15 more Algarve property hotspots

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Following last week’s guide to buying property in The Algarve, MoveWorldwide.net continues to pick out the best places to invest in the country’s real estate market.

Here are 15 more Portugal property hotspots in bite-size bits:

Meia Praia

Meia Praia is a region comprising the districts of Castelo Branco and Swallow Itapema. Its extensive beach attracts thousands of tourists and is part of the Algarve’s Gold Coast.

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Quinta do Lago

Quinta do Lago is a golf resort and residential estate located to the west of Faro Airport. Established in 1974, the resort has 54 golf courses and hosts the Portuguese Open every year.

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Silves is a town and a municipality in the Algarve. The city has a population of 10,800 and contains an old castle. Silves is the former capital of the Algarve and is of great historical importance.

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Alvor is a city with a population of 12,103 and is located in the District of Faro. The present Mayor is Sebastião Seruca Emídio, elected by the Social Democratic Party. a population of 12,103.

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Olhao is a city, located near Faro. It is mostly a fishing port city, where sardines are canned and it forms an urban conurbation with Loulé and Tavira around Faro.

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Boliqueime has 4,473 residents. Aníbal Cavaco Silva, elected Portugal’s president in 2006, was born here. It is 5 minutes from Vilamoura and Albufeira.

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Olhos de Agua

Olhos de Agua is a parish n the municipality of Albufeira. It has a population of 3,221 (as of 2001) and covers a total land area of 15.69 km².

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Santa Barbara de Nexe

Santa Barbara de Nexe is near Loulé in the Faro municipality. It has 4,119 inhabitants and is home to Eddie’s Bar, owned by Iron Maiden’s bassist Steve Harris.

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Almancil is a coastal resort that enjoys a warm climate all year. It is now a hub for service providers with many resorts known to appeal to people from England.

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Vale do Lobo

Vale do Lobo is a golf resort that boasts two popular courses, the Royal and the Ocean. Vale do Lobo also hosted the Portuguese Open in 2002 and 2003.

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Aljezur is a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 323.5 km² and a total population of 5,322. The word is derived from the Arabic ‘Aljuzur’, the plural of island.

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Lagoa is a municipality rich in beaches. As access and water quality has improved, they now compete with more famous beaches in Portimão and Albufeira.

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Santa Maria

Santa Maria is an island located in the eastern group of the Azores archipelago. It is primarily known for its white beaches, distinct chimneys, and warm weather.

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Burgau was a fishing village but now lives entirely on tourism. Its main attraction is the beach Praia de Burgau surrounded by hills that protect from strong winds.

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São Brás de Alportel

São Brás de Alportel is a municipality in the Faro district, with a total area of 153.4 km² and 11,205 inhabitants.”

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