alentejo monte

Buying an Aljezur farmhouse

Aljezur farmhouses for sale

Algarve west coast climate; the best weather in Europe?


Odeceixe beach

Control of the red palm weevil

Vicentina natural park wildlife

Heating options

The truth about coastal property

What is natural park Costa Vicentina?

Building and renovating in western Algarve

Portugal land scams

Fishing on the Vicentina coast

Western Algarve agriculture


Utilities in Portugal

Schools in Aljezur

 Solar home heating plans
The association of foreign property owners of Portugal.

When I first found their website I was pretty unimpressed. It goes on and on about how your membership fee will pay for itself through all the discounts you get as a member. well, I don't play golf or rent cars often, so I passed it by.
But as we toured the Algarve and met expats who live here, several of them told me about AFPOP.
They're a very good organization, who can help smooth your way in Portugal. They will recommend lawyers [I'd join up for that alone] and assist you with experienced advice whenever you need it.

We get our auto and health insurance through their group plans, which has a double benefit; a cheaper rate, and the muscle of the huge client base they bring to the insurance company. If I have a dispute, I have AFPOP to help me negotiate.

They do a lot of social meet-ups and so on as well if you go in for that sort of thing.