The Algarve has been voted by Forbes” magazine as the number 1 place to “live and retire overseas” post Covid 19 pandemic.
Good news for the ego in demoralizing times, considered from a post-crisis perspective, where in the world will offer the best options for repositioning yourself overseas. Everyone has a moment now to “regroup what we’d like our lives to look like and to connect the dots between our ideal lifestyle and the top choices for the best places to think about spending time and money overseas.”
In an article signed by journalist Kathleen Peddicord, which lists the best options at a global level, the Algarve coast ranks first. The author considers that our country has the best conditions to provide a personal repositioning abroad, after a period that should be used to (re)evaluate what really matters in life.
“At home, on the Algarve coast, you can wake up every morning to the sound of local fishermen announcing the catch of the day and the soft bicycle bells, signalling the beginning of the daily routine. At sea, on this 160 kilometre stretch, the Atlantic Ocean hits, as it has for centuries, carving bows, inlets and caves in the sandstone, creating a postcard view each time.
Peddicord also mentions other added values that support her choice, highlighting the sunshine all year round and safety. “Portugal is considered the third safest country in the world,” says the text, which also points out “important investments in good infrastructures”, “high quality” health care, excellent beaches, the language, as “English is widely spoken”, the affordable cost of living, lower than in any other country, and healthy food.
“The Portuguese are the largest per capita fish consumers in Europe, and fresh fish of great variety is available in the markets daily. The year-round sun and fertile land in this part of the world also mean an abundance of fresh produce. Meanwhile, pollution rates are low and the streets, cities and beaches are clean and free of rubbish”.
Eventually, Covid-19 will be contained, and global markets and economies will recover. But the experience of having lived through this challenging period will leave us with a reinforced and maybe a reinvented understanding of what matters most in life.