Portugal's Silver Coast
Portugal's enticingly named Silver Coast (Costa de Prata) stretches from Cascais to Figueira da Foz. The Silver Coast is renowned for its breathtaking beaches, rugged coastline, ancient towns and laid-back charm. Head inland and you'll find rolling countryside dotted with fragrant orchards, vineyards and olive groves.
Living on the Silver Coast allows you to sample the pleasures of a traditional Portuguese way of life, its culture and gastronomy while having easy access to excellent facilities such as health care and schools. The Silver Coast hosts many fairs and festivals throughout the year and there is plenty to see and do from historical visits to outdoor activities such as water-sports, scuba-diving, fishing and horse-riding. It is a popular golf destination with a number of excellent courses. The Silver Coast has a mild climate, the cost of living is low and property is affordable. It has good transport links and is easily reached from both Lisbon and Porto.
Property in the Silver Coast is becoming increasingly sought-after with buyers attracted not only by the quality of life on offer but also by the prospect of an excellent return on investment. Property in the Silver Coast came to greater prominence in 2006 after the British TV programme 'A Place in the Sun' voted it the 'Best Place to Buy in the Sun' and the third 'Best Investment' after Romania and Poland with over 500% return based on rental yields and the possible growth of a 100,000 euro investment over 10 years. Strict planning laws mean that developments in the Silver Coast must be in keeping with the landscape ensuring that it maintains its natural beauty and appeal.
The Silver Coast has a wide choice of locations from fishing villages and historic towns to modern golf resorts and seaside developments. Find out more with our guide to some of the most popular Silver Coast locations
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