Removals to Albufeira | Moving to Albufeira from UK | Portugal Removals
Albufeira is a beautiful coastal city located in the south of Portugal. Originally a small fishing village, Albufeira has flourished over the years and become a very popular tourist destination. Many visitors come to Albufeira each year to go on boat trips, watch the dolphins, enjoy the fine dining or to simply lie on the beach!
The city is also a popular destination for immigration with hundreds of people moving to Albufeira from the UK each year. Schepens have helped many of those clients with our Albufeira removals service!
We offer a reliable and cost-effective European removals service that regularly performs house removals to Albufeira. Due to the frequency that we are transporting cargo to this part of the world, we can obtain bulk discounts. We pass those discounts directly onto customers, providing a service offering unparalleled value-for-money!
This blog post will provide some more information about this wonderful coastal city and resources for people who are moving to Albufeira from the UK in the near future.
Why Are so Many People Moving to Albufeira?
Albufeira is located in one of the most beautiful parts of Portugal. Set close to the entrance of the Mediterranean Sea, the city is known for its spectacular beaches and pristine natural environment. The city also has a number of important historical sites including Roman buildings and aqueducts.
Despite the many thousands of tourists visiting the area each year, the city has retained its character and still resembles a fishing village. The nightlife is also incredible in Albufeira, which is a major drawcard for young people. There are plenty of employment opportunities in the area, mostly related to the fishing industry and tourism.
The Portugal Education System
If you are moving the entire family to Portugal, you may be interested in the education system. Schools are organised slightly different to the UK system. Children enrol at the age of 6 and go through the following levels:
- Primary school 1º Ciclo (1st cycle)
This cycle runs for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th years. It covers topics including Portuguese Language, Environment Study, Mathematics, English, Artistic Education, Physical Education, Musical Education and Verbal Education.
- Primary school 2º Ciclo (2nd Cycle)
This cycle runs for the 5th and 6th years. Subjects include Portuguese Language, Mathematics, History and Geography of Portugal, English (levels 1 and 2), Natural Sciences and Visual Education (Arts)
- Primary school 3º Ciclo (3rd Cycle)
This cycle runs for the 7th, 8th and 9th years. Subjects include Portuguese Language, Mathematics, English (levels 3, 4 and 5), 2nd Foreign language – French, Spanish or German (levels 1, 2 and 3), Natural Sciences, Physics and Chemistry, History and Geography.
- Secondary education
The 10th, 11th and 12th years involve more electives in addition to core subjects like Portuguese, Physical Education, Philosophy and Foreign languages. The electives are diverse and including Marketing, Construction, Computing, Electronics and Music. After the 12th year, students can enrol in a university.
The education system in Portugal has improved dramatically in the past 20-years. 15-year old students from Portugal now rank as high as students from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, France and Denmark in terms of mathematics, reading literacy and scientific knowledge. Some of the best schools in Albufeira include:
- Aljezur International School
- International School São Lourenço
- Vale Verde International School
- Colégio Internacional de Vilamoura
- Escola Básica Albufeira 2º.3º Ciclos
- Escola Secundária de Albufeira
Useful Resources For Moving to Albufeira
Schepens are a full-service removals company who can take care of all aspects of removals to Portugal.
- UK government living in Portugal guide
- Entry requirements for Portugal
- 5 things to consider before removing to Portugal
- Expat country guide — Portugal
Schepens Are The Leading Providers of Removals to Albufeira
If you are moving to Albufeira from the UK or another part of the world — Schepens can help you! We are a very experienced international removals company that has performed countless removals to Albufeira and other parts of Portugal. Our services include:
- Move Coordinators
All clients gain access to a move coordinator who will help them through the entire removals process. Our move coordinators are very experienced movers who have excellent customer service skills and incredible knowledge of the removals process. Some of the tasks they will help you with include choosing the moving schedule, deciding what to pack, learning about the insurance plans are on offer and much more.
- Customs Handling
Schepens love to make the removals process simple for your clients. One way we do this is by handling the customs paperwork for you. We have performed numerous house removals to Albufeira and understand the paperwork involved.
- Removals Insurance Plans
If you are moving to Albufeira from the UK, it is crucial that your possessions be appropriately insured. To make sure this happens, the Schepens move coordinators will explain the wide range of insurance policies on offer. There are a number of policies available, designed to suit different budgets and types of cargo. Should an accident occur, our move coordinators can step in and take care of the insurance paperwork for you. All Schepens staff members and vehicles are also comprehensively insured.
- Professional Packing Service
Our movers can professionally pack your cargo for you, ensuring that it survives the long journey to Albufeira. Because our movers have performed so many house removals to Albufeira, they understand the kinds of stresses that your cargo may experience. They will pack your items using high-quality packing materials to survive those stresses.
- Storage Services
Schepens have multiple storage facilities located in various parts of Europe. We can store your cargo in one of those facilities if your destination is not ready to receive it. All facilities are very secure and our storage services are affordable.
Why Choose Schepens For Removals to Albufeira?
Schepens are a family owned business that has been in operation for more than 100-years. We take great pride in the history of our company and the level of customer that we deliver. We treat each client as if they were a member of the Schepens family and make sure they are completely satisfied with the service provided.
All our movers are trained to British Association of Removers (BAR) standards. These standards give you peace of mind knowing that the move will be performed professionally and safely.
Our fleet of modern removals vehicles is modern, safe and fully insured. We use dedicated removals trucks that feature an adjustable barring system and air ride suspension to reduce impacts on cargo.
Finally, our talented move coordinators will take the stress out of moving by walking you through the entire process. They are hand-picked staff with the right combination of experience and knowledge to make moving easy for our clients!
“Thank you to your team for an amazing job they did for us. I was overwhelmed by the speed and professionalism of them all.”
Schepens organise removals to and from the major towns, cities, and areas in Portugal, including:
Albufeira, Algarve, Almada, Amadora, Amora, Aveiro, The Azores, Barreiro, Beja, Braga, Braganca, Carvoeriro, Cascais, Castelo Branco, Coimbra, Estoril, Evora, Faro, Fatima, Guarda, Guimarães, Lagos, Leiria, Lisboa (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.