Some of the world’s leading retirement experts rate it as one of the most desirable retirement locations.
‘Live and Invest Overseas’ referred to the country’s Algarve region as the Number One retirement destination in the world five years in a row. ‘International Living’ gave Portugal a score of 84.8 out of 100 in its 2015 index of best places to retire.
Would-be retirees are attracted by the climate, the scenery, the culture and history as well as the country’s favourable tax plans, excellent infrastructure and its biggest draw – the incredibly low cost of living.
The capital city of Lisbon is just 60 minutes from The Cork Tree Residences, in Comporta. As the main driver of the country’s economy, it’s a very cosmopolitan city. With dozens of museums, a world-class orchestra, several concert halls, an Opera House, an English language theatre group and a serious wide variety of bars and restaurants, it is a wonderful place to explore on a regular basis.
Lonely Planet describes Lisbon as having: “All the delights you’d expect of Portugal’s star attraction, yet with half the fuss of other European capitals. Gothic cathedrals, majestic monasteries and quaint museums are all part of the colourful cityscape, but the real delights of discovery lie in wandering the narrow lanes of Lisbon’s lovely backstreets.”
In Lisbon, public transportation by bus and metro is plentiful and inexpensive. And if you want to head further afield, it is only a two-and-a-half-hour flight from Lisbon to Paris and just over one hour to Casablanca.