Warning about Algarve Villas for sale / to rent

What do the Algarve towns Albufeira, Alvor, Burgau, Cabanas, Carvoeiro, Faro, Ferragudo, Lagos, Monte Gordo, Olhao, Portimao, Praia da Rocha, Quarteira, Sagres, Tavira and Vila Real de Santo Antonio all have in common?

Well, if you are looking to buy or rent an Algarve villa on or near the sea / ocean, you may want to make sure the villa is not going to be demolished under the Portuguese Water Resources Ownership law (no. 54/2005) of 2005 (ratified in 201) or the imminent La Palma Mega Tsunami.

For full details, see: Portugal Beachfront Property Warning

Albufeira is a holiday beach villa city and a municipality in the Faro District of the Algarve Region, in southernmost Portugal.

Alvor (Portimão) was founded in 436 by the Carthaginian General Aníbal Barca as a commercial port, which he named Portus Hannibalis.

Burgau is in the oceanside municipality of Vila do Bispo and was a fishing village, now living entirely on tourism.

Cabanas de Tavira ("cottages/huts of Tavira") is a former seaview parish in the municipality of Tavira, now Conceição e Cabanas de Tavira

Carvoeiro (Praia de Carvoeiro) is a waterside town and a former parish in the municipality of Lagoa, now Lagoa e Carvoeiro.

Faro is the southernmost seaside city in Continental Portugal.

Ferragudo is a waterfront parish on the western border just inside the municipality of Lagoa.

Lagos is a waterside municipality at the mouth of Bensafrim River on  the Atlantic Ocean, in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.

Monte Gordo is a beach town within the municipality of Vila Real de Santo António, the southeasternmost area of the Algarve, Portugal and next to Spain.

Olhão (Olhão da Restauração) is a oceanfront municipality and urban community in the Algarve.

Portimão (Vila Nova de Portimão) is a seaside town / cidade and a municipality in the district of Faro.

Praia da Rocha is the beach and villa area on the Atlantic Ocean in the southern section of the concelho of Portimão, Algarve.

Quarteira is a beachfront Portuguese civil parish, in the municipality of Loulé in the Algarve.

Sagres (not the beer) is an Atlantic Ocean facing civil parish in the municipality of Vila do Bispo, in the southern Algarve of Portugal

Tavira is a Portuguese villa city and municipality, situated in the east of the Algarve villa zone on the south Atlantic / Mediterranean coast of Portugal.

Vila Real de Santo António was founded after the 1755 Lisbon earthquake and Algarve tsunami.