If you have ever been on holiday to Portugal, you will know that life there is stress-free, the people are friendly, and most of them speak English. The weather is great as well. Many Brits go there for their holidays, year in and year out. And that is why, when it comes to retirement, quite a number of people decide to move there for good. The Algarve is especially popular. In fact, Brits have been settling in the Algarve for over 30 years. 
In the Algarve there are 3,000 hours of sunshine every year, and the heat in the summer is moderated by cooling breezes from the Atlantic. The food and drink in Portugal is also lovely. You can buy freshly caught fish from the Atlantic in the local markets, including sea bass, golden bream, and stone bass, along with oysters, clams, and mussels. There is the famous acorn-fed black pork, a wide variety of cheeses, grapes, olives, figs, almonds, and lots of seasonal produce including sweet potatoes. There is a great selection of Portuguese wines, and of course, there is port. 
35 Golf Courses 
Portugal also has a free national health service, and the overall cost of living is reasonable, especially when compared with Britain. If you like golf, then the Algarve has 35 golf courses including some of the finest in Europe. There are lots of different water sports, of course, and there are plenty of facilities for tennis, squash, and bowls. There is also some wonderful countryside with the Rota Vicentina, which is a 300-kilometre walking trail. So, there are plenty of reasons to retire to Portugal. 
Of course, if you decide that it is where you want to live, you will need removal to Portugal, and at Movers International we can get you there with no trouble at all. In fact, we have been carrying out removal to Portugal for Britons who want to live in the sun for over 30 years. We also have a regular run to the country every couple of weeks, which is great if you only want to move a small number of items. 
Even better, we can offer you storage in Preston. It can happen that you sell your home quickly and have to move into temporary accommodation, and if this is the case, we will store your belongings free of charge for up to four weeks. You may also want to buy items here in the UK to take with you, and you can have them delivered direct to us here for storage in Preston as well. 
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