The Algarve is one of Europes premier holiday destinations, but is also a very popular haunt for ex-pats.
Why? The reasons are clear.
The region has more hours of sunshine per year than anywhere else in Europe, but the temperatures are kept comfortable by the Atlantic breezes. Temperatures rarely fall below 10c (50f) in the winter, or rise above 28c (82f) in the summer.
The Algarve is modern but not over-built, has facilities which match the best in Europe, good hospitals, international schools and sports facilities, all of which, combined with beautiful coastline and friendly locals, makes it the place to own your holday home or to settle more permanently.