Is there Walmart in Portugal?

Walmart shopping cart

If you’re moving to Portugal from the US, you may be used to certain supermarkets like Walmart, Trader Joe’s, Target, and Whole Foods. Generally speaking, most of these stores don’t have outlets in Europe and that includes Walmart – although there are Costco stores in Spain. Is there a Portuguese equivalent of Walmart? Not really. … Read more

17 of the Best Souvenirs to Bring Back from Portugal

small Portuguese bowls, suitable for putting olive stones in or using for dips

When it comes to capturing the essence of Portugal in a souvenir, fridge magnets and T-shirts simply don’t do it justice. The country’s vibrant culture, rich history, and delectable gastronomy offer a treasure trove of unique gifts that are a departure from the commonplace. Here is a curated list of exceptional Portuguese mementos that you … Read more

Where to Buy Electronics & Appliances in Portugal

Couple shopping for a washing machine in a large appliances store

If you’re planning on moving to Portugal, you may be wondering where you buy electronics and appliances and what the cost is likely to be. For those coming from the UK or US, the cost may be more than you’re used to paying, but due to the cost of shipping, the challenges of getting your … Read more

Is Amazon Prime Available in Portugal?

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Yes, Amazon Prime is available in Portugal. However, there are a few important points to note.  Firstly, there is no Amazon Portugal. You would be getting a Prime membership with Amazon Spain, which offers free-two day delivery to Portugal on many items. Two-day delivery might not sound particularly fast if you’re used to next day … Read more

Are there Costco Stores in Portugal?

Exterior of a Costco Wholesale store

Costco doesn’t have a store in Portugal, at least currently. There are, however, Costco stores in neighbouring Spain.  Although Costco has stores in a handful of locations in Spain, the most popular store for people living in Portugal is the Seville store. If you live in Faro, the drive time to Costco in Seville is … Read more

Are there Amazon Lockers in Portugal?

Amazon lockers at Oriente in Lisbon

Online shopping is great, but the process of getting your order is still a little tricky. Amazon Lockers are ideal for those that work or who have trouble getting their orders delivered, but unfortunately, they aren’t available in most of Portugal. There are some Amazon lockers in Lisbon and Porto, as well as other smaller … Read more

7 Books About Moving to Portugal

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There are lots of great blogs and YouTube channels that have great information about moving to Portugal, but there’s something nice about just picking up a book and reading it through.  Surprisingly, there are very few books about moving to Portugal (so far). There isn’t really a Portuguese equivalent of Peter Mayle’s A Year in … Read more