Algrave, Portugal Foreign Property Investment Haven

Although sometimes overshadowed by its glitzier Iberian neighbour, Portugal’s Algarve coast has long attracted retirees and holidaymakers seeking Mediterranean beaches, award-winning golf courses and year-round sunshine. The most developed stretch of coastline is between Lagos and Faro, where cliff-side resorts overlook sandy coves. To the east, a string of sandbar islands and lagoons form a protected natural park and to the west, a wilder, more remote Algarve meets the restless Atlantic Ocean. Like some other holiday-home destinations in Europe the Algarve was hard hit by the 2008 financial...