In addition to the traditionally more attractive territories for these families, on the mainland and on the islands, there are other municipalities with less than 5,500 inhabitants that are very popular with foreigners, such as Alcoutim, in Faro, and Porto Moniz, in Madeira.

Looking at the least populated municipalities in the country, it is clear that Alcoutim (Faro) is the location with the highest volume of searches for houses to buy and rent carried out from abroad (in absolute terms). Among the municipalities most sought after by foreign families is also Porto Moniz (Madeira), Pedrogão Grande (Leiria) and Nordeste (São Miguel island).

The podium of the first 5 municipalities most sought after by foreigners is completed with the municipality of Penamacor, in Castelo Branco, reveals the study by idealista.

Next, we find the locations of Lajes do Pico (Island of Pico), Góis (Coimbra) and Ourique (Beja). In ninth position is Vila Velha de Rodão, in Castelo Branco, followed by Castanheira de Pêra (Leiria), Marvão (Portalegre), São Roque do Pico (Pico Island), Avis (Portalegre), Cuba (Beja) and Santa Cruz da Graciosa (island of Graciosa).

The last five places in this ranking of municipalities most sought after by foreigners to buy or rent a house are occupied by Fornos de Algodres (Guarda), Calheta (island of São Jorge), Pampilhosa da Serra (Coimbra), Lajes das Flores (island of Flores ) and Crato (Portalegre).