In terms of climate, our winters are mild and summers are hot and dry. Did you know that the number of hours of sunshine per year reaches values as high as 3300 in the south of the country and 1600 in the north, some of the highest in Europe?
The Portuguese are gracious and friendly, welcoming all visitors regardless of where they come from. And, in fact, visitors do come here from all over the world, as the country is located on the western coast of Europe and, as such, is a point of entrance into the Schengen zone. A large part of the population speaks foreign languages, specifically English.
Portugal has an excellent geographical location. At the meeting point between three continents – Europe, Africa and America -, it has always been central to the most important international routes. Here you can find international airports all over the country – Lisbon, Faro and Porto have regular connections to major cities in the world.
QUALITY OF LIFE
Portugal offers a full range of services: international schools, attractive housing, education systems and high-quality health, shopping centers and recreational and cultural facilities, among others. In addition to this attractive range of services that provide an excellent standard of living, Portugal is a unique destination that offers a wide range at short distances. Privileged natural landscapes, towering mountains, sublime beaches, abundant monumental, artistic, archaeological and cultural heritage, luxury resorts, entertainment and vibrant nightlife, modern and cosmopolitan cities, traditional villages, unique cuisine and wines internationally renowned, all involved by abundant sunshine and warm temperatures most of the year.
Some Portuguese universities are already constant presence in the international ‘ rankings ‘ led by the world’s best climbing positions despite their small size when compared with foreign counterparts, and showing that training is an area where the country has international recognition. The highlight goes to the Business schools, positioning themselves better and better in the assessment that is made internationally of its executive education. And there are already three universities that have their ‘business schools’ among the best in the world. The Catholic – Lisbon School of Business and Economics was the first to enter the ‘ ranking ‘ of executive education by the Financial Times. The New School of Business and Economics and University of Porto first entered in the 2011’s ranking of customized training for businesses.
“Portugal is the 16th safest country in the world, according to United Global Peace Index this year. On examination, were a total of 158 countries, with the first place being delivered to Iceland and the last one, as the most dangerous of all, to Somalia.”
Portugal was named best international destination for golf holidays in “Travel Agent Choice Awards”, one of the most important industry awards. The climate, the safety, the cuisine and real estate crisis allows at very advantageous prices, these are among other reasons, some that justifies your establishment on a continuing basis in this country planted by the sea.