Originally, this website was focused completely on golf in the Algarve region, but it’s now expanded simply due to the richness and beauty of the region. It used to be a place where Northern Europeans would come to get some sunshine, particularly in the off-seasons, but now more and more are settling here permanently.
People on a pension find that their money goes further (although that may not last!) and the overall life-style is very relaxed. Crime figures are low and the people are welcoming – what more could you want? Of course, the golf scene is still very much alive and growing, together with the expat community. For other people, it’s a great place to launch or take over a business, so we’ll be including some resources that help in this quest.
Lastly (or maybe firstly?), the Portuguese people have a warmth that has to be experienced. It isn’t false, although for sure some might get a tad annoyed with some tourist behaviors, but who wouldn’t? The influx of cash from the tourist industry has been a boon to the region and has resulted in big improvements in some ares, and an unfortunate growth in concrete hotels in others – it’s difficult to win-win, I suppose. Welcome to the site.