Moving to the Algarve

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Moving to the Algarve

Anyone who’s ever taken a holiday in the Algarve will know exactly why it’s such a popular destination for British retirees and families looking to start a new life in the sun. There’s miles of beautiful beaches, and 3,000 hours of sunshine each year for starters. Then there’s the terrific reputation Portugal has for fresh food and delicious wines. And on top of that, the cost of living is around half what you are used to in London.

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The Algarve is particularly popular because it’s so familiar as a holiday destination. Spending time in a region makes it easier to imagine what it would be like to live there permanently. There’s also a huge range of options when it comes to finding your preferred corner of this beautiful region.

1. Silves 

If you’re in search of an historic Portuguese city that won’t be overrun by tourists in the summer, Silves could be the perfect location for you. An impressive castle sits on the top of the hill, overlooking cascading terracotta roofs runing down to the Rio Arade. The pace is slow, the food is good, and the beautiful coast is just 17 km away.

2. Lagos 

This is something of a surfers’ paradise thanks to the range of beautiful beaches nearby. This popular 15th century port town also attracts artists, writers and hipsters. It’s a location that wears its history lightly, making it feel like a contemporary location whilst providing great architecture and an ancient maze of cobbled streets to explore.

3. Vilamoura

This is the face that the Algarve puts on for its visitors from around the globe. It exists to give pleasure to holidaymakers, from its golf courses to its marina to its gambling casinos. Is it a good place to live? Retirees, in particular, enjoy the hustle and bustle of the resort, and always emphasise the warm welcome they receive from the Portuguese community.

4. Alvor

If the pace of village life in the sun is what you’re looking for, Alvor may be the ideal destination for you. Its charm derives from the fact that it’s still very much a Portuguese village, whilst also catering for tourists and expats. There are glorious beaches nearby, and an excellent choice of restaurants, bars and cafes.

5. Tavira

Known as ‘the little Venice of the Algarve’ this stunning town is just 30kms from Faro. It’s distinguished ny its stunning architecture, and the handsome seven arched Roman bridge over the River Giläo. The beauty of the old town’s streets, lined with shops and restaurants, and its close proximity to the ocean is what makes Tavira so popular.

Schepens Can Help With Your Move to the Algarve

We’ve been helping families moving to Portugal for over a century now, and we’re always delighted to travel to this beautiful country. We ship to the Algarve regularly which means that we’re able to offer flexible scheduling, and part load or dedicated shipping. Our aim has always been to minimise the anxieties associated with moving – we want your life in the sun to start with a smile.

Tailored Portugal Removals

No two moves are the same, which is why we don’t offer standardised removals packages. Instead, we allocate a dedicated move co-ordinator to each client. They will work to create a removals package tailored to your specific requirements. This will draw from our range of services that include:

  • Packing. Our professional BAR trained packers can pack up your home, create a detailed inventory for shipping, and label all your boxes.
  •  Insurance. We insure your goods throughout shipping. If you require additional Extended Liability, or Accidental Damage cover, we can arrange it for you.
  •  Non-Standard Goods. If you are planning to ship a musical instrument, fine art or valuable antiques, your Move Co-ordinator can arrange specialist packaging and shipping.
  •  Self Storage. For any goods you want to leave in the UK, we can provide secure, climate controlled storage.
  •  Transport. Your goods will be shipped in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which maintain a constant temperature and humidity, run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, which ensures little or no movement of vehicle content.

Second-to-None Customer Service

We take pride in the consistently high quality service we provide for our European moving services. Our professional removals teams are selected because they know your destination well. They’re professionally trained to proactively manage any challenges that arise, and they will always go the extra mile to improve your moving experience.


Schepens organise removals to and from the major towns, cities, and areas in Portugal, including: AlbufeiraAlgarveAlmada, Amadora, Amora, Aveiro, The Azores, Barreiro, Beja, Braga, Braganca, Carvoeiro, Cascais, Castelo Branco, Coimbra, Estoril, Evora, Faro, Fatima, Guarda, Guimarães, Lagos, Leiria, Lisbon, Madeira, Obidos, Parede, Portalegre, Porto, Santarem, Setubal, Sintra, Tomar, Valença Do Minho, Viana do Castelo, Vila Nova De Mil Fontes, Vila Real and Viseu.


Are you planning to move to Portugal? Call our friendly European removals team to find out about the support we can offer you. Call today on 01794 323558.