distinctions between typical vacation homes on the coast in Portugal and city properties such as Lisbon.