Portugal offers visitors beautiful beaches, an impressive capital city and cultural experiences. It’s part of the Iberian Peninsula and borders Spain. Well known for being one of the warmest countries in Europe, expats flood to Portugal for a better life and land for sale in Portugal is sought after.
Why is Portugal land for sale so popular? Some buyers don’t want to buy a key ready property. They prefer to find a plot of land for sale in Portugal in a stunning location and build their own home. The beauty of taking this option is, you have choices of where you want to build your perfect new home. Some want wonderful ocean views, others prefer a rural countryside location and some prefer to be in the hub or very close to the city centre. Purchasing land in Portugal for sale ticks many buyer’s boxes, what about you?
Surfers head to Portugal for the best surfing in Europe, thanks to the Atlantic Ocean on Portugal’s west coast. Avid golf fans also arrive in their droves as championship golf courses are dotted throughout the country. Culture buffs get their fix from Portugal’s rich heritage and museums depicting its history. Music fans can take in live events and concerts and you can learn about Portugal’s traditional music called Fado (translated means destiny or fate).
Each year around 21 million tourist descend on Portugal for their summer vacation, or for long weekend sightseeing breaks. Many love the country so much, they decide to buy a holiday home so they can visit often. Others opt to make Portugal their permanent home and want a hand in the designing of it. This is where buying land for sale in Portugal can make their dream a reality.
The cosmopolitan city of Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and it’s the heart of this lovely country. The River Tagus is the longest river in the Iberian Peninsula and runs through Lisbon, into the Atlantic Ocean. Attractions in Lisbon include the National Azulejo Museum, The Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge over the Tagus, and the 5th century landmark of Lisbon, São Jorge Castle. Stunning beaches can be found all along the coastline from Estoril to Cascais. Does this lifestyle appeal to you? If so, maybe Portugal land for sale is just what you’re looking for.
Lisbon is home to numerous art galleries, baroque houses, historic buildings, churches, fountains, statues and museums, all giving you an insight into the history of this amazing capital city. Designer shopping can be enjoyed in the Liberdade area of the city. The Avenida da Liberdade is Portugal’s answer to the Champs Élysées, with its upmarket boutiques and stores. It’s a wonderful city for entertainment with its street cafes, bars and delicious eateries. Sea food is a specialty due to the proximity of the Atlantic Ocean. The neighbourhoods of Lisbon have something different to offer and strolling around them make for a lovely day out. You can enjoy all the trappings of this lifestyle once you invest in land for sale in Portugal and make it your holiday home residence, or full time home.
Where will you choose your plot of land? What type of property will you build, a traditional style home or a modern and contemporary designed house? Will your home disappear into the surrounding landscape or be bold and stand out? Plots of land in Portugal for sale can be from around 1000m2/2000m2, but they can be vast, anything from over 2000m2 to 6,500m2 or more. These land plots offer prime land for sale in Portugal, where you can build your own bespoke villa. Some of these plots can be close to nature reserves, serving up amazing panoramic scenery. They could also be close to pristine sandy beaches offering ocean views. These land plots are available just outside of Lisbon, giving you the opportunity to enjoy a peaceful location, with all the benefits of being just over an hour from the city. The idea of living in a tranquil location is what most buyers of Portugal land for sale are looking for. Living close to the beach is great if you like your water sports including surfing, snorkelling, diving and water skiing. Horse riding, cycling and walking plus, golfing of course and a range of other activities will keep you busy year round.
The plots of land come ready with water and electricity in place. You have the option of choosing the façade modern or traditional, there are some plots of land that has styles of buildings already in place, ready to build. How many bedrooms do you want? Do you want an open plan home with smooth lines and the rooms flow into each other? Floor to ceiling windows and patio doors let the beach or natural environment inside, as well as sunlight. A harmonious atmosphere can be created due to the building and materials used. Choose a beach theme with whitewashed walls or go traditional, creating a cottage style complete with a thatched roof. Kitchens and bathrooms are usually modern with superb quality units and fixtures and fittings.
Of course, you may want to build your own house to your own specifications. If this is the case, you can design the internal layout to include the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you want. Outside, you can choose landscaped gardens with features including a private swimming pool, terrace areas for sunbathing and a hot tub on your balcony if you so desire. An indoor gym, sauna or cinema room can be yours, plus a car port or garage for extra storage space if you need it. If you opt to live full time in Portugal you will need lots of space and building your own home in the exact location you want, could be the way forward for you.
Portugal offers everything you could wish for in a location, whether you choose to visit for a holiday, buy a holiday home or invest in land and make your home there.