The Best Choice For Living, Retiring, And Investing On Portugal’s Algarve Coast
“Of the many towns and villages along Portugal’s Algarve coast, Carvoeiro is the nicest.”
That’s how the property agent we met with yesterday afternoon began the conversation. You could be tempted to dismiss her position on Carvoeiro, discounting it as propaganda meant to help promote the town where this agent makes her living selling real estate. Except this agent is an expat herself, originally from Romania, who chose not only Portugal’s southern coast, but Carvoeiro specifically, when she decided to relocate and reinvent her life.
“I traveled all over Southern Europe and all along the coast of the Algarve, considering many different options for where to move,” she explained. “I chose Carvoeiro because it has a homey feel.
“Carvoeiro is nothing like Albufeira to the east, with its high-rises and packaged tours. In Albufeira, the tourists are rowdy. They drink too much… they get into fights with each other. We have none of that in Carvoeiro. Life is much quieter and calmer here. We have nightclubs, too, and great restaurants. You can go out at night and have a good time, but you don’t have to worry about anyone causing any trouble. It’s safe here… peaceful.”
Low-rise Carvoeiro is a destination for all ages. Families with young children play on the beach, older couples hold hands as they meander through the small town center, and young ladies take the sun topless, as is the custom in this part of the world. But for that last segment of the demographic, you could
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