Reasons to Retire in the Algarve and Live the Dream


If you could choose any place in the world to live after retiring, where would you go? For many, the Algarve is the ideal place.
So, if you’re thinking about it, here are a few reasons why Algarve is the perfect place to start living the dream!

It is summer (almost) all year round

Although it is cold in winter, the Algarve breaks the record for sunny days in Portugal. The region is blessed with less than 90 days of rain a year and heat of up to 30°C during summer.
Of course, this also makes the Algarve a beach holiday destination, which is wonderful as there is no shortage of beautiful places to discover around there.

The region is very safe for retirees

Portugal was elected the 4th safest country in the world by the Global Peace Index 2021 and the district of Faro, in the Algarve region, is no different. In 2020, the Algarve had the lowest number of crimes recorded across mainland Portugal, second only to the Alentejo region, according to data from Pordata.

Portugal facilitates the granting of visas for retirees

In addition to providing a high quality of life for its inhabitants, Portugal also facilitates the granting of residence visas for retired foreigners.
For those who are retired, there is a specific visa to reside in the country. The so-called D7 visa is intended for retirees, pensioners, and people with passive income.

There are some of the best beaches in Europe

As the Algarve people are proud to say: the Algarve is Europe’s most famous secret. The beaches of the Algarve enchant anyone, from adventurous surfers to families with young children. It’s stunning!!!
The southern region of Portugal stretches along the coast, which guarantees a good variety of rock formations, white sands, and epic cliffs. There are no words to describe it!

It is possible to know people from all over the world

As well as being a tourist region, the Algarve has a large number of foreign residents. For every 5 people living in the Algarve, 1 is a foreigner. These are people who choose to enjoy the quality of life in the region, coming mainly from the UK, France, Germany, and Brazil. Incidentally, the Algarve has been voted the best place in the world to retire several times. That’s your sign!

Tips for retirees who haven’t been to Algarve yet

With so many reasons to retire and move to the Algarve, where should you start?

  • Well, first you should visit it as a tourist and look for places to live, meet people;
  • Get your D7 Visa;
  • Prepare yourself financially;
  • Search very well all the cities in the Algarve;
  • Enjoy the best time of life to the fullest!

So what are you waiting for to live your retired life in the Algarve?
As we always say: planning is the key to success when moving to another country. Let’s start planning!