Portugal has been ranked by International Living as one of the top destinations for pensioners.
The latest accolade comes in the way of the Annual Global Retirement Index, which places Portugal as the seventh best destination in the world to retire.
The top three destinations listed by International Living are Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama.
Spain is listed two positions below Portugal in ninth and is the only other European nation on the list.
According to International Living’s report, “the third-safest country in the world in the 2017 Global Peace Index, Portugal is not only secure, but beautiful.”
It adds that “if Portugal’s attributes have convinced you to give it a try, here’s a tip: Begin your test drive in the capital. Lisbon is easy to reach, with direct flights from major cities around the world.”
The report continues that English is widely spoken and comprehensive train, bus, tram, and taxi offerings make it unnecessary to own a vehicle.
“The city is a cultural cornucopia, with museums and historical sites like St. George Castle and the nearby Palace of Queluz. Expat organisations like Americans Living in Portugal, International Women in Portugal, and the Royal British Club are ready to help you find your way.”