Property investors looking for ‘green’ destinations in which to purchase a home might find Portugal their ideal choice, as the country has six regions in the Green Destinations Top 100 list of sustainable locations.

The Azores, Cascais, Lagos, the Zona Oeste/Socorro and Archeira in Torres Vedras, and Sintra have been ranked in the Top 100 by website Green Destinations. These hotspots also achieved some of the highest Global Sustainable Tourism ratings in Europe, ranked by a panel of experts from between 40 and 60 different ‘indicators’, including environmental quality, cultural heritage and green tourism policies.

The Azores Islands came out on top in the whole of Europe, with a rating of 8.9 out of ten, while Cascais and Lagos each scored eight points out of ten.