The newspaper

Established over 30 years ago in 1989, the Portugal Resident continues to be the favourite local read for foreign residents in the Algarve. With thousands of readers, we have a paid circulation area that stretches from east to west of the Algarve.

The Portugal Resident is recognised by many international news bodies and provides a source of news for key international organisations including Sky News, BBC News, The Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph amongst others. As members of the Algarve Tourist Association and media partners with the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and the British Portuguese Chamber of Commerce, the Portugal Resident produces special supplements and features throughout the year.

The Heartbeat of the Local Community

The Portugal Resident prides itself on its selective readers who appreciate the quality of an excellent newspaper and are willing to pay for it every week. This simply means readers who are 100% qualified clients for your business. It is a trusted and respected publication including sections to suit a wide variety of readership; unrivalled and unbiased local and national news, sport, business, property, entertainment and lifestyle are among its regular features.

Portugal Resident Coverage

Distributed to newsstands by VASP, Portugal’s leading press distribution company, the Portugal Resident is available at all good news agents in the Algarve, with a weekly copy price of €2. There is also free distribution to selected points including:
• Doctors surgeries
• Hotels
• Hospitals
• Lawyers
• Extra print run & distribution at local and international events

Working Together to Help Local Businesses Grow

The Portugal Resident website: was launched in 2014 and is one of Portugal’s most popular English language online resources. The site underwent a re-design at the end of 2019 and continues to grow. Extensive advertising opportunities are available, enhancing direct links to client websites with impressive site traffic. boasts a monthly average of 800,000 pages views and more than 200,000 monthly users.

Business Focus

A new digital intiative was launched in February 2019 to increase Google ranking and boost local business profiles in the Algarve. Working alongside the Portugal Resident, print advertisers are able to enjoy this popular and successful platform at no extra charge. In the first year, over 100 advertisers benefited from Business Focus and we ran over 60 Facebook campaigns. We reached an average of 25,000 social media users per month and generated an average of 600 clicks per month to clients websites.