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British retirees find their sun in Portugal

Monte Da Palhagueira caters to those who are attracted to its mild climate and lower cost of living

The mainly British residents of Monte da Palhagueira retirement home at their weekly get-together. Life resembles Little England. English dominates. The nurses and doctors are British as is the town’s priest.

Monte Da Palhagueira, Portugal

WITH its Anglican church and English gardens, Monte da Palhagueira is a British outpost in southern Portugal, an "El Dorado" for European retirees due to its generous tax incentives and sunny climate.

But there are conditions to living there -