For seaside real estate, a deep dive into nature, and some well-deserved peace and quiet, Costa Vicentina in Portugal is about as good as they come. With lovely houses that would make a profitable investment, many recreational activities, and some of the most picturesque beaches in the country, the region is somewhat of a hidden gem. Indeed, Costa Viecnetina is the perfect alternative to the more tourist-heavy southern Algarve coastline. If you are looking to escape the crowds, our Costa Vicentina real estate guide will provide you with everything that you will need to know about the region. 


Buying a house in Costa Vicentina

The coast between Odeceixe and Burgau is known as Costa Vicentina and provides something a little different from the Algarve. Here, you can appreciate the untouched, preserved nature alongside breathtaking landscape. Yes, buying a house in Costa Vicentina is for those that are looking for a little bit of quiet in the sunny south of Portugal., 


Why buy a house in Costa Vicentina

Buying a house is not just about setting up shop in a beautiful location. You will need to factor in a number of other things if you are planning to buy a house anywhere in Portugal. In this part of our Costa Vicentina real estate guide, we’ll run over some aspects for you to consider so that you can make an informed decision. 

Types of properties

When it comes to buying a property, you will need to know which type of property will suit your lifestyle and what you want to get out of your house. One good thing to know is that Costa Vicentina has many different property types available. For families, you can find villas, smaller properties for couples or retirees, and everything in between. Choose a property that meets your budget as well, an important thing to consider. The Portuguese spot for seaside homes, Costa Vicentina is a good place to live.

Close to major cities

Costa Vicentina is ideally placed to get to all the major spots in Portugal. Indeed, its location testifies to the small size of Portugal. For example, if you want to spend a lovely weekend in Lisbon, the capital is only three hours away. And Faro, the bustling capital of the Algarve, is just two hours, with many other beautiful locations in the regions ready and waiting to be explored, such as Monchique and Sagres.

If you are looking to buy in other locations in the Algarve, the following articles may prove useful:

Complete Faro real estate guide

Complete Sagres real estate guide

Complete Monchique real estate guide

Citizenship by investment

Yes, maybe one of the best things about buying in Costa Vicentina is that by investing in real estate here may be eligible for the Portugal Golden Visa. There are different property types in which you can invest so that you can secure the best returns. Citizenship is also popular by naturalization, after a period of five years. 

Yes, in Costa Vicentina, you will find properties that still qualify for the Portugal Golden, following the changes that came into force on 1 January 2022 that made it only possible to invest in residential real estate in interior regions of the country. With an investment starting from €280K, if you opt to invest in a real estate rehabilitation project in a “low density” area, you can be on your way to Portuguese residency, with the possibility of citizenship after five years. 

See more about the Portugal Golden Visa here in our step-by-step guide here.

See more about Portugal Golden Visa property and which real estate qualifies here.

See more about your Golden Visa options to invest in residential real estate here and to understand the differences between interior and low-density areas. 

What to consider when buying a house in Costa Vicentina

Before you go all-in with buying a house in Costa Vicentina, you will need to ensure that everying is in order with the property. In this part of our Costa Vicentina real estate guide, we’ll provide you with some pointers to watch out for. 


Before you make any property purchase, make sure you have checked out the neighborhood. Make sure it has all the required amenities that you need, such as restaurants, supermarkets, schools, and other essentials. Also, make sure you know where the nearest healthcare facilities are located. 


Make sure to check that all the paperwork is legitimate and that everything is in its right place. Fake paperwork can obviously lead to legal troubles afterward, so we highly recommend working with experienced professionals to ensure that you will have no problems further down the line.

Property analysis

When you are buying a house, it is important to carry out a full inspection of the property. Review all the documents, and take note of maintenance issues as this will help you sum up a ballpoint figure of the cost of repairs in the near future or ongoing maintenance that will be needed. 

Things to do in Costa Vicentina

For those that love nature, Costa Vicentina is the perfect place to own property. In this part of our Costa Vicentina real estate guide, we’ll provide you with some information on things to do in this spectacular part of Portugal.

  • Try your hand at surfing at Praia do Amado. Yes, there are many places to enjoy watersports of all kinds, such as kitesurfing, in the region. 
  • Relax, soak up the sunshine at Praia de Odeceixe, and marvel at the impressive cliffs.
  • Head to Praia de Monte Clerigo, where there are excellent hiking trails.
  • Take a tour of Cabo São Vicente, an impressive headland and the southwesternmost point of Portugal and mainland Europe. 

One of the very best things about Portugal, and Costa Vicentina in particular, is the weather. Although summer is the perfect time to head down to the beach, winters are also very pleasant and less crowded, meaning that you can still get out and about and enjoy hiking or a beach day. 



Costa Vicentina is a great Portugal real estate investment, particularly for nature lovers that want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The region provides many different property types, great beaches, and fantastic landscapes. If you are considering buying property in Portugal, Costa Vicentina may well be the perfect location. 


How we can help

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With offices worldwide and an experienced, hands-on team, get in touch today to see how we can understand your objectives and help you move towards becoming a global citizen.

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Our Costa Vicentina real estate guide 2022 is just a brief introduction to property in Costa Vicentina. If you are looking for a house in this region or real estate Portugal in general, you can get in touch with one of our team at Goldcrest, our real estate division, who will be able to discuss your options for buying property. There are many real estate companies in Portugal to choose from to help you with the purchase. However, a buyer’s agent, such as Goldcrest, can provide you with impartial advice so that you can find the best possible property based on your circumstances. 

Last year Goldcrest launched their new e-book on how to buy property in Portugal, which will be useful to you if you are considering buying a house in the country and for those looking for a property for sale in Portugal. You can order your copy here. The book provides a comprehensive guide to buying property in Portugal, including navigating taxes, bureaucracy, finding a mortgage, retiring to Portugal, amongst other important information.

Frequently asked questions about Costa Vicentina real estate:

Is Pure relaxation and recuperation in the Vila Fantastica and on the Costa Vicentina pet-friendly?

Pets are not allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at Pure relaxation and recuperation in the Vila Fantastica and on the Costa Vicentina?

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.