Comporta

Lifestyle is one of the best reasons to invest somewhere and Comporta can boast of having one of the best in Europe. Apart from being a very desirable beach destination amongst discreet trendsetters, there are very few possibilities of purchasing homes there, so property is a very hot commodity.

Located only 80 minutes from Lisbon international airport, laid-back Comporta is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the capital but is still easily accessible. Situated next to a protected natural reserve, this wild terrain has remained largely untouched. Kilometres of beaches, vibrant green rice paddies, award-winning golf courses and exquisite seafood restaurants can all be enjoyed intimately, without the masses.

Comporta is known for its rustic character. Its landscape is dotted with pines and cork trees, and the lifestyle here is reflective of its environment: laid back and outdoorsy. While the pace of life is much slower than that of a city’s, there are plenty of activities to get involved with including cycling, horse riding, yoga, snorkelling, diving, water skiing and golf on award-winning courses. The 8 beaches in the area also boast good waves for all levels of surfers and locals come here year round to paddle out to sea.

The experts say

Outside of the value in this market and the lifestyle it offers, there are two other things fuelling interest in the city. Firstly the Non-Habitual Resident (NHR) programme, a tax-friendly programme, which enables buyers for a period of 10 years to potentially pay no tax on things like dividends and pensions, as well as income. Secondly, there is the widely acclaimed Golden Visa programme, which after application procedures, offers the right to live in Portugal to anyone who invests more than €500,000 in a property. After six years, you are able to apply for a Portuguese citizenship.

The property market in Comporta

Investing in an up-and-coming destination can sometimes present a risk. Yet, when it involves property with strong forecasted capital growth, some of the best beaches in the country and a convenient location just 80 minutes south of Lisbon, the decision is easy. Portuguese residents have been largely capitalising on this opportunity, having bought 80% of the properties already sold. With building restrictions in place limiting the amount of construction in the region, property in this area is highly sought after with more and more people taking notice of Comporta as an idyllic paradise.

Dubbed the 'new Hamptons of Lisbon', tourism levels in Comporta are rising, in turn generating increasing rental income for the small number who own property here. These properties can expect strong returns during the summer months, with additional leaseback apartments here which will receive up to 5% guaranteed yields, alongside a hassle-free management service. With the increasing level of interest in the area and new construction restrictions limiting building in the future, any capital invested here has an incredibly strong potential for appreciation, with an expected 50% growth within three years.

How to Get There

By Road

–The easiest way to reach Comporta is either to take the highway to Comporta, or take a boat from Lisbon to Troia and then drive to Comporta. In both case it will take you approximately 1h20min.

By Train

–Lisbon is linked to a network of trains that run across Europe. Reaching the city from Madrid, Paris or even London is possible, if time is not an issue. Comporta will then be accessible with a car.

By Air

– The easiest way to get there will be to fly to Lisbon and then drive to Comporta.

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