A publication by the well-known “magazine” EUROPEAN BEST DESTINATIONS.
You have had a demanding worklife and are fed up with it! You need a long rest or want to start a guest house or a bed and breakfast in the sun? We have selected for you the best destinations in Europe for a happy retirement.
Sea, sun, farniente, affordable real estate, good airline connections, good hospitals, cultural activities and good restaurants are guaranteed! Come discover the best European destinations to get retired in Europe, and before settling in the country make your first visit by booking your hotel at the best price.
EUROPEAN BEST DESTINATIONS elected the fifteen best locations to retire in Europe. Three of them are right here, in Portugal.
It is not a secret: the Algarve is one of the European retirees’ favourite destinations; English, French and German retirees love the place with all-year-round sunshine and unspoiled nature.
The Portuguese are friendly people, and Portugal is rich in history; it is also the perfect country for foodies. Book your hotel, villa, apartment, guesthouse at the best price in Algarve and discover the beauties and richness of this destination.
The Madeira Islands are a gift from heaven to people who have worked all their lives. Like Churchill and his wife, come and rest in the Madeira Islands and enjoy the city center of Funchal, its shops and its typical market.
Discover the beautiful village of Santana and its traditional houses or the island of Porto Santo and its kilometric beach of fine sand. The inhabitants are friendly and polite. Moreover, they can speak several languages; they will help you become acclimatized to the islands, their beautiful sunshine and mild temperatures throughout the year.
Many retirees choose to settle in the Algarve, the south of Portugal, or Madeira with its delicious climate and breathtaking scenery, but Porto and the North of Portugal are Excellent destinations for retired people; the real estate is cheaper, and the cultural life is richer.
Porto and Northern Portugal are perfect for retirees who want to have an active social and cultural life and benefit from an airport connected to the whole world. Porto enjoys an incredible quality of life and all the facilities of a large city, such as the many shops, public hospitals and private clinics, and direct access to the sea and a magnificent river, the Douro river.