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2017 Conferences: From The Caribbean To The Old World

Live Healthier (Without Trying) In This Retirement Jewel

It was tough leaving the white sands, palm trees, and warm waters of the Dominican Republic behind last week.

It’s hard to beat Caribbean beach. And the DR has a lot more to offer than your typical Caribbean outpost. I especially loved the mix of culture on the island and its strong European influence (including a number of authentic French bistros and boulangeries).

But, if it’s traditional Old World Europe you’re after, then you need to cross the Atlantic with us next month…

This July 5–7, we’re returning to Carvoeiro in Portugal’s Algarve region for our annual Live and Invest in Portugal Conference.

Over two and a half days, we’ll introduce you to the best spots along this stunning coastline with its dramatic cliffs, golden-sand beaches, traditional fishing villages, and award-winning golf courses.

With over 300 days of sunshine a year, the Algarve is one of the top spots in Europe to enjoy the outdoor life. The diet here is also healthy by default. Algarvians eat more fish and seafood per capita than any other European. And with an abundance of locally-grown fruit and vegetables, eating healthy comes naturally—and inexpensively—here.

Expat Alyson Sheldrake sums it up best:

“We shop at the market each day for fresh produce and seafood and then prepare meals each evening together. We take long walks on the cliffs and along the beaches. We’re outside all the time, enjoying the sunshine. We didn’t make this move with the specific idea that we wanted to live healthier, but that has been one of the biggest benefits of our new lifestyle here in the Algarve. It’s hard not to eat healthy or to get exercise naturally each day. It’s just how you live.”

One of the huge benefits of owning a foothold in the Algarve, of course, is that you also stake a claim to the Continent. A weekend in Paris, London, or Milan is suddenly a new possibility. As is a longer trip… inter-railing through France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Slovakia, Croatia, Greece, and beyond… or taking a slower pace by foot along the Camino de Santiago.

Europe holds much opportunity. But nowhere else in Europe offers the same wonderful lifestyle at affordable prices that we see in Portugal today.

If you’re ready to take the next step and see it for yourself—in the company of our Algarve team of experts—then join us on the ground this July where you’ll:

  • Explore with us to see the best of what the Algarve has to offer. Listen to experts and expats as they share their knowledge and insight—and showcase their country’s assets…
  • Discover the natural beauty of the Algarve. At the Live and Invest in Portugal Conference, we’ll not only show you the natural wonders of the Algarve from our conference room… but can organize a personal tour to show you the best of what the region has to offer…
  • Get the facts on being a part-time or full-time resident in exciting locations like Silves, Albufeira, Portimão, and Lagos…
  • See the expats’ favorite areas, with the people who live there now…
  • Discover the large selection of affordable rentals—starting at US$650 per month—and where you should be looking…
  • Find out how safe and secure it is in this little-known corner of Europe…
  • Have a look at the Algarve’s medical care… how modern, accessible, and affordable it is… and why this little region has become a medical tourism hub…
  • Consider the possibilities for learning Portuguese… as a terrific investment to help you get the most out of your life in the Algarve…

Our business experts will be on hand, too, to walk you through the practicalities of starting a business in the Algarve… dealing with taxes… and we’ll explore current opportunities for investment…

And, of course, we’ll get to grips with the local property market… establishing residency… navigating the banking system… and more…

If that’s starting to sound like a heavy agenda, don’t worry! You’ll have plenty of time to relax between and after sessions… take in some sun… and mingle with the LIOS crew and your fellow attendees…

Full details are here. But don’t delay. Reserve your seat while our Early Bird Discount of US$250 still stands… and save another US$50 with your exclusive LIOS Confidential reader discount (use Coupon Code PORTCONFIDENTIAL).

I hope to welcome you to the Tivoli Carvoeiro Beach Resort this July.

Valentine Fouché
Editor, Live and Invest Overseas Confidential

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