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Discover the Western Algarve living

Choosing a new place to live is as important as leaving the country where you were born. Because life is made up of choices, Casas do Barlavento helps you to find out what it's like to live in the Western Algarve. A corner in the south of Portugal with gastronomic diversity, beaches, culture, history and communities united in mutual interests. The Algarve presents itself as a region that excels in its incomparable quality of life, offering you many options and treasures to discover.


Vila do Bispo and Sagres – Surfers’ Paradise





The council of Vila do Bispo, where you will find Sagres, is located not only in the most extreme point of Europe but also within the Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina. Here one lives in a calm environment, far from stress, between the sun, the nature, the sea and the cultural patrimony. The beaches, many of them deserted, invite the practice of surfing or simply the contemplation of the waves breaking on the cliffs.

To live in the municipality of Vila do Bispo is to find balance with nature. It is possible to fall asleep listening to the waves or enjoy a trip to the beach every morning. It's having the possibility to eat the freshest seafood and freshly caught fish, feeling the true taste of the sea at every meal.


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Aljezur – The history and the sweet potato




You can find great patrimonial wealth in each corner of Aljezur. A village divided in two (Vila Velha and Igreja Nova) a Moorish Castle and a river of flowing waters, where rice fields grow. It is also part of the Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina. An area also protected from the crowds and in contact with white sandy beaches.

For nature lovers, choosing the area of Aljezur to live provides the possibility of experiencing the authenticity of the sea, nature and agriculture. Here grows the famous sweet potato considered an international gastronomic heritage - of intense flavour and that represents the natural core of the region.


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Lagos - The beaches and the history of the Portuguese Discoveries




Recognized as the most welcoming town of the country, Lagos is also one of the most beautiful in Portugal. Living in Lagos is feeling the synergy between the beaches and the historical significance of the town every day, where all the monuments immortalize the Portuguese Discoveries.

Of the many grottos and cliffs of the Costa d'Oiro, we highlight Dona Ana Beach, which won the "Best Beach Destination - Europe" in 2012 by the Travel Awards; and Ponta da Piedade considered the most beautiful beach in the world by the Huffington Post, in 2015.

Living in Lagos is living in a vibrant town with perfect landscapes, crystal clear waters, lots of culture and excellent gastronomy. So it's no wonder that Lagos adds to its list of awards the international "Quality Coast Gold Award". With the purchase of a property in Lagos you will live next to an award-winning marina and award-winning Blue Flag beaches. Live an authentic experience of heritage traditions and culture every day, allied to a diversity of nationalities and foreign communities. A council that vibrates with culture, but also drinks from the foreign tourists and residents, as is the case with the English community of Praia da Luz.


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Portimão and Alvor - Animation and beauty




For those who prefer to live in a more cosmopolitan town, the ideal choice will be to buy in Portimão. The beauty of the beaches remains unchanged, combining with the diversity of activities available: theatres, museums, casinos, shopping centres, racing tracks and many restaurants and bars.

It is a town that associates animation and existing attractions with a strong connection to a healthy lifestyle and sport. Through the longest pedestrian walkway in the Algarve you can walk or run from Três Irmãos beach to Ria do Alvor. It is no wonder that Portimão launched the European City of Sports project, with numerous initiatives, workshops and partnerships with entities to offer "Sports for All" to the community. Portimão is a town that is worth investing to live.


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Lagoa and Carvoeiro - Cliffs and sea




Of wine tradition and stories to tell, Lagoa unfolds in landscape and cliffs embraced by the sea. The typical-white-houses of Portuguese tradition live in harmony with large villas of contemporary style near the beach of Carvoeiro (considered the best beach by the European Best Destination, last year). The choice of living in Lagoa is simple for nature lovers and golfers, with several golf courses available in the county or just a few minutes’ drive away.


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Are you convinced that the Western Algarve is the ideal place to live?