Guide to buying luxury property in Portugal: Costa Verde
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Portugal is a country most often associated with the gold of its sandy shores and blue of the sun-filled sky. Costa Verde, then, stands out a bit. Its name literally translates to the “Green Coast”, a name that has been earned by the sheer volume of its vegetation. Wine, agriculture, countryside can all be enjoyed, alongside a wide range of coastal towns.
Feeling like growing your own roots in Portugal? Tempted by a greener life away from home?
Finest Global dish the essential background knowledge for buying luxury homes in Costa Verde:
Costa Verde gets its name from the lush vegetation that covers its countryside, but those not keen on wine and hills can look to places such as Porto for city living or Epinho for more typical beach resort life. Quieter undeveloped coastal towns include Esponsende, allowing second home buyers to find peace and quiet as well as the busier entertainment on the picturesque shore.
Why is there so much green in Costa Verde? The answer is simple: rain. High rates of precipitation keep the landscape growing. But house hunters fearing a wet and windy getaway can relax: the Costa Verde has all the characteristics of Portugal’s south-west coast, from the mild (rainy) winters to the warm, dry summers that make its beaches so popular.
As the second largest city in Portugal after the capital Lisbon, Porto drives the economy in the Costa Verde with a financial importance that rivals its reputation for port wine. Vinho Verde is another of the well-known wines from the Costa Verde region – the grape accounts for over 10 per cent of Portugal’s vineyards – making rural areas such as Ponte de Lima, with its attractive baroque manors, popular among investors and home buyers alike.
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