About Us

Founder MyPortugalGuide

Welcome to MyPortugalGuide.com, Your guide to Portugal’s Heart and Soul

Hello! I’m Michael, the heart behind MyPortugalGuide.com. My journey is a tale of two countries, born in London to Portuguese immigrants who left during the Salazar regime. My life has been a beautiful blend of British upbringing and Portuguese heritage, spending every possible holiday wandering through Portugal’s stunning landscapes, from its vibrant cities to tranquil countryside.

My Connection to Portugal

My earliest memories of Portugal are filled with the simple joys of childhood like going to the beach and picking peaches, figs, apricots, and various other fruits straight from the trees in the warm Portuguese sun. These moments, so vivid and flavorful, are my first links to the land that has always felt like home.

Obidos, with its medieval charm, cobbled streets, and ancient walls, holds a special place in my heart. It’s like stepping back in time, where every stone tells a story, and every turn reveals a piece of history. This town encapsulates the magic of Portugal—timeless, beautiful, and endlessly fascinating.

Navigating the Path

Living between the UK and Portugal, I’ve navigated the complexities of the Portuguese real estate market and bureaucracy. From buying and selling homes to the seemingly simple yet daunting task of requesting utility services for a property, I’ve experienced it all. These experiences, though challenging, have equipped me with invaluable insights and a deep understanding of the Portuguese way of life.

Our Mission

At MyPortugalGuide.com, our mission is born from a desire to share the beauty of Portugal and make the transition to this fabulous country as smooth as possible for others. Whether it’s the thrill of exploring medieval towns like Obidos or the practicalities of setting up a new home, we’re here to guide you through.

Me With My Dog

Bespoke Personal Services

Understanding the hurdles of relocating, we offer bespoke services tailored to your needs. From opening a bank account and obtaining a NIF number to representing you in property transactions, my aim is to help you navigate the bureaucracy with ease. Our services are inspired by my own journey, designed to help you make Portugal your home without the hassle.

Why Choose Us?

For tourists, holidaymakers, and future residents alike, MyPortugalGuide.com is more than a guide—it’s a bridge to your Portuguese dream. My firsthand experiences, from the joys of rural life to the intricacies of legal processes, form the foundation of our services. I’ve walked this path, and now, I’m here to lead the way for you.

Connect With Us

Your adventure begins here. For more information, inquiries, simply reach out through our contact form. Let’s embark on this beautiful journey to Portugal together.