Why Portugal

Finding a place in the sun

Portugal is becoming more and more popular with residents from further afield - Brazil, the U.S. and middle East, particularly expats retiring from the oil business in the Middle East. The Portuguese government’s Golden Visa (a fast-track for foreign investors from non-EU countries) and other schemes like urban renewal projects have helped establish Portugal as an attractive destination for foreign research and development companies, entrepreneurs and investors.

About Portugal

In the southwest corner of Europe lies Portugal, a sunny and stable country.

Gastronomy

With a coastline of 586 miles/943 kms, it’s not surprising that seafood is front and center of Portuguese cuisine. It’s said that there is a cod dish, dried and fresh, for each day of the year. Regional specialties abound.

Climate

Portugal’s climate is mainly Mediterranean. The southern regions are dry and sunny with warm/hot summers and mild/rainy winters. Traveling north, the weather pattern becomes cooler and wetter, especially in winter. Snow is possible in the mountains of the northeast. Overall, Portugal enjoys an enviable climate which explains why it’s so popular with northern Europeans looking for relief from their too often less comfortable weather.

Security

Portugal has climbed the rungs of the increasingly-threatened planet’s peace index, and is now proudly on the top safest countries to live in Europe.

Health

Portuguese food is Mediterranean cuisine at its best, and like the people, it’s warm, vibrant, spicy, and a little mysterious. It’s also balanced, as the people’s diet is filled with fruits, vegetables, fresh seafood, meat, and plenty of sweets. At the center of every meal are two indispensable items - bread and wine - although most Portuguese would probably argue pork should be included too.

Investment

Lisbon is fast becoming something of a creative and tech startup hub while Portugal is perceived as a stable place to do business and is ranked 29th out of 190 in the World Bank's Doing Business ranking.

Gastronomy

With a coastline of 586 miles/943 kms, it’s not surprising that seafood is front and center of Portuguese cuisine. It’s said that there is a cod dish, dried and fresh, for each day of the year. Regional specialties abound.

Climate

Portugal’s climate is mainly Mediterranean. The southern regions are dry and sunny with warm/hot summers and mild/rainy winters. Traveling north, the weather pattern becomes cooler and wetter, especially in winter. Snow is possible in the mountains of the northeast. Overall, Portugal enjoys an enviable climate which explains why it’s so popular with northern Europeans looking for relief from their too often less comfortable weather.

Security

Portugal has climbed the rungs of the increasingly-threatened planet’s peace index, and is now proudly on the top safest countries to live in Europe.

Health

Portuguese food is Mediterranean cuisine at its best, and like the people, it’s warm, vibrant, spicy, and a little mysterious. It’s also balanced, as the people’s diet is filled with fruits, vegetables, fresh seafood, meat, and plenty of sweets. At the center of every meal are two indispensable items - bread and wine - although most Portuguese would probably argue pork should be included too.

Investment

Lisbon is fast becoming something of a creative and tech startup hub while Portugal is perceived as a stable place to do business and is ranked 29th out of 190 in the World Bank's Doing Business ranking.

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