Carvoeiro beach chosen as 'Best in Europe' in 2018 by European Best Destinations

Praia de Carvoeiro has been voted on the first step of this European Podium as the Best Beach in Europe! Carvoeiro is probably one of the most beautiful places we have seen during our travels in Europe. Once on the spot get ready to be stunned by this place, you will soon decide to empty your bank account, get rid of your return flight ticket and stay in this little corner of paradise for the rest of your life. The sea is beautiful, the water is neither too hot nor too cold, the waves can be strong or on the contrary gentle enough for paddling and discovering the coves around. Carvoeiro has the charm of a little town of Algarve. We recommend the "Castelo Guesthouse" which offers the best views on the beach. We also recommend the "Suites Alba Resort & Spa" if you like to relax and be pampered like a star. Book your stay in one of the best hotels, apartments, B&Bs or villas in Carvoeiro, at the best price and your best activities in Algarve such as a 2-hour caves and dolphin watching cruise or a Paddle Board tour to discover the unexpected caves of Algarve.

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Portugal: Porto introduces tourist tax from March 2018 of €2 per night for guests of 13 and over

Porto’s municipal assembly has approved the introduction from 1 March 2018 of a new tourist tax of 2 euros per person for guests staying in hotels and other tourist accommodation.

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World’s best tourist destination is... Portugal!

Portugal was voted the World’s Best Tourist Destination at the 2017 World Travel Awards. Forget Costa Del Sol, Portugal is the new must-visit destination according to the World Travel Awards 2017. The country was named Europe's leading travel destination at an industry event held over the weekend. The Algarve, in Portugal, was also named as Europe's best beach destination, while Madeira scooped the prize for the leading island destination. The winners are based on votes of travel professionals, industry leaders and consumer travellers.

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New Wealth Tax rules:

If you own property in Portugal, or are thinking about buying a home here, you could be affected by new tax rules for 2017. This year has seen the introduction of a ‘wealth tax’ in the form of an additional tax on higher-value properties. The government has also revised how it determines whether residents should be penalised for using ‘tax havens’.

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Properties in Portugal are more expensive and bought without credit

House prices are rising across the country, although a good portion of the increase in demand is concentrated in the greater Lisbon (mainly municipalities of Lisbon and Cascais) and Oporto, another highlight is the Algarve where prices went up between 15.3 percent and 26.7 percent in the municipalities of Lagoa, Loulé and Faro.

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