California Dreamin’ in Portugal
Did you know that in 1965, the iconic band The Mamas and Papas released their hit single “California Dreamin'”? This song not only topped the charts, but also solidified California’s reputation as a haven for sunshine, surfing, and living life to the fullest.
California may still have a lot of sunshine and waves, but it’s no secret that the cost of living and skyrocketing property prices have made life a bit less golden in many parts of the state. As a result, Californians are now exploring other options beyond their state borders to find the fulfilling life that The Mamas and Papas once sang about.
They’re not just looking to neighbouring states, but all the way across the world to sunny and affordable Portugal. According to LA Magazine, Portugal has become the ultimate destination for Californians in search of a fresh start and a renewed sense of energy. The allure of beautiful beaches, great weather, and a lower cost of living seems too hard to resist for those seeking a new adventure.
If you’re searching for that quintessential laidback California beach lifestyle, look no further than the Algarve in Portugal. With its stunning golden-sand beaches, this southern coast is the perfect destination for those seeking a little bit of relaxation and sunshine.
Imagine taking a stroll from town to the beach, discovering semi-secret sandy coves, long stretches of golden sand, majestic cliffs, and impressive sea stacks and bluffs. The coastline and climate of this place are so reminiscent of Southern California that you might feel like you’ve been transported across the world. Some even say the oranges taste even sweeter here!
When it comes to food, there’s something for everyone here. You can savour some delicious grilled sardines, feast on clams in garlic, or try the famous piri piri chicken, all while washing it down with a glass of exquisite local wine. Whether you’re a foodie or simply love to indulge in new culinary experiences, you’ll find something to tantalize your taste buds in this amazing place.